The Star Inn The City opened in 2013, taking inspiration from Andrew Pern’s The Star Inn at Harome, but with the aim of creating a Brasserie-style Star Inn for the City serving ‘simple Yorkshire cooking with a taste of the countryside’.
The restaurant opens daily from breakfast until late. The Brunch Menu is served until 11.30am. From noon, there is a choice of menus: the All Day Menu is available until late and is supplemented by Daily Specials and a fixed two or three course Market Menu (available noon to 7pm Mondays to Thursdays and noon to 6.30pm on Fridays), whilst the Afternoon Tea Menu is available from noon until 5pm. The restaurant also has an extensive drinks list featuring wines, local ales and speciality cocktails, such as the ‘Twinkle, Twinkle’ and also SITC, one of the only Pilsner Urquell Tankovna tank beer sites in the North of England
Bookings can be made online for groups of up to 5 people via www.starinnthecity.co.uk. For larger group bookings there is the option of the Private Dining Room on the first floor or the cosy ground floor River Room, both of which can cater for parties of 14 plus. The Terrace alongside the River Ouse is extremely popular on sunny days and, owing to the vagaries of the weather, no bookings can be taken for this area. The restaurant is very busy on Saturdays and during University Graduation ceremony periods, when advance booking is certainly recommended for this ‘celebration destination’.
Look out for special events, including dinners hosted by Andrew Pern and ‘Michelin Dinners’ featuring menus from his Harome restaurant.