Ate O'Clock

4.6
1576 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Situated in the heart of York and nestled down an intriguing alleyway, Ate O’Clock offers a relaxing & friendly dining experience with many personal touches. Boasting a 114-seat capacity, those who visit Ate O’Clock can choose to enjoy their food and beverages in either the intimate indoor restaurant or cosy courtyard.

Featured on our À la carte, Set and Lunch menus* are a wide selection of dishes, including steaks, burgers and traditional dishes, with all produce being locally sourced, cooked to order and mostly homemade. As a plus, we cater for all dietary requirements with our separate gluten free, vegetarian and vegan menus available. In terms of beverages, our wide selection of signature and traditional cocktails are always a hit, as well our hand-picked wines and other beers, ciders, spirits and soft drinks that are available.

Ate O'Clock welcomes all types of guests, including kids and dogs, so why not make your day in York memorable by visiting Ate O’Clock.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1576 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PhilippaH
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We visited this restaurant a year ago and returned again on this visit to York. Good value set menu 2 or 3 courses large portions we had the rump steak and the haddock fish cakes. Pate starter was excellent, lemon cheesecake bit of a disappointment too sickly covered in the lemon curd thought it might have been actual lemon flavour. Overall a nice visit

NJ
NettieJ
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love this place, the food is really good and the set menu price is excellent. The staff are friendly and attentive. Would recommend.

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KatieS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere.
Pleasant, helpful staff.
Quick service.
Felt safe and covid secure.

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LindaP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Starter of mushrooms swimming in warm double cream and pate with one small piece of toast. Fishcakes and chicken burger both of which were bland. They didn't charge for the burger. We left at this point. Cannot recommend this place at all.

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Suel51
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely friendly staff & excellent food. Service was reasonably prompt even though it was very busy. Value for money & diverse selection of food.

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GedM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

OK but not somewhere we’d rush back to visit in any hurry.

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sophb
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and great service. Got a free dessert for my birthday, would recommend to everyone.

KT
KathT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten at AteO'Clock many times and never been disappointed. I took my sister and brother in law who had never been before and they were equally impressed. The food is always good quality and value for money. The service friendly but professional. An around good experience.

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AmyG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

recommend set course meals,great value for money.

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HayleyM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We all ate from the set menu which was good value for money. There was an additional cost to upgrade to steak which was fine but the quality was not great. Cocktails, starters, mains and puddings were all very tasty. Overall a lovely place to eat.

CJ
CarolJ
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great treat. So glad we booked. The food and service was amazing. Couldn’t fault it really.

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SuzanneS
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We have been here a couple of times previously, last time December 2016, always good home made food and good service. Came back June 2021, not impressed!! Frantic service, mixed up our food order and not a relaxing evening at all. Too busy to care and in and out within an hour. Not an enjoyable experience. Will not be back.

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SimoneW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Did not eat but food looked great from what we saw

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Babs
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and friendly helpful staff. This was our second visit and it was as good as our first. The set menu has plenty of choice. Good to see that different things are included and not the usual stuff.
One thing that I didn’t like was the fact that when you go up to the toilet the light doesn’t come on immediately. It’s a difficult stair case which I think needs a constant bright light.

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terryc
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always excellent service from a fully staffed crew. Food good as ever and the ambiance a throw back to pre COVID ! Our dog made his debut and sends his approval👍👍

BG
BethanyG
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very poor customer service, food was disappointing for the cost.

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AdaniaP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice atmosphere. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The food was amazing and so were the cocktails. I would definitely recommend.

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Taffymike
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on a short 3 night break, and booked Ate o’clock for our last evening meal. Excellent choice. The restaurant was immaculate and very well arranged to meet restrictions. Staff were fabulous, and so friendly. Food was superb, I had sea bass and have to say it was the best I’ve had in my 60 years. Overall a great experience.

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Yorkie
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our visit was fine but I didn’t understand why I was told on the phone that the restaurant was fully booked. I wasn’t directed to look at the website but fortunately I did and found it easy to get a table.

JB
JanetB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant with great ambience. Staff very good. Food good but small portions with too much bread, ie fish finger sandwich and chicken burger. Beef casserole good but maybe a portion of veg included would make it even better.

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KatieM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The man on arrival to the restaurant was rude. I think he may of been a manager. Very short with us and no manners.
We got there at 1.30 and was told they had already run out of roasts. None the less we just chose something of the set menu.
It was my partners birthday and we usually have a very pleasant experience at this restaurant however My partners meal was SO salty, and there was clumps of hard mash potato is his casserole. When we told this to the young waitress she didn’t even say sorry just said “ok that’s fine”.
Our empty plates were sat on our table for over 20 mins of finishing. We have been numerous times before but don’t think we will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Father day lunch
Pleasant afternoon my daughter enjoyed a burger I had sea food pasta excellent, my wife had Sunday lunch said it was ok beef was very tender but didn’t have that roast beef taste looked like it had been on a griddle ,over all good
Worth a visit

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GloriaB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A lovely little restaurant, gorgeous setting and decor. Service was brilliant. Really disappointed with the sunday dinner though, gravy was thin and lacked any type of taste and unfortunately that had been poured all over the dinner, Beef was lovely and tender but again really lacked any flavour but I'm not sure if that was because of the gravy. No salt and pepper on the table, asked for it but it never arrived. Dessert was lovely though.

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CharlotteB
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Special anniversary meal. Staff were very attentive

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EasyFred
London
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good efficient service, and a nice quiet environment with pleasant ambience

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suzie123
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, very attentive waiter, who spoilt us because it was our wedding anniversary 😀👍

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WendyB
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday with family

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KayleighD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Excellent service! The bar next to the restaurant was also great!!

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Karen
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

It was very crowded considering the climate we are living in. I ordered fillet steak cooked medium but when it came it was very rare. I spoke to the waitress who arranged for another one to be cooked but it was just the same. Consequently I never ate it. They didn’t charge me for it and gave me a free desert which is something I suppose. I also found the owner very rude. Sadly I won’t be going back.

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LyndaN
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit. Fantastic food, a great find tucked away.

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SallyD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely 5* delightful food, and great value. Service spot on

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Julesxxx
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to this hidden gem and it won't be our last...excellent food, service and ambiance...Thank you Julie Goth x

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Flower
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for food, nice atmosphere and well priced!

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jayneh
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant afternoon, we were sitting in the sun at our first table but asked if we could move it was no problem. Food was delicious and good value for the money. Will definitely be going back.

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EllaM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was really underwhelming and very much not worth the money. The cocktails were nice but we were at the restaurant for 40mins before we got our drinks. It took 20 mins sitting at our table before we were given menus or had our drink orders taken. One of the staff members serving us was very friendly and apologetic but overall the experience was not worth the money and we were better off staying at home for our date night. Would not recommend.

EM
EMPR
Bath
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food. Great service. Even a little treat/surprise for my partners birthday, thank you!

PM
PeterM
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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Benk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Staff were beyond rude upon entry, demanding that i show some kind of medical exemption card as i cant wear a mask. When i asked exactly what was needed, i was told ‘something’……
I was then laughed at when i pointed out that his actions weren’t legal

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KellyW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner came for our anniversary last friday and everything was perfect, the food was amazing, the service was outstanding. Also to receive a complimentary glass of a prosecco and a complimentary cake with happy anniversary written on the plate was a lovley touch. We will be back thankyou all at ate oclock

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SeanM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience. Food was great . Will definitely go back

FAQs

Ate O'Clock is rated 4.6 stars by 1576 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.