The Yorkshire seaside is a nostalgia-inducing highlight when visiting God’s own country, and nothing beats a good old chippy with sea views. Whether it’s traditional battered fish or proper Yorkshire gravy you like, these are the best fish and chips in Whitby according to TripAdvisor users.
Silver Street Fisheries
Just a couple of streets back from the harbour, Silver Street Fisheries has been voted the best fish and chips in Whitby by TripAdvisor users, and its very quaint. Placed down a narrow, traditional street, the fish and chip shop has outdoor seating for guests to enjoy during the summer, as well as a takeaway option for those who want to roam the harbour while they enjoy their grub.
Reviewers have praised it for its value for money, and even dubbed it “the best in Whitby by a mile”. Others have said the “chips were divine”, and “can you marry a chip shop?”. High praise indeed.
Right on the Harbour Front by Whitby Lighthouse, Trenchers has some fantastic views to take in while scranning a chippy tea. The restaurant offers laid back decor with buttoned leather seating, as well as a takeaway option for those looking to roam around. Guests have boasted their food was “cooked to perfection”, as well as saying the food is “so so tasty” and comes in “large portions”.
The Magpie Cafe
The Magpie Cafe sits right on the Harbour Front opposite the 199 steps, the seafood restaurant comes highly commended by TripAdvisor users. With generous portions and the typical menu you’d expect, The Magpie Cafe has some glowing reviews. Users have left reviews such as “best fish and chips I’ve ever had” and “the fact that people queue up outside tells you how good it is”.
The Fisherman’s Wife
On the seafront with views stretching back out to sea and the cliffs (and right next to the Amusement park!), The Fisherman’s Wife is a highly rated seafront restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating to choose from.
The restaurant serves up some exceptionally presented dishes, with traditional fish and chips and a whole lot more on their menu. Guests can enjoy some pretty fancy starters, as well as traditional British seafood mains. Reviewers have said that the “food is to die for with brilliant views of the harbour” and that a “visit here is a must!”. I’m sold!
Royal Fisheries is set back into Whitby town has a ton of devoted chippy lovers in its fan base. Fans have called their flakey white fish “outstanding” and praised the establishment for its great value for money.
Just a short walk from the Harbour, the chippy is a great option to explore a bit of the town before heading to the beach. Fans can’t get enough of their cod and batter, leaving reviews such as “the taste of the fish makes it stand out” and “locals seem to use this restaurant which is always a good sign”.
Hadley’s Fish & Chips
On a beautiful street where you can see the Harbour in the short distance, Hadley’s Fish & Chips is a classic seafood restaurant, with a whopping number of glowing reviews.
Fans have said the restaurant serves up “fish and chips the traditional way” and shown enthusiasm for their varied menu, which includes scampi, steak pie and lasagnes. Others have left reviews on how welcoming the restaurant were, as well as left sparkling comments such as “this is the place to eat when you are in Whitby” and “a first class fish and chip shop”.
Another establishment close by to the Harbour, Mr Chips is a casual seafood restaurant serving up all the traditional good stuff you’d hope for when ordering a chippy.
Offering both dine-in or takeaway, guests have said the restaurant is “absolutely fabulous” and even said they ate there “three times in five days” – a testament to how much some reviewers love this place.
Glowing reviews include things such as the “fish was massive” and that the place is a “good old fashioned chip shop and more”.
Vegetarians can also rejoice, as the restaurant cooks food for veggies in a separate pan with vegetable oil.
A restaurant with some incredible views of Whitby’s beautiful harbour and 199 steps, Abbey Wharf is a great choice for those looking to dine-in somewhere that has more of a restaurant atmosphere. TripAdvisor users have praised the place on its decor and atmosphere, with tons of ‘excellent’ reviews to its name.
Reviewers have said lovely things such as “what what a place” and “already planning my next trip” as well as praised the restaurant’s crispy batter on the fish and mushy peas, with one reviewer saying there were “to die for”.
Robertson’s Chips Away
A short walk from the Harbour, Robertson’s Chips Away serves traditional chippy tea with both dine-in and takeaway options available. And hey, they even offer vegan options! It’s no wonder they’re one of the best places for fish and chips in Whitby.
TripAdvisor reviewers have gushed over their “excellent value” for money and “brilliant” haddock, leaving reviews such as “consistently good chips and lovely fish and mushy peas” as well as “been here a few times and never disappointed”.
A laid back place with a focus on the grub, Eskdale Fisheries is a great vegetarian friendly option, with all the traditional menu options you could hope for.
The restaurant is out in Sleights and is a popular choice for people who’ve been out exploring the Esk Valley and Littlebeck.
Guests have left fantastic reviews such as “just what we needed after a long walk” and “beats the fish and chips around the Harbour”.