The Star Inn The City

4.5
4050 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

  • 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 4050 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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PaulineP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice food beautifully cooked, but felt the menu lacked variety - too many burgers and steaks. For this price, I felt small touches were lacking - some garnish with my calamari, some chocolate or mints with my coffee. Service however was extremely good!

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CaroleD
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious and beautifully presented food.

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andrews
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Breakfast I have ever had , the haggis was fabulous and the sausages ...wow

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Lizz
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, it feels like you’re somewhere special. The food was excellent, my son had the steak and loved it! Staff were also lovely. Would definitely go again!

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Sandfairy
Dubai
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I had booked an outside table as no rain forecast and I knew there were patio heaters. However, ours was broken. We were not offered a switch and as understaffed we didn’t bother, just didn’t stay for dessert as we were cold, shame as we really wanted a pud!

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AndrewB
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, lovely setting and friendly service. Dog friendly too.

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Maureens
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

A disappointing meal especially at the price. Mac and cheese tasteless although sausage and mash ok.Had better meals eslewhere at half the price. Service good but staff seemed rushed and under pressure. Seem to be paying for name and location. Would not recommend.

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E123
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food fantastic service. We will be back!

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nicolacherry
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this place, service, food and atmosphere, recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, food and service superb. Looking forward to our next visit!

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ClaireM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fab meal, great surroundings with excellent service. Could not fault it!

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AlisonD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food, beautiful setting would certainly come again!

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ChrisD
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a fantastic choice of place to eat. Staff were very passionate and knowledgeable of the food and drink and ingredients used.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food, excellent service, wonderful setting. Good cocktails

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ClaireT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faultless from start to finish, food excellent! Would recommend to anyone.

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MaryS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The quality of the food was good . My friends had the special pie which they enjoyed but said it was highly seasoned. I had the vegetarian mac and cheese. It was tasty but I felt it should have included some veg for the price. It was very poor value for money . The strawberry and lavender sundae was simply strawberry and cream , this was disappointing.

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DavidK
London
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch dining experience: great setting with the table overlooking the river. Interesting and tasty starters of scallops and ham fritters, with equally delicious mains consisting of ample portions of duck breast and catch of the day. Varied wine list and a lovely bottle of Primitivo to accompany the meals. Attentive and personable waiting staff.

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TESM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Very average menu given the restaurant’s reputation & prices.

Food ok to good quality. Service excellent. Wine excellent. Staying & ambiance excellent.

Overall - disappointing menu.

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stephenQ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were celebrating our 30th Anniversary and decided to book at the Star - we were not disappointed the staff are excellent and we had a very enjoyable lunch.

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Terry
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal we paid about £75 per head for 3 courses at lunch including 2 drinks each . Faultless cooking in the modern British style reflected in the price . Well worth a visit .

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CiaranM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely atmosphere., attentive staff and wonderful food

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LiamB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Overall it was a decent meal, the waiting staff were friendly and attentive. Unfortunately the evening was spoiled due to being rushed, we had only just finished our starter with the plates still on the table when our main arrived which we were not yet ready for. We therefore didn’t enjoy our main and was overfaced resulting in not ordering dessert/ coffee etc. This has put us off coming back as it was a special occasion and it was spoiled

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AliM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose The Star Inn The City as we wanted to sit outside - the covered terrace was perfect and with the heater we were very warm, even though it was a damp October evening. Food was excellent and service was great. Will definitely be going again!

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Lindybop
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at the Star whenever we’re in York. Ambiance, food, environment and staff are all simply the best. Good food choices, superbly cooked, served by very friendly staff. Wish we were in York more often!

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GillianB
Angus
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service,food & drink. Well worth the visit.

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AndrewW
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food, the only negative was that the staff could have been a little more attentive. Drinks service was slow and the staff could have topped up our glasses periodically rather than just leaving our Champagne in an ice bucket and leaving it to us.

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ChristopherM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, with a relaxed atmosphere and excellent service.

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RobB
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, service was impeccable. I'll definitely return.

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MikeB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food. We dined outside and had great views of the river. Good atmosphere. Only negative point was that we had to chase for our drinks to be brought to us and service was quite slow following a good start. Overall, strongly recommended though.

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Lolly
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a city awash with crass and mediocre pubs and eateries, the Star Inn is thankfully a world away and a very welcome watering hole in a prime position. Step through the hidden gate by the river and guests will find themselves transported into a more refined echelon of York city. The Food is excellent as is the Table service, the staff are knowledgeable, attentive and friendly and additionally they welcome well-behaved canine companions in a few areas outside of the main restaurant. We had a table for Sunday lunch in the ‘riverside room’, with several other parties in there it had a pleasant ambience and by no means did other diners chatter overpower our smaller group. We weren’t rushed and spent a very pleasant and cosy two hours sauntering through two courses. Can’t recommend enough

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DianeB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend, great food, very attentive waiter, loved the cocktails recommended by the waiter. Overall very good experience. If in area again would be returning thank you 😊

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MichaelJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another superb visit. Staff very welcoming and very helpful and sttentive. Quality of food is second to none. Wholly recommend a visit

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LukeJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Chilled atmosphere but vibrant at the same time. Lovely setting. Will be back.

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Salsea
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food choice is poor if you are a non red meat eater and expensive with a “carrot” main course at £18. Portion sizes also vastly reduced from what they were and basic dishes which don’t inspire which is a shame as this is what we used to expect from SITC. Great setting and ambience - comfortable seating and excellent, attentive staff.

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London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had certain turf was really good service was wonderful topped by a lovely bottle of red wine which was recommended by the waiter definitely will return

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Anonymous
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location. Good atmosphere - light and fairly well spaced. Food and service very good quality although on the expensive side.

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JoJo
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch on the terrace, warmed by the heaters. Great service, lovley food. All in all - excellent.

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LisaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely building by the river. Decor modern and welcoming.
Service efficient and friendly. Good superb!!

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AshleyW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Star remains one of the top restaurants in York due to the quality of food and drink and it’s location and ambience.
It was unfortunate that a number of items on the menu were not available on the evening that I visited with my wife and two daughters. In a restaurant that has an extensive menu the aforementioned would not be a problem but as the Star’s menu is not extensive the choice of meal was very limited.
However we fully enjoyed our evening.

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Napper
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the terrace overlooking the River Ouse
We took 4 hours over our meal and never felt rushed

FAQs

The Star Inn The City is rated 4.5 stars by 4050 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 bookings at the moment.