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

£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”.

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”.

Summary

£75
 ££££
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.

“If Carlsberg made pubs…!” then fans of Andrew Pern’s well-known destination say they would be like his thatched, 14th-century inn (which he’s run for more than 20 years) with its “roaring log fire” – a perfect setting for Pern’s ‘modern Yorkshire’ cooking, with plenty of game from the nearby moors, prepared “without pretension and yet so delicious”. It doesn’t wow absolutely everyone, though, with a minority of diners who say “while it’s very good, I can’t help feeling it’s not quite what it once was”.

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Highchair,Menu,Portions
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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.
Jerry S
First time back post the fire. Dear. God. ...
Reviewed 1 months, 4 days ago

"First time back post the fire. Dear. God. Andrew and his team have rediscovered their love of cooking. It shines through. Utterly, utterly splendid."

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Rob I
One of my favourite places to eat in the UK...
Reviewed 9 months, 29 days ago

"One of my favourite places to eat in the UK. I adore the Black Pudding and Foie Gras it is one of my favourite ever dishes. The staff ooze Northern charm and make you feel very welcome."

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 95.00   7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.50 £31.00 £5.00 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Harome, Harome, YO62 5JE
Opening hours
Monday5:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Tuesday11:30 am‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Wednesday11:30 am‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday11:30 am‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday11:30 am‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday11:30 am‑3 pm, 4:30 pm‑9 pm
Sunday11:30 am‑6 pm

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