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“Disappointing”

The Star Inn The Harbour
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Ranked #65 of 203 Restaurants in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Average.
Mussels- many not opened, sauce v. bland
Surf and snout - don't feel that the dish went together well and not a hot plate so the food went cold very quickly
Very expensive for what it is.
£42 for a tiny lobster
Won't be returning.
A real shame as we are local and hoped it could be our new regular place to go.

Date of visit: September 2021
2  Thank VeryCleverFish
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I agree with an earlier reviewer the owner is using his his Michelin Star (at the Sun Inn Harome) to promote this very average, but over priced restaurant. We went with vegetarian friends and the menu choice for them was very poor, three things on the menu - not much of a choice. The food was not well presented - the broccoli fritters looked particularly unappetizing. The noise levels were horrendous so much so it limited conversation across the table. We booked a table for 8.30, and they did allow us to take our table half an hour early. BY 9.40/9.45 they wanted our last orders for drinks and at ten to ten they informed us the kitchen was closing and did we want dessert. The staff were literally closing up the restaurant around us as we sat. Our bill totalled nearly £400 which was a heck of lot of money for a very average evening out. Would not go there again and sadly would not be prepared to recommend it.

Date of visit: September 2021
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3  Thank YorkshireCupcake
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Star had a great atmosphere but we were very surprised to see a dog on the seat next to us. Was very overpriced. We had the hake which was beautifully cooked but the portions where small. Cost £30 each!

Date of visit: September 2021
2  Thank Marionf588
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Reviewed 9 September 2021

Booked a meal in readiness to start our holiday the right way. We have been here several times in the past and had lovely meals. Sadly on this occasion the menu was extremely limited and somewhat overpriced for fairly standard offerings. We felt that there may be supply issues given the pandemic so didn’t think about it anymore, until we went to several other restaurants during the week who had much more on offer.
The service was as ever good.
The food was mediocre at best.
Unlikely to return unless we hear of significant improvements. We have recommended this place to others in the past but could not do so based on this experience.

Date of visit: September 2021
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2  Thank 801Cookie
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Reviewed 9 September 2021 via mobile

A very busy restaurant and it was fortunate that we had booked as people were being turned away at lunchtime.
An excellent fish based menu but the specials are definitely worth checking out.
A nice welcome and our young waitress was particularly good.
We started with the very tasty red mullet, super devilled whitebait and gazpacho soup.
2 half lobsters with garlic butter and chips - great. The special halibut loin with a light curry sauce - lovely flavours and whilst very good the halibut was very slightly over cooked.
A nice bottle of Stellenrust Chenin blanc was ideal for all the food.
A very enjoyable meal.

Date of visit: September 2021
Thank Alan M
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