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 vast 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 merchant’s 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 in its own right. Its elaborate range of freshly caught fish gives the customer a hard choice from the common cod, hake, haddock, and 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 more. The Magpie Cafe also developed menus incorporating steak dishes for those who want 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 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 subtle sophistication of seafood dining, it is easy to see why. This restaurant offers a vast choice of starters, Fisherman’s Wife specials, locally caught lobster, speciality dishes and Lindisfarne oysters. Of course, 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.
Their fresh fish is carefully selected from the fish market in Whitby. Their Crab and Lobsters are caught daily from local Whitby waters, and Radford’s award-winning butchers in Sleights supply their delicious meat. 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 runs the only traditional smokehouse in Whitby.
You have to visit Albert’s Eatery, 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 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 fish products available daily. They 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.