Faced with all the 4 and 5 star praise this place gets I suspect I am going to sound like a curmudgeon. We have probably eaten there around 6 times in the last 2 years, 3 times in the last 2 months as we switched our fortnightly destination from Sinnington as the place had become obsessed with fish as, it turned out, the Star has to some extent. We actually like Dover sole and Halibut but usually have it wonderfully fresh at home the night before.
Why just the 3 stars? Well, basically, if you could eat the actual menu rather than what it represents it would probably be 5! The menu is a masterly piece of spin with the suppliers/source of the ingredients proudly listed as if this somehow adds value to the result. Additionally, the main menu did not significantly change in the 6 weeks we have recently been going there. Somehow, the actual taste of the presentations was never remotely close to the spin. We have cancelled our regular booking. It's 'sister' hotel The Pheasant in the village is even worse.
We find the food at The Anvil, Sawdon better and tastier at half the price. The same can be said of The Fox and Hounds at Sinnington (about 20% cheaper) and the Feathersham arms at Helmsley (about the same price) although the latter two need to change their menus more often.
35 years ago the Star was second to none in the area but nowadays the competition is stiff.
- Also Known As:
- The Star Hotel Harome
- The Star Inn Harome, Yorkshire