9 Whitby Restaurants With Harbour Views

There is nothing quite like a bite to eat with a view of Whitby Harbour. Here are 9 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 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, 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 definitely a choice restaurant 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 oysters 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 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.

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. 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.

The Star Inn The Harbour Review

The Star Inn The Harbour

For a truly unique dining experience, we 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.

Whitby Restaurant Marine

The Marine

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 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, 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 ambience at the Marine.

The Duke of York Whitby

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 a British pub, the Duke of York is definitely 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, 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 that 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.

The Fisherman's Wife Whitby

The Fisherman's Wife 

The Fisherman's Wife is a famous Fish & Chips and Seafood restaurant is 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 the delicious meat is supplied by Radford’s award-winning butchers in Sleights. 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 located underneath the Fisherman's Wife on Battery Parade It's also a bar and grill which serves fresh grilled seafood or simply 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 really friendly, you can read our review of the Fisherman's Shack here.

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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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