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Est. 2020, the first fish & chips restaurant in Sandsend, not far from Whitby.

survey result

Summary

£73
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This modern ‘posh chippy’ (est. 2020) just 20 yards from the sea has a “first-class fish menu to suit all tastes”, from fish ’n’ chips to consume on the beach to a menu of more elevated international seafood dishes to eat in the dining room. There’s a second branch in York’s Shambles Market.

Summary

£67
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This two-year-old just twenty yards from the beach at Sandsend serves highly rated fish ’n’ chips plus some more elevated seafood dishes, to eat in or take away (which some reporters reckon is “the best option”). A second branch in York Market makes a “fabulous addition” to the city’s food offering.

Summary

£21
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

On the north end of Whitby Bay, next to a stream that trickles into the ocean, this refined new beach shack turns out “very good fish and chips” from its takeaway hatch; you can also linger longer in the restaurant over fishy small and large plates, plus tacos and loaded fries.

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Fish Cottage, Sandsend, YO21 3SU

The Fish Cottage Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Fish Cottage Restaurant in YO21, Sandsend by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Fish Cottage restaurant.
Nick S
When we called this morning they could only...
Reviewed 10 months, 12 days ago

"When we called this morning they could only offer us dinner at 5pm on a chilly June day, far earlier than we would normally eat but we're glad we accepted the offer. Difficult to generalise from our experience on a first visit but we were really impressed - short menu and one of the three specials sold out at 5.30pm (but they are closed the next two days). My wife's small appetite was delighted with the fishcake starter and trimmings served as a main, and my pan fried stone bass fillet came with superb fresh asparagus and samphire, followed by a rich and unctuous lemon posset. Definitely first choice for our next visit to Whitby.. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.00 £23.00 £7.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Fish Cottage, Sandsend, YO21 3SU
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑8 pm
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑8 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑8 pm
Saturday12 pm‑8 pm
Sunday12 pm‑8 pm

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