The Star Inn The City

Welcome to The Star Inn the City!
We are delighted to reopen our doors and welcome guests old and new in these uncertain times of Covid-19. Whilst we are striving to make your visit as normal as possible, we have a few rules that need to be adhered to by law, including social distancing, the wearing of a face mask, when not seated at a table, and the (dreaded) 10.00pm curfew! So, if we all respect the law, our staff and each other, we will get through this pandemic together with a great team effort. Thank you very much for your cooperation. Please enjoy your visit and our Yorkshire hospitality. Cheers Andrew Pern

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 up to 11.30am for Full Yorkshires or lighter options, with the All Day Menu on offer from noon until late evening. 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. Owing to the vagaries of the climate, advance bookings are not taken.

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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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