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“Birthday meal”

The Star Inn The City
Ranked #112 of 961 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: £12 - £32
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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'.
Reviewed 24 October 2019

We visited on a Saturday evening for my birthday with friends. The food was good, service attentive without being invasive & surroundings impressive, I can imagine on a sunny day the outside area being a great place to eat & drink.
None of my party had any complaints about the food, however nothing really wow'd either to be honest. I found my whitebait starter a little dry & bland, i ended up squeezing my drinks lemon slice over it ! The sauce needed to pack a punch, but unfortunately it was just a basic tomato flavour. My duck main was a little tough & the skin desperately needed to be crispy, again this let the dish down as it wasn't rendered at all, however my chocolate mousse pudding was fabulous.
All in all it was definately acceptable & at just a little over £200 for 4 people, which included 2 or 3 drinks each , fairly reasonably priced.
Other food i saw being brought out looked great (the fish & chips were huge !) so perhaps i just lucked out on my choices. I would certainly visit again if in the area.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 23 October 2019 via mobile

We had a lovely evening meal here. My scallop starter was delicious and so was my main of belly pork. Even the beer was great! The price was really good for what we’d ordered and I’d certainly recommend this restaurant!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 21 October 2019

Booked a table for 14 for my sister’s 50th birthday in the private dining area.
The service was amazing (a special thank you to Joe) who couldn’t have looked after us all an better - despite us being a rowdy bunch.
The food was outstanding and they couldn’t have been any more accommodating or helpful.
We loved everything about the food, service and venue.
Thank you so much.

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank Lynn S
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Reviewed 21 October 2019

Enjoyable lunch with 3 good courses, nice venue, decent service and child friendly.
We've been to The Star Inn at Harome previously and obviously it isn't the same food level as there (and nor is it pretending to be) but it was still a good quality meal, would happily go back.

Date of visit: October 2019
3  Thank Astuteboy
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Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

Amazing experience from start to finish.

Our server Zee made our visit spectacular and is a credit to the business!

Can’t fault the food or service in anyway.

Will be back soon!

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank Cmccready71
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