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Join Us At The Star Inn The City
Award Winning Restaurant York
The Star Inn The City is an award winning Brasserie-style restaurant nestled on the banks of the River Ouse in the heart of York.
Since opening our doors in 2013 our ethos has been simple: we aim to bring a little taste of the countryside to the city, offering diners the chance to enjoy exquisite modern cuisine in an idyllic riverside setting all year round.
Inspired by the vision of Andrew Pern of the Michelin-starred Star Inn at Harome, we use the finest, locally-sourced ingredients to create scrumptious seasonal dishes. We also proudly offer an extensive drinks menu featuring wines, local ales and speciality cocktails.
Testament to the passion, dedication and commitment of our team, The Star Inn is widely recognised as one of the best restaurants in York city centre. In 2022 we scooped the prestigious Open Table Diners’ Choice award and in 2021 we were presented with an AA Rosette for culinary excellence.
For the past two years we have also been featured in the Michelin Guide, and The Star Inn is showcased in the 2020 edition of The Good Food Guide.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner York
Whether you’re joining us for breakfast, lunch or dinner in York, all of our diners will be treated to an array of succulent dishes to choose from, each accompanied with a warm and friendly Yorkshire welcome.
From our famous pan roasted loin of Yorkshire venison, to our celebrated Lemon Thyme Roasted Loin of North Sea Monkfish, we serve lovingly-crafted dishes that cater for all tastes- with Vegan and Gluten Free options available.
After earning a reputation as one of the best places to eat in York we pride ourselves on using only the finest local ingredients, with much of our produce sourced from God’s own country.
Riverside Restaurant York
The Star Inn the City provides the perfect setting for all occasions; from a quick catch up with friends over a few drinks through to birthday, anniversary and graduation get-togethers.
Situated right on the riverbank, close to the historic Lendal Bridge and Tower, sit back, relax, and enjoy wonderful views as boats pass up and down the river.
Our restaurant is within easy walking distance of York Station. If you’re driving, you will find The Star Inn The City located a short distance from Marygate Carpark- which can be accessed via Museum Gardens or the riverside path.
Private Dining York
Situated within the iconic Grade II listed Old Engine House, The Star Inn The City provides flexible private dining spaces in York that serve as the perfect setting for any event.
Our stylish upstairs mezzanine private dining room, available exclusively from Sunday evenings through Friday, accommodates up to 36 guests comfortably. For a more intimate setting, our riverside room, bathed in natural light by day and aglow with candlelight by night, is ideal for various occasions. From breakfast meetings to small wedding receptions, this welcoming space caters to groups of up to 13 guests (non-exclusive) or up to 26 guests (exclusive use). All our private dining rooms come equipped with WI-FI, ensuring seamless connectivity for your events.