I first learned about this restaurant because a friend of mine was the head chef at some point, and that was reason enough to come and give it a try. The food was very good; some elaborate dishes like “risotto de rabo de toro”, but other casual options like salads, pizzas and tapas are also available. For me though, Whitby is the perfect place for afterwork drinks, so if you happen to be close by do not hesitate to come inside.
This modern bar/restaurant looks like an industrial loft, with a big open space in the middle, high ceilings and glass windows all around. There is also a lovely terrace to enjoy a hot summer night or a midday brunch. The atmosphere is so cool that the upper level is occasionally reserved for private parties, and this small area above the bar has a mini view from the top that just adds a wonderful vibe to your party.
Whitby is open all day long, until after midnight, but the kitchen closes after lunch time (around 16:00) to reopen again at night. Keep that in mind for reservations, but also note that you can stay and enjoy your drinks on one of their cushion seats. There is always soft music playing in the back and a table full of magazines. It tends to become noisy and crowded as night falls, so if you plan to have dinner be there early.