Wednesday: Lunch 12:00-3.00 Dinner 6:00-9:30
Thursday: Lunch 12:00-3.00 Dinner 6:00-9:30
Friday: Lunch 12:00-3.00 Dinner 6:00-9:30
Saturday: Lunch 12 - 3, Dinner 6:00-9:30
Sunday Roast: 12 - 4
- Families and Children Welcome
- Well Behaved Children Welcome
- Business Lunch
- Children's Menu available
- Gluten Free Available
About The Rattle Owl
The Rattle Owl is an independent 42 seat casual dining restaurant housed in a restored listed building. With a commitment to exceptional food, using the best local produce and an amazing selection of wine together matched perfectly with great service and atmosphere.
We also have beautiful and unique historic upstairs room for private dining and for business meetings. Please email for further details.
ResDiary allows you to book directly into our Reservations System for tables of up to 4 people.
For bookings of 5 or more people please send us an email: [email protected] or call us 01904 658 658.
Due to a number of large booking no shows, for bookings of 5 or more we now ask for a £10pp deposit. Ts&Cs on refunds apply if you cancel with prior notice.
Please inform us of any dietary requirements in advance. We can accommodate and adapt but it is much easier if we know beforehand rather than last minute on a busy Saturday night service.
The friends I introduced to The Rattle Owl were as dellighted by the standard of food and service as I have been on several other visits.
Fantastic business dinner and the Rattle Owl went out of their way at our private function there. They even explained the history of the building. A lovely meal also and at reasonable cost. Will definitely visit again.
Very knowledgable staff and great service.
Sunday Lunch as good as the last time. Roast beef and Yorkshire Pudding. We were advise the meat was “pink”...I like my beef medium rare but this was borderline rare. Would advise cooking of the beef a little more. Starter of Salmon marinated with beets was gorgeous. We didn’t have a pudding this visit. WIll return.
Tom, Tom and Lawrence in the kitchen were absolutely amazing with my son who is hoping to be a chef in the future. They introduced him to a professional kitchen and let him plate up and call for ‘service’, an experience he will never forget. The food was absolutely delicious, particularly the broccoli veloute...wow, we also thought the Yorkshire Puddings were the best we’d ever had. Thank you so much for a very special meal.
La nourriture était délicieuse et très bien présentée. Le lieu élégant et raffiné avec un personnel très intentionné et gentil. Le rapport qualité prix était un des meilleurs à York. Bravo!!
Great food, friendly service - recommended!
Lunch at the Rattle Owl must be the best value in York, with a thoughtful selection of small plates and wine by the glass. Careful friendly service too.
We had a really excellent birthday meal for family and friends in the top floor private dining room. The food was superb, the service friendly and efficient and the atmosphere was spot on. Thank you very much for a truly memorable meal.
We really enjoyed our Sunday lunch at the Rattle Owl. Our beef was delicious and a good-sized portion too - cooked rare it melted in the mouth and was full of flavour. The accompanying veg was als good though the Yorkshire was a bit over cooked. Our starter of gin & beetroot cured salmon was also good - again, strong on flavour. I was, however, disappointed not to be served Yorkshire cheese for dessert - the cheddar and French blue we’re fine but not to the same standard as the rest of the meal. Our wine, by the glass, was also pleasant.
One of the best Sunday lunches we’ve ever had, in a lovely relaxed atmosphere with attentive service, thank you.
We were there for a family get-together of 8 people. The attention to customer service was exemplary as we had several allergies to cater for. Although it was a small menu there was something there for everyone which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Would highly recommend.
The owner is passionate about her chosen charity and adds an "optional" contribution to your bill with a promise to match it. As she knows I believe strongly in the separation of personal and business matters. Each time I have the indignity of publicly requesting the removal of the donation. I cannot put up with it any longer and will cease to visit which is a pity as the food is superb.
Had a great time rounded off by tour of cellar with Roman road!
Both me & my partner felt while the food had taste it lacked volume, quantity & little atmosphere it’s unlikely that we would return or recommend The Rattle Owl
Visited Wednesday evening for the first time and wasn’t disappointed. Great place for friendly service and delicious food in a relaxing and modern setting. Would highly recommend to others. Thank you.
Lovely food and decor
The waiting staff were very efficient and friendly too. A lot of skill had gone into the food which was excellent but different. A very good experience.
Simply York's best restaurant.
really lovely meal - would definitely recommend
Fantastic food and service for our wedding reception. Staff are amazing even when the unexpected happens, highly recommended.
Lovely environment with great tasting food and service. If you are looking for artisan food and something different to excite your taste buds, i would recommend this place. (Do not go here if you want a large, hearty meal, or if you are fussy with food, as it's fine-dining with a twist). I would definitely introduce my friends to The Rattle Owl and i will be back again in early summer. Thank you to all of the staff :-)
Achingly beautiful in every way possible! Thank you for making our evening memorable.
Lunch at The Rattle Owl was outstanding and good value. The restaurant was stylish and the staff were friendly and efficient. I would recommend dining at this restaurant. I would like to return to try the dinner menu.