The Star Inn The City

4.4
1568 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
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, afternoon tea and dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary British
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Sat 08:30–11:30
Daily 12:00–22:00
Sun 09:30–11:30
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Phone number
01904 619208
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Matt Hunter
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Private Party Facilities
We have two wonderful spaces that can accommodate large group bookings. The River Room can seat up from 14 up to 18 guests and our Private Dining Room can seat from 14 up to 36 guests. These rooms are available from Sunday- Friday and are perfect for events such as birthdays, anniversaries, business meetings or wedding breakfasts. For full booking policy please visit our website and for any additional information email info@starinnthecity.co.uk

All tables up to 14 guests can be seated in the main restaurant. All bookings of 6 or must provide credit card details to secure the booking as a cancellation fee applies, please call us on 01904 619208 for more information.
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Private Party Contact
Kelly: 01904 619208
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Area
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Parking Details
The nearest car park to our restaurant is Marygate.
Marygate carpark, Frederic Street, York, YO30 7DT
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Special Events & Promotions
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1568 People Are Saying
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PR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unable to give a review as the restaurant cancelled my booking due to a fire in the kitchen

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PO
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I don’t know what to say. We left a restaurant that was lovely to hurry to THE STAR. I tried to change the reservation for a slightly later time but it said no other times available. We went to a similarly named but WRONG location and were told it happens all the time. We then RAN to the correct location which was eerily dark. We finally noticed a sign that there had been a fire. We then spent a long time finding an available restaurant. I’m sorry for the fire and the lives impacted. I couldn’t use Opentable to replace the reservation because it was sure I already had one. Is there a way to fix this? Override? It would have been very helpful. Meanwhile, the restaurant sounded lovely and I hope all are safe.

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CR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The location and the food at the Star is good but the service is appalling. We have been 3 or 4 times now and we always think "maybe it'll be better this time". It never is. We were sat for 15 mins before anyone asked us if we wanted a drink and couldn't seem to get anyone's attention either. When our main course arrived, we hadn't got our wine...when I said "I think we've got some wine coming", the response was "probably". When we had coffee, my husband's had spilt en route. The waiter pondered what to do, said "I'll sort that out for you", grabbed a towel that was tucked into his trousers and wiped the bottom. Sigh. The potential

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S
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

More than met my expectations. A n ideal lunch for two friends celebrating birthdays. Worth the trip to York. I would have welcomed a more healthy choice at lunch time, hence the 4 not 5 stars. The steak I had was cooked perfectly for me and the dessert was irresistible. The staff were friendly, helpful, efficient and not intrusive. Will definitely be returning in the future.

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MH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and great service with lovely views of York

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KG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service and the food was to die for ! Would definitely return when in York again

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SR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, beautiful location and fabulous food.

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant fun excellent food service and wonderful setting

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MR
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place! From the aperitifs in the bar area through to the amazing food and superb wine, it was a winner. Fantastic service (thanks Alex!) who was efficient and friendly, helping with choices.
Superb meal and lovely time on our weekend away in York. We wish we lived closer to be able to visit again! Highly recommended.

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CS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As ever, a lovely meal, very good tasty food, well presented and excellent service. Can only be a special treat as prices quite high.

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AC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Met old friends for lunch, the All Day menu offered a wide choice of food from a full lunch to snacks, light meals and a specials menu. Everything was delicious, good flavours, perfectly prepared and nicely presented. Lovely light and airy dining room. Excellent service throughout. Quite pricey but it was worth it, highly recommended.

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WR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish dishes were superb in both taste and presentation. Flavours amazing.

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious freshly cooked flavours. Delightful staff and cosy atmosphere

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EF
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The Scallops were magnificent and my Red Legged Partridge was very tasty but a bit tough.

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KT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and great service! My husbands starter wasn’t great, and so we told our waiter. When the waiter collected in our main course plates he informed us that the chef had tasted my husband’s starter and agreeed it wasn’t up to scratch and immediately removed it from the menu and our bill. Fantastic service - going that extra mile! The rest of the food was delicious and we shall be returning :)

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P
Newcastle
12 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good meal in very pleasant surroundings. Happy to recommend and return.

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JM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great breakfast in York over looking the river. Food was delicious. Great place!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect start to a birthday, beautifully presented brunch and birthday macaroon gift. Lovely waitress.

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PA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recently visited this restaurant with my family, wife and two children 10 and under. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was delicious with a great choice for all. We had a dinner on a sat eve and there was a very good atmosphere in the place. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the Yorkshire puddings!

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DH
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect end to a perfect weekend. Service excellent, food amazing and wonderful atmosphere.

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Y
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are delighted to have found this great restaurant. Food is lovely and they really look after you. Relaxing afternoon with delicious food.

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PS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service - friendly, attentive and understanding.

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JH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just seemed a nice friendly atmosphere. Not rushed. Good value for money for brunch. Cosy.

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JC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first visit to celebrate my daughters burthday.

Will be back again soon, thanks for making her day so special .

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PB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and high end food presented in a way that was not too intimidating! Great beer too with unfiltered pilsner urquell

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JB
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A very memorable visit to York & a fine dining experience at the Star Inn! Staff went above & beyond to ensure we were exceptionally looked after!! Definitely would return again maybe during the daytime to enjoy the amazing view!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Greece
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Decent place and good food, their menu does not seem to get updated regularly which could be an opportunity for improvement but overall it is a good place to dine

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PF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

It was ok but far too expensive for what was served. £11 for a small piece of chocolate dessert was atrocious.

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KC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

lovely setting, very helpful polite friendly staff, lovely food, not cheap but you get what you pay for! definitely recommend

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A
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was fabulous. My friend keeps saying she had to close her eyes on the first mouthful it was so good!

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Visited Sunday birthday meal waitress
Outstanding as was the food

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AT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive but unobtrusive service and a lovely location. We also took our 4 year old daughter who had ample food choices. A really lovely restaurant for a get together and we would highly recommend.

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PW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food in modern but comfortable restaurant which has a special ambience. Service efficient and friendly.

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B
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely lunch with a friend who hadn’t visited before and was very impressed. Excellent service and good food.

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D
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a very lovely evening a belated birthday celebration as I had been in hospital on my birthday in the summer! The restaurant was easy to find and a lovely position by the river! A work colleague recommended it and we were not dissapointed! The service was very good and the food of course was delicious! How do they get their Yorkshire pudding starter to be so big and light one was enough but I would love to know how many would tackle 3! Not forgetting to mention a surprise birthday treat of a lovely slice Red Velvet cake! Will definitely go back again in the summer to enjoy the setting as 7pm in October it was getting dark so we did not get to enjoy it's lovely position in the river bank but the interior decoration and ambience was lovely! I have hearing loss but found it very comfortable and no problem in having a conversation which is important to me.

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FH
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor is lovely, the food great and the service unobtrusive and classy.
Whenever I have the opportunity to go to York, I will definitely book a table.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable experience
The food was wonderful
I couldn't believe the taste 10/10

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AJ
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great value for money. Highly recommended

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OT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food in pleasant surroundings. Good service. Ladies toilet lacking in basics such as toilet paper.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, high quality service, really nice location. Will definitely go again when we are back in York

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