Whitby 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 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…
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


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,…
Brasserie in Whitby

Moon & Sixpence

This brasserie and cocktail bar has a prime position, with views across the harbour to the abbey ruins. Its menu is a refreshing change from the fish-and-chips briggade (though that's still available, should you des…
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 and…
Cafe in Whitby


War nostalgia is the theme of this 1940s-style cafe serving coffees, G&Ts and food on Whitby's East Cliff. London's war-ravaged night skyline is writ large on a mural, and the trenches are reimagined as walls. D…
British in Whitby

Humble Pie 'n' Mash

Superb homemade gravy-laden pies with fillings ranging from lamb, leek and rosemary to roast veg and goats cheese, served in a cosy timber-framed cottage with a 1940s nostalgia vibe. No bookings, cash only.