Whitby Restaurants

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  • Fish, Chips and Mushy peas - Mmmmmmm!
    Fish, Chips and Mushy peas - Mmmmmmm!
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    THE MAGPIE CAFE: THE BEST SEAFOOD

    by zuriga Updated Jul 15, 2008
    MAGPIE CAFE - WHITBY
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    The Magpie is famous all over the UK. Its fresh fish and world-renowned fish and chips make it a definite place to have a meal while in the area. It took me 10 minutes just to read the extensive menu! There is often a short queue to get in, but it moves quickly as the restaurant has over 120 seats (always filled). There is also a carry-out shop next door. The Magpie is very child-friendly and the service is first class.

    Favorite Dish: Everything!

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  • TRENCHER's: Long one of Whitby's Top3 Fish & Chip Shops

    by jduck1979 Updated Jun 29, 2008

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    Trencher's Restaurant, viewed from nr the harbour

    For as long as I can remember, TRENCHERS has been one of Whitby's top 3 Fish & Chip shops, and has undergone extensive renovation after a devastating fire during the 1999 Whitby Regatta weekend (though it looked better in Green & White, rather than the current Grey paint scheme on the outside that makes it look like the decorator applied the undercoat, then didn't come back to finish the job off).

    Not only does it serve the traditional Fish & Chips, but their website suggests they do a whole range of other foods too... in addition to other seafood dishes, they also do Italian style Lasagne + Homemade steak pie...... though don't know what they're like, as I've not been for years (partly due to the seperate take-out area being removed during the renovation... not sure if they still do it).... they also do a couple of vegetarian dishes if you're that way inclined.

    They also have a wine list, but expect to fork out £15 - £20 a bottle.

    Also suitable for kids (children's menu also available)

    Further online investigation reveals the restaurant is also a 6 time winner of the "Restaurant Loo of the Year" award, from the British Toilet Association. http://www.fishupdate.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/6231/Seafood_restaurant_wins_top_loo_crown.html

    Favorite Dish: Chips on their own, or the full Fish & Chips... but like I said, it's been a while.

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    Sherlocks: better than bothams

    by Solivagant Written Jun 20, 2008

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    I wouldn't bother with Bothams - recently we found its atmosphere rather faded and tired, the air heavy with the smell of stale cooked food AND at 3pm they had run out of scones! Nearby is Sherlock's Cafe. Without the history of Bothams but a lot better! It is in an old cottage and pleasantly decored in "Victorian"style.

    Favorite Dish: Cream Teas - fresh baked and replenished through the day! Clotted cream too.

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    Java: Trendy coffee place

    by suvanki Updated Jan 22, 2008

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    Java Coffee House, Whitby

    One of the more modern establishments in Whitby, catering for both the locals and holidaymakers.

    A comfortable, friendly place to relax over a coffee or two. High stools in the window, with more comfortable seating further back.

    A wide selection of coffees, hot choc, teas etc, plus cookies, muffins etc.
    The staff are all friendly and enthusiastic.

    The day I visited was MacMillan coffee morning...(An annual Breast Cancer charity event) with raffles, donations etc.

    Favorite Dish: I had a latte, I was in a bit of a rush, as I was on my way to Robin Hoods Bay, and my parking time was nearly overdue, but I wanted to donate to the Macmillan fund.

    My next visit to Whitby, I'll definately linger longer!

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    The Duke of York: Pub with a view

    by suvanki Updated Jan 22, 2008

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    The Duke of York, Whitby

    Originally, I was planning to eat Fish & Chips sitting by the harbour, but it was cold and had started raining. :-(

    The owner of my accommodation had recommended this place as being suitable for a lone female to eat and drink without feeling uncomfortable. (some of the other restaurants/bistros had been full of family groups, or couples enjoying a candle lit meal)

    Armed with a paperback, I entered the warm pub.

    The bar was well stocked with draught beers, and the menu offered a variety of hot & cold dishes. Order at the bar.

    Non smoking lounge.

    A mixed crowd of locals, and visitors from the UK and overseas.

    Yes, I felt quite comfortable here, a nice atmosphere.

    The place got quite busy after 8pm, with people waiting for seats.

    If you can, get a seat near the window, so you can enjoy the view over the River Esk to the West Cliff.

    Favorite Dish: I had a prawn sandwich, with salad garnish plus chips.

    The sandwich was full of juicy prawns, and the chips were hot, and delicious.

    The service was good too, despite being quite busy.

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    Elizabeth Bothams: Authentic old fashioned English tea room!

    by suvanki Updated Jan 22, 2008

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    An English tearoom/cafe. Bothams has been in existance for over 135 years.

