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The Star Inn The City, York, North Yorkshire

The Star Inn The City

4.4
4.4
6374 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'.

We offer an all day menu which can be enjoyed for both lunch and dinner, as well as serving up breakfast Friday to Sunday, and on Sunday's we serve up our famous Sunday roasts between 12-4pm.

We pride ourselves on being a a food-led celebration destination, with guests being able to enjoy view of the River Ouse from our Garden Room or outside on our riverside terrace. For more intimate occasions we also offer two exclusive Private Dining rooms for celebrations such as graduations, weddings and birthdays.

For more information head to our website, or call one of our friendly members of staff today.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 09:30–00:00 Sun 09:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    01904 619208
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    We have two wonderful spaces that can accommodate large group bookings. The River Room can seat up from 14 up to 26 guests and our Private Dining Room can seat up to 34 guests. These rooms are perfect for all events. For full booking policy please visit our website and for any additional information email info@starinnthecity.co.uk
  • Private party contact
    Ellen: 01904 619208
  • Area
    York
  • Parking Details
    The nearest car park to our restaurant is Marygate.<br>Marygate carpark, Frederic Street, York, YO30 7DT
  • Public Transit
    York Station is only a 10 minute walk from The Star Inn The City.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,374 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Yorkshire

    Great for scenic views

  • North Yorkshire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North Yorkshire

    Great for scenic views

  • North Yorkshire

    Most Booked

6,375 Reviews
  1. AlanW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food with varied menu and generous portions. Ani our waitress was excellent. Fantastic restaurant.

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  2. RobC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great venue and location - applied only by rather load group on adjacent table. Food excellent apart from scallops for staters - very small and gritty.

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  3. Karena

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice evening we didn’t like the table they gave us and they moved us with no fuss at all. Nice little surprise birthday plate for my sisters 70th birthday

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  4. SueM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovey evening: great service and delicious food.

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  5. MandyL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was superb, every element added something to the dish.

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  6. JoanneB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal. Delicious food and great service.

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  7. RachelD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food. Great service. Lovely ambiance. Would highly recommend

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  8. DavidT

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Been here a few times generally it’s pretty good. Last night the service let it down, got to around 8:30/9pm and there was only one member of staff in the restaurant. Seemed other guests felt the same, it’s a shame really because normally it’s professional and staff have an attentive attitude.

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  9. wordyuk

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the 2nd time we have had dinner here as a family of 4 and it was fantastic again. We’ve said we will always come back here when we are in York. The food is imaginative and delicious and the service is fantastic. There are cheaper options but I think, for what you get, this is excellent Lumi was an excellent waitress. Cannot fault anything across both our visits to date.

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  10. YorkiePhil

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location and atmosphere, lovely staff, good food

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  11. LynneG

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were on a 3 day break in York. We were told the Star Inn was a good place to eat and we were delighted with the food and service from Lumi. She was professional and knowledgable and quite funny! We will be back.

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  12. RobH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good. Great service and good price point. Will be back.

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  13. KarlS

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good . If you’re going to book be aware they don’t update the Sunday roast menu. Ask at time of booking .. I didn’t . 😵‍💫 The waitress pointed out that what is shown on website is a sample menu for Sunday roast not what is available . Couldn’t fault the waitress. She was excellent.

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  14. GerlindeD

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Three in our group had the Sunday Roast, which was delicious, although for the two Roast Beef, there was only one slice of meat. One person in our group had the (only) vegetarian option, which was the size of a starter, the other had the (only) vegan/gluten free option, which again at £22 was very small, and even with ordering a side dish of chips (£6), was not enough. So, on the whole, service was great, roasts were good, but vegetarian/vegan/gluten free diners are not really catered for, and that was actually the reason we chose this restaurant.

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  15. MartinL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food as usual and brilliant service . The lamb was an amazing dish !

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  16. StevenF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening. The staff were great and the food was fantastic.

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  17. ChristineL

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant- recommended by our daughter. Food was delicious and presented so well. Each course was packed with flavour. Will go again. X

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  18. DonnaM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food with excellent service. Feels a little overpriced for what you get.

