Moon & Sixpence

5 Marine Parade Whitby YO21 3PR

A great location, right on the harbourside, for this metropolitan-style bar and brasserie. It might be trawlers and seagulls outside, but inside there are clean lines, a sleek cocktail bar and candle-lit tables – or, if you're quick, you might get a pavement spot and soak up the harbour views with a coffee or a glass of wine. The food's good, a brasserie menu that ranges from oysters to chargrilled tuna or rib-eye steak, with proper breakfasts and a grown-up range of appetisers (salt and pepper scallops, steamed clams) thrown in for good measure. Fish and seafood is really the way to go, as you might expect from a place right on the harbour. You can stumble upstairs to bed in one of three boutique guest rooms (reservations through the sister business, the Marine Hotel, just a few steps along the harbour).

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