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“The perfect dining experience ”
Review of The Rattle Owl

The Rattle Owl
Ranked #29 of 1,000 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 21 - US$ 79
Description: 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 exceptional service and atmosphere. We are proud of our 'proper' Sunday lunch, and provide a wonderful private dining experience in our upstairs room in our historic building. We've even got Roman remains in our basement - well this is York.
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Description: 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 exceptional service and atmosphere. We are proud of our 'proper' Sunday lunch, and provide a wonderful private dining experience in our upstairs room in our historic building. We've even got Roman remains in our basement - well this is York.
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

A perfect anniversary dinner.

From start to finish the perfect night. The goats cheese starter was an exquisite combination of tastes. For main course the pork was a delight and to finish with chocolate & cherry was an indulgence but well worth it.

I would highly recommend the restaurant and the service was excellent.

Thank Neil R
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

We are spending a few days on holiday in York and located this restaurant as high ranking on trip advisor and close to our hotel. Fortunately, they had an available table for us on a Friday evening at 8:45. We are a family of four with children aged 10 and 12.

The main course menu provided 2 meat, 2 fish and 1 vegetarian options. They have a children's menu which incredibly is priced at GBP3 per dish (GBP1.50 for desserts!) - the portions are perfect for small appetites but our Son did need to have some of our food to fill him up, We perhaps should have ordered two portions for him!

I had a pork duo of loin and shoulder and my wife took the sea bass - both delicious. We ordered a side portion of greens.

I then ordered a generous Yorkshire cheese platter and the children had brownies to finish off.

Very attentive and friendly service throughout and a nice ambience in the restaurant, so I was really pleased that we chose to dine at the restaurant and would certainly recommend visiting.

Another reason for the high score was the fact that when the bill came, the cost for all the children's food had been zero'd. I asked if this was a mistake to be told that the restaurant had a "Summer Holidays" offer where the children eat for free. Absolutely incredible!!!

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Thank David F
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had dinner in the Rattle Owl last night and it was wonderful. A really lovely restaurant with innovative dishes, a varied affordable wine list and friendly attentive staff. Lots of locally-sourced ingredients. We were amazed at the value of the set menu: £20 for 3 courses. Fantastic. Very highly recommended.

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Thank abc929y
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Visited for lunch with two friends. Nice calm surroundings after frenetic crowds due to the races.
All enjoyed their lunch. Two had trout with fennel and poached potatoes and I had goats cheese with heritage beetroot. Portions were not huge, but tasty and adequate.
Puddings were fab. Good, friendly service. I thought it was also good value for money.

Thank Kay J
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Third visit to the Rattle Owl. The food is consistently delicious and there are always interesting choices on the menu. Beautiful interior and lovely staff. Can also recommend the wine and cocktail lists. All in all, it's well worth a visit!

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Thank apillay2017
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