The Star Inn The City

4.5
3091 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 3091 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SusanB
London
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The food was poor for the price
My daughter had scallops then surf and turf as did 2 others in our party she was ill afterwards
All were disappointed with the crab coquettes and pork belly
I had pate and was nothing special
Then chicken with mushrooms only 2 mushrooms and chicken was bland
Husband had beef burger who was ok but bread dry
Overall not my best birthdaywont be returning was very expensive !

EB
EdwardB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Special's Menu was great. Potted shrimp starter was delicious. Steak sandwich was a little chewy. Nice venue. Food was a little overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5 stars! Food and everything just lovely. Luckily we were sat under a heater too. Plenty shelter so you won’t get wet, but maybe cold if the weathers chilly.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely just lovely

RB
RichardB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you ,really appreciate all the hard work gone into making it safe to eat out .
Great food ,great atmosphere and environment.The staff were attentive and really efficient
Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

RO
ROBERTR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Have to say after looking forward to visiting York for weeks and especially our lunch at the Star in the City l was disappointed with my meal .
The service and outdoor seating area are great but when you are paying Michelin star prices l expected better
Sorry have to be honest with my opinion

KC
KickingCatfish
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect setting and exquisite food. Tables set up with little heaters on a cold day. Best calamari I have tasted in my life.

HR
HannahR
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Thank you it was excellent. Delicious food and drinks. Helpful and knowledgeable staff.

GE
GarethE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic evening great food and service from very helpful staff , shame about the weather last night when the sun is out it must be one of the best locations on the river in York .

KW
KerrieW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended lovely food & atmosphere! Staff very attentive.

JK
JimK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience1

Service was very poor, we had to find a waitress three time to ask for service.
If you auto get a 12.5% tip on a 200. Bill why bother

VH
VictoriaH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic even though it was raining, staff and food were excellent. Lovely meal for husbands 40th even got a lovely special free desert to celebrate 🎉

DD
DavidD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Given the weather sitting outside was reasonable with an umbrella and heating. Food and service were excellent. Looking forward to eating indoors again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

The location and service were great, but the food was on the cold side. I didn’t complain as I am not sure if it could have been avoided, everyone is doing their best right now. Outdoor space was v well heated

MH
MikeH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It’s a great place - the service was top rate as always. The food was good but not outstanding and quite expensive especially for the veggie options. However the overall atmosphere and service levels means we keep going back. The outside terrace was great and a good place given the difficult circumstances we find ourselves in.

GM
GabyM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The outside terrace was warm and cosy with a great atmosphere. Th3 food was tremendous. A genuinely lovely evening.

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Carley
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent location, the food and service was second to none.
Will be returning and would happily recommend to anyone.

JL
JohnL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great day out with superb food and atmosphere. Also heaters great

SO
SamanthaO
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant place to eat would highly recommend a visit

DN
DeborahN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with attentive and friendly service. Despite being outside we were warm and undercover. The atmosphere was pleasant and the overall experience was delightful

JB
JayneB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was lovely ( she’s buying a house in York ? Poppleton
Very kind and attentive x

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Busby
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely set up and all tables had heaters which made a big difference. Service was excellent. We went for brunch and the food was lovely although the menu was a bit limited. Would recommend though and cannot wait to return for dinner.

GM
GemmaM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere. Staff very polite and friendly

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Charlotte
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Positives: Great deck overlooking the River. Great service, quick and friendly. Covid safety was good too.

To improve: We were there for breakfast, the food appeared within about 5 minutes (weirdly fast) and was a little undercooked. Drinks appeared sometime after food arriving. It's quite pricey so could be improved.

LT
LindsT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very welcoming, great service throughout. Food was delicious. Can't wait to go back.

MC
MichelleC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place
Good food
Lovely staff aim to please

Y
Yorkie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great to eat out after lockdown! Very good set up with the brollies and heaters, despite the bad weather we felt really cosy. Friendly service.
The cocktails were a bit uninspiring in terms of choice and the one we had was only “alright”. Maybe could make them a bit colder and nicer to look at. Tempura brocalli starter was lovely but the fact it was just on a plate with chopped chillis and pine nuts was quite odd. There was no way of getting the chilli and pine nuts combined with the brocalli as they were too dry to combine - it was 3 separate things on a plate. Need a bit of olive oil or balsamic or some sort of dip on side so that you can combine the 3 elements.
I always think the service charge should not be added by default but you should let people choose (May even get more gratuities that way).

JS
JulieS
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Lovely setting but unfortunately our table for 6 did not have a heater and it was a cold wet day!

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SarahB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Staff v friendly and helpful.

SB
SueB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We came here for a wedding anniversary brunch., and were given a lovely riverside view. The ‘veggie’ breakfast we ordered was delicious and the vegi sausages were outstanding..we want the recipe! The coffee was also very good indeed.
The waitresses who looked after us were very attenive, warm and friendly too.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant to others and hope to return for an evening meal when allowed!

JB
JenB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, friendly staff and a gorgeous setting.

CR
ChrisR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Interesting, varied menu including for vegetarians, and all the dishes we chose were great. Extensive wine menu including recommendations for each dish, and the wine and cocktails we had were good.
Staff were friendly and helpful.
Nice spot by the river.
Not cheap but easily fairly priced for the quality.

RH
RachelH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday gathering. Lovely atmosphere, faultless service, delicious food

J
Jackie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food thank you ! Felt very welcomed.

PW
PennyW
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

We had booked the star in the city for a birthday. Sadly the food was very poor quality. I had the burger and it was terribly tough. I did tell the waitress who said “thank you I will tell the chef”.

The ambience is lovely and heated outdoor area. Just a shame the food was so poor

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josephr
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent. really enjoyed our first evening back out.

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Maggie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

The star is a lovely restaurant with very good food .
However we were disappointed with the staff who seemed disinterested and unenthusiastic about the restaurant and food .
I had expected better service

SM
SarahM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service, lovely setting and delicious food

HN
HollyN
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, on picturesque river side, definitely will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting & good service. The food was tasty. We returned our coffees which were cold, but our replacements were swift & hot.

FAQs

The Star Inn The City is rated 4.5 stars by 3091 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.