York is fast becoming the culinary hotspot of Yorkshire with Michelin-starred restaurants and hidden gems dotted in and around the city. And, another one of its top spots in the heart of the city is the latest inclusion in the Michelin guide – just in time for its 17th birthday.
Housed in a restored 17th Century building on the famous Micklegate, The Rattle Owl serves up an international fusion of food with ethically sourced ingredients many forged by Head chef Tom Heywood.
The menu is a seasonal four-course (£50 per person) and eight-course (£90 per person) sample menu along with a classic Sunday Roast lunch. Eat dish is stylishly presented to perform a feat for the eyes along with your tastebuds.
Dishes include wild bass served with a tomato gazpacho, pickled mussels, and Tagete; rib of beef served with turnip, dill, and oyster; a chocolate dessert of Gianduja, with 50% Dominican Republic Chocolate and hazelnut praline, coffee ice cream, candied hazelnut.
Yesterday was the restaurant’s 7th birthday and they posted to celebrate on social media writing: “It’s our birthday!
“We are so delighted to reach 7 years open after a few tumultuous years and entering now what is a somewhat ‘interesting’ future. To you, our customers who have supported us in our evolution and growth, to Tom and the kitchen team and Laurissa and front of house who create, innovate and evoke the true meaning of hospitality, we are so grateful.
“We are a tiny indie restaurant, started by a woman with a bit of a dream to open a lovely space in her home town. In the past few months thanks to the incredible efforts of the whole team we have been listed in the Good Food Guide and Hardens, and finally the AA guide and the Michelin Guide. It’s amazing what you can do with a bit of heart, soul and frankly tonnes of Northern gumption.”
Find out more here. The Rattle Owl, 104 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX