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.
Fantastic Sunday lunch
We had a very enjoyable lunch - excellent food and wine and extremely friendly and attentive service
One of the best meals I've ever had! Service was excellent and the staff were very accommodating. My husband recently found out he is intolerant to several things and the staff kindly helped us navigate their menu options. We both had a lovely time. Will definitely be recommending to all our friends who head to York!
Another great evening at The Rattle Owl = attentive service, great atmosphere and fabulous food - we love the new menu - see you again soon!
Our first visit but certainly not the last. Thank you the lunch was delicious.
Delicious and reasonably inexpensive but just the tiniest of plates of food imaginable and awkward customer service. Cheese plate/crackers a particularly bad value when you were still hungry from 6 tiny tasting plates (only menu option). Awkward customer service - door locked on arrival and asked twice for reservation names, very lacking in atmosphere (and customers) especially considering it was Valentines Day. No option to add service (had I wanted to) via Card Machine (Paypal)
We are regular customers and always enjoy our time at The Rattle Owl. Having friends who are interested in York’s history we appreciate being allowed on occasion to show them the historic cellar. With regard to atmosphere the one word of criticism I would make is the slightly stark decor. To my mind a little softening with some high quality fabrics would not only help visually but also acoustically.
Always wonderful food and great service :) the atmospherr could be more cosy.
great menu and real quality food with great flavours
We had an absolutely amazing experience, the food was out of this world, the waitress was excellent. We eat a lot and this is by far the best restaurant in York!
The restaurant is absolutely excellent. We recommend it highly.
Probably one of the best Sunday roasts I have had. All in all a fabulous lunch and lovely staff
Great value for absolutely amazing food. Layer upon layer of flavour and 'the best Yorkshire puddings'. Great to see an organic wine list and the atmosphere was friendly, well paced on the serving of each course and really professional service. We will be back.
Perfect. You deserve a Michelin star! Many thanks for a great dinner.
Absolutely fabulous restaurant - attentive service, excellent food and drink and super relaxed vibe and atmosphere - thank you !!
This is my second visit to the Rattle Owl within the same month. After a successful birthday dinner for my daughter, my husband and I decided to come back with family and friends for Sunday lunch after our daughter’s Dedication/ Christening service. Again, the staff ensured our private dinning room was nicely decorated. As usual, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. I am unashamedly addicted to this beautiful restaurant with its lovely staff. The owner Clarrie is so lovely and down to earth and always ready to make our experience extra special. As our new favourite restaurant my husband and I have booked to visit again in February. You don’t want to visit York without trying the Rattle Owl
The menu has a small range per course but manages to offer a variety and the quality is exceptional. As it is seasonal would easily plan to return. In the words of my husband YUM. The cost is more than average but you get what you pay for. Thank You for a lovely meal, we were a group of 4 adults who enjoy varied ingredients and fine dining.
Great place for a relaxed lunch
Stunning food and great service, small menu but that keeps everything they put out special
Nothing bad to say, it was great, the whole thing
A bit overpriced. We had thought we would be able to have the set menu. Food was lovely but portions on the small side.
Lovely Sunday lunch, amazing deserta
Wonderful Sunday Lunch Just the right proportions & so tasty
Lovely food and beautiful restaurant
Great food beautifully presented; wonderful service - attentive but not over the top; lovely setting and atmosphere. We really enjoyed our first visit and look forward to a return one before too long.