The Star Inn The City

4.5
3632 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Located in the Old Engine House on the edge of York"s Museum Gardens in a riverside setting close to the historic Lendal Bridge, The Star Inn The City has an enviable position, which we aim to match with the best produce God's Own Country has to offer and genuine Yorkshire hospitality for the 'whole package'.

Experiences

  • Michelin Dinner with Andrew Pern

    £85.00 per person

    Sep 30, 2021 only

    ‘MICHELIN DINNER’ WITH ANDREW PERN Thursday 30th September 2021, 6.45pm for 7pm Andrew brings the flavours of his autumn larder at The Michelin-starred Star Inn at Harome down to the City for a celebration of the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. £85 per person
  • Autumn Supper Club

    £65.00 per person

    Nov 4, 2021 only

    AUTUMN SUPPER CLUB WITH ANDREW PERN Thursday 4th November 2021, 6.45pm for 7pm Andrew’s Autumn Supper Club takes us on a whistle-stop tour of God’s Own Country’s seasonal larder. Earthy and fruit flavours, a little game, a drop of local ale and a visit to the orchard and by way of the vegetable patch. £65 per person

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3632 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CorinneW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

First time here by recommendation & thoroughly enjoyed the experience after an awful day of rain. Would definitely come back.

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JoannaEH
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and great food. The staff worked really hard to make sure we enjoyed our dining experience.
Thank you all Xx

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Claire
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as usual!!
Can’t wait to go back x

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Pspwidow
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely meal, food delicious and beautifully presented. We sat outside in covered area with heater and very pleasant. Will be back.

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LoisB
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed dinner at The Star Inn the City. Halibut special main course was delicious, loved my cocktail. Our waitress was really friendly and helpful. Will be back to try the duck!

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Karen
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic birthday meal. Will be definitely coming back

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Maureen
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here. Great place, smart casual dining. Halibut is delicious.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent staff and service
Bit cramped table for 2 but food made up for it

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my colleagues had come up from London to York. They thought the meal was brilliant and everything was great and good value for money.

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Debbie
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very pleasant setting and delicious food. Nice for a special occasion. May have been slightly short-staffed at the outside tables perhaps. It would have been nice to have had acknowledgement of it being a birthday celebration.

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Morvenq
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with delicious food and brilliant service. Can't wait to visit again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal out with a friend. Very welcoming staff and fast and efficient service, delivered with a smile and professional slickness. The food was lovely. Catch of the day was a delicious halibut, tomato and gnocchi offering, zinging with freshness, fragrance and perfectly cooked. My friend had the duck breast, which he devoured with gusto and the skinny fries with garlic salt were simply divine. We had desserts- a Pimms jelly with berries and sorbet and my friend had the ale pudding, which he said was delicious. Fresh rose with ice and altogether a lovely evening. The atmosphere is just right, intimate but with your own space. The only thing that could possibly be better would be a table overlooking the river and room for the fish taco starter, which I’ve had before and was delicious. Highly recommended!

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Nick
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Great location in such a wonderful city.
Food completely let the experience down however.
Tasteless game burger, over cooked steak.
Simple things done badly.
Shame

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

KL
KarenL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect venue for a special occasion. Our first visit during our mini break. Excellent restaurant in all respects. A warm welcome and service with a smile. Definitely need to book well in advance. We had a wonderful evening. Thank you so much.

PJ
PJenk
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Menu not vast but I presume that’s due to COVID.
Quality of the food was excellent and the wine list good. Nice selection of beers/spirits.
A drink order was missed and the staff apologetic and offered another without charge.
Great location in the city centre by the river.

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HenG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service good atmosphere in safe environment

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Bruh
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was very friendly, outdoor seating near the river is great, good cover even in the rain, they have heat lamps so you won't be cold.

Food was locally sourced and fairly priced.

Overall very good

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and fantastic service. Lovely outdoor seating area as well as plenty of indoor seating. Highly recommended!

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TonyW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service would highly recommend.

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AnneG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and great service.Lovely waitress, nothing too much trouble.Very knowledgeable about the memue

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HelenJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, great service in a lovely location by the river - a definite must to visit and enjoy

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DesA
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting whether you are seated in or outside. Very light and airy. We had a very friendly accommodating waitress. Food was delicious and the portions were very healthy. Would definitely revisit and recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a special occasion, an ideal place to eat and the food was outstanding

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steven
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Really enjoyed everything about the restaurant. Although cocktail menu was quite limited.

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MarkB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended to us... and we weren't disappointed. Had a table watching the boats sail by on the river. Service very good. Food lovely and good value.

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AnneB
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a really enjoyable couple of hours on the terrace with a great atmosphere

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BrentH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faultless in every respect- love to eat outside overlooking the river.

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LindaR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Perfect location. Great service. We are never disappointed when we come here.

PB
PaulB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food Good service Enjoyed our evening Decent wine Interesting menu

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AlisonMc
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, very busy and noisy but added to atmosphere. Service could have been a bit quicker but overall a nice meal and night

GA
GordonA
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and steaks were done to perfection but only thing was the seafood cocktail that I had the last time I was here wasn’t on the menu they were something else

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TravellingMummy
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We visited here at the end of a days sight seeing with two children under 10, after being recommended by TripAdvisor and friends. However we where disappointed with the food, it wasn't that tasty or inventive, and I think we could have spent our money elsewhere for something tastier. That said, the staff where lovely, the venue is really lovely on the terrace, and it was still a pleasant evening, just disappointed the food wasn't better.

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EmmaL
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, the waitress was called Lucy and was so accommodating, she was really good

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BevW1383
Yorkshire
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

88th birthday celebration for my mother in law- fabulous as always xx

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GaryM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pkace to relax and enjoy food staff very good overall lovely breakfast

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SeanS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming, food and service was 5 star. Staff product knowledge was superb. Would 100% return.

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RobT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellently cooked and made to feel at ease from start to finish. Lovely to be back in such a wonderful setting

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HeidiH
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful location and the service we got from Hattie was outstanding.

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Laney
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked lunch for my husbands 60th birthday lovely food and very good service.

FAQs

The Star Inn The City is rated 4.5 stars by 3632 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.