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
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
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