Whitby is so well known for its seafood. Fresh, ethically sourced, and creatively cooked. Here are 7 seafood restaurants in suppliers in Whitby.
Luckily for you, Whitby has a huge range of excellent places to eat. From the famous national dish of fish and chips to the plethora of shellfish; lobster, crab, mussels, cockles and whelks. We have rounded up the best places to try seafood in this beautiful town. Here are 8 of the best places to try seafood in Whitby
Housed in a merchants house built in the late 18th century, Magpie Cafe is steeped in local Whitby history. Opening its doors as a cafe in 1939 it has slowly built up a strong reputation in Whitby, making itself a Yorkshire landmark within its own right. Its elaborate range of freshly caught fish gives the customer a pretty hard choice. From the common cod, hake, haddock, Dover sole, to unusual catfish, skate, wild sea bass and john dory fish.
Described by famous chef Rick Stein as “the place that opened my eyes to how good a chip shop could be”, Magpie Cafe has built its reputation on the back of its fish and chips, with queues often spilling out onto the street. Now it has added much more to its extensive menu. Sample their fresh mussels, seafood pots, Lobster Thermidor, and much more. The Magpie Cafe also developed menus incorporating steak dishes for those who want something a little less fish-based.
The Fisherman's Wife
Located on Whitby's coast only a seconds walk from the sand and waves is The Fisherman's Wife. With over fifty years passing since its opening, this restaurant has granted itself a cult status within the local community of Whitby. With the perfect combination of classic fish and chips with the nuanced sophistication of seafood dining, it is easy to see why. This restaurant offers a huge choice of starters, Fisherman's Wife specials, locally caught lobster, speciality dishes and Lindisfarne oysters. We recommend their homemade seafood curry! With perfect seaside views, fresh produce, and a breadth of experience, it is no wonder why locals and holidaymakers return time and time again.
Their fresh fish is carefully selected from the fish market in Whitby. Their Crab and Lobsters are caught daily from local Whitby waters and their delicious meat is supplied by Radford’s award-winning butchers in Sleights. They believe in only using the highest quality ingredients, resulting in some of the finest fish and chips in the area.
Established in 1980, and voted best fish and chip shop restaurant of 2019. Trenchers of Whitby has cemented itself as a must-visit destination in the North of England thanks to its traditional menu of fish and chips, seafood and British dishes. With options including seafood salads, crab, lobster, fresh fish, homemade pies and lasagnas, Whitby scampi, vegetarian options and a dedicated children’s menu, there truly is something for everyone. Situated along Whitby's Harbour, Trenchers is ideally located for a stroll along the beach and a bite to eat. It is one of the most loved fish and chip restaurants in Whitby.
Fortunes Kippers smokehouse and shop is a somewhat Whitby institution. Opening their doors in 1872, Fortunes have been selling the best and most traditional kippers in Whitby and arguably all of Yorkshire. The distinctive aroma will whet your appetite long before you even arrive at the smokehouse. Fortune’s kippers are the only genuine and authentic Whitby kippers because the Fortune family still own and run the only traditional smokehouse in Whitby.
The Star Inn The Harbour
For that little bit of luxury! The Star Inn The Harbour opened in June 2017, the restaurant celebrated its first birthday with its first industry award, an AA Rosette. The Star Inn The Harbour's Menu features Catch-of-the-Day fish, meat specials and also world-famous North Yorkshire Moors produce. Desserts include some childhood Ice Cream Parlour classics brought up to date. Traditional Cod and Haddock are fried in a gluten-free batter, originally developed with their coeliac customers in mind, but it was so good that they have made it their standard. You have to try their shellfish platter to share, it's a great way to try the seafood they have on offer.
You have to visit Albert's Eatery and be surrounded by the history and character of Wesley’s main hall and dine next to the world’s largest piece of Whitby Jet. They provide a traditional and unique menu selection, with a speciality and love of local seafood. Delivering a memorable dining experience, Albert's expertly trained chefs specialise in using local produce and ingredients to make mouth-watering menu choices across all their dishes, whether visiting for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They are also fully licensed should you just want to call in for a drink and a sandwich and take in the atmosphere. We recommend trying the mussels here, they are the best we have tried!
The Whitby Catch
If you want the taste of Whitby seafood at home why not try The Whitby Catch? Here you can buy fresh fish and seafood online with over 120 different fish products available daily. We only stock the best seafood. You can even visit them at 1 Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire – just over the road from the Whitby Fish Market.
Header image: Steamed Coley Supreme, Sesame Seeds, Creamy Celeriac and Apple Sauce with Potato Gnocchi from Ditto Restaurant in Whitby.