Ate O'Clock

4.6
1843 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 1843 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NeilC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and drinks. Staff are friendly and service was amazing.

Steak was the best I have had in a long.

Would highly recommend.

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bobbig
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service, food was exceptional, it was that good we cancelled another restaurant and booked here again for tonight. Highly recommended 👍👍👍

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KellyG
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always

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JennyH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, very busy but food still came out quickly and was to a high standard.

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RebeccaF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our experience, beautiful meal, staff were very welcoming & so attentive. Excellent value for money! Highly recommend making a visit! The staff brought out a lovely birthday treat out for my partner, a lovely little touch!

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LolaB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and atmosphere as usual . Cocktails were perfect !

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JohnC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Service was good although a bit slow at times but was busy so appreciate that. Food was excellent!!! Definitely be doing a return visit.

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Gnamac
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We had the set menu. Really good food and reasonably priced.
Atmosphere was pleasant, service was excellent.

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KellyP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food, staff very helpful and friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was lovely. My only complaint was that we felt a little bit rushed. The food came out super quickly & there was barely any space between courses. I would prefer it to be a little bit calmer/slower. Apart from that though, it was really good.

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GeorginaS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere & food. They got us a table in their bar next door social 8 once we’d finished our meal. Was a lovely evening

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this restaurant and can't praise them enough.
Service, food and ambience just lovely 🥂 see you all again soon :)x

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Lewis
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Straight of the bat the front desk service was exceptional straight to seats. The service was impeccable, we ordered the 3 courses for 19.99 and wow what a value for money, the crayfish cocktail starter was wonderful. The 10oz ribeye main was cooked to perfection the meat just melted. I asked the waiter what pudding he recommended he suggested crème brûlée and oh my god was he right. The first time I've ever been and I will definitely 100% becoming a regular.

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Geetha
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

It was busy & a bit crowded. Food was good - starters & main meals.

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TanyaF
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time, staff were attentive, professional and very good at their jobs. Thank you for making my brother's birthday an enjoyable meal out.

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DeborahM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was superb, food was great
The whole experience was really good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

My steak was really nice and there’s a good menu.
I can’t believe you charge that much for a bottle of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon!

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SueN
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great meal here. Getting to be a regular now. Warm reception, friendly staff and great food.

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lindalaw
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Second time visiting the restaurant and both times the food is amazing and love the setting off the restaurant so stylish and find it very romantic atmosphere when there with my partner, will definitely be back my favourite restaurant in York ever .

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JaneG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good to be back at Ate O Clock, the food was as excellent as always, and the service was particularly good, especially when the staff were also dealing with a flooded area due to a cloudburst of rain!
Always happy to recommend this restaurant to others and it remains a favourite of ours.

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting, fantastic variety of food which was cooked perfectly. Amazing value and options on the set menu and the drinks and cocktails menu too. Staff were friendly and fun.

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SimonS
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place to eat book well in advance service and food 10 out of 10

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KarlH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We honestly love eating here, the food is amazing, and the service is great. We’re always made to feel welcome!

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SusanF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic meal, would definitely recommend, service was excellent and friendly. Had pre meal and after meal drinks in their little bar next door and staff there were excellent and friendly too. Made you feel welcome.

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MartinS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We were a table of six. Service was efficient and smooth, the food was very good and the atmosphere was just right for our celebration meal.

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DawnM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have never eaten here before even though we have lived nearby for years, what a lovely surprise! I booked it at short notice for my partners daughters birthday, booking was straightforward and easy. When we arrived it was lovely to see the entrance all lit up and bright, not too fussy though, it looked stunning. We were shown to our table immediately upon arrival, the drinks arrived swiftly, the food arrived shortly afterwards, not too quickly or slowly just the right amount of timing between ordering and being hungry. The service was impeccable and the restaurant was lovely and clean. We brought a cake for the birthday treat and we were allowed to eat it for our desert, the waitress brought it out with candles on. Suck a lovely experience, we left a tip as the service and the food was awesome. Thank you to the waitress, sorry I didn’t get your name but you were great. We will definitely come back the food was spectacular, even my elderly father enjoyed it without any grumbling haha. Thank you again, I will definitely recommend you to my friends!

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DoreenK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Our food didn’t arrive for over 45 minutes as our order apparently got lost. Food was lovely when it did arrive. Our waiter was more than apologetic and offered free desert or a drink.

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GinaF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Could not fault anything. Food, service was excellent.

Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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MrP2021
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Mad to say this but the service was too good. In the sense that food came very quickly then no gap between being served the dessert. Felt rushed and could sense that they were trying to get too many covers in. All that said the Sirloin Steak was amazing (as good as Miller and Carter) and the peppercorn source was the best I’ve ever had. Only advise slow down service or at least ask if people are ready for the next course. However understandable if looking to maximise profit after such a terrible financial year.

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NickJ
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting, with great food and service. Definitely come again

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LynneA
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal here, if we were local this would be a regular haunt.

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Elanor
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely surroundings, lovely staff, wonderful food at a good price.

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RayS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We choose the set menu for our visit. The menu had a good selection of options for all three courses. The quality of the food was excellent and proved excellent value for money. The service was also very good even with a busy restaurant. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and would go again if back in York
Only small negative was that there was no draught beer option.

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LeeB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service and good food nothing really left to say 😋

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SonyaJ
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A little gem, it was very busy, but the food was delicious.

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BeverleyC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice food in a speedy manner
Would return next time we are back in York

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StephenR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent venue a great find be sure to book in advance

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mmm2
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Chosen because you mark up gluten free options -fab for coeliacs!
Food very reasonable family dining
Usually go there one of the evening meals when we are hol in york

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JamesR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food with excellent service in a nice setting

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SamA
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service and amazing Sunday roast! We loved our visit and will recommend to anyone listening!

FAQs

Ate O'Clock is rated 4.6 stars by 1843 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 reservations at the moment.