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Restaurant - English, next open Thu 1 Jan 2015 - Mon 31 Dec 2018

The Rattle Owl

The Rattle Owl


The Rattle Owl is an independent 42-seat casual dining restaurant on one of York’s most historic streets. Located within a 17th century building complete with Roman remains in its basement, the restaurant endeavours to be ‘sensibly sustainable’ and offers a seasonal, locally sourced menu

Speciality: Modern British

Guide Price: £25.00 - £34.00

Chef: Vicki Younger

Covers: 42

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Group size - 10 max All credit cards accepted except American Express

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Thu 1 Jan 2015 - Mon 31 Dec 2018 Tue 12:00 to 15:00 | Wed - Fri 12:00 to 15:00 17:30 to 21:30 | Sat 10:00 to 15:00 17:30 to 21:30 | Sun 10:00 to 15:00
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Lucy Fotheringham

01904 658 658


104 Micklegate,



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Map reference: SE 597515  Lat: 53.95655 Long: -1.09036

On foot, the Rattle Owl is 5 minutes' walk away from the main line station. The restaurant is also 5 minutes' walk away from York's main shopping areas. For this route from the city centre, Micklegate is best accessed over Lendal Bridge via Museum Street, or over Ouse Bridge via Bridge Street. Both routes are a combination of pavement, curbs and include one road to traverse via traffic light crossings.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from York station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Group size - 10 max All credit cards accepted except American Express

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu


  • Allergen information is always available upon request. With prior notice, we can often cater for a range of allergies.


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