The Star Inn the City


SquareMeal Review of The Star Inn the City

For his latest venture, Andrew Pern (of the venerable Star Inn at Harome) has pitched up in York, turning a dilapidated Engine House within the city’s Museum Gardens into a glamorous all-day eatery – complete with a glitzy glass and timber ‘garden room’. ‘Bringing a little bit of the country to the town’ is the theme, and the Star’s offer runs from breakfast until late with a menu of rustic dishes that makes the best of Yorkshire produce. A posh prawn cocktail is embellished with cold-smoked salmon, tomato sorbet and pea purée, while pickled quince take centre stage in a blue cheese salad. Elsewhere, a dish of cod and mash with parsley sauce is perked up with steamed mussels – a trademark riff on comfort food with a twist. Whether you eat in the panelled dining room, the bar or out on the terrace, it’s consistently excellent.

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££££ - Under £30

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The Engine House, Museum Gardens, York, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7FR

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Mon-Sun 8am-10.30pm (Sun -10pm)


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Olga A

21 March 2018  
Consistently good food (have been going there for past 6 years), good wine choice, excellent service.
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