The Star Inn The City

4.5
3148 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 3148 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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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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OliverB
London
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Sat outside on lovely terrace but unfortunately we lacked a light or a heater which did detract on a rainy evening. Food was tasty, setting lovely, service excellent. Would recommend.

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love my meals out, the staff are friendly and will make you feel like the only table there! Five stars always and can't wait to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely experience

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JudiO
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely birthday supper at a quiet sheltered outdoor table. The food, (duck parfait, scollops & 2 steaks) was fabulous & the service was very attentive. It wasn’t cheap but well worth it to get out & enjoy some great food at last. We’d thoroughly recommend The Star in The City.

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Happy
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great night. Only constructive criticism was that when I booked I said my daughter had a food intolerance to garlic snd onion. Was told not an issue, just say to waiting staff and chef could alter recipe. That wasn’t our experience, waitress very nice but didn’t really help, so my daughter ended up with plain chicken and chips. She could have had a separate jus made for example.

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HowieJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

After all this time in lock down, it was nice to have adult's evening without the children. Unfortunately we picked an evening where a adjacent table of younger adults where celebrating a birthday mainly fueled by tequila! - the noise level increased with every round and at one point the waitress had to step in and ask them to be respectful of other guests. Other than this, The SITC is one of our favorite places to eat as residents of York and it was nice to be back. If I had a comment, please serve 4 ham hock balls instead of 3 as its always the awkward "you have the last one" conversation when sharing ;-) - We will be back - Many thanks H Jagger

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Roberts
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was excellent, Location is great, 2 hours goes quite quickly and it would be more relaxing if you didnt have a time limit

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch - amazing setting

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vipSuzanneM
Yorkshire
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Had a brunch. Very pleasant and professional staff. Lovely setting.

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NicolaP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Surprised my mum for her 70th. Staff absolutely fantastic, couldn’t do enough for us. Great location and gorgeous food. Would highly recommend.

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AdrianE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Sadly the smell of smoke from the addicts standing just a few feet away from the tables really affected my enjoyment of the food.
As we ate outside consideration should be given to hot plates in the middle of tables to keep shared food warm during the meal.

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LisaC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my husbands 50th birthday with both sets of parents. Had a lovely view of the river, food, service and ambience were all fab! Will be back soon....

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PeterD
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were fantastic attention to detail was unbelievable, the outside dining was a wonderful experience and the food was excellent

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megan
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Utterly fantastic lunch out - amazing food and such friendly service.

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ShaunW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. Great place for any celebration

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JulieT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Had a lovely time and enjoyed our meal. It was a shame it rained but that’s not the restaurants. We had a lovely big umbrella

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CatherineK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal - service was brilliant - very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Made you feel very welcome and food was delicious

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Eddie
London
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and service in one of my favourite restaurants in York. You do pay that little extra but it is still a value for money restaurant

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SamanthaF
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! Would highly recommended.

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Out4lunch
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely setting, outdoor Covid arrangements work really well and didn’t detract from overall experience. Food excellent, good choice and range. Service very good. Certainly a new one for our favourites list.

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DavidW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

So nice after so long to go out for a family meal on the terrace. Very well organised in these Covid times. Food was very good, could have been hotter especially as eating outside. Service was excellent, Justina a star! We will go back.

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MinnieO
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A great lunch! We had the most lovely and funny waitress, she was great. The food was nice. I would definitely recommend and have rebooked for a friends birthday soon.

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TonyS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Attention to detail with some staff is awful. Served steak with only a knife, no fork... sat waiting for someone to notice - didn’t happen. Had to ask. Ordered 2 deserts and 1 cheeseboard, brought 3 spoons. Sat for 15 mins and waited for someone to notice - finally asked if all was ok, no it’s not as I’m trying to fathom out how to tackle the cheese with a spoon.
Various staff asking different tables, are these your drinks... Complete and utter confusion.
This was my wife’s birthday treat, which left us all pretty disappointed to be honest, maybe our expectations were a little too high...
This place is like night and day compared to the Star at Harome. I doubt we would ever return based on this experience.

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AnnmarieJ
Kent
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely to be back at this restaurant,we were lucky with the weather but there was lots of cover &heaters. The price of a bottle of Prosecco is outrageous,I’ve had champagne for the same price. One member if our group ordered rump steak, she asked for a sharper knife as it was tough, surely the waitress should have wondered why you needed a sharper knife & offered a replacement, but she did just bring other knives & said perhaps they should have ordered sirloin! The rest of our food was wonderful & my Bloody Mary fabulous. They did remove the steak from the bill but I think a chance to replace it immediately was missed. Wont let this put me off visiting again.

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AndrewP
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Really nice restaurant on the river. Stood waiting for quite a while while staff dealt with walk ins. Then took a while for our orders to be taken. All in all, a pleasant experience. Our waitress was very friendly and clearly was doing all she could at a busy time.

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Jools
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Food can be hits or occasional miss.
It missed on the roast beef - stringy and raw ( and I like rare).

My crepe were very underwhelming.
Other times it’s very good.

It’s a risk.

But the location is superb…

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Heather
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place to sit and look at the pretty views of the river. Also the food is gorgeous and very friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service great food

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Anya
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely restaurant, with nice view over the river and friendly and helpful staff. Food was delicious with a great mix of dishes to choose from.

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Sarah
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely outdoor dining experience. The staff were incredibly friendly and we really enjoyed our meal!

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ZoeH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, great spot by the river and exceptional service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic lazy Saturday lunch. Amazing food, drinks and service. This is our favourite restaurant in York by a mile. Beautifully presented imaginative and super tasty dishes are accompanied by first class service. Thank you Harry you looked after us so well. Can not wait for our next visit.

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SamanthaD
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely excellent in challenging conditions ie windy & raining. The food was delicious, the staff were attentive, friendly and a delight to deal with. We were warm & comfortable annd very well looked after. Thankyou.

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Jill
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In spite of wild weather a great early lunch and superb staff who seated us in a warm, dry spot away from heavy rain. Great to be able to support this special restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service despite the poor weather. Well looked after!

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AnnaM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely evening meal
Outside - good prompt service and a lovely ambiance

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Disappointed
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Some of our food was good but some poor. Earlier in the evening our waitresses were lovely but later in the evening the attitude of staff was far from welcoming. We all ended the evening resolved never to return.

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LynneT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal, with a fab outdoor setting, heaters and umbrellas, for the mixed weather. Good vegetarian options

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Col155
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant with great food, sat on the terrace overlooking the river watching the world go by.

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HelenC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great Location. Good seasonal menu. The extra large parasols and overhead heaters made a chilly May birthday lunch a lovely pleasure. Especially after so many months of not being able to dine out. Didn't realise how much I had missed eating out Thank you for a lovely afternoon. See you again soon, inside!

FAQs

The Star Inn The City is rated 4.5 stars by 3148 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.