RestaurantsNorth YorkshireYorkYO1

survey result

Summary

£69
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “lovely”, “bright and airy venue on the River Ouse” plays host to this city spin-off from Andrew Pern’s well-known Star Inn at Harome, 25 miles to the north. It would surely rate higher were it not for a feeling in some quarters that it offers “nice” or “distinctly average” bistro food “at fine-dining prices”.

Summary

£66
  £££
1
Poor
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Andrew Pern’s gastropub offshoot from the Star Inn at Harome continues to inspire unusually mediocre feedback, with a majority of reports finding it severely “overrated” and with “OTT prices for the quality of the food”. Why, then, is it “very busy”? – it has a “lovely setting over the river” with “the best waterside terrace in the city (worth a visit for a drink if nothing else!)”

Summary

£66
  £££
1
Poor
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Andrew Pern’s gastropub offshoot from the Star Inn at Harome continues to inspire unusually mediocre feedback, with a majority of reports finding it severely “overrated” and with “OTT prices for the quality of the food”. Why, then, is it “very busy”? – it has a “lovely setting over the river” with “the best waterside terrace in the city (worth a visit for a drink if nothing else!)”

Summary

£63
  £££
1
Poor
1
Poor
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Set in a lovely location next to the river”, Andrew Pern’s “posh gastropub” – a city offshoot from the Star Inn at Harome – is certainly capable of fine meals, and fans applaud its “proper ingredients, cooked well” that “celebrate British food”. But its ratings continue to be dragged down by “inconsistent cooking and sketchy service”: “dining here really is a rollercoaster: they need to get a grip and ensure some consistency in both food and service”.

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Star Inn the City Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Star Inn the City Restaurant in YO1, York by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Star Inn the City restaurant.
Jerry S
Absolutely excellent food, since the tram a...
Reviewed 3 months, 29 days ago

"Absolutely excellent food, since the tram at Harome have been in situ following the fire the levels of cookery have leapt upwards. Make the effort to get here and have Michelin level cookery at a cheaper price (ish) point before they return to the main restaurant."

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Jerry S
Since the team at Harome have been in resid...
Reviewed 5 months, 28 days ago

"Since the team at Harome have been in residence the uplift in all standards has been noticeable. Utterly wonderful, also ate in October, game season being Andrew’s most wonderful bit of the year frankly. Hopefully Harome will be open again soon."

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janet H
Overpriced...
Reviewed 7 months, 21 days ago

"Overpriced"

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Ray G
Good staff and a good experience Food and A...
Reviewed 7 months, 22 days ago

"Good staff and a good experience Food and Ambiance always good and interesting "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£12.50 £27.50 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.80
Extras  
Service 12.50%
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Opening hours
Monday10 am‑11 pm
Tuesday10 am‑11 pm
Wednesday10 am‑11 pm
Thursday10 am‑11 pm
Friday9:30 am‑12 am
Saturday9:30 am‑12 am
Sunday9:30 am‑10 pm

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