Ate O'Clock

4.4
309 reviews
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  • Cosy
  • Special Occasions
Ate O 'Clock is a small family run restaurant that whilst being inspired by traditional European food, specialises in modern British cuisine. This restaurant takes a fine dining approach whilst also welcoming gluten free, lactose free, children, or any other special requirements. This 90 seater restaurant, located on High Ousegate in the heart of York's city centre has both an indoor restaurant, as well as a heated courtyard that is ideal for groups. Ate O'Clock is the perfect environment for special occasions and is something a little different to your usual restaurants, making only home-made and fresh food of the highest quality.
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KR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nine of us ate here on a Monday night, the staff were very helpful, friendly and dealt with us as quickly as possible. We enjoyed the food which was very good value on the set menu. Everyone commented that they enjoyed the meal and we found the atmosphere to be good. It was quiet when we arrived by quite full by the time we left although didn't feel crowded or noisy. The restaurant it's self is pretty and well laid out.

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EP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Service was lovely but food quality was very poor. The steak was tough and the sauce tasted of disinfectant.

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EC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very lovely meal, very good service! Lots of good quality vegetarian options

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C
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Incredibly friendly staff and food was very good value for money. Only a shame that the card machine wouldn't allow me to add a tip! I will definitely return.

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FS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken breast in lemon sauce was delicious however I was expecting a whole breast not just a few small pieces. I think a bit more chicken would have made it perfect. My boyfriend had steak and he said it was the best he had eaten for a long time. There was a lovely relaxed atmosphere and the staff were friendly and attentive.

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JC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, nice atmosphere. Looked after well by all staff.

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CM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ve been visiting this restaurant for over five years and it improves with every visit

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JL
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, gorgeous food and very attentive staff. We sat in the courtyard area which had heatlamps places around as it was a little chilly. Not the cheapest of places, but the food was absolutely delicious and well worth the cost

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Y
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Restaurant and food was lovely. Our steak was cooked perfectly. My only complaint would be we felt abit rushed inbetween courses.

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PK
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, very friendly staff, really good food, would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be coming back again when next in York!

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SD
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Excellent food shame there was bearly no time in between starters and mains and the staff where not really strong in customer service lovely restaurant but some little bits need to be improved to make it an excellent experience

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MA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

There was a nice atmosphere, reasonable food prices and wonderful staff. However, we were rushed to finish our meal and leave which was a bit annoying.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service we received from every member of staff we encountered was exceptional. There was a lively buzz about the place, it was extremely busy but nothing was too much and staff didn't look flustered despite the numbers they were dealing with. The food was lovely but was not particularly hot and both the pork and duck were a bit over done. We would, however, definitely still return

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, interesting menu choices, attentive staff and great food overall. A star lost for me as the Vension main was under-whelming...had food envy all evening. The Steaks looked amazing.

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MQ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, friendly and attentive staff. Food was delicious and very reasonably priced. We visited with two vegetarian friends and there was plenty of options for them.

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LM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have been coming to York for years and did not know about this restaurant and il so pleased to have found it. Good food, good service and nice ambience

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CM
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and great value. My mum, sister and I stumbled upon Ate O’Clock on a visit to the city a few years ago and we made a mental note to go back the next time we were in Tuen. We did so last weekend and weren’t disappointed. We enjoyed it so much that over the course of three days we made two visits. I loved the chicken burger and also the pulled pork scotch egg. All of the staff were great too. We’ll definitely be back.

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AP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was really nice and the set menu was great value.
The service was good and the venue has a nice atmosphere.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous environment, food was delicious and service excellent. We really enjoyed the whole experience and would definitely go again

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Friendly staff but the food does not live up to expectations of the Ate O’Clock of old.
Was expecting so much more and was very disappointed to say the least.
It’s gone from top notch dining to middle of the road, such a shame.

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Z
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was my husband’a birthday, when I asked for the bill they came out with a plate with happy birthday on, a candle and some cake which was an unexpected thoughtful surprise. Very pleasant staff. Just found the service in between courses was a little quick.

