Top Choice Modern British in Helmsley

Star Inn

This thatch-roofed country pub is home to a Michelin-starred restaurant, with a menu specialising in top-quality produce from the surrounding countryside: Whitby crab with pickled cockles and avocado 'ice', or roast…
Top Choice Brasserie in Whitby

Moon & Sixpence

This brasserie and cocktail bar has a prime position, with views across the harbour to the abbey ruins. The seafood-dominated menu concentrates on hearty, straightforward dishes such as chunky vegetable soup, seafoo…
Top Choice Modern British in Helmsley

Hare Inn

The phrase 'hidden gem' is overused, but here it is entirely appropriate – drowsing in a secluded hamlet 4 miles west of Helmsley, the Hare is a 21st-century restaurant in a 13th-century inn, where gourmet dining is…
Top Choice Seafood in Whitby

Fisherman's Wife

With a prime location overlooking the beach and harbour entrance and smart staff dressed in navy-blue aprons, this is the place to enjoy local seafood in style. Whitby lobster (half/whole around £20/36 depending on …
Seafood in Whitby

Magpie Cafe

The Magpie flaunts its reputation for serving the 'World's Best Fish and Chips'. Damn fine they are, too, but the world and his dog knows about it and summertime queues can stretch along the street. Takeaway fish an…
Cafe in Whitby

Java Cafe-Bar

A cool little diner with stainless-steel counters and retro decor, music videos on the flat-screen and a menu of healthy salads, sandwiches and wraps washed down with excellent coffee.
British in Whitby

Humble Pie 'n' Mash

Superb homemade pies with fillings ranging from lamb, leek and rosemary to roast veg and goat's cheese, served in a cosy timber-framed cottage.
Cafe in Pickering

Pickering Station Tearoom

The tearoom at Pickering station serves excellent home-baked goodies and tasty lunch specials such as Yorkshire pudding with roast beef and gravy.
Cafe in Robin Hood's Bay

Swell Cafe

Great coffee, soup, salads and sandwiches, and a terrace with a view over the beach.
Fish & Chips in Whitby


Top-notch fish and chips minus the 'world's best' tag line used by nearby competitor the Magpie Cafe – this place is your best bet if you want to avoid the queues there. Takeaway fish and chips are £4.60.