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The Star Inn The City, York, North Yorkshire

The Star Inn The City

4.4
4.4
6446 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 45 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 6,446 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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Yorkshire

    Great for scenic views

  • Yorkshire

    Most Booked

  • North Yorkshire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North Yorkshire

    Romantic

  • North Yorkshire

    Great for scenic views

  • North Yorkshire

    Most Booked

6,446 Reviews
  1. JoeS

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waitress was lovely and very helpful however they seemed to be over stretched. We sat at our table a good 10mins before our drinks order was taken. We felt the food was very average, my scallop starter was bland and my fillet steak was somehow over cooked yet looked anaemic on the outside. All in all we were left disappointed.

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  2. SueL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice of interesting food, great service, friendly, engaging staff. Lovely surroundings. Could have done with a jus or gravy on my ox cheek. Not if it should have had but without it, the meat was slightly dry. Otherwise excellent food. Will definitely go again.

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  3. Nick

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful evening outside enjoying drinks, then we went inside for dinner.Stunning evening! Thanks!

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  4. HaroldM

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food and service Beautiful location by the river. Wonderful ambience.

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  5. RuthH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, great food, very helpful, friendly staff in a fantastic location

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  6. JHS56

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant . Food excellent .Staff excellent especially Katie who was very friendly , Warm and welcoming

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  7. JanD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Plenty of choice. Beautifully presented food. All delivered with impeccable service.

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  8. CarolH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose the restaurant due to being recommended on the Michelin restaurant guide and it did not disappoint. The venue is in a beautiful location and very pretty to approach when lit up in the evening. The staff were attentive and gave helpful advice when deciding what to choose from the menu. The food was fantastic, we were disappointed when we were too full for a dessert! We would definitely return if ever visiting York again in the future.

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  9. Steak

    Edinburgh

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful atmosphere, staff very attentive & food excellent

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  10. WillC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I booked a table to take a client to lunch. The initial service was very good. The food let it down significantly. I ordered a fishfinger sandwich and my client ordered the burger. The fish singers were just batter, the whole meal was oily, lacked any flavour and what there was of the peas and tartare sauce was very limited. The dessert was the brown butter cake. Stodgy and quite tasteless. Overall the bill was £104 - not value for money, fried , tasteless food that is served better in a takeaway very limited on flavour and taste. Disappointed and embarrassed that I chose here to meet my client. Expensive and not value for money.

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  11. SoniaL

    Newcastle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely location, attentive service and great food

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service from Lina. Lovely food. Enjoyed the wine pairings.

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  13. Barb

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food selection. Good service. Welcoming staff

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch on Easter Monday and in particular we’d like to thank Katy for the outstanding service.

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  15. AlanMcG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food quality top level. Ambiance perfect

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  16. JimH

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very innovative on traditional based dishes. Very enjoyable

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely gem, great friendly service with quality ingredients and a good wine selection. Filled Yorkie was delicious Left feeling full and happy Relaxed atmosphere

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  18. Michelle

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Mediocre and overpriced Sunday roast, unworthy of its Michelin accolade. We ordered the filet with the short rib and the cauliflower and it was subpar. The gravy tasted like it was made with gravy granules, the potatoes were not freshly cooked and the entire meal lacked flavour. At almost £60 per person (and due to the fact that it was featured on the Michelin guide), I was expecting something delicious but we were so disappointed. An £18 roast at your local pub would have tasted the same if not better!

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  19. MargaretH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sunday lunch of roast lamb with a huge Yorkshire pudding -delicious! Managed a pudding too . Service from Katy was great nothing too much bother , friendly without being overly obtrusive.

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  20. NinocaVarelaaaaaaaaa1992

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food. Perfect place for a meal if you are visiting York !!

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  21. NigelH

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of six and had 5 good meals and one not so good, the atmosphere is great in here, but we thought the service was just OK, they were understaffed, and we had to keep prompting them, consequently we removed the discretionary service charge of 12.5% ( which on a meal for six was £39.50!!) and we just tipped the waitress directly. Overall probably wouldn’t come back again

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anna our server last night was fabulous. Super efficient friendly and overall just lovely. The food was marvellous with a wonderful wide selection available.

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  23. TomV

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic place, food was amazing and the staff was brilliant. Would definitely return.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a simply fantastic meal today at Star Inn The City. Good service, a lovely environment and absolutely delicious and beautifully presented food. The dishes were perfectly portioned, innovative compositions with great ingredients. I had a Cauliflower Kyiv, which was unlike anything I have ever eaten. And, my wife said d her Yorkshire Lamb Rump was excellent. We would whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone looking for a great quality meal.

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  25. MargaretM

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice for a special dinner with family. Food was terrific particularly the chicken liver parfait, ox cheeks and Banoffee Choux bun. Great service from Kayley. And a special thank you for the management who honoured a deposit from four years ago for Harome. Not everyone would. Thank you

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  26. SusL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely dining experience. Special without being pretentious. Will be back soon.

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  27. CaitlinD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined at the Star Inn on Monday night so the atmosphere was slightly quieter - plus, we had our dogs with us and were therefore seated in the bar area. The rest of the restaurant looked very busy, which is not a surprise! The food was outstanding! The service was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I can imagine this place would be even nicer in the summer when you can sit outside, along the river. Great visit - thank you Star Inn!

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  28. SallyB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely restaurant with lovely views to the river from the garden room. Staff very attentive & the food was delicious it was the best Sunday beef roast I have ever tasted

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place but a little inconsistent between dishes. Service was very good. The offering seems to have dipped a little since the days of the posh prawn cocktail.

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  30. Sabayon

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent throughout Wine, food, ambiance, view Highly recommend

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  31. RachelT

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food, great service from a lovely chatty waitress. I had the chicken which was tender and not at all dry followed by a scoop of liquorice ice cream. Amazing. Would definitely recommend.

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  32. Littlespud

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a meal early before the theatre - so only had a starter & pudding. The meal was all delicious, table over looking the river. The ambience & service all excellent. Will definitely be back for a proper meal another time.

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  33. JackT

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drink were sublime and our server Katy made our evening, super attentive, polite and knowledgeable couldn't recommend higher

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  34. DriftwoodDavid

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food , service , value . Well located . Good wine choice .

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  35. SoupBandit

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food Excellent service Excellent atmosphere Excellent location

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  36. EmmaC

    Devon

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think the best meal out that we’ve had all year! Interesting menu, delicious food, great ambience and attentive and professional service. We had a fantastic meal here.

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  37. AlanB

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Katy our waitress was superb. Very helpful & good service.

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  38. MrsS

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Serious staffing problem, waited outside freezing (if you didn’t have enough staff & heaters to have people outside don’t take bookings - we were not a walk in we’d booked in advance and asked for a dog friendly table) we waited for 20 minutes without anyone even taking our drinks order so left.

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  39. JackieB

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go to the Star for special occasions and we are never disappointed. We love the feel of the place and we enjoy not being crammed in, there always enough space around

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the starters “Brew York Beer Battered Cod Cheeks”. The staff was really friendly and accommodating to our group of 6 🙂 Can’t wait to try the desserts next time 😊

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The Star Inn The City is rated 4.4 stars by 6446 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 45 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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