The Star Inn The City

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October, 2021

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The Star Inn The City

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Having visited “The Star Inn The Harbour”: whilst staying in Whitby, we were passing “The Star Inn The City”: which coincidentally a friend had recommended. As we had just walked the entire length of York’s stunning walls, we felt we deserved a mid-afternoon stop.

The weather was kind for October, and we were shown to a lovely outdoor terrace on wooden decking overlooking the River Ouse where lots of guests were just finishing lunch. Our table was right on the edge of the decking and in the sun, and although we would normally have settled for a pint of cider, we decided as it was our first day in York, we’d splash out on a bottle of Spanish Sauvignon Blanc (£27 – the “list”: ranges from £24 to £96). Service from the young chatty man was excellent.

The toilets had wonderfully striking wallpaper – country scenes in black and white. I asked the guy who had greeted us if he knew anything about it and he laughed and said that in the four and a half years he had been there, no one had ever asked him about the wallpaper. But he did say there were lots of quirky objects in the restaurant and he was always discovering something he’d not seen before.

Just as we left, the clouds formed.

For those wanting a meal, the all-day “menu”: sounds delicious and there is a drinks pairing for each of the dishes. I could easily be tempted by a starter of Yorkshire pudding with sweet onion, root vegetable and ale gravy with fresh horseradish paired with half a pint of Black Sheep Best Bitter.

Helen Jackson

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