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  19. ChrisW

    Italy

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic evening . Everything about the Star was first class . Excellent setting , superb service and top notch food . Couldn’t ask more . Will definitely visit again when in York

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  20. zoeh

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic from the moment we arrived until we left. Attentive friendly staff and the food was outstanding

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  21. Sabrina

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent. All the dishes were perfectly prepared.

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  22. LesleyH

    South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was hit and miss. Salmon starter was poor. Remoulade of celeriac was stale with very little crab added and salmon was rubbery. Chicken main course was fine. Dessert of pistachio knickerbocker glory was awful/ sickly sweet and inedible. Very disappointed as this restaurant had such a good write up on the internet.

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  23. JamesW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as always, good selection of beers and wines, slightly more expensive than other places but worth it - lovely service, good view and an overall excellent experience.

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  24. Cammy

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place and staff ! And obviously the food was on point

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  25. AndrewL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful attentive service, excellent food. Busier than I’d anticipated, but that was more on my anticipation for a slightly more intimate feel, but beautiful setting.

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  26. JeremyG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Starters were good but the mains, 3 persons with Steak and 1 Ox Cheek were very average, which was disappointing. It was busy as it was Valentines evening but I had much better quality when I came in Oct 23

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  27. albertsmam

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and lovely food. Historic building has been sympathetically turned into a great place to dine

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  28. JennieM

    Southwest Florida

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a wonderful Valentine's evening. We started with cocktails in the bar and received great advice on what to choose. The food was great. Our waitress was lovely. Very friendly and obliging. Although the restaurant was very busy, we did not fell at all rushed. We will definitely be back. Thank for a great evening

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  29. Yozz

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant with a lovely relaxing atmosphere. Food excellent, albeit a bit pricey. Special mention to Kian, who's service, help and advice was second to none. Would recommend.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, lovely casual atmosphere, great service with nice views over the park and river.

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  31. MarkH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was very good, food was spot on aswell, and service was fine, would definitely recommend

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely setting but food and drink over priced. I get people to come to places like this to tickle their own egos and claim to be a foodie but the food is just fancy nothing special.

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  33. Mdoc

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food in a charming setting with good service. The Market Menu is excellent value. Our starter and mains were superb. Only a little disappointed with the "cheesecake" dessert which was a blob of cream with no base. Otherwise a very good meal.

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  34. SaskiaW

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, we had the chicken butter with bread to start (a good large portion) and then the braised Ox Cheek. Both were incredible. We had great friendly service from Justyna!

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  35. NeilR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Venue Stunning, Staff were friendly and very helpful

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  36. BenDeacon

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely restaurant. We both had the Sirloin steak, wow, the best steak we have ever had. It is on the expensive side but the service, food and drink is outstanding.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing food. £150 bill, better food on a Ryanair flight.

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  38. KathrynC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Think £11.50 for a glass of wine is astronomical. The scollops and black pudding starter on included 2 scollops and the smallest amount of black pudding. Extremely expensive for what you get . Setting is beautiful and staff were lovely . Would not return however.

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  39. Helen

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Welcoming, great service, lovely food. We had 2 little poodles with us and they were made to feel just as welcome. Thank you.

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  40. MatthewP

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service. Staff very clued up on allergies. Great atmosphere and ambience

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Star Inn The City is rated 4.4 stars by 6374 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for The Star Inn The City

Lendal Engine House, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7DR

Additional information

  • Area
    York
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 09:30–00:00 Sun 09:30–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    The nearest car park to our restaurant is Marygate.<br>Marygate carpark, Frederic Street, York, YO30 7DT
  • Public Transit
    York Station is only a 10 minute walk from The Star Inn The City.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01904 619208
  • Private party facilities
    We have two wonderful spaces that can accommodate large group bookings. The River Room can seat up from 14 up to 26 guests and our Private Dining Room can seat up to 34 guests. These rooms are perfect for all events. For full booking policy please visit our website and for any additional information email info@starinnthecity.co.uk
  • Private party contact
    Ellen: 01904 619208
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