Whitby restaurant with stunning harbor views to close due to ‘lack of support’

In a blow to the seaside town of Whitby in North Yorkshire, one of its iconic restaurants Star Inn the port announced that it will close next month due to a “complete lack of support” received from Scarborough City Council”.

The port restaurant is due to close on November 12. Whitby owned born and bred by Michelin star chef Andrew Pern, who also owns The Star Inn the city, which recently opened after burning down and The Star Inn The City, York.

Discuss the closure YorkMix reported that Mr Pern said: ‘It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we have decided to close The Star Inn the Harbour.

“The most damaging and miserable fact that marks their map is that [the council] took rent from us and most other businesses in town during lockdown when we didn’t have a penny.

“How greedy and myopic is it in a place that relies heavily on tourism and hospitality?”

The Michelin-starred chef added that all staff at the Whitby restaurant have been offered jobs at the other sites as the restaurant, which opened in 2017, is closing this month due to the colder winter months. expensive.

Pern had brought his vision of championing local ingredients and traditional dishes, with such a gloriously British menu, to the coast, but sadly the Whitby era of that dream is sadly ending.

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