The Star Inn The City

We are very pleased to announce that our bookings system is open for reservations on our riverside terrace and for inside the restaurant. Please note that reservations are for dining only; we do not take table reservations just for drinks.
If you wish to enjoy a drink with us, please pop in on the day and we will seat you as soon as possible. For our full and most current bookings policy please visit the link ‘Restaurant Booking Conditions’ below, and we would like to draw to your attention that we will continue to require customers to wear masks when unseated. Keep an eye on our social media for any further updates
- we are looking forward to welcoming you safely!

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 read our Restaurant Booking Conditions prior to making a reservation. For outside tables, we strongly advise diners are suitably attired and equipped for the weather conditions, as we cannot guarantee any waterproof covering or provision of heaters for any of our tables. We require credit/debit card details in order to secure each reservation. No charge is made to the card unless the booking is cancelled outside the time period(s) stated in our Restaurant Booking Conditions, in which case a £25 per person charge will be processed.

Table allocations can be amended up until the time of seating and, regrettably, we can not guarantee any specific tables. Please be aware that each party is allocated a specific time at their table which is as follows: Up to 2 guests: 1 hour 45 minutes, 3-4 guests: 2 hours, 5-6 guests: 2 hours 15 minutes, 7+ guests: 2hours 30 minutes.

Book A Table   Restaurant Booking 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.


Vouchers for monetary values or for ‘Treats’, such as our Supper Club events can be purchased online via the button below. Digital and postal options are both available.

Purchase Vouchers

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