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Wheelchair friendly restaurants and places to eat in Whitby

Whitby has many delicious dining options, but not all are accessible to wheelchair users. So here are the best wheelchair friendly restaurants and places to eat in Whitby.

Whether you’re in the mood for classic fish and chips or good old-fashioned pub food, there are plenty of places in Whitby to enjoy a meal, and many are accessible for wheelchair users. So here are some of the best accessible dining spots in Whitby.


Abbey Wharf

Abbey Wharf in Whitby is wheelchair friendly.
The open-plan restaurant and bar are level and spacious enough to accommodate wheelchairs comfortably.

Abbey Wharf is one of our favourite places for fish and chips or seafood, but they also serve pub classics and vegetarian options. The staff are friendly and accommodating, and the atmosphere is lovely with harbour views and often DJs and events. It’s a fantastic place to visit while in Whitby.

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They have an access platform on the right-hand side of the staircase, supporting a maximum weight limit of 300kg. Guests can alert the staff using the call button on the entrance doors if they require access to the platform. Staff are more than happy to assist. The open-plan restaurant and bar are level and spacious enough to accommodate wheelchairs comfortably. In addition, they have an accessible toilet facility with grab rails and a pull-cord alarm on the same level as the restaurant and bar. Blue badge holders can park on double yellow lines on Bridge Street, 3 minutes away.



Delicious food at the Magpie Cafe in Whitby.
The Magpie Cafe may look inaccessible due to its steep steps, but there’s a lift in the takeaway, which is street level.

The Magpie Cafe

You will probably have heard of the Magpie Cafe in Whitby! People line up outside in all weather to taste their exceptional fish dishes, including famous fish and chips, seafood chowder, and much more. Their reputation is built on the quality of their food and service, and they take great pride in providing customers with the very best. The Magpie Cafe may look inaccessible due to its steep steps, but there’s a lift in the takeaway, which is street level.



Trenchers have step-free access to the restaurant, a wheelchair-accessible entrance and a seating area, and an accessible toilet on site accessed via a lift.
Trenchers have step-free access to the restaurant, a wheelchair-accessible entrance and a seating area, and an accessible toilet on site accessed via a lift.

Trenchers

When visiting Whitby, you have to try traditional fish and chips! It’s no secret how much we love Trenchers. (Read our full review here.) The menu at Trenchers Whitby features a range of fresh seafood dishes, including traditional fish and chips, seafood platters, grilled fish, and shellfish. They also offer vegetarian and gluten-free options and a children’s menu. The restaurant is committed to making its establishment as accessible as possible. As a result, they have step-free access to the restaurant, a wheelchair-accessible entrance and a seating area, and an accessible toilet on site accessed via a lift.



Delicious breakfast board at Rusty Shears.
Delicious breakfast board at Rusty Shears.

Rusty Shears

Rusty Shears has become an essential destination for anyone visiting Whitby, thanks to its delicious homemade cakes and pastries, speciality teas, coffees, and an impressive collection of over 150 gins. The interior is adorned with quirky Victoriana and fascinating curiosities, lending it a unique character. Additionally, Rusty Shears boasts a delightful, sheltered courtyard where visitors can relax. The garden and cafe are wheelchair accessible, but the toilets are not.



Fish and chips at the White House Hotel. Wheelchair friendly restaurant in Whitby.
The hotel’s restaurant serves delicious dishes made from locally sourced ingredients from the moors and the sea.

The White House Inn

The White House Hotel, a charming family-run establishment, boasts magnificent views of the Yorkshire Coast towards Sandsend and overlooks the picturesque Whitby Golf Club. The hotel’s restaurant serves delicious dishes made from locally sourced ingredients from the moors and the sea. Its welcoming bar is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike to unwind and relax. They feature accessible rooms, and the restaurant has a wheelchair-accessible entrance, seating area, and toilet facilities.



Food at Alberts Eatery, a wheelchair friendly place to eat in Whitby.
The staff at Albert’s Eatery will go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and enjoy a lovely dining experience.

Albert’s Eatery

At Albert’s Eatery, you’ll be surrounded by the history and character of Wesley’s main hall, including the opportunity to dine beside the world’s largest piece of Whitby Jet. Their menu features a traditional and unique selection of dishes, with a particular love for local seafood. Each item is created using expertly chosen local produce and ingredients. Whether you’re joining them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the chefs are sure to delight your taste buds. There is ramp access and disabled facilities. The staff will go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and enjoy a lovely dining experience.




Whitby offers a great selection of wheelchair friendly restaurants and places to eat. Whether you’re looking for a casual meal or a fine dining experience, there are plenty of options. The accessibility features and accommodating staff make these restaurants a welcoming and inclusive choice for everyone. So, next time you’re in Whitby, check out these excellent wheelchair friendly restaurants and experience all they offer.

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