Andrew Pern to launch fourth restaurant

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Michelin starred chef, Andrew Pern has announced plans to open a new brasserie-style seafood restaurant, The Star Inn The Harbour in Whitby, Yorkshire.

Born and brought up in Whitby, Andrew’s new venture, which due to open next spring, will showcase the region’s finest fresh fish and seafood as well as meat and game from the surrounding estates.

Andrew said: “Opening a place in my home town has always been something that I’ve thought would happen one day. I have always championed all that’s great and good about Yorkshire, at my restaurants and even on television, such as when I represented the North East in the BBC Great British Menu. The North Sea is a massive part of my kitchen larder; the quality of the fish and shellfish is the envy of the world. At Whitby it will literally be on my doorstep!

“The Star Inn The Harbour will be aimed at locals and tourists alike, as a place to use regularly. Locals help to give my restaurants their links with the community and of course, their individual character, and I like to think that the restaurant will truly reflect its location in this very special part of Yorkshire.

“I really look forward to welcoming friends and guests, new and old to The Star Inn The Harbour once we are up and running next year.”

The Star Inn The Harbour will be Andrew’s fourth restaurant alongside the Michelin-starred Star Inn at Harome, Star Inn the City in York and the recently opened Mr P’s Curious Tavern, a small-plates style restaurant on Low Petergate in York.

Cllr Derek Bastiman, Leader of Scarborough Borough Council said: “The Yorkshire coast is thriving and without a doubt, The Star Inn The Harbour matches our ambition for improving further the area’s attractiveness and vitality. It is a hugely exciting development, which should be seen as fabulous news for Whitby, after all, there are not many chefs of Andrew’s calibre that hand pick a coastal town to set up business in!”

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire added: “Our coastal towns are seeing a real renaissance at the moment with significant investment, all of which will not only benefit everyone who lives there, but also the millions of visitors who come to explore our beautiful coastline. With staycations becoming increasingly more popular, Whitby has huge ambition to continue to thrive as a top holiday destination.”

Andrew was raised in the Esk Valley and trained at the former Scarborough Technical College. Andrew’s love of the sea is often reflected in his menus, such as the use of Fortunes Kippers and North Sea shellfish and fish landed at the port.

>>> Read more about Andrew Pern here

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Editor 8th September 2016

Andrew Pern to launch fourth restaurant