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5 Family Friendly Restaurants in Whitby

One of the best things about Whitby is how inclusive the town is. You can visit with the entire family and have a fantastic time. Here is a selection of the family-friendly restaurants in Whitby.

Picking a restaurant suitable for families can be tricky, especially if you have little children! Whitby caters to families visiting the town and has plenty of places to choose from. We have listed 5 of the family friendly restaurants in Whitby that we have tried, tested and love.

Abbey Wharf 

Abbey Wharf is an excellent option for the entire family.

Abbey Wharf is an excellent option for the entire family; with a variety of mouth-watering seafood, steaks, salads, and other dishes, including vegetarian options, it has become one of the top restaurants and bars in Whitby. They have a children’s menu for little ones, including classic fish bites and chips. There is loads of space, and they often feature live entertainment. It boasts breathtaking views of the harbour from its stunning panoramic restaurant. Abbey Wharf is dog-friendly, so bring your furry friend along for an evening meal. They’re part of the family too!

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Trenchers in Whitby is family friendly.

Trenchers is one of our favourite places to visit as a family. Who doesn’t love fish and chips at the seaside? They have booth-style seating, which is excellent for families, plenty of space, and a takeaway if you prefer to enjoy your fish and chips on the pier. At Trenchers, you’ll experience the best quality fresh fish! From starters to desserts and even a varied children’s menu, Trenchers has something for everyone.

Pizza West

Incredible pizza at Pizza West in Whitby

Pizza West on the West Cliff, Whitby, opened their doors on the afternoon of 3rd June 2021. The food and service are lovely. If you’re craving pizza, Pizza West is fantastic. Plus, if anyone in your family isn’t a pizza fan, their menu is varied and includes seafood and meat dishes. We can’t recommend the desserts enough, so save some room. This is a lovely restaurant to enjoy a celebration; check out their TripAdvisor reviews to see how accommodating they are.

Emma’s Diner 

Emmas Diner in Whitby

Emma’s Diner is worth checking out if you’re seeking a spot in Whitby that deviates from the norm and offers a more American-style experience. The Diner has a 1950s/1960s atmosphere, and the staff impress with themed fun outfits. You’ll be impressed with the generous portions, and the menu features everything from fish and chips to American-style burgers. Remember to indulge in one of their delicious milkshakes – amazing! It’s a lovely, relaxed atmosphere for children. 

The Fisherman’s Wife

The children's menu at The Fisherman's Wife is excellent value and comes with a children's meal, drink, and ice cream for dessert.

Looking for a restaurant that offers a stunning view of the sea in Whitby? This cosy eatery serves traditional fish and chips and a wide range of delicious seafood dishes, including tempting shellfish options. With a commitment to using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, you can expect fresh and flavourful meals with every bite. Plus, the restaurant’s prime location, just a short walk from the West Cliff hotels and bed and breakfasts, makes it the perfect spot to grab a meal after exploring the town. The children’s menu here is excellent value and comes with a children’s meal, drink, and ice cream for dessert. They even feature a children’s portion of Shetland mussels, cream, and onions.

Whitby has a great selection of family-friendly restaurants catering to various tastes and preferences. We hope we’ve given you some ideas for your next family meal in Whitby. This is just a small selection of fantastic options; you can find an extensive list of Whitby restaurants here.

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