Through the City Walls
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.
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
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.
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. Please contact us by telephone if intending to bring a canine companion.
Groups of up to 14 guests can dine in the Garden Room section of our restaurant. 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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