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9 Whitby Restaurants With Harbour Views

There is nothing quite like a bite to eat with a view of Whitby Harbour. Here are nine delicious Whitby restaurants with harbour views.

Whitby Harbour is undeniably one of the highlights of the town. It is easy to understand why when you see its beautiful piers, lighthouse and quaint fishing boats. Therefore, it is only regular that you want to prolong the pleasure of staring at this beauty. To help you find the spot that best suits your needs, we have rounded up the top Whitby restaurants with harbour views for you to enjoy.

The Moon and Sixpence is a unique Whitby bar and restaurant with harbour views

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The Moon and Sixpence

Located on Marine Parade, right on the Whitby harbourside, the Moon and Sixpence is a great restaurant choice to enjoy delicious food with views over the harbour. Known for its relaxed atmosphere, the Moon and Sixpence serve tasty cuisine, including fresh, locally-sourced fish and seafood dishes, such as beer-batter prawns or oyster platters, but also some hearty burgers or barbecue ribs. Ideal for a sit-down meal or simply for evening drinks by the water, Moon and Sixpence offers a welcoming experience of Whitby that is worth a thousand words.

Harrys restaurant with harbour views in Whitby.

Harry’s Bar

Another excellent 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, delicious dishes, and dining room, allowing incredible views of the harbour. Perfect for lunch, dinner and evening drinks, Harrys features an exciting 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.

Abbey Wharf Whitby

Abbey Wharf

Open since 2015, Abbey Wharf has successfully established itself as one of Whitby’s most popular harbourside restaurants. Here, you will find a variety of dishes, ranging from fresh salads, steak and vegetarian options and, of course, seafood and fish dishes. In addition, 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 go by. It is good to note that the bar is well-stocked with a wide range of beers, wine and beverages, and beer lovers will be happy to learn that Abbey Wharf specialises in unique world beers and spirits.

Whitby Restaurant Marine

The Marine

Nestled between Whitby’s harbour and the beach, The Marine is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Whitby. With four rooms to rent upstairs, this quaint boutique hotel with a restaurant is one of Whitby’s hidden gems. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Marine restaurant focuses on seafood, with classics such as fish & chips, kippers, and 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. So whether you visit for a meal, a live music performance (the Marine has a grand piano), or to enjoy some drinks at the end of a day of sightseeing, you will undoubtedly love the tranquil and warm ambience at the Marine.

The Duke of York Whitby

Duke of York

The Duke of York is your go-to if you gravitate towards a more traditional dining experience. This old-fashioned bar decorated in a mariner style offers fantastic views over the harbour, so you can enjoy a delicious meal or a drink while 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 all over the pub. All you have to do once you’ve decided is order at the bar, grab your cutlery and sit down. Your order will be brought to your table. If you feel like having a drink, the Duke has a wide range of beers and spirits you can enjoy while taking the views in. Carrying the tradition of a British pub, the Duke of York is an excellent place to experience the warm Yorkshire hospitality.

The Board Inn

Board Inn

For an ingenious blend of traditional and modern cuisine, the Board Inn is right up your alley. Well, it is right up Church Street. A conventional stop after climbing up the 199 Steps, the Board Inn is housed in a Grade II listed building that overlooks the picturesque Whitby Harbour. Serving good food and excellent 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.

The Fisherman's Wife Whitby

The Fisherman’s Wife 

The Fisherman’s Wife is a famous Fish & Chips and Seafood restaurant located in Whitby with one of the best sea views of the bay. Their fresh fish is carefully selected from the fish market in Whitby. Their Crab and Lobsters are caught daily from local Whitby waters, and Radford’s award-winning butchers in Sleight’s supply the delicious meat. They believe in only using the highest quality ingredients, resulting in some of the finest fish and chips in the area. 

The Fisherman's Shack Whitby View From Inside

The Fisherman’s Shack 

The Fisherman’s Shack is underneath the Fisherman’s Wife on Battery Parade. It’s also a bar and grill which serves fresh grilled seafood, or pop down after a delicious meal above at the Fisherman’s Wife to enjoy drinks with a view and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Ben and his team are fantastic; you can read our review of the Fisherman’s Shack here.

Macy Brown’s 

Macy Brown's 

Macy Brown’s is one of Whitby’s newest cocktail bars along Whitby Harbour. Which not only serves creative and delicious cocktails and offers breakfast, brunch and tapas. We suggest the parmo bites! They are fantastic. There is a lovely outdoor terrace to enjoy too. You can find more information here about Macy Brown’s.

We love nothing more than a meal with a view as stunning as Whitby harbour. Let us know if you have tried any of our suggestions in the comments. 

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  1. Love Harry’s bar went a few times food was fantastic and brill drinks will be going again in June dexter the staffi got lots of attention and loved it Marilyn❤️❤️❤️

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