11 Of The Best Fish and Chip Shops In Whitby
Whitby is a stunning coastal town in North Yorkshire, home to local museums, churches, and stunning ocean views. Alongside popular landmarks, Whitby is also renowned for its seafood.
Fresh, ethically sourced, and creatively cooked, visitors to Whitby cannot leave without trying its famous fish dishes. Luckily for you, Whitby has a huge range of excellent places to eat.
Hadley’s Fish & Chips
Starting off our list, this chip shop was recently voted by the local gazette as the best fish and chip shop in Whitby. Due to its longstanding reputation, Hadley’s Fish & Chips opened its takeaway store in 2016.
Ideal for those who want to enjoy their food in the great outdoors, this menu still boasts the restaurant’s popular homemade tartare sauce and mushy peas alongside cod, haddock, and fishcakes.
For a bargain, opt for the Yorkshire Meal Deal including cod, chips, one side, and a drink for just £7.75.
11 Bridge Street, Whitby, YO22 4BG Phone: +44 1947 604153
Through the main entrance of Abbey Wharf’s popular restaurant and bar is a brilliant take away section, ideal for those who want to enjoy their food whilst strolling along the nearby pier.
A portion of scampi is £4.50 while a side of chips is just £1.70. Abbey Wharf also offers a fantastic children’s menu for only £3.95.
For those who want a little more variation, the restaurant has a wide selection of freshly caught seafood as well as steak, chicken, and daily vegetarian specials.
Read our review of the Abbey Wharf here.
12 Market Place, Town Centre, Whitby, YO22 4DD Phone: +44 1947 600306
With a carefully crafted menu of vegan and gluten free options, Robertson’s sets itself apart from other fish and chip shops in Whitby.
Along with the usual favourites that you would expect of any seaside fish shop, Robertson’s can fry their delicious fish dishes and onion rings in a gluten free batter.
They also have gluten free burger buns and bread on the restaurant menu. The vegetarian menu includes veggie sausages, lasagne, spring rolls, and a spicy bean burger; just ask for vegan options and the knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to help.
6 Bridge Street, Whitby, YO22 4BG Phone: +44 1947 821576
This award winning restaurant and take away is best identified by its picturesque green exterior nestled along Pier Road. The chefs here take pride in offering 100% MSC certified fish, meaning that it is sustainably sourced.
Quayside have an extensive menu including a wholesome homemade fish pie, salads, and classic cod and chips, not to mention a whole host of gluten free options.
7 Pier Road, Whitby, YO21 3PU Phone:+44 1947 825346
Voted by the Guardian as one of Britain’s top ten seaside fish and chip shops, Mister Chips has an exceedingly high reputation to live up to.
This coastal establishment has been serving up delicious comfort food since 1981. In the restaurant, visitors can enjoy an a la carte menu of gorgeously presented dishes including a Seafood Chowder and a Steak Casserole.
The takeaway section of Mister Chips offers a far more casual dining experience and perhaps the best way to enjoy their notable cod and chips.
The homemade batter recipe is fried in a way that prevents the fish from becoming too greasy and they even offer their very own gluten free mix upon request.
To top it off, Mister Chips is part of the Responsible Fishing Scheme which strives to use only ethically and locally sourced products.
68-69 Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4AS Phone: +44 1947 604683
Ideal for families and travellers who are on the go, Fish Box is a charming fast paced fish and chip shop that cooks up high quality dishes to suit all budgets.
With a small outside seating area, this low-key eatery is a welcoming place to eat while exploring the Whitby coastline. A regular cod is priced at £4.90 with chips at £1.90.
For just £8.60 you can get a Large Cod Meal Box complete with chips, a side, and a drink. Despite what the name might suggest, Fish Box also offers Chicken Fillets, Steak Pies, and Jacket Potatoes.
3 Langborne Rd, Whitby YO21 1YN, UK Phone: +44 1947 603484
Silver Street Fisheries
Silver Street Fisheries is a local takeaway shop with excellent reviews. Located along Silver Street, this chip shop offers traditional fish and chips topped with a side of mushy peas.
