Providing an unmatched, scenic setting for York dwellers to enjoy from season to season, there’s a reason that The Star Inn The City is so good at what they do.
Chef Andrew Pern brought his Michelin Star cuisine to the historic city back in 2013 – but it wasn’t luck or chance that made the venue the staple it is today. It was the expertise brought over from the accolade-collecting The Star Inn At Harome.
Known for its Michelin Star food, The Star Inn At Harome has long championed the gastro-pub setting, curating a menu of British dishes designed with locally-sourced produce at the forefront. And for eight years now, the city of York has been able to get a piece of the pie – with a kindred approach being taken at The Star Inn The City.
Similarly channelling its Yorkshire heritage when producing its dishes, The Star Inn The City offers guests some of the finest Yorkshire produce there is – providing a ‘little taste of the countryside’ with its locally-driven influences, which range from Yorkshire’s hunting scene to the seasonal harvests that God’s Own Country has become renowned for over the decades.
Creating a seamless web of inspiration across its three North Yorkshire restaurants – which can be found in Harome, York and Whitby – guests will find dishes such as Thirkleby Duck Breast, Sea Salted Whitby Cod Loin and Star Inn’s Own Gamekeeper’s ‘Cumberland’ – with a vast selection of locally-reared meats on the menu.
If that wasn’t all, guests can also tuck into a fantastic selection of regionally-inspired starters, too, including the Spiced North Sea Crayfish Taco, Traditional Yorkshire Pudding, Shetland Mussels ‘Scarborough Fair’ and Salt-aged Fillet of Yorkshire Beef ‘Tartare’. The dishes are joined by desserts which continue the theme, with puddings such as the Yorkshire Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake with a ginger parkin crumb, and the Sticky Brew York Ale Cake with Banana Ice Cream – which uses local brewery Brew York’s ale to create its distinctive flavour.
The restaurant can be found situated within the historic Lendal Engine House – a former waterworks which proudly stands on the bank of the River Ouse, Grade-II listed with beautiful original features running throughout the venue.
It’s the perfect property for a concept so special, providing an air of regality with its medieval architecture, and a romantic atmosphere as a result of its riverside location.
But where it really gets particularly exceptional? Its riverside terrace. Overlooking the peaceful river, which in York is often sitting higher than it’s supposed to, guests can enjoy pre or post-dinner drinks while watching the world pass by, with the stunning Lendal Bridge taking centre stage within the city landscape.
There, guests are able to swill down stunning wines sourced from all over the world, many of which have actually been specifically paired with the restaurant’s dishes. The extensive wine list boasts reds, whites, rosés, sparkling wines and champagnes, as well as locally-produced gins distilled in both York and Harrogate.
Open for indoor dining now, guests can find The Star Inn The City at Museum St, York YO1 7DR. Find out more or book a table here.
[Featured image: The Star Inn The City]