    Waitress service, (traditional waitress uniforms, black dress/white apron/cap) selection of teas, coffees etc, toasted teacakes, cakes,salads, sandwiches , snacks etc.
    Licensed too, with selection of Yorkshire beers, and wines (not Yorkshire!)

    Table cloths, swags and curtains etc., lend to the Victorian/Laura Ashley ambience.
    Selection of magazines, local books to read while waiting for/ consuming your order.

    The tearooms are upstairs, but theres a stenna chair lift for those who can't manage the climb!

    Downstairs is the bakers/confectioners shop, where you'll be spoilt for choice!! cakes, buns, biscuits, teas/coffees, hampers are all there to tempt you!

    Theres a newer branch on Baxtergate, but Skinner Street is the original...and to my mind the Best!!

    Favorite Dish: I enjoyed a pot of Earl Gray tea and toasted teacake, smothered in butter! yummee!!

    On my most recent visit I had Earl Gray tea and Yorkshire Brack with Wensleydale Cheese

    Yorkshire Brack is a delicious fruit loaf, very moist (the fruit is soaked in tea) I bought a loaf of this in the shop downstairs too!

    Theres also a stem ginger brack, which I'll try no doubt on my next visit!!

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    The Magpie Cafe: 2 British traditions: Queueing and Fish n Chips!

    by suvanki Updated Jan 22, 2008

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    The Magpie

    The Magpie is notorious, not just as a fish restaurant, but mainly for the queues to gain entrance to its establishment.
    These queues form all through the day and evening! Last orders at 2100hrs!
    Some people visit weekly at least, to sample the delicacies and ambience!

    For years, when I'd visited Whitby, I'd witnessed these queues, and assumed it was a "coach party, run of the mill, fish n chip joint"!

    However, recently I was treated to a meal here, we got there just before the queues formed.

    Yes, you can have the usual cod, chips and peas, which is probably more expensive than other establishments..if this is what you want, probably best to try nearby cafes or take aways and avoid the queue, but risk scavenging seagulls pinching your feast ( Although I've found Bridlingtons seagulls to be the worst offenders!)

    The Magpie is licensed, and offers a variety of fish dishes, including a £17 platter, which 1 member of a Japanese party was devouring, followed by bread and butter pudding!

    Favorite Dish: I had the traditional cod chips and peas, Which were satisfactory, but my Father had a fish pie, which he thoroughly enjoyed. my Mums salmon salad was declared to be delicious too!

    When I next visit, I'll try something other than cod and chips, as these are best eaten out of newspaper on the seafront!! but this is one place to try something different from the usual seaside fare.

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    The Dolphin: MMMMMM food ......

    by Lensmeister Updated Dec 6, 2007

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    ��Lensmeister - The Dolphin, Whitby

    Excellent...... not a lot else to say. The food is a high quality, and the service is good.

    Generally you can't go wrong with a pub meal and this is one pub that stands out.

    a Nice table has a view over the harbour.

    Favorite Dish: EDIT:

    Recently the pub has changed it's menu and it's no where near as good as it was.

    The menu OUTside proclaims one meal line up and the offering inside is different. Depends on time of the day inside. No mention of it on the menu outside!

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    Magpie Cafe: Magpie Cafe - God's Gift to Dead Fish

    by JamalMorelli Updated Jan 11, 2007

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    God's Gift to Dead Fish - Why God's gift? Because if you were going to be eaten you should be done up right. This place was largely in restoration during my visit meaning I did 'take-away' over the freezing windy bandstand area. And it was still the best fried fish I have had in the UK, and fairly far up there in my world list.

    Favorite Dish: Whitby Cod

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    Seadrifter Cafe: A small unknown

    by kitkat1980 Written Sep 4, 2006

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    This is a small cafe located on staithes harbour front. It is very small in size but offers the best location of the cafes in staithes. It has a very quaint feel and the staff are excpetionally friendly. They have tables outside which allows you to sit and look over the small harbour, watch the fisherman coming in on their boats or fill up before you go for a walk on the rocks. The offer a takeway service also of everthing on the menu, so you could take yourself onto the small beach that is there. The staff are always extremly friendly and prompt, and the food is always lovely. The locals use the cafe also which is always a good sign, but it does mean that in summer months the cafe gets busy easily. You really will get the feel of the british small coastal towns, and can relax in a lovely location.

    Favorite Dish: The cafe sells only small snack type dishes but most of which are unique. They have homemade cakes served daily- the tea loaf and cobble cake are lovely and the seadrifter folrentines are a lovely choclatey cake bar. The bacon sandwiches are the best I have had. They offer also a wide range of drinks - various coffees, and teas, even bovril (a beef stock drink) and even milkshakes and icecream for the kids.

