Abbey Wharf Review, A Review Of The Abbey Wharf in Whitby

Drinks and food with an unforgettable view of Whitby Harbour…can you get much better? Here is our review of Abbey Wharf in Whitby. 

The sun is shining in Whitby and the harbour is glistening with the sun’s rays. The old cobbled streets of Church Street lead you to The Market Place where Abbey Wharf is situated. This is the place to take in the essence of Whitby’s heritage and enjoy the contemporary merging with a rich history.

The origins of this building that overlooks the harbour and the historic cobbles of The Market Place and Sandgate is that it was a Burberry Clothes Factory and it was transformed into a restaurant/bar with shops underneath. The style of the Abbey Wharf is that of a modern maritime theme but still in keeping with a seaside style. Here's what we thought of Abbey Wharf…

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The venue…

The Abbey Wharf has all areas covered for any occasion. They have a takeaway area so that you can grab some fish and chips and take pleasure in eating alfresco on the fish pier outside with the armour of hot vinegar. This place also has a restaurant with 250 covers with a seafood menu and a section of meat dishes cooked in a Bertha, a charcoal-fired oven.

Abbey Wharf Whitby

There is also an entertainment area that holds regular live music events and acts. Larger parties and functions can be situated in the upper mezzanine level. I visited the Abbey Wharf with my family for a meal whilst the sun was shining, and the Abbey Wharf was busy with a big cross-section of people, families, big friendship groups, couples and dogs. The Abbey Wharf creates a relaxed atmosphere that can be felt all around as it is spacious for the different elements of drinking, food and music.

The drinks…

The Abbey Wharf holds a well-stocked bar and it is proud to have its own beer, made especially by Whitby Brewery, ‘Abbey Wharf Dry Hopped Blonde.’ It stocks over 20 gins and you can even order some of new latest gin to hit the market, ‘Whitby Gin.’ I have tried a sample (or two) of the Whitby Gin and it is one to try if you are a gin fan.

Drafts beers at Abbey Wharf

The Abbey Wharf also have a cocktail menu for those who would like to enjoy a Porn Star Martini whilst watching the lifeboat launch on the Abbey Wharf’s balcony that wraps around the building with the East and West Piers in the distance.

The food…

Food served at Abbey Wharf

I chose a starter of marinated tiger prawns in garlic, chilli and parsley butter and my husband had battered goat's cheese with red onion marmalade rocket and pines nuts. These starters were fantastic with all the elements of the flavours complementing each other. My bairns picked the “Bairns Menu”, my lad bairn picked battered sausage with chips and curry sauce.

Abbey Wharf Steak

My lass bairn ordered a chicken burger, with chips and curry sauce. Me and my husband picked dishes that are from the Bertha oven menu. I had a Ribeye, 14oz on the bone, chips with a peppercorn sauce. My husband had a chicken skewer that was marinated in oil and paprika, served with vegetable skewers, BBQ sauce and chips. Both meals had a distinctive charcoal flavour that enhanced both dishes.

Final thoughts…

Abbey Wharf Seafood

We had a lovely family meal sat with panoramic views of the harbour and piers. Overall the whole vibe of the Abbey Wharf is that it is a non-stop venue of food, drink and entertainment whether you are with friends, family or your four-legged friend. You can emerge yourself in the stunning visuals of the harbour with a maritime scene of yachts, fishing boats, the lifeboats station and the local rowing clubs training in the harbour. You can be a witness to the hustle and bustle of pier road whilst drinking a pint of the Abbey Wharf Blonde beer on the Abbey Wharf balcony.

More information and bookings

Website: www.abbeywharfwhitby.co.uk

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

2 thoughts on “Abbey Wharf Review, A Review Of The Abbey Wharf in Whitby”

  1. Cod Mornay is fabulous, creamy mashed potato with plenty of prawns, cod and salmon with salad and chips, all washed down with a pint of Blue Moon with a slice of orange, with lovely views on the balcony – we go every time we’re in Whitby

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