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The Rattle Owl

Restaurant - English

104 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX

Tel: 01904 658 658

The Rattle Owl

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About us

This independent 42 seat casual dining restaurant situated within the city walls has a seasonal menu devised by a team of creative chefs that draws from Yorkshire’s abundance of produce. The restaurant is housed in a Grade II* listed building, and has surprise Roman remains to view by request in the basement.

Our Owlet shop offers organic wine and local beers.

Group size - 8 max in restaurant. Private dining up to 24 in upstairs rooms.
All credit cards accepted except American Express

Opening Times

Season (10 Feb 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - FridayClosed
Saturday12:00 - 15:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00
Season (10 Feb 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Saturday17:30 - 21:30

* Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Special Offers

Guide Prices

Early Bird Set 2 & 3 Course Menu (Available 5:30pm- 6:00pm, Wed - Fri ) £20 & £25
A'la carte 5:30pm --9:30pm
Sunday lunch 2 courses for £21



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Covers - 42
  • Guide price - £25.00 - £34.00
  • Specialities - Modern British


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Sole use of venue
  • Wedding receptions


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups


  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2019

Road Directions

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.Accessible by Public Transport: York station is 0.2 miles away.

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