Set over three floors of a restored Grade II listed building on one of York’s most historic streets, The Rattle Owl is an independent casual dining restaurant. The restoration of this remarkable 17th Century building took owner Clarrie O’Callaghan two years to complete but the project resulted in York Design Award. Now, what remained an unused and neglected building for quite some time, is a charming and welcoming eatery which, rather deservingly, features in The Good Food guide.
Head Chef Tom Heywood creates seasonal menus based around locally sourced produce and sustainability is very much at the heart of his culinary creations. Some of the ingredients used are foraged for by the chefs themselves and at least 90% of the produce they use at The Rattle Owl is sourced from within a 30-mile radius.
For an unforgettable foodie experience, choose one of The Rattle Owl’s two tasting menus. Each beautifully celebrates its sustainably sourced ingredients and local suppliers whilst showcasing the remarkable culinary skills of the kitchen team. Alternatively, head to The Rattle Owl to sample what many consider to be the best Sunday lunch in York. Part of a set menu offering two courses for £30 and three for £38, the roasts at The Rattle Owl receive superb reviews.