Through the City Walls


The Star Inn The City

Located in the old Engine House on the edge of York’s Museum Gardens, close to the historic Lendal Bridge and Tower, The Star Inn has an enviable riverside position.

We aim to match the setting with the best produce, which God’s Own County has to offer and genuine Yorkshire hospitality for the whole package.

Finest of produce

Oxtail Soup

…A little taste of the countryside in the city!

The Breakfast Menu is available up to 11.30am for Full Yorkshires or lighter options, with the All Day Menu, which changes with the ‘food seasons’ on offer from noon until late evening. Afternoon Tea can be booked between noon and 5pm at £20 per person with Yorkshire Tea, or a Champagne Afternoon Tea at £30 per person.

Ideal for pre-theatre prandials or shopper-sustenance is our daily-changing Market Menu, priced at £17 for two courses or £22 for three and served noon to 7pm, Mondays to Thursdays and noon to 6.30pm on Fridays.

A Prawn Cocktail

Unequalled Riverside Location…

Situated alongside York’s historic Lendal Bridge over the River Ouse, The Star Inn The City is within easy walking distance of York Station and, via Museum Gardens or the riverside path, Marygate Carpark.

The Restaurant’s Terrace is the perfect location for fair weather pre- or post-dinner drinks, watching the river flow by. Owing to the vagaries of the climate, advance bookings are not taken.

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Online bookings can be made for up to 5 people up to 30 minutes ahead. Please contact us by telephone or email for group bookings for 6 diners or more. ‘Walk-in’ tables may be available outside of busier times. We regret that we cannot take reservations for our Terrace tables owing to the vagaries of the Yorkshire Climate.

Groups of up to 14 guests can dine in the Garden Room section of our restaurant (a maximum of 8 for Afternoon Tea). Our first floor Private Dining Room or River Room can be hired Sundays to Fridays for groups of 14 to 36 guests or groups of 14 to 20 guests respectively. Group Menus can be provided for ease of ordering.

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Vouchers can be purchased in denominations of £10, £20, £50 or £100 and remain valid for 12 months from the purchase date.

Special Afternoon Tea for Two Vouchers can be purchased at £40 or Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at £60.

*Vouchers can be sent by Royal Mail Signed For, for an additional £2 payment, or they can be collected in person. We cannot currently take credit card payments via our website.

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