Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Whitby
Hardens guides have spent 29 years compiling reviews of the best Whitby restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 5 restaurants in Whitby and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Whitby restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. Magpie Café Fish & seafood restaurant in Whitby 14 Pier Rd - YO21
“White flakes of fish, encased in crispy, golden batter, plus chips reminiscent of childhood, and still cooked in dripping, all provide a taste to savour” at this famous (hence “noisy and crowded”) Harbourside veteran, often justifiably nominated for being home to “the best fish ’n’ chips in the UK”. “Most punters go for the obvious, but the specials board is always worth close scrutiny, as the kitchen actually produces superb dishes using the wide variety of fish and seafood available in this amazing port”. “Recommended, but it can get very busy so be prepared to queue in busy periods”. “I was in Yorkshire for a week and went three times! Totally excellent!” Top Tip – marvellous views from the window tables, or you can just take away and sit by the water!
2. Trenchers Fish & chips restaurant in Whitby New Quay Rd - YO21
“Posh”, “fab” fish (“cooked in the lightest of batter”) and chips have earned this Whitby stalwart of over three decades’ standing a reputation as one of the top chippies “in a town packed full of ’em”; and staff are “always friendly and welcoming”. It spawned a sibling at Whitley Bay’s Spanish City in 2018.
3. The Star Inn The Harbour British, Modern restaurant in Whitby Langborne Road - YO21
North Yorks star-chef, Andew Pern’s hometown venture is a conversion of the old tourist information centre, on the harbour. Most reporters do praise the “delightful” fresh fish, and “really enjoy the setting”, but one or two sceptics feel that, despite foodie hype, “mediocrity reigns”, and it inspires relatively limited feedback for a business from a ‘big name’.
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