The Ultimate Guide to Fish and Chips in Whitby

On the search for the best places to enjoy classic Whitby fish and chips? Well, look no further! We’ve created the ultimate guide to the best fish and chips in Whitby, from the award-winning Trenchers to the much-loved Mister Chips on Church Street.

Is it just us, or does this classic dish taste even better by the seaside? And where better to tuck into a delicious tray than the promenade of this lovely coastal resort! Without further ado, here are our favourite eateries for the tastiest fish and chips in Whitby


Our list wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Trenchers! This award-winning chippy and seafood restaurant attracts thousands of visitors every year. Even the locals don’t get tired of their quality food – so it’s always worth booking ahead if you want to sit inside one of Whitby’s best restaurants.

Winners of the Best Fish and Chip Restaurant in the UK in 2019, you can expect the very best here. For those who want to try something a little different, their local crab and salmon dishes are absolutely mouthwatering.

Address: New Quay Rd, Whitby YO21 1DH

Telephone: 01947 603212

Hadleys Fish Restaurant

Another firm favourite among the locals, Hadleys Fish Restaurant has earned its title as ‘Whitby’s Best Fish and Chips’ by readers of the Whitby Gazette for many years running. The restaurant first opened its doors in 1937 and has been serving up fresh seafood dishes ever since.

The takeaway opened in 2016, allowing visitors to enjoy the classic flavours of fish and chips on the go. You can even choose some fresh cockles or mussels as a side dish!

Address: 11 Bridge St, Whitby YO22 4BG

Telephone: 01947 604153

Royal Fisheries

Yet another award-winning fish and chip shop within the town, the team at Royal Fisheries pride themselves on serving up golden fish – cooked to perfection. A family-run business spanning over three generations since 1956, you can always expect a friendly service here.

Fancy something a little lighter? The lemon sole and wholetail scampi are both delicious alternatives. You’ll also find an indulgent array of homemade desserts, including apple and raspberry crumble and knickerbocker glory.

Address: 48 Baxtergate, Whitby YO21 1BL

Telephone: 01947 604738

Robertson’s Chips Away

Another family-run chip shop in the heart of Whitby, Robertson’s Chips Away has been pleasing the tastebuds of visitors for over 25 years! Here, you can enjoy sustainably sourced fish dishes, as well as an assortment of vegan and vegetarian options (cooked separately from the meat and fish).

The chip shop also caters to those who are gluten intolerant, with almost all of their dishes available as a gluten-free option.

Address: 6 Bridge St, Whitby YO22 4BG

Telephone: 01947 821576

Papa’s Fish and Chips

If there’s one thing Whitby isn’t short of, it’s award-winning chip shops! Papa’s Fish and Chips offers both a takeaway and restaurant menu, depending on your plans for the day. If you would prefer to eat on the go, then you’ll have the option of fresh haddock, cod, or scampi.

For those who would rather enjoy a sit-in meal, the menu is a little more extensive. The ‘Chip Shop Platter’ is a particularly popular (and incredibly filling) choice, and features a medium-sized battered haddock, chips, battered sausage, pattie, and sliced bread – you might just want to share it!

Address: 78 Baxtergate, Whitby YO21 1BJ

Telephone: 01947 229689

Abbey Wharf

A wonderful place to sit and watch the bustling harbour, Abbey Wharf is a classy eatery serving up tasty fish and chips, as well as an assortment of locally sourced dishes. From Whitby crab to Whitby kippers, you’ll find the absolute freshest seafood here. Other fish dishes include whitebait, cod goujons, and tiger prawns with a sweet chilli dip.

If you would rather just take your food back to the cottage, the restaurant now offers a takeaway service. Tuck into lovely fish and chips (or homemade fishcakes) without having to get dressed up!

Address: Market Place, Whitby YO22 4DD

Telephone: 01947 600306

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Alexanders Fish Restaurant

Just a short walk from the harbour, Alexanders Fish Restaurant is ideal for those who want to enjoy their fish and chips by the beach. They also serve up a choice of made to order dishes, including burgers, nachos, and fajitas with a choice of steak, chicken, or prawn.

If the weather is a bit muggy or drizzly, you can always sit and enjoy their meals inside the restaurant.

Address: 1 Golden Lion Bank, Whitby YO21 3BS

Telephone: 01947 605712

Four Seasons Restaurant

The Four Seasons Restaurant serves up Mediterranean cuisine, with the option of fish and chips for those who just want something traditional! Some of their other popular fish dishes include sea bass and salmon, cooked on their charcoal grill for added flavour.

You can also pick up freshly made pizza and pasta dishes if you fancy trying something different.

Address: 14 Bridge St, Whitby YO22 4BG

Telephone: 01947 821035

The Tiffin

A simple cafe and chip shop in the town, The Tiffin serves up a good choice of home-cooked meals. If you’re looking for somewhere to grab a light bite at lunchtime, there’s something for everyone on their lunch menu. Freshly-made sandwiches, toasties, and homemade soup of the day are just a few of the classic dishes you can expect to find.

Looking for Sunday lunch? Be sure to try their giant Yorkshire puddings – stuffed with sausage, gravy, and chips!

Address: 56 Baxtergate, Whitby YO21 1BL

Telephone: 01947 604275

Angel Fisheries

A popular family-run chip shop in Whitby, Angel Fisheries is best known for its incredible ice cream selection. Serving up an ever-changing selection of flavours, some of their most popular include raspberry and white chocolate, dairy-free chocolate orange, and lemon meringue. Just what you need on a warm summer’s afternoon!

They also offer weekly fish specials, including delicious monkfish kebabs and wild Whitby king scallops.

Address: Angel Yard, Baxtergate, Whitby YO21 1BW

Telephone: 01947 603801

Magpie Cafe

One of the most popular cafes along the North Yorkshire coast, Magpie Cafe serves up quality seafood dishes using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. Whether you’re after a simple plate of fish and chips or perhaps to try their home-cooked seafood chowder, you’re bound to be impressed!

A lovely location for evening meals, the cafe offers an excellent wine menu as well as delicious weekly specials.

Address: 14 Pier Rd, Whitby YO21 3PU

Telephone: 01947 602058

Russells Traditional Fish & Chips

A great place to grab a tasty tray of fish, Russells Traditional Fish & Chips is located right by the harbour. Praised for its friendly staff, big portions, and reasonable prices, it’s just what you need when searching for somewhere to refuel after a busy day!

Address: 9 St Ann’s Staith, Whitby YO21 3PW

Telephone: 01947 606757


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