RestaurantsNorth YorkshireHaromeYO62

Breaking news

25 November 2021: the thatched inn was destroyed by fire last night; chef-patron Andrew Pern estimates at this stage that it'll be a year before the dining room re-opens, but the pub section will "be able to function, in a fashion, somehow". 

survey result

Summary

£101
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Back after the terrible fire which is great news!” – Andrew Pern’s famous pub in rural Yorkshire is, say fans, “back at the top of its game” and – having “recently refurbished” out of necessity is “everything a top restaurant should be”. One of the top 100 most commented-on destinations outside London in our annual diners’ poll: “it’s not really a pub” anymore and the interior is “as beautiful as the food”: “delicious cooking, using mainly local produce”. It would have scored even higher ratings this year, were it not for a couple of reporters who felt the offering didn’t live up to its high billing, but even they still rated it decently well. And most regulars are just plain delighted to have it back: “I make the pilgrimage there from London twice a year and have done so since 2004. It is just a fantastic all-round experience that never disappoints!”

Summary

£93
 ££££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Reopened in late 2022 after being gutted by a disastrous fire that swept through its ancient thatch a year earlier, this 14th-century inn is, for many people, “one of my favourite places to eat in the UK”“the staff ooze Northern charm and make you feel very welcome”, while “patron Andrew Pern and his incredible team, including head chef Steve Smith and restaurant manager Eve Cullen, ensure a wonderful experience every time”. “Love how they offer ‘Michelin’ cuisine but also a locals’ menu which is accessible to a wider audience”“love it so much, we got married there!”. Top Tip – “the black pudding and foie gras is a best-ever dish”.

Summary

£82
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Fire swept through the four-foot-thick thatch of this “iconic” fourteenth-century North Yorkshire inn one night in late November 2021, reducing the structure ‘to ashes’, in the words of chef-patron Andrew Pern the next morning – although he hoped to be ‘up and running’ again within a year, while staff would be deployed to his Star spinoffs in York and Whitby. Police investigating the fire quickly concluded that it had been set deliberately. Four months earlier, Andrew had celebrated his 25th anniversary at the Star: “iconic in Yorkshire, and well worth a detour when visiting the Dales” thanks to its “stunning” cooking from his (and head chef, Stephen Smith’s) extensive tasting menu or à la carte selection.

Summary

£77
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Andrew Pern’s growing foodie empire started off at this “beautiful”, “charming and comfortable”, thatched 14th-century inn over two decades ago, and he has successfully maintained its reputation for “wonderful food, with superb flavours”. One or two fans tip the “brilliant à la carte” over a tasting menu that can seem “a bit out-there” to more conservative tastes, or “prefer the light and airy modern dining room to the old pub-style one”. And on the downside, there remains a minority view that it is “overpriced and living off its kudos”.

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Harome, Harome, YO62 5JE

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
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10
No dress code
75
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The Star Inn Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Star Inn Restaurant in YO62, Harome by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Star Inn restaurant.
Alan H
The food is fabulous and every aspect of ou...
Reviewed 11 months, 21 days ago

"The food is fabulous and every aspect of our visit was delightful. "

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 125.00 Always available  

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£19.50 £43.00 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £36.00
Filter Coffee £3.90
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Harome, Harome, YO62 5JE
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8:45 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8:45 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8:45 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8:45 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:15 pm
Sunday12 pm‑12 am

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