The Star Inn The City

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1964 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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'.
Open daily from 9am til late for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch and dinner.
What 1964 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very busy , good but small menu

TO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

This restaurant is perfectly fine... the food is better than average, but not amazing. The staff are good, friendly and efficient. The cocktails are very good.

e
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal , excellent wine and a little chocolate anniversary surprise . One of our favourite restaurants in York . Will return and again for sure.

R
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great setting, excellent service good choice of food using local seasonal ingredients, extensive drinks selection

AJ
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Great attention to detail. Beautiful crisp batter on fried fish. Real treat. Pate had a perfectly balanced flavour with a generous portion large enough for two.

Y
London
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Whilst still good overall, this was a disappointing visit. The cauliflower main course was a major disappointment, with very little blue cheese flavour. The market menu dishes were excellent, both in taste and value, although the bread and butter pudding looks somewhat unappetising, it tasted excellent. We preferred it when we used to get a cafetière of coffee, rather than just single cups. Service was good, and we were impressed that the cost of the cauliflower main was removed from our bill.

AN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked this meal for a family get together. Excellent service, great food, relaxed atmosphere. Would certainly go again next time I visit York.

DD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the relaxed styling of the bar area, especially as the fire was lit. Lovely table for dining and lighting. All staff were friendly and helpful. Food delicious.

VA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Still as good third time around, a must if you're in York!!

SE
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and fabulous surroundings. Will 100%book again.

PA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Eaten at the star lots of times. Food not as good this time. Very pricy too. Not sure we’ll rush back... venue is always appealing next to the river but there are better restaurants in York

SH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was great the added detail for birthday the desert was perfect - defiantly visit again

CP
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, great location
Nice food, nice wine

SE
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly and efficient staff, lovely “buzz” to the place.

JM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff could not have been more lovely! My partner and I had a fantastic time celebrating his birthday at Star Inn the City. The food could not be faulted - I've never known steak to be cooked to my liking and it really was. They even brought out a cute birthday dessert for my boyfriend. We're already making plans to return shortly with friends. Thank you!

O
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleased to have found this restaurant. Great food and excellent service made for a very enjoyable experience.

SR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great birthday meal for my daughter. Location, restaurant, service and food was absolutely en point!
Just lovely. We will certainly return

MK
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great time. The stuff was so attentive, food was very tasty and beautiful. Thank you

KR
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Lamb and duck dishes both excellent. Fleurie perfect accompaniment. Very efficient service.

RR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Would recommend!
We'll definitely be back for our next special occasion.

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s our go to place and never disappoints

AS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good and our waiter very pleasant. The surroundings are great. Mixing up our order wasn't great but handled well.

M
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, perfect portions, lovely atmosphere. We will return :)

t
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Service a little slow as some in our party received their meals last and the table was left waiting for the meal to arrive. Also tried to order drinks during the meal but this didn’t come and had to go to the bar.

NB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't fault it - choice and quality of food was excellent- maybe not the cheapest but worth every penny

d
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Ordered rump steak but very disappointing fat content was overwhelming but starter was very nice

KS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service situated near the river. Would definitely recommend

MC
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top quality food and excellent service. Perfect for a special event.

MR
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we had been since it reopened and it was as good as ever. The Yorkshire Pudding starter was excellent as was the Angus Burger. The service was very good too and the price was reasonable.

T
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening of quality food and service thank you

TW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food and great service, reasonably priced for the quality of food and drinks!

PB
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue, really enjoyed our visit. Food choice, presentation and flavours could not be faulted. Friendly and efficient service.

M
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for the first time with my wife for our anniversary and my wife's birthday. We wasn't disappointed. Fantastic service, fantastic food and an all round lovely place. We will definately be going back. Thank you

AC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Star Inn The City is my favourite restaurant. The staff are friendly and attentive, the food is excellent and the surroundings couldn’t be better! Love it

CB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was by far the best meal I’ve had. Such a lovely place for a special occasion! First time fine dining and it didn’t disappoint.

LJ
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Diverse , interesting menu, accommodating
to food issues. Lovely

JE
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent quality dishes, beautifully presented and served. Perhaps a few too many tables made it feel overcrowded but the restaurant was full on a Monday night so it is understandable.
This was meant to be a special birthday meal for my wife and our experience surpassed my desire. We can't wait to have another special occasion to celebrate.

E
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic location and design of the restaurant. Large hall with a great view of the Ouse river (Can be slightly noisy when full). Solid British menu that seems at first to lack the creative spark that characterizes chef Pern's other restaurant, Mr P's Curious Tavern, but there is a twist in every dish and the execution is absolutely superb. One of the best places to eat in York. Above all a very friendly and professional staff that does above and beyond to ensure a great experience. Highly recommended.

DE
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted a good traditional Sunday roast. The promise of sirloin cooked pink was the clincher. Fabulous food, lovely restaurant and very good waiter. Would recommend if in York

SW
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Had Sunday lunch x 2 and the beef was fatty, lathered in gristle and didn't make good eating at all. In their defence they took them off the bill but never the less...

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