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This buzzy all-day brasserie sits within an old brick-built engine house and boasts a lovely terrace overlooking the river. Carefully cooked dishes are...
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Located in the Old Engine House on the edge of York's Museum Gardens in a riverside setting close to the historic Lendal Bridge, The Star Inn The City has an enviable position, which we aim to match with the best produce God's Own Country has to offer and genuine Yorkshire hospitality for the 'whole package'.
PRICE RANGE
US$15 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Katy was really welcoming. Her recommendations for the menu and the wine were spot on. Katy made us feel very comfortable and really made our 9th wedding anniversary meal very special. Katy couldn’t do enough for us and her personality and professionalism was spot on!...We had a great evening. Thank you!! Food - outstanding!! Massive compliments to the chef!! XxMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A wonderful restaurant, we come every time we stay in York. The food is out of this world. The staff are wonderful, you want for nothing. We always enjoy our evenings here.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The location is fantastic, and there's a beautiful terrace which overlooks the river which I'm sure would be lovely in the summer. The restaurant has a lovely ambience and feels nice and Christmassy with the twinkly lights. Staff are very welcoming. However, the food leaves...a lot to be desired. Portion sizes are tiny and we had a steak which extremely fatty. The food was tasty, particularly the peppercorn sauce on the steak, but portion sizes tiny. We went home via McDonalds..!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very busy restaurant, with a good atmosphere. Friendly service and excellent food. On the expensive side but good quality. Think they do a set menu but not on the day we went. Would like to go back in the summer and sit outside.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was excellent our server Katy couldn’t have done enough for us. The food was amazing and the time left between each course was perfect we never felt rushed. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great venue, delicious food and terrific service - extra helpful to an elderly relative and special recognition for my daughter who was celebrating. Not cheap but good value and made a special occasion even better. Loved it.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an absolutely fabulous meal we had! The food was divine, the place beautiful and the staff friendly and welcoming. Would 100% recommend.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible food and wonderful hospitality. Deepika took the time to take genuine interest in us and took great care. The food was beyond delicious also!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place, classy , good atmosphere, very good helpful staff, Great food, dont mind paying for quality

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely incredible evening at The Star Inn From start to finish we were made to feel comfortable by our server Katy. She was friendly, knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations, and throughout our evening attended to us with just the right level of attention. The...food was absolutely exquisite, one of (if not THE) best meals we've ever had the pleasure of enjoying. I would highly recommend anyone to come here - relaxed environment, immaculate food and top notch service.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great drinks and to top it off amazing service by Katy, made the night extra special and felt so welcomed!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were sat in the conservatory at the Star Inn by our server Katy, who was really polite and friendly - even considering how busy the place was. The starter (black pudding Bon Bon’s) was bought out very quickly, and was absolutely delicious. The mustard...mayo was a perfect accompaniment. I had the fish Sunday roast, and my friend had the beef. We had to wait a little for the main course, but when it came it was absolutely 10/10 delicious - well put together and presented on the plate beautifully. Compliments to the chefs! For dessert we took Yorkshire Parkin and the choc fudge cake - both with exceptional accompanying gelatos. On a side note - give Katy a raise! She was lovely and very professional.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is so delicious and the wine Katy suggested was gorgeous. She memorised our children’s names which made the service all the more special. Beautiful venue, service and food

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely experience, we was made so welcome by our waitress Katy who is a credit to her profession. Food was lovely along with a great atmosphere and 5 star service made this a very enjoyable experience.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service. Food was incredible. Deeprika was so lovely and attentive. Thank you forca fabulous evening.

Date of visit: November 2023
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The Star Inn The City is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4