Celebrate Christmas 2023 With Us!

With the jingle of bells and the scent of mulled wine in the air, the festive season is fast approaching, and there’s no better place to celebrate than the heart of York – right here at The Star Inn The City. Nestled in picturesque surroundings right on the River Ouse, we take pride in bringing a taste of the countryside to the city, offering an exquisite dining experience that reflects our commitment to the best seasonal food sourced from the beautiful Yorkshire region.

Festive Group Bookings & Christmas Parties York

As Christmas approaches, it’s time to gather in style with friends, family, and colleagues. Whether it’s a lively family reunion or an office soirée, we have the perfect setting to make your Christmas event merry and bright.

Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season with our specially crafted Festive Group Menu, available from December 1st. Priced at £65 per person, prepare to be whisked away on a culinary journey that encapsulates the warmth and joy associated with this time of year. To add a sparkle to your arrival, each guest will be greeted with a complimentary glass of fizz, setting the tone for what promises to be a magical occasion.

Here’s a little glimpse of what the festive menu has to offer:


Begin your festive feast with the velvety warmth of our Caramelised Parsnip & Bramley Apple Soup. This aromatic blend captivates the senses, a perfect harmony of sweet and savoury notes.

For a luxurious start, delve into the Whipped Yorkshire Wolds Chicken Liver & Sherry Parfait. Its silky texture and rich flavour profile make it an indulgent treat for the taste buds.

Seafood enthusiasts can revel in the allure of the Organic Oak Smoke Salmon. This festive classic, with its Yorkshire twist, promises a symphony of delicate smokiness.

Embracing a plant-based option, our Nutmeg Roasted Cauliflower (Vegan Option) offers a medley of seasonal flavours. Roasted to perfection, it’s a vegan delight that captures the essence of the holidays.


The mains bring a hearty selection that captures the essence of the festive season. Dive into the Breast of Yorkshire Moors Pheasant, artfully paired with Bubble & Squeak Croquettes. Enhanced by charred alliums and the richness of boozy prunes, this dish is a celebration of festive gastronomy.

For a taste of the sea, the Oven Baked North Sea Cod Fillet takes centre stage. Accompanied by Pancetta Creamed Brussels Sprouts & Potatoes and crowned with a Sage & Chestnut Crumble, it’s a culinary voyage across land and sea.

Vegetarians and vegans are in for a treat with our delicious Butternut Squash Risotto too. Wilted Garden Kale, Braised Chestnuts, Sage & Parmesan Crackling come together to create a dish that transcends dietary preferences, celebrating the diversity of festive flavours.


Concluding your festive culinary journey, our decadent desserts beckon. The Mulled Pear & Winter Berry Crumble invites you to indulge in a delightful mix of seasonal fruits, crowned with Fruit ‘n’ Nut Granola and served alongside velvety Cinnamon Custard.

For a touch of nostalgia, the Eggnog Custard Tart takes centre stage. Paired with Mince Pie Ice Cream and adorned with Candied Clementine Peel, it’s a festive twist on timeless classics.

For those who cherish tradition, our signature Individual Christmas Pudding steals the spotlight. Served with Classic Brandy Sauce and Hedgerow Ripple Ice Cream, it’s a festive tradition on a plate (please note that Christmas Puddings are available between 1st-24th December).

A Toast To The Season: Drinks That Sparkle

In addition to your complimentary glass of fizz on arrival, explore our fabulous drinks menu. Indulge in a range of exquisite wines from around the world, expertly paired to complement each festive dish. Elevate your celebration with winter cocktails, premium champagne, local ales, premium local spirits, and more. Each sip is a festive toast to the joyous spirit of Christmas.

Book Now

This Christmas, entrust The Star Inn The City with your celebrations, where delightful festive offerings and cherished memories await. You can view the full Festive Group Menu by clicking on the button below and you can secure your table by clicking here.

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