Whitby has become an increasingly popular tourist destination over the last few years and as a result, there are a wide variety of Whitby restaurants to choose from. Just walking through the centre of Whitby, or even along the seafront, you will find a wide variety of restaurants that all offer different types of cuisine. Regardless of what you are feeling in the mood for, chances are there will be plenty of restaurants in Whitby to satisfy your hunger.
With Whitby being a seaside town, there are naturally no shortage of places where you can get some high quality fish and chips. There are also a number of Whitby restaurants where you can get find locally sourced seafood. The majority of restaurants in Whitby pride themselves on being able to source all of their ingredients from the Yorkshire area, so then people who are visiting are able to try some genuinely local food.
There are so many high quality restaurants in Whitby that it is very difficult to name just a few that would be considered among the best. Here are 12 highly recommended Whitby restaurants for you to enjoy.
Humble Pie N Mash
Just as essential as fish and chips on a trip to Whitby, visit Humble Pie, situated across the Swing Bridge on Church Street and where they sell traditional British “Pie & Mash”. Using local produce, free-range meat and organic pastry. they lovingly make their own pies to enjoy fresh every day.
It is located in a sixteenth century shop, lovingly restored back to its timber framed beginnings. Relax in front of an open fire and unique surroundings whilst enjoying some traditional home cooked fare.
They offer a range of meat or vegetarian pies that can be enjoyed on their own or for a classic combination try with mash, peas (garden or mushy), and topped off with liquor or gravy. Ideal for lunch or supper! This is a family run business, all the pies are homemade and baked fresh everyday on the premises, only using the best natural ingredients and never any bad fats (man made hydrogenated fat) Be warned, its popular and having to queue is not a rarity, but well worth it.
Harry’s is a modern and luxurious lounge bar located in the centre of Whitby. It has been open since 2008 and offers visitors a mixture of cocktails and wonderful food. The restaurant provides special menus for lunch and evening meals and has a wide range of speciality meat and fish dishes that they are very proud of. Their bar offers a wide range of cocktails and other drinks and they strive to change their menu constantly to match the change in seasons. If you decide that you want to spend the night at Harry’s Bar, they have three luxurious rooms available that offer a wonderful view of Whitby centre and harbour views.
Telephone: 01947 601909
Address: 10-11 Pier Road, Whitby, YO21 3PU
Much like Harrys Bar, The Marine opened in 2008 and has grown in popularity ever since then. While The Marine also operates as a hotel, it’s their restaurant that has become one of the more popular places to visit in Whitby. Their restaurant specialises in providing seafood, all of which has been locally sourced in the Whitby area. They also offer a wide range of other foods as well, including a varied breakfast menu that offers a range of meat, fish and vegetarian options. Their seafood menu includes oyster and caviar dishes that are among the most popular in the restaurant.
Telephone: 01947 605022
Address: 13 Marine Parade, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PR
The Moon & Sixpence
If you are looking for a restaurant in Whitby that can give you a really great view of the harbour while you enjoy quality food, then the Moon & Sixpence is definitely a place worth visiting. It has a wonderful relaxing and chilled out atmosphere where you can sit down and just have a nice cocktail while enjoying the view, or you can sit down to a nice evening meal as the sun sets. They offer a wide range of fish dishes, including fish pie and good old fashioned smoked haddock. All of their seafood is fresh daily and is locally sourced as well.
Visit The Moon & Sixpence website
Telephone: 01947 604416
Address: Marine Parade, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PR
Moutreys is a restaurant that enjoys cooking food the old fashioned way. All of their ingredients are delivered freshly on a daily basis and they are cooked on an old wood fired oven. Their kitchen is also open, so you can watch as your food is prepared with tender loving care and using the most traditional of methods. People who have visited the restaurant have raved about the quality of the seafood when it is cooked on their wood fired oven. It is a wonderful place to go with your family, or even for a party.
Telephone: 01947 602751
Address: 9 Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA
Magpie Cafe has developed quite a strong reputation over the years. It has become known as one of the best places for fish and chips in the Whitby area. People have travelled from all over the globe in order to sample fish and chips in the Magpie Cafe. Their plaice and lemon sole have become one of their most popular seafood dishes, along with the more traditional haddock which is naturally a very popular dish throughout the year.
Telephone: 01947 602058
Address: 14 Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PU
Ditto is a small and intimate restaurant that offers a mouth watering set-menu. It is a family run restaurant that takes great pride in being able to offer their diners excellent customer service. The restaurant itself is designed to look like an old Italian bistro, which gives an intimate dining experience. Ditto likes to be different from other restaurants, which is why everything on their menu has unique ingredients, flavours and cooking methods. It is a small dining area and they are very popular, so if you want to have lunch at Ditto Restaurant you will need to book in advance.
Visit the Ditto Restaurant website
Telephone: 01947 601404
Address: 26 Skinner Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3AJ
The Duke Of York
The Duke Of York is a great restaurant to visit if you are looking for something more traditional and has the atmosphere of a good old fashioned local pub. They have a wide range of ales and ciders that you can sample in the bar before heading through to the restaurant where you can enjoy a wide range of high quality fresh food. They have a range of specials that change daily, so it’s well worth taking a look at their specials board. You will also find a range of memorabilia and historical items on the walls for you to enjoy.
Visit The Duke Of York website
Telephone: 01947 600324
Address: 124 Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4DE
The Board Inn
The Board Inn is another popular restaurant in Whitby, overlooking the harbour with stunning views out to sea. They have a dining room that has been recently refurbished and can hold 50 diners. Their menu is also a delicate blend of traditional and modern dishes so then you can find something that will suit your mood. The menu is also always being updated and there is a specials board where you can find some of their speciality dishes. Regardless of if you want a curry or some traditional fish and chips, they will have meals to suit your mood.
Telephone: 01947 602884
Address: 125 Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4DE
The Star Inn The Harbour
Andrew Pern, whose name is synonymous with his Michelin-starred pub, The Star Inn at Harome, has long wished to open a restaurant in his hometown and to celebrate the ingredients he grew up surrounded by and with which he began to learn to cook, even before he decided to train as a Chef at the former Scarborough Catering College. Opened in June 2017, the restaurant celebrated its first birthday with its first industry award, an AA Rosette.
The Star Inn The Harbour's Menus feature Catch-of-the-Day fish and meat specials and also world famous North Yorkshire Moors produce, such as furred and feathered game, as well as a seasonal All Day Menu. Desserts come predominantly from the restaurant’s Ice Cream Parlour, including some childhood classics, brought up to date. Surf 'n' Turf-style dishes are a restaurant speciality mirroring its 'one-foot-in-the-sea-one-foot-on-the-Moors' location.
White Horse & Griffin
White Horse & Griffin is a wonderful restaurant that takes full advantage of its location. It has a seafood orientated menu where you can enjoy a wide range of traditional and modern dishes, all of which are made with ingredients that have been sourced in the local area. Whether you are just looking for a spot of lunch, or you want to enjoy a nice Sunday lunch with the entire family, the White Horse & Griffin will be able to provide you with a wonderful meal.
Visit the White Horse & Griffin website
Telephone: 01947 604857
Address: 87 Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, Y022 4BH
Trenchers takes great pride in knowing that their fish has been caught by the fishermen in Whitby and have been freshly delivered to them. They also enjoy being one of the few seafood based restaurants in the area that offers a takeaway menu for people who want to take their food and sit by the harbour. They offer a wide range of meals from starters to desserts and they have a varied children’s menu also.