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 ‘a little taste of the countryside in the city’. It has rapidly established itself as one of York’s favourite celebration destinations.
Enviably located on the edge of York’s Museum Gardens and accessed via a tunnel through the city walls near Lendal Bridge, the restaurant’s Terrace runs alongside and the River Ouse affording some of the best views in York matched with stylish interiors and a great atmosphere.
The restaurant is open daily from breakfast until late. The Breakfast Menu is served until late morning and, from noon, the All Day Menu is supplemented by Daily Specials and snacks available for al fresco diners. The restaurant has an extensive drinks list featuring wines, local ales and speciality cocktails. The Star Inn The City is also one of the only Pilsner Urquell Tankovna tank beer sites in the North of England
Advance booking is highly recommended, especially at the weekends and during University Graduation ceremony periods. Bookings can be made online for groups of up to 5 people via www.starinnthecity.co.uk, whilst larger bookings can be arranged directly with the restaurant. In addition to the very popular glazed Garden Room and cosy River Room, there is the option of the Private Dining Room on the first floor for larger groups. 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.
Look out for special events, including dinners hosted by Andrew Pern and ‘Guest Chef Michelin Dinners’.