The Star in the City York Review

The Star in the City York Review

The Star in the City in York is the second venue for Andrew Pern, the original being the Michelin-starred Star Inn at Harome which I enjoyed some years back. I recently visited the city centre Star with a group of friends. It was a special occasion for us as we were meeting to celebrate a milestone birthday. Overlooking the museum gardens, the location was stunning. The restaurant, although large, gave a sense of calm and cosiness. Perfect for our get together. Above all though, the food was great!

The Menu:

the star in the city york

On arrival, we were greeted by the friendly staff and seated at a lovely spacious table. The all-day menu offered us a wide variety of choice, including plenty of veggie dishes which were separated within the menu using colour coding. Each dish had a matched drink detailed on the menu which I thought was a lovely touch. In addition, we were also given a specials menu which included cocktails.


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With so much choice, we found it difficult to commit to our dishes. I eventually chose the Yorkshire beetroot ‘Carpaccio’ which was served with pickled beets, Pontefract Cake, Whipped Goat’s Curd, Pedro Ximénez, and Chicory Endive. This was a visually stunning and light starter.

Yorkshire pud

Food envy set in as my friends HUGE Yorkshire puddings arrived at the table. Filled with a rich, sweet onion, root vegetable & ale gravy and served with fresh horseradish, this dish looked so delicious. Apparently it tasted as good as it looked. Next time!


vegetarian food

A pretty Yorkshire Leek Tartlet with Smoked Fountain’s Gold cheese was the centre piece of my vegetarian main dish. With lashing of black winter truffle and a walnut ‘Pesto’, this was rich and tasty dish. Served with a soft herb salad.

the star in the city york

One of my friends ordered from the specials menu and enjoyed the Cumberland sausage with mash. A satisfying winter warmer and great value at £15. Served with charred hispi cabbage.


the star in the city york

Dessert was the star of the show (rather than city!) for me. From the specials menu, I ordered a boozy, rum soaked parkin with flavours of pistachio, rum and raisin. This was absolutely fabulous.


The tiramisu was a popular choice with our group too. Beautiful and rich with the flavours of coffee and chocolate.

The Star in the City York:

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We thoroughly loved our visit to the Star in the City in York. In conclusion, the food was great, the ambience was relaxed yet special, and the service friendly. A great venue for a leisurely catch-up, with the added bonus of really good quality food and drink.

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