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PS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Disappointed. Looks very inviting from the outside and the atmosphere and decor inside is ok. However we found our food very bland and was served very quickly. Odd that we couldnt order a glass of house red without ordering a steak meal.
Reasonably priced for two courses,though we were in and out in the space of around 45 minutes.
It was ok,but nothing special.

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EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This place is a little gem! Lovely food with a great variety of foods for everybody. The highlight for us was definitely the service, the waitress was wonderful! Really bubbly, happy and couldn't do enough for us. We had quite a significant wait for our main course however this was dealt with superbly by the manager who apologised prefusely and got us some free drinks to compensate. Food was really very nice and excellent service. Would love to go back when next in York and would highly recommend! Thank you!

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V
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted with champagne as it was our anniversary. We chose an outside seat because we liked the look of the courtyard. So we were prepared to feel a little cold, but there was actually a retractable roof and patio heaters so wasn’t like being outside at all. Would be interesting to go back at a warmer time of year when the roof is off. The food was lovely, and very generous portions. Would happily recommend to friends and family

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JO
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed every minute at ate o,clock the food was superb staff very polite and ensured we knew about the special. We ate there Friday evening also and we cant fault a thing. Thank you to all staff

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IG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great mothers day meal at Ate O'Clock, great service, a cocktail for my mum on arrival, great tasty food

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CH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly attentive staff. Lovely sirloin steak and excellent value for money with wine deal!

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YS
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have visited this fabulous restaurant several times, always had an enjoyable evening, great food and service.. On Sunday we visited as a couple only and enjoyed brilliant service with fantastic food with the added lovely surprise of birthday brownies. Wow. Thank you.

We have only one criticism of this brilliant restaurant and that’s the the seating plan. Tables are too close together and when quiet, we noticed separate parties on the back seating area were almost sitting together! I noticed in particular one couple looking visibly disturbed as a party of four almost joined them in what was a practically empty restaurant! Their whole relaxed demeanour seemed to change when they were joined by strangers. Understandable at busy times but it was quiet. I do think there are too many tables. The outside area is fantastic however!

We will be back and are always recommending this fabulous restaurant.

I trust you will accept this informayion as constructive criticism and not a complaint, which it definitely is not.

Thanks again. Yvette Shepherd.

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SJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant with lovely staff and lovely food, only spoilt by bringing the sauces to the table in sachets like a cheap cafe!

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JS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the restaurant and the food was delicious but ordered goats cheese and beetroot cheesecake for starter - it wasn't what I was expecting when it came but it was nice and I assumed I just got it wrong, but was then a bit disappointed to see on the menu later that id actually been given the goats cheese starter from the set menu - which wasn't available at the time (Saturday night) and is presumably cheaper and also not what I ordered.

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MN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, excellent food and pleasant location.

Well done

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DO
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot fault this place. Excellent food. Lots of choice and great value lunch deal. Staff were lovely and the setting is perfect.

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DL
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual everything was lovely in here . The staff are very friendly and polite. The food is great quality even from the 2 course for £15 menu . We WILL be back again.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and excellent service

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OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous place to enjoy a evening. Food, staff, ambience, all excellent.

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JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was a bit rustic but reasonable quantity. Service and friendliness of staff a plus point
Surroundings ambient but a strange location up an alleyway

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VC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent everything. Loved IT. SERVICE OUTSTANDING.

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PT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, attentive staff. Lovely food. Fair prices.

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HC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, amazing value set menu and lovely food! Can’t wait to come back!

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SP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommend by a friend, we were not disappointed. Lovely setting friendly attentive staff, nice background music. Food was exceptional, flavours were outstanding both in the starter and main course. We we're celebrating my husbands birthday and enjoyed every minute. Thank you for the surprise present. Wonderfull night out. Will definitely return and recommend this restaurant.

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