16 Whitby Restaurants You Must Visit

Whitby Restaurants

Whitby restaurants, 16 of the best restaurants in Whitby

This article has been updated with new restaurants on 27th January 2017.

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 16 highly recommended Whitby restaurants for you to enjoy.

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Seafood & Bistro Style Restaurants in Whitby
Pub Food & Traditional Restaurants in Whitby
Fish & Chip Restaurants in Whitby
Indian Restaurants in Whitby
Italian Restaurants in Whitby
Chinese & Thai Restaurants in Whitby

Seafood & Bistro Style Restaurants in Whitby

Harry’s Bar

Harry's Restaurant in WhitbyHarry’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.

For those of you with a four-legged friend in tow, you can sit outside of Harry’s under the heaters and blankets are provided. I’ve had many bowls of mussels while sat outside watching the world pass by.

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Telephone: 01947 601909

Address: 10-11 Pier Road, Whitby, YO21 3PU

Harry's Bar in Whitby
Harry’s Bar offers a unique “tapas” style menu which is perfect for sharing.

The Marine

The Marine Whitby RestaurantMuch 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.

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Telephone: 01947 605022

Address: 13 Marine Parade, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PR

Shellfish Linguine
The Shellfish Linguine is my personal recommendation. It’s also one of the Marine’s most popular dishes.

Moon & Sixpence

The Moon & Sixpence Restaurant in WhitbyIf 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.

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Telephone: 01947 604416

Address: Marine Parade, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PR

Moon & Sixpence Whitby
The Moon & Sixpence offer great lunch snacks along with fine dining in the evening.

Abbey Wharf

Abbey Wharf Seafood Restaurant in WhitbyAbbey Wharf recently re-opened in 2015 and offers fantastic views of the harour in this stunning panoramic restaurant. Serving a variety of delicious seafood, steaks, salads and other dishes, alongside vegetarian options. Abbey Wharf has established itself as one of Whitby’s premier restaurants and bars. Open from 12pm every day. Live entertainment is also commonplace, especially during busy periods and weekends. Abbey Wharf is also dog friendly, you can even take your dog for an evening meal! The stunning panoramic balcony allows you to soak in the Whitby atmosphere, day or night.

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Telephone: 01947 600306

Address: Abbey Wharf Whitby, Market Place, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4DD

Abbey Wharf Whitby
The balcony at Abbey Wharf offers stunning views of Whitby, although it can be a little cold in winter!

The Fishermans Wife

Whitby Restaurants - The Fishermans WifeIf your looking for a restaurant in Whitby with sea views then there is no better view in town than from The Fishermans Wife. The restaurant services traditional fish and chips along with an extensive seafood menu, including some mouth-watering shellfish dishes. All ingredients used at the restaurant are locally sourced wherever possible and the friendly staff are always happy to assist you with any meal selections or dietary requirements. The location of The Fishermans Wife couldn’t be better, just a short walk down through the Whale Bone Arch from the bed and breakfasts and hotels on the West Cliff.

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Telephone: 01947 603 500

Address: Khyber Pass, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PZ

Pub Food & Traditional Restaurants in Whitby

Magpie Cafe

Magpie Cafe WhitbyMagpie 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.

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Telephone: 01947 602058

Address: 14 Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PU

The Magpie Cafe in Whitby
Widely regarded by many as “the best fish and chips in the UK”. People travel from all over to sample the food at The Magpie Cafe.

Ditto’s – Whitby’s best restaurant?

Ditto Restaurant in WhitbyDitto 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.

Ditto’s is widely regarded amongst the locals as “the best restaurant in Whitby” and according to Trip Advisor, they are correct. Ditto’s has held the prestigious No 1 spot on Trip Advisor for the last few years. Give it a go yourself and see if you agree.

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Telephone: 01947 601404

Address: 26 Skinner Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3AJ

Ditto Restaurant in Whitby
Whitby’s No 1 restaurant on Trip Advisor. Do you agree?

The Duke Of York

The Duke Of York WhitbyThe Duke Of York is a great restaurant to visit if you are looking for something more traditional that 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.

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Telephone: 01947 600324

Address: 124 Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4DE

The Duke Of York Whitby
The Duke Of York serves hearty traditional pub food. Ideal for those cold winter days.

The Board Inn

The Board Inn WhitbyThe 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.

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Telephone: 01947 602884

Address: 125 Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4DE

The Board Inn Whitby
The Board Inn serve traditional pub grub along with a great Sunday roast!

White Horse & Griffin

Whitby Restaurants, White Horse & GriffinWhite 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.