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    The magpie: Seafood Galore

    by kitkat1980 Written Aug 30, 2006

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    The magpie cafe is a distinctive looking black and white building located on the harbour front, on the west side of whitby town. It has its distinctive steps up to the front where you will infact have to have a slight queue to make sure you get a seat. The restaurant is so popular that I reccomend getting there for opening time 11.30 (most days) and waiting with the others that will be there in the queue on the steps, otherwise later on you will have to wait for a table. They do however now have a takeaway next door, which offers all the traditional fish and chips, and if you fancy eating some the traditional way out of the paper is also worth a try.The cafe has been around since the 1930's and has lovely views over the harbour. It has the feel of a traditional british cafe. The cafe always offers friendly and speedy service. The magpie has won numerous awards and is recognised as one of the best fish and chip shops in britain.

    The food however is brilliant and what has given magpie its excellent reputation. They specialise in local fish dishes , and offer a wide range of dishes using specialist ingredients. I still have yet to taste fish and chips like I have in the magpie. It is just slight more expensive than some of the other fish restaurants in the area but it is well worth it. It is also worth noting that the portion sizes are on the generous side. They offer kids meals and generally its worth sticking to these for the children as even the adults find the adults meals a challenge.

    Favorite Dish: There are two dishes at the magpie I have to reccomend. Firstly traditional fish and chips is excellent here and you wont try anything like it and its always on the large size. You can choose sizes and also what fish you would like, cod, haddock and even the local special whitby woof is on offer. This is one of the famous dishes here and is worth a try - its similar to a haddock.

    My personal favourite dish is the seafood chowder. If you like to try a bit of everything then this dish is for you. The bowl is huge and I have still not yet managed to get through it all. You get Scallops, Muscles, Clams, Linguistine, Salmon, White fish and sometimes crab claws (seasonal), in a creamy sauce served with a bread roll. They also offer a seafood salad which again gives you a chance to try a bit of everything.

    Also worth noting the magpie offer weekly specials (giving seasonal dishes), kids menus (not only fish), weight watchers menu, and also some fantastic deserts and starters.

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    Magpie Café: Fish and chip heaven

    by Sjalen Updated Aug 20, 2006

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    Whitby is famous all over Britain for its fish and chips. It is said that the dish was invented in Yorkshire even if this is debated, so where better to eat it than there, by the sea. The most famous place is the Magpie cafe down towards the beach but there are lots more, some claiming to have won fish fryer of the year.

    Favorite Dish: haddock and chips

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    Abbey Steps Cafe: Small friendly cafe

    by Bristol-Lass Written Aug 8, 2006
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    on a hot day it was a welcome relief, there is a bench outside where you can have drinks and a few tables inside. it is small, clean, friendly. A great place to stop and have a drink or food before asending the steps.

    Favorite Dish: I only had the one Ham omlet and salad it was very tasty and freshly cooked, they also had a good selection of herbal teas as well as tea and coffee.

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  • Robertson's Fish Restaurant: Fish & Chips for Veggies!

    by spanj28 Written Jul 29, 2006

    Robertson's makes ace chips!

    A very helpful man in a rival chippy told me that Robertson's is the only fish & chip shop near Whitby's coast that uses vegetable oil instead of beef fat - handy to know if you're a vegetarian, or even if you want your unhealthy plate of chips to be less unhealthy, yet still as tasty!

    £1 for a tray of chips gives you an idea of the low cost of everything.

    Restaurant OR take out (several chippies in Whitby are ONLY eat in)

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    Royal Fisheries: The Place To Go For Fish & Chips

    by cheekymarieh Written Mar 5, 2006

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    Pete Waiting For The Famed Fish & Chips

    The fish and chip shop has been on this spot since 1968. They have won two awards recently and I can understand why. There are only two places in the UK where I am tempted by fish and chips. This is one of them. The fish is very fresh (caught locally of course) and for me surpasses the fish and chips served in the Magpie Cafe. The staff are friendly and helpful.

    Open: Mon to Thur 11.30 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. (Café closes 6 p.m.)
    Fri 11.30 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.(Café closes 6 p.m.)
    Sat 11.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. (Café closes 6.30 p.m.)
    Sun Open School Holidays 11.30 a.m. to Approx. 4 p.m.

    This is one of the places you go for the food rather than the surroundings. There is also a takeaway service.

    Favorite Dish: I always go for the traditional cod, chips and mushy peas served with bread and butter and a pot of tea. This is one of the few places i know where they are happy to give you extra water for your tea. It is a joke in the family that I won't leave before I have drained the teapot dry. (This applies to my tea drinking habits wherever I am). The chips are excetional. They are crinkle cut and are not frozen.

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