The Star Inn The City

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1972 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.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Really disappointing compared to the Star Inn at Harome. We had the set Lunch menu, ham terrine which was way too salty followed by what was basically a roast chicken leg with mash which was dry. Dessert was nice but small, ginger sponge with liquorice ice cream but overall it felt like we had just eaten a school dinner for £78.

HG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an absolutely wonderful early evening dinner here in midweek. The food was superb as was the service. They went above and beyond to get us a taxi from there (the first one didn't turn up but they made sure another one did quickly). I would thoroughly recommend this place and we will definitely return. It was quiet when we were there because we were quite early but we were overlooking the river and it was lovely. Looking forward to coming when the weather is a bit warmer just so I can sit on the terrace outside with a G&T!

CJ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Amazing food and Service. But had the ambiance of a library. A little background music would have gone a long way.

SC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location. Super setting. Food was well presented and a joy to eat. Also staff and service were first class.
Can’t wait to visit again

P
Perthshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. Food and service was exceptional. Best Sunday roast I’ve had for a long time.

GH
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really amazing food - lots of choice. interesting and local, not something you get anywhere else.

KH
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Beautiful setting. Rather noisy. Food nice . Not outstanding. Good service

KH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere
Friendly staff
Fantastic food
Outdoor seating area wonderful

LM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very busy , good but small menu

TO
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
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 on 11 October 2019
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 on 11 October 2019
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 on 11 October 2019
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 on 9 October 2019
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 on 8 October 2019
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 on 7 October 2019
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.

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