7 delicious Whitby Restaurants with harbour views for your dining pleasure.
Whitby harbour is undeniably one of the highlights of town. It is easy to understand why when you see its beautiful piers, lighthouse and quaint fishing boats. Therefore, it is only normal that you would want to prolong the pleasure of staring at this beauty. To help you find the spot that best suits your needs, I have rounded up the top Whitby restaurants offering fantastic vistas over the harbour and quality food.
The Moon and Sixpence
Located on Marine Parade, right on Whitby harbour side, the Moon and Sixpence is definitely a choice restaurant to enjoy delicious food with views over the harbour.
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Known for its relaxed atmosphere, the Moon and Sixpence serves tasty cuisine, including fresh, locally-sourced fish and seafood dishes, such as beer-batter prawns or oysters platters, but also some hearty burgers or barbecue ribs.
Ideal for a sit-down meal or simply for an evening drinks by the water, Moon and Sixpence offers a welcoming experience of Whitby that is worth a thousand words.
Location: Marine Parade, Whitby, YO21 3PR
Phone: +44 1947 604 416
Another great entry and a local’s favourite, Harry's Bar, located on Pier Road, serves tapas-style plates of food with international flavours. Steering away from the majority of fish and chips spots found in town, Harrys excels at whipping up cosmopolitan dishes.
The place has charmed locals and visitors alike with its friendly service, its scrumptious dishes as well as its dining room, which allows for incredible views of the harbour.
Perfect for lunch, dinner and evening drinks, Harrys features an interesting menu where moules marinières mingle with Thai green fish curry and Moroccan lamb meatballs, a real treat for all senses.
And even if you pop by for a drink, the cocktails, freshly prepared by expert bartenders, will have you going for seconds in a minute. To put it simply, you will be coming back for more.
Location: 10 & 11 Pier Road York Whitby, YO21 3PU
Phone: +44 1947 601 909
Opened since 2015, Abbey Wharf has successfully established itself as Whitby’s top restaurants. Here, you will find a variety of dishes, ranging from fresh salads, steak and vegetarian options and of course, seafood and fish dishes.
This restaurant and brasserie feature a balcony with extensive views over the harbour and the piers, making it an excellent spot to enjoy a delicious meal or drinks while watching the world goes by.
Speaking of which, it is good to note that the bar is well-stocked with a wide range of beers, wine and drinks, and beer lovers will be happy to learn that Abbey Wharf specialises in unique world beers and spirits.
Location: Market Place, Whitby, YO22 4DD
Phone: +44 1947 600 306
The Star Inn The Harbour
For a truly unique dining experience, I highly recommend you visit the Star Inn The Harbour. The latest brainchild of Michelin-starred chef Andrew Pern, this recent addition to the Whitby dining scene specialises in freshly caught fish and meat specials, as well as seasonal produce from North Yorkshire Moors in a true celebration of “all things local”.
The world-class surf’n’turf dishes on the menu will take you to a world of refined flavours, but the cherry on top of the cake is undeniably the near-panoramic views of the harbour.
A last word of advice, try to save some space for dessert.
Location: Langborne Rd, Whitby, YO21 1YN
Phone: +44 1947 821 900
Nestled between Whitby’s harbour and the beach, The Marine is housed in one of the oldest buildings still standing in Whitby. With four rooms to rent upstairs, this quaint boutique hotel with restaurant is one of Whitby’s hidden gems.
Opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Marine’s restaurant focuses on seafood, with classics such as fish & chips, kippers, but also delicious meat dishes such as roast double pork chop and truffle frenched chicken. The Marine also caters to non-meat-eaters with several vegetarian options.
Whether you visit for a meal, a live music performance (the Marine has a grand piano) or simply to enjoy some drinks at the end of a day of sightseeing, you will certainly love the tranquil and warm ambiance at the Marine.
Location: 13 Marine Parade, Whitby, YO21 3PR
Phone: +44 1947 605 022
Duke of York
If you gravitate towards a more traditional dining experience, then the Duke of York is your go-to. This old-fashioned pub decorated in a mariner style offers fantastic views over the harbour so you can enjoy a delicious meal or a drink watching the boats coming in and out of it.
As far as the menu is concerned, here you will find the usual suspects, such as hot meals, salads and filled baguettes, as well as daily specials jotted down on the blackboards located all over the pub. All you have to do once you’ve made your decision is order at the bar, grab your cutlery and sit down. Your order will be brought to your table. If you simply feel like having a drink, the Duke has a wide range of beers and spirits, which you can enjoy while taking the views in.
Carrying the tradition of British pub, the Duke of York is definitely an excellent place to experience the warm, Yorkshire hospitality.
Location: 124 Church St, Whitby, YO22 4DE
Phone: +44 1947 600 324
For an ingenuous blend of traditional and modern cuisine, the Board Inn is right up your alley. Well, actually, it is right up Church Street.
A traditional stop after climbing up the 199 Steps, the Board Inn is housed in a Grade II listed building which overlooks the picturesque Whitby Harbour.
Serving good food and great ales, this historic pub under new management is another worthy option for anyone looking for an inviting and cosy place with great food and superb views over the harbour.
Location: 125 Church St, Whitby YO22 4DE
Phone: +44 1947 602 884