The Star Inn The City

4.5
3349 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 & 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3349 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ScottS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Food was terrible
Beautiful location could be good

CB
CurtisB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food, not normally do you get a plate of food that Is so full of flavour. Only downside was how noisy the place was, but that cannot be helped.

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Yorkgent
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Third visit, poorest by half which I would put down to being York races. This is restaurant on the pricey side of restaurants in York and we choose it because of ambience, quality and service. When you don't get that it makes you question why we would want to pay the seriously inflated prices. We will go again but not when York is busy; it's value Diminishes.

SL
SkierLondon
London
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Super service. Great food beautifully presented. Will be going again soon.

LC
LeanneC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was fantastic, very attentive! Can’t remember her name but she had a foreign accent and long hair. The food was outstanding especially the oysters and the ham hock starters. Our wine was served perfectly chilled. Have booked again for 26th June with a friend for dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great setting, great food, great staff!

DA
DavidandAnn
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant location overlooking the river. We had brunch with friends outdoors and, despite variable weather, had a lovely time. Service excellent, food of very high quality. Will return soon.

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Rocky
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t believe that you can produce food that good at that price

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Homa
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

Fish was not great. Duck a little tough. Vegetable overcooked. Otherwise it was great!

MA
MARKS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Very disappointing experience!!! Champagne cocktails was flat bottle of white wine ordered arrived warm !!! Food was bland and average…waitress rather rude !!! Therefore not a further visit from us

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great menu, beautiful setting, good wine and cocktail list. Sadly the service is not excellent at all. Very slow and not very happy staff. Portions are very small but food itself is very good quality and tastes superb.

JL
JanetL
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Lovely setting, they try too hard on the menu and fail.
Good food is good simple or not, don’t add on the fancy ingredients, concentrate on the basics

SP
SaraP
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun lively atmosphere. Excellent food and well looked after. Lovely river view sitting on the decking. Fabulous.

VH
vipVincentH
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Wonderful location overlooking the river.

MK
MargaretK
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had oysters for the first time food was delicious

CS
ChristineS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely location, air con inside. Good ambience inside and outside.
Excellent menu choice and quality of food apart from bread which would be better served warm !
Very helpful and professional staff.

JC
JayneC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit to the Star in the after many recommendations from friends. It was excellent and we cannot wait to dine there again. Helpful staff, lovely setting and a simple but delicious menu.

AR
AnneR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely experience with the Savoy Gastronomes in Sep 2019 .. my husband was President at the time! We have introduced so many friends/Family since and yesterday was wonderful in every way ! A lovely Irish ☘️ girl gave us amazing service and I should have asked her name ! We look forward to seeing you very soon and wish you and the Team all the best in this challenging period .. Anne 🎉

KB
KerryB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location, great food and lovely staff, what more could you want.

UG
UpgangGirl
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great setting in the terrace. Good service in these challenging times.

SY
ScottY
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and fabulous service. We were celebrating our 20th Wedding anniversary and we were given a surprise desert with message. The attention to detail is what sets this restaurant apart. FIRST CLASS. I can’t speak highly enough for this venue. It’s the second time we have been and I’m sure it won’t be the last.!!!!

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hjek
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

great food good attentive staff very pleasant evening would recommend and go again

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vipflybacon
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time here.
Great view from Terrace over the river.
All COVID procedures well enforced and followed.
Starters of Spiced North Sea Crayfish Tacos were very tasty, albeit a bit small and potentially messy to eat.
Mains of Chicken Caesar Salads were crisp, fresh and nicely dressed.
Dessert of Warm Granola Summer Fruit Pudding is one of the best desserts I've ever had and one can pretend it's healthy!
Not a cheap eat. But we'd come again.
In fact we did two days later for Brunch with Yorkshire friends who had booked it, had an even better table (right on the front) and the breakfast items were just as good. Although my wife said the sausages on the bap were surprisingly not the tastiest.