It’s simple but does the job and is particularly popular with Whitby locals.
22 Silver Street, Whitby, United Kingdom YO21 3BX Phone: +44 7587 786472
An authentic Yorkshire chip shop since 1980, Trenchers is a perfect place to go if you are looking for affordable British comfort food.
Along with an excellent takeaway menu, Trenchers serves up a wide variety of succulent meals including a Seafood Salad, a gluten free Seafood Chowder, and a vegan Spinach and Falafel Burger.
If it’s a traditional takeaway chippy you’re after, then Trenchers also serves the usual battered fish options including cod, haddock, and scampi.
Trenchers Restaurant, New Quay Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1DH Phone: +44 1947 603212
The Fisherman’s Wife
With branches in Leeds, York, and Whitby, when it comes to good food the Fisherman’s Wife has plenty of experience. It’s charming Whitby store is nestled along the coast offering picturesque sea views.
The seafood on this menu is purchased directly from Whitby’s very own fish market so you can expect to sample fresh, locally sourced food.
Unfortunately this branch does not offer a takeaway menu but if you want to enjoy some of the finest views in Whitby whilst tucking into some delicious Yorkshire dishes, this is the place.
There are locally sourced lobsters, seafood platters for two, and freshly prepared salads. A medium fillet of haddock served with chips, bread and butter costs just £11.99.
There are also some great vegetarian options including a homemade curry served with a lime coriander rice and naan bread.
Khyber Pass, Whitby, YO21 3PZ Phone: +44 1947 603500
Offering home deliveries and in-store takeaways, the Railway Chippy is a typical local chip shop. A regular fish costs £4.00 with chips at just £1.50.
There are also some unique items on the menu including Pineapple Rings, Cheese & Onion Fry Its, and Black Pudding.
1 Fishburn Rd, Whitby, YO21 1PU Phone: +44 1947 820804
Smoking kippers for over 139 years, Fortunes Kippers is not a typical fish and chip shop but we have included it on the list because it is a noteworthy place to find traditional Whitby style fish.
As Whitby’s only smokehouse, visitors can purchase traditional kippers smoked with oak wood.
Located just off of Church Street, this popular shop is only open until they sell out, so it is best to visit by lunchtime at the latest.
22 Henrietta St, Whitby, YO22 4DW Phone: +44 1947 601659
The Magpie Café
Located along the harbour, Magpie Café is one of Whitby’s most famous restaurants.
The Magpie Café is renowned for its fresh seafood which is prepared and delivered directly from the boat to the table within 24 hours.
Along with a popular restaurant, visitors can also sample delicious delicacies on the takeaway menu. Choose from cod, haddock, skate, or Whitby scampi.
A cod and chips costs just £6.95 while other items including sausages and fishcakes can be purchased for under £3.00.
If you only have time to try one fish and chip shop in Whitby then the Magpie Café is a landmark it its own right and well worth a visit.
Read our review of Magpie Cafe here.
14 Pier Road, Whitby, Y021 3PU Phone: +44 1947 602058
Currently in their 50th year, Royal Fisheries is a well-established family run restaurant with a distinct local charm.
With an interesting family history, Royal Fisheries aims to give customers good food at low prices.
A Lemon Sole and Yorkshire Cod feature on the menu alongside all the standard fish and chip shop classic.
Expect a friendly atmosphere, tasty food, and plenty of local conversations.
48 Baxtergate, Whitby, YO21 1BL Phone: +44 1947 604738
Russell’s Fish and Chips
Russell’s is a well-loved fish and chip shop in Whitby serving cod, haddock, and all the usual seaside delicacies.
It boasts laid back vibes and is perfect for those looking for something affordable and quick to eat.
They offer eat in or takeaway options with a casual dining area that’s ideal for families.
8 St.Annes Staith, Whitby, YO21 3PW Phone: +44 1947 606757
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