RestaurantsNorth YorkshireYorkYO1

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£71
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

In a “great location” by the River Ouse, this characterful gastropub was opened 11 years ago by chef Andrew Pern as a city counterpart to his acclaimed Star Inn at Harome in North Yorkshire. “The cuisine still fails to meet expectations”, though – a recurrent theme, with reporters describing it as “good but not spectacular” or at best “better than expected given the poor reviews”.

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£71
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Acclaimed Yorkshire chef Andrew Pern’s city version of his famous Star Inn at Harome (which he spent last year rebuilding after a disastrous fire) has a “lively atmosphere, excellent food, efficient service and good setting” on the River Ouse, making it “ideal for family celebrations”. Its ratings are dragged down by a significant minority of reporters who feel it is “distinctly average in all respects, given the prices charged”.

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£69
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* 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”.

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£66
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* 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!)”

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Lendal Engine House, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DR

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
36, 24
No dress code
100

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
Nice British food, clearly from Andrew Pern...
Reviewed 4 months, 4 days ago

"Nice British food, clearly from Andrew Pern, a focus on local, seasonal produce paying dividends. Not quite at the level of The Star but little if anything to fault."

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Jerry S
Ever since Andrew and the team came into to...
Reviewed 7 months, 2 days ago

"Ever since Andrew and the team came into town after the fire the food and service levels here after been up a notch or two. Absolutely wonderful food, autumn is his time of year with the game season upon us- locally sourced from a butcher I use. Big thumbs up. "

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Aaaron L
Dined here yesterday and tried the new summ...
Reviewed 11 months, 28 days ago

"Dined here yesterday and tried the new summer menu and I have to say that the whole experience was incredible. From the moment me and my partner arrived the staff went above and beyond to cater to our needs and we sat on the beautiful outdoor terrace that overlooks the river. I opted for the Yorkshire lamb loin which was spectacular and my partner had the BBQ Maple bacon that she absolutely loved. This is the best restaurant in York in my opinion given the food, location and level of service. Will be back soon and hope to try a few more of the signature cocktails!"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £21.00 £8.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.80
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Lendal Engine House, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DR
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Opening hours
Monday11 am‑11 pm
Tuesday11 am‑11 pm
Wednesday11 am‑11 pm
Thursday11 am‑11 pm
Friday9:30 am‑12 am
Saturday9:30 am‑12 am
Sunday9:30 am‑10 pm

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