The Star Inn The Harbour

Welcome to The Star Inn The Harbour!
We are delighted to reopen our doors and welcome guests old and new in these uncertain times of Covid-19. Whilst we are striving to make your visit as normal as possible, we have a few rules that need to be adhered to by law, including social distancing, the wearing of a face mask, when not seated at a table, and the (dreaded) 10.00pm curfew! So, if we all respect the law, our staff and each other, we will get through this pandemic together with a great team effort. Thank you very much for your cooperation. Please enjoy your visit and our Yorkshire hospitality.
Cheers Andrew Pern

"Super dishes with enticing and well paired local ingredients. Spankingly fresh fish and a super location." @AAHospitality Twitter

Andrew Pern, Chef

The Star Inn The Harbour

Andrew Pern, whose name is synonymous with his Michelin-starred pub, The Star Inn at Harome, has long wished to open a restaurant in his hometown and to celebrate the ingredients he grew up surrounded by and with which he began to learn to cook, even before he decided to train as a Chef at the former Scarborough Catering College. Opened in June 2017, the restaurant celebrated its first birthday with its first industry award, an AA Rosette.

The Star Inn The Harbour's Menus feature Catch-of-the-Day fish and meat specials and also world famous North Yorkshire Moors produce, such as furred and feathered game, as well as a seasonal All Day Menu. Desserts include some childhood Ice Cream Parlour classics brought up to date. Surf 'n' Turf-style dishes are a restaurant speciality mirroring its 'one-foot-in-the-sea-one-foot-on-the-Moors' location.


Traditional Cod and Haddock are fried in a gluten-free batter, originally developed with our coeliac customers in mind, but it was so good that we have made it our standard. Many of our menu dishes can be adapted to suit a wide range of dietary requirements, especially with advance notice.


Finest of produce

finest produce

Celebrations, Catch-ups and Chips…

The perfect year round Celebration Destination for family birthdays, anniversaries and ‘well done!’s, The Star Inn The Harbour is also ideal for catch-ups with friends and business meetings – or, simply, a re-fuelling traditional fish and chip lunch after a bracing seaside walk. We have a number of tables suitable for diners with well-behaved dogs, but advance booking is recommended.

Situated on the harbourside close to a number of carparks and straight opposite the train station, with links to Middlesborough (via Glaisdale, Danby and Great Ayton et al) on the Esk Valley Railway and Whitby via the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, it’s also a great meeting up place. The current Esk Valley Railway timetable includes later return trains to Middlesbrough, and stops in between, allowing for a proper night out in Whitby leaving as late as 10.20pm (6.30pm on Sundays).


Our Menus & Events*


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Our Restaurant Bookings system is now open for online bookings for up to 5 people. For bookings of 6 people or more, please email us using the button below. Please note our new Booking Conditions.

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2020 dog friendly guide to whitby      recommended on restaurant guru 2019      2019 certificate of excellence      aa rosettes 2019

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A little taste of the countryside in the city…

Visit our sister restaurant, The Star Inn The City, on the banks of the River Ouse through the City Walls at Lendal Bridge.


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