Andrew Pern’s the Star Inn the City, York, has reopened four months after a devastating kitchen fire.
The blaze destroyed the 120-cover restaurant’s kitchen on 9 November 2018.
Pern, who also owns the Michelin-starred Star Inn at Harome, Star Inn the Harbour in Whitby and Mr P’s Curious Tavern in York, said: “Whilst not exactly welcome, the break has allowed to us to rethink what we want to offer at The Star Inn the City after its first five years and reopen with a new kitchen layout and a more mature food offering.
“Our team has suffered some blows, but I feel that we are now much more close-knit and focused on the future. It’s a strange thing to say in the circumstances, but it seems to have revitalised us and regained a new momentum, which is extremely important as York is very much on an upward foodie trend.”
Staff said they were humbled by the support they received following the blaze.