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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.

Our breakfast menu is available Fridays to Sundays, with the All Day Menu on offer daily from noon.

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.

Al Fresco Dining York

If you’re searching for the best spot for outdoor dining in York then look no further!

Our charming outdoor terrace is the perfect location for enjoying some fair weather pre- or post-dinner drinks, including our incredible speciality cocktails, tasty beers, premium champagne and spirits. In fact, The Star Inn The City is one of the only Pilsner Urquell Tankovna tank beer sites in the North of England.

Please note we now take bookings for terrace tables for food only, on the understanding that an alternative inside table is not guaranteed in the event of inclement weather.

The Star Inn The City can also be booked for wedding receptions in York. Our idyllic riverside location and elegant private dining spaces provide a cosy and intimate atmosphere that’s ideal for celebrating your big day.

The Star Inn The City – a food-led celebration destination