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Telephone: 01947 604857

Address: 87 Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, Y022 4BH

Fish & Chips Restaurants in Whitby

Trenchers

Whitby Restaurants - TrenchersTrenchers 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.

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Telephone: 01947 603212

Address: New Quay Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1DH

Hadley’s Fish and Chips

Whitby Restaurants - Hadley's Fish and ChipsVoted the best fish and chips in Whitby 2014/15 by the readers of the Whitby Gazette. Some claim that Hadley’s serve the best fish and chips in the world, a bold claim indeed, you will have to visit and taste for yourself before passing judgment! Hadley’s has been around since 1937. Its founder, Alan Hadley, believed in quality fish and chips at a sensible price. His beliefs have continued through the years and now with over 75 years experience in the industry, they have perfected the humble fish and chips.

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Telephone: 01947 604 153

Address: 11 Bridge Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BG

Indian Restaurants in Whitby

Passage To India

Passage To India Restaurant in WhitbyIf you are in the mood for an Indian meal, then Passage To India is the best place to go. Like many Whitby restaurants, their menu is vast and has something for everyone. It has a wonderful family atmosphere so you can always feel happy taking the kids there for an early evening meal. They also have a takeaway menu, ideal for people with self catering accommodation who want to enjoy a night in.

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Telephone: 01947 606500

Address: 30-31 Windsor Terrace, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1ET

Italian Restaurants in Whitby

Moutreys

Whitby Restaurants, MoutreysMoutreys 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.

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Telephone: 01947 602751

Address: 9 Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

Moutreys Restaurant in Whitby
Moutrey’s restaurant in Whitby is one of my personal favourites. My suggestion in the “Americano Hot” pizza, washed down with a bottle of red wine!

Cosa Nostra

Cosa Nostra Italian Restaurant in WhitbyCosa Nostra is one of only 2 Italian restaurants left in Whitby. The other been Moutreys. Cosa Nostra serves a selection of pizzas, pastas and other Italian favourites. The central location ensures you are only a stone’s throw away from the town centre. They have a vast selection of wines available along with a variety of beers, spirits and soft drinks. There is a relaxed atmosphere and the friendly staff ensure this is a solid choice when dining out in Whitby. You really can’t go wrong with a pizza or pasta dish from Cosa Nostra, simple, great food at sensible prices.

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Telephone: 01947 602030

Address: 161 Church Street, Whitby, YO22 4AS, England

Cosa Nostra Italian Restaurant in Whitby
Along with a range of pizza and pasta dishes, Cosa Nostra offers some great Italian specialities.

Chinese & Thai Restaurants in Whitby

Kam Thai

Kam Thai Restaurant in WhitbyNot always high on everyone’s list when they come to Whitby, Thai food is something which everyone can enjoy, especially the dishes that are served up at Kam Thai. Their menu features a selection of fish dishes, Thai curries and traditional Thai stir-frys along with grilled chicken and beef dishes. There is plenty of “hotter” dishes if you like to feel a burn in your mouth.

This restaurant has recently relocated to Whitby Railway station.

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Telephone: 01947 601693

Address: Kamthai Restaurant, Unit 6, Whitby Railway Station, Whitby, YO21 1YN

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13 Comments

  1. Take a walk to the butchers in rusurp the best bacon sandwich around the pies are amazing get there early or they will sell out regards mark h

  2. Indian moments on church street is a better Indian restaurant than Passage to India, and does not have the same rowdiness. Definitely a step up from the other Indian. More modern Indian cuisine with some good specials.

  3. Went to Rusty Shears today and it was excellent, would love to go back and try the afternoon high tea looks yummy!

  4. We went to Passage to India as a couple earlier this year. Whilst we were there 2 fights broke out at either side of us and the police were called. Certainly wouldn’t call it a family atmosphere. Didn’t feel safe, it was an awful experience.

    • Sorry to hear about your experience Joanne. Sounds terrible. I’ve visited the restaurant a few times myself over the years but will visit again and see if it still warrants a place in our recommended Whitby restaurants list. Thanks for the comment. Have a great day.

  5. Not sure about one or two places on your list, but one that certainly should be there is the The Blitz Café & Tapas Bar on Church Street. It’s new in Whitby and the food and décor is great!

  6. Come on you have to include Hadley’s ! The best fish n chips in town in fact the best fish n chips in the world !

  7. Abbey Wharfe deserves a mention – terrific staff & lovely, well presented food & impressive views .
    Rusty Shears is also a fabulous quirky eatery to try

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