The Star Inn The City

Following the Government’s Covid Update of 22nd February 2021, we intend to open for outside restaurant table bookings from 12th April and for both inside and outside from 17th May 2021, subject to the prevailing conditions, such as the Rule of Six. We are currently reformatting our online bookings system and finalising menu details and further announcements will be made via social media very shortly.

Through the City Walls

star inn the city at night

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 The City has an enviable riverside position. The Brasserie-style restaurant opened in 2013, after Andrew Pern of the Michelin-starred Star Inn at Harome joined the building owners in their quest to establish a food-led celebration destination in one of York's unique locations.

The aim of matching its beautiful setting with the best produce, which God's Own County has to offer and genuine Yorkshire hospitality has resulted in the eaterie quickly becoming a firm favourite for special meals, such as graduation celebrations, birthdays and anniversaries. The Star Inn The City's sister restaurant is The Star Inn The Harbour in Whitby, in the seaside town's best harbourside location and offering fish and seafood from Yorkshire's coast alongside treats from the Moors.

Finest of produce

finest of produce

…A little taste of the countryside in the city!

The Breakfast Menu is available Fridays to Sundays for Full Yorkshires or lighter options, with the All Day Menu on offer daily from noon. The All Day Menu changes to follow the seasons: late winter to early spring to mark the drawing to a close of the feathered game season and looking towards spring; spring through to full summer, for the freshly-picked flavours; early autumn to late winter for the best of seasonal game, kitchen garden and orchard harvests.

Daily Specials include catch-of-the-day fresh fish and dishes featuring limited season ingredients.

Views of the Ouse

Riverside Location

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. We now take bookings for Terrace tables, on the understanding that an alternative inside table is not guaranteed in the event of inclement weather.

Make a reservation

Please note our Booking Conditions prior to making a reservation. Those selecting an outside table should note that an alternative inside table is unlikely to be available in adverse weather conditions.

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The Star Inn The Harbour, Whitby

star inn the harbour

The Star Inn at the seaside…

Visit our sister restaurant, The Star Inn The Harbour, Whitby for the best in fish and shellfish from the North Sea and great produce from the Moors.


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