Fish and chips is a debated subject in Whitby…we'll let you decide which one you like the best! Here is a selection of the best fish and chip shops in Whitby for you to try on your visit.
Whitby is 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. From longstanding family-run restaurants to upcoming contemporary takeaways, we have rounded up the best fish and chip shops in this beautiful town.
1. Hadley’s Fish and Chips
Starting off our list, this chip shop was voted by the local gazette as the best fish and chip shop in Whitby. Due to its longstanding reputation, Hadley’s Fish and 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.
Address: 11 Bridge Street, Whitby, YO22 4BG
2. Abbey Wharf
Through the main entrance of Abbey Wharf’s popular restaurant and bar is a brilliant takeaway section, ideal for those who want to enjoy their food whilst strolling along the nearby pier. Abbey Wharf also offers a fantastic children’s menu for reasonable prices. 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.
With a carefully crafted menu of vegan and gluten-free options, Robertsons 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.
Address: 6 Bridge Street, Whitby, YO22 4BG
This award-winning restaurant and takeaway 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 has 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.
Address: 7 Pier Road, Whitby, YO21 3PU
5. Mister Chips
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.
6. Fish Box
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. Despite what the name might suggest, Fish Box also offers Chicken Fillets, Steak Pies, and Jacket Potatoes.
Address: 3 Langborne Rd, Whitby YO21 1YN, UK
7. 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. (Sssshhh but…it might just be our favourite!)
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.
9. 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. Its 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. There are also some great vegetarian options including a homemade curry served with lime coriander rice and naan bread.
Address: Khyber Pass, Whitby, YO21 3PZ
10. Railway Chippy
Offering home deliveries and in-store takeaways, the Railway Chippy is a typical local chip shop. There are also some unique items on the menu including Pineapple Rings, Cheese, and Onion Fry Its, and Black Pudding.
Address: 1 Fishburn Rd, Whitby, YO21 1PU
11. 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.
If you only have time to try one fish and chip shop in Whitby then the Magpie Café is a landmark in its own right and well worth a visit.
Read our review of Magpie Cafe here.
Address: 14 Pier Road, Whitby, Y021 3PU
12. Royal Fisheries
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 classics. Expect a friendly atmosphere, tasty food, and plenty of local conversations.
Address: 48 Baxtergate, Whitby, YO21 1BL
As seen on BBC and voted Britain's best fish and chips, frying award-winning fish and chips has been a way of life since 1966. While each generation has added something new, the philosophies of Mr Papa are still embodied with every meal they serve. They source the highest quality ingredients from local suppliers to ensure their meals are as good today as they were back in 1966.
Address: 78 Baxtergate, Whitby YO21 1BJ
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