The Magpie Cafe has been featured on many travel programmes because of its award winning food. Most of the fish is brought ashore just opposite and is almost as fresh as it could be. .
From the windows of the cafe you can look out to views across the harbour and the East Cliff of Whitby.
The food is of high standard, but if you are just after fish and chips, this is an expensive way of getting them. I would head off to one of the other award winning fish & chip cafes. (Fuscos).
Favorite Dish: Monkfish Skewer - Plump Pieces of Whitby Monk Tail, Bacon, Banana and Tomato Grilled and served with Rice or Potatoes, Hot and Spicy Barbecue Sauce and Fine Beans
Well Whitby has oodles of fish and chip cafes and restaurants - you can't beat good old British fish'n'chips by the seaside. Of all the places here the Magpie is probably the most well known one. Always a queue to get in so it mush be recommended. Well we didn't try - we had tasty Nachos and veggie fajitas waiting for us back at "Steve's cafe" ;-)
The Magpie is something of a legend in the area. It has been around since the 1930s and is situated right opposite the fish market. Maybe their fish is fresh off the boat and that is why it tastes so good!
We had to queue a while for a table, so it may be worth booking in advance, particularly in high season, and it is slightly more expensive than many similar restaurants. The fish and chips are worth the wait though. And let's be honest - you can't go to the seaside without having fish and chips, can you!
Favorite Dish: Fish and chips, with baked beans or mushy peas, a side order of bread and butter and a pot of strong tea. Perfect!
This cafe is so popular that you can queue for such a long time. When we visited Whitby we have been told to eat here as it was so good. However the queues were down the steps and along the road!!!!! When you have a starving boy with you his tummy couldnt wait that long. The building dates from approximately 1750 and the cafe has been opened since the mid 1930's. Lovely views over the harbour and to the Abbey.
You may well walk past half a dozen half empty other fish & chip restaurants before you arrive at the Magpie, where there is likely to be a large queue waiting to get in! The trouble is, this place's reputation has grown too big for it.
We returned later and got in without having to queue (but it was November). It was full. We got shown to a small table in a poky corner downstairs - I had a nose around later and much preferred the tables on the first floor that have a great harbour view, but so did everyone else by the look of it!
Favorite Dish: I went for the fish & chips of course (cod), which at 7.95 is a bit higher than the going rate in Whitby.
After a very long wait it arrived, and I have to say it was distinctly average. The chips were poor, not the best I have tasted in Whitby, and the cod seemed strangely chewy and watery; which had also made the batter wet.
The place is certainly popular, and maybe if your're after some exotic fish, it may be worth it. I know I seem to be swimming against the tide on this one, but for simple fish & chips I'd say save yourself the queuing and some cash and go to one of the others on the quay.
This place is an ecological paradise. There's clothes, food, cakes, drinks, crafts here... all very healthy, ecological or alternative. Not really my cup of tea but a nice spot for a drink or some cake.
Favorite Dish: The sofas and a cool drink.
When we got our chips we discovered that Robertsons serves Fried Mars Bars. I used to have one in Belfast once but Steve never had one so after we had finished our lunch we had to return here for the special dessert: A freshly made, sweet, sticky fried Mars Bar - the taste sensation!
Favorite Dish: Half a fried Mars Bar as it gets way too sweet after you have finished hapf of it. Had to eat a whole one though.... Oh well, it will take another 5 years I guess until I get the next one!
When a whole town smells of Fish & Chips you can't really escape the craving to eat some. We got some from the chipper at the bridge and ate them at the beach. Very tasty and fresh fish. The portions were a bit too huge though!
Favorite Dish: The Fish ... and the dessert from my next tip!
The world knows it! "Best" fish and chips in the world. Expect a queue during meal hours. We went there at 2.30pm on Saturday, and there was a queue.
Favorite Dish: Needless to say, Fish and Chips. There's portion of small, medium and large.
This cafe is a typical diner style serving up foods such as fish and chips, nothing special but good, filling food.
Favorite Dish: I had the £5.95 fish and chips and it was quite nice, not greasy like some fish that you get.
Lunch at Whitby was spent at Magpie Café, a distinctive black and white building overlooking the harbour and giving great views of the Abbey and St Mary’s Church. Originally built in 1750 as a merchant house. They are famous for their fish and chips… which exactly what we had.
Lovely place to eat ... and I have done so many times.
the staff are friendly and always polite.
It's a must ...
Favorite Dish: Balti ... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Naan bread ....... mmmmmmm
Favorite Dish: Whitby is famous for it`s delicious fish & chips.There is many restaurants & fish & chip cafes along the harbour front.