A Whitby restaurant listed in the 2009 Good Food Guide as ‘sophisticated and complex’ has been named the Restaurant of the Year in the Yorkshire Moors and Coast Tourism Partnership Awards.
Green’s of Whitby, which was awarded a food rating of 4/10 by the Good Food Guide this year, was named the best restaurant in the region for its commitment to sustainable and locally sourced produce, namely the fish that makes up the majority of its menu.
Chef/owner Rob Green creates dishes such as Queen Scallops, deep fried Salt and Pepper Whitby Squid or Fillets of Wild Sea Bass with Shellfish Bouillabaisse from local ingredients, most of which are sourced from the Whitby fish quay. Green and partner Emma also support local trawlermen and the Whitby Fishing Industry Training School that helps train young people in the trade.
Green said: “It’s fantastic that our vision and dare I say ‘obsession’ is being recognised. We’ve really stuck to our guns cooking with the freshest produce available. We believe totally in sustainability, and knowing exactly where our fish comes from really seems to be paying off.”
Green’s of Whitby consists of a cosy ground floor ‘buzzy’ bistro, and a more fine-dining space upstairs. After launching seven years ago, the restaurant underwent a thorough refurbishment last year.