Restaurants

Top Choice British in Whitby

Bridge Cottage Bistro

This outstanding Modern British restaurant, in the pretty coastal village of Sandsend 3 miles north of Whitby, may well be the east coast's best eating experience. Its no-nonsense setting in a bare old coastal cotta…
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 Food Hall in Malton

Talbot Yard

Across the road from the Talbot Hotel, this huddle of converted stables has been reimagined as an extraordinary food court housing the stuff of gourmands' dreams. Here you'll find the only UK shop from award-winning…
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 British in Whitby

Rusty Shears

This vintage cafe covers many bases. There's an astounding drinks menu with more than 100 gins (despite the fact it's closed evenings) and gin flights, a walled courtyard for al-fresco light lunches, and a cluster o…
Top Choice British in Whitby

White Horse & Griffin

This splendid old coaching inn is as old as Captain Cook, and indeed the man himself used it as a meeting place to fix his crews in the 17th century. Squeeze into the narrow bar and the restaurant behind it is barel…
Cafe in Helmsley

Vine Cafe

Goodies plucked from the gardens take centre stage at this whimsical cafe housed in vine-draped Victorian greenhouses within creepers distance of Helmsley Walled Garden. Everything on the menu is fresh and simple, l…
British in Whitby

Star Inn the Harbour

Yorkshire food hero Andrew Pern, of Michelin-starred Star Inn fame, gutted the former tourist office to create this spin-off restaurant on the harbour front in his home town of Whitby. It’s no surprise that the them…
Ice Cream in Whitby

Trillo's

Ice cream parlours are 10 a penny in Whitby, but this kiosk down at the pier sells the town's very own award-winning stuff. The Trillo brothers who founded it were born in southern Italy and arrived in Whitby in 191…
Seafood in Whitby

Fisherman's Wife

Classic, simple seafood dishes and its prime location overlooking the beach and harbour have kept diners coming back to Fisherman's Wife for years. Whitby lobster, local crab and Lindisfarne oysters are on the menu,…