TL
TheLittleChef
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We’d eaten at all of Andrew Pern’s places many times, but this was our first time in the York outpost. I suppose these days a Covid compliance review is in order, and they had a great system in place; tables well spaced, walkways, track & trace all working smoothly. The menu was sensibly-sized, and severely difficult to choose from, with an equally temping wine list. The food was uniformly excellent - fresh, enticing, cooked to perfection (a translucent loin of cod on an eye-poppingly green watercress sauce being perhaps the standout) and the wines were good value with some interesting bottles. Perhaps what elevated the experience most, on a lovely warm early summer evening, was the charming and attentive service by the lovely Lumi, our Romanian server. She looked after us, and her other tables so well, offering advice and suggestions gladly. After 30 years together in the restaurant trade, my wife and I turned to one another and gave the ‘nod’ which means “she’s one of the good ones”. A credit to the company, but then the staff there, and in Whitby and Harome appear overall to be happy, hard-working and efficient. Kudos! We will, of course be back, and recommending to all and sundry. Thank you!

AK
AliciaK
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cocktail choice. Tank beer available. Large outdoor area and terrace over looking the river.

ME
MarkE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful experience with polite attentive staff

PN
PollyN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous food, lovely service and a perfect table overlooking the river. Couldn’t have asked for more

YT
YorkTraveller
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Food OK but certainly not worthy of the high prices. Think you are paying for the location and reputation of the chef.

CA
ColleenA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The service was really good, friendly efficient staff, but food poor value for money. Also adding 12% tip to the bill is not acceptable, we prefer to decide for ourselves.

AA
AydonA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter we had was lovely and moved us to a sunny space as soon as one was available. The food and service and atmosphere lovely better than some 5 * establishments in Yorkshire. Loved it all we will be back!

RD
RichardD
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It is by no means cheap but it is worth it. Food excellent as was the service. Wine list not priced stupidly and very good choice. All in all three happy diners.

HF
HelenF
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great server and food was delicious. We had a good table outside. The only negative was the dirty decking that needed a good clean.

JW
JackW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The food was just okay. Not bad, not worth sending back but just boring and unimpressive.
Both our meals were simply unimpressive, with a high price tag.

Maybe I made poor choices but I expect everything to be good for the price and reputation.

WW
WendyW969
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service outstanding and the food was Michelin star quality!! Went for my fiancé’s birthday and the chocolate brownie treat platter was a lovely surprise.

HB
HelenaB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Only OK, starter was like sludge ( mushroom pate) with underdone toast.
Main was fatty.
Dissapointed for the cost.
Service was very good though.

MT
MadiT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning food in a great location. Attentive and friendly staff. Perfect place for lunch with our daughter thanks to her lovely Uni friends for a great recommendation.

JD
JenD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited for my boyfriends birthday and had the most incredible evening. The restaurant is beautiful, with amazing views of the river. The food was delicious and we had the best service (from Hattie) we’ve ever had. She made the visit feel very special and a truly 10/10 experience. We cant wait to visit again.

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Victoria
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

I’d been looking forward to our meal for a long time, I’d been the restaurant on Instagram and knew I wanted to go because it looked so romantic.
I have no complaints about service or food because both were exceptional however I have to say we did feel a little rushed, my partner had no longer put his cutlery down to finish and his plate had been taken and we were being asked about dessert which was a little bit overwhelming.
I have only knocked stars off this review because our table position was very dissatisfying, I hoped to be looking towards the outside of the restaurant - not stuck in a corner with no view or ambience, we’d already sat down and discussed it but our orders had been taken and didn’t feel we could ask to move at this point.
I will certainly visit again but I will be conscious about the seating arrangement and I hope for a more relaxed meal.

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Doz35
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, I’d go as far as to say the best Sunday dinner I’ve ever had. Lovely, cosy yet light dining room. Excellent service & all around lovely day. Can’t wait to return!

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Ap47382
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Great setting views of the river, and the service was great, however we were really disappointed with the food and wouldn’t recommend. It wasn’t good value for money at all, the burgers didn’t come with any salad - just one lead of lettuce. The risotto was very bland and for £24 I expected a lot better. Not worth the extra 12.5% gratuity at all. I wanted to provide some constructive feedback, I hope this helps.

FAQs

The Star Inn The City is rated 4.5 stars by 3349 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.