Whitby vs Scarborough: Food and Drink
Looking for the best places to eat in Whitby or Scarborough? We’ve got you covered. Naturally, you’ll find plenty of seafood in Whitby but there’s also a great pub and café culture around the county – as seen in Scarborough’s best restaurants. We’ve chosen a few of our favourites.
AZ Restaurant, Scarborough
For something exotic, the AZ Restaurant offers a Turkish and Mediterranean menu, featuring meats, herbs and spices, plus classic moussaka and vegetarian options. You’ll find it in the North Bay.
It would be remiss of us not to mention fish and chips – and you can dine in style on this British classic at Trenchers. Try this upmarket version of award-winning local produce, located on New Quay Road for light lunches or full dinners.
Clark’s Restaurant, Scarborough
Head up to Scarborough Market to visit Clark’s, where you’ll indulge in small plates and British tapas. It’s not got a Michelin star yet, but rumour has it, it could be on the menu…
Magpie Café, Whitby
Seafood doesn’t come any better than the Magpie Café on Pier Road. Feast on grilled or poached haddock, cod and halibut, or tuck into a tasty lobster thermidor.
Eat Me Café and Social, Scarborough
For an eclectic mix of coffee shop and bistro vibes, head to the Eat Me Café and Social. It’s right next to the Stephen Joseph Theatre, and serves Thai and Japanese dishes by night, or coffee and ice cream by day.
The Star Inn The Harbour, Whitby
If you’re looking for somewhere upmarket, you can’t go wrong at The Star Inn The Harbour. This AA Rosette restaurant is owned by Michelin-starred chef Andrew Pern, and offers seafood and game right from the North Yorkshire Moors.
The Best Places to Stay in Whitby or Scarborough
Making a trip of your visit to the Yorkshire coast? Be sure to stay in these areas in and around Whitby or Scarborough.