The Rattle Owl

104 Micklegate, York, United Kingdom, Y01 6JX
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Opening Information

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
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

Facilities
  • 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.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 02 May 2019

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Very knowledgable staff and great service.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 May 2019

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!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 May 2019

Great food, friendly service - recommended!

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Visited On Friday, 03 May 2019

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 April 2019

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 April 2019

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 April 2019

One of the best Sunday lunches we’ve ever had, in a lovely relaxed atmosphere with attentive service, thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 April 2019

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 April 2019

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.

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Visited On Friday, 26 April 2019

Had a great time rounded off by tour of cellar with Roman road!

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Visited On Friday, 26 April 2019

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

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 April 2019

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

Lovely food and decor

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 April 2019

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Simply York's best restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

really lovely meal - would definitely recommend

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Fantastic food and service for our wedding reception. Staff are amazing even when the unexpected happens, highly recommended.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

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 :-)

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Achingly beautiful in every way possible! Thank you for making our evening memorable.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2019

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.

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