Whitby's Coastal Cuisine: Top 10 Pubs and Restaurants

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A visit to Whitby, the picturesque coastal town renowned for its maritime heritage, can only mean one thing; seafood. The best seafood you'll find anywhere along the Yorkshire coast, or in fact some of the best seafood you'll find along any coastline town in the English isles. 

For your next visit, we've explored some of the top pubs and restaurants in Whitby that offer delightful dining experiences by the sea. From fresh fish and chips to gourmet seafood dishes, Whitby has a variety of options for seafood enthusiasts to relish while immersing themselves in the town's maritime charm. Get ready to indulge in mouth-watering flavours, sip on refreshing drinks, and embark on a culinary journey through the coastal cuisine of Whitby.

The Magpie Café

Possibly the most well known and iconic seafood restaurant in Whitby, The Magpie Café, with its charming outdoor seating area overlooking the water offering a perfect spot to enjoy fresh fish and seafood delicacies. Sample their famous fish and chips, seafood platters, and other delicious offerings while taking in the picturesque surroundings.

The Fisherman's Wife

Experience the flavours of the sea at The Fisherman's Wife, a family-run seafood restaurant situated in the heart of Whitby. With its cosy outdoor seating area, this venue provides a relaxed setting to savour their range of seafood dishes, including classic fish and chips, homemade seafood pies, and seasonal specials. Immerse yourself in the coastal ambiance and enjoy the culinary delights of The Fisherman's Wife.

Trenchers Seafood Restaurant

Discover Trenchers Seafood Restaurant, a renowned eatery located on Whitby's West Cliff. With its stunning sea views and outdoor terrace, this restaurant offers a delightful setting to enjoy a range of fresh seafood dishes. From succulent lobster and crab to expertly prepared fish, Trenchers delivers a memorable dining experience by the coast.

The Moon & Sixpence

Unwind at The Moon & Sixpence, a traditional pub with a charming beer garden in the heart of Whitby. This family-friendly establishment offers a selection of real ales, refreshing drinks, and classic pub fare. Take a seat in the outdoor area, soak up the relaxed atmosphere, and enjoy the flavoursome offerings.

Pizza West

If you prefer a change from seafood then Pizza West could be the answer. A well-known eatery famed for its wood-fired pizzas and relaxed atmosphere. With a variety of toppings available in a casual setting, this spot provides a delightful dining experience for those seeking a break from seafood while still relishing fantastic food in Whitby.

The Marine Hotel

Check out The Marine Hotel, a stylish venue boasting a beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking Whitby's coastline. This venue offers a relaxed setting to enjoy a range of drinks, including craft beers and handcrafted cocktails, along with a menu featuring classic dishes made with locally sourced ingredients.

The Stables

Get out of the town and venture to The Stables on the outskirts of Whitby, where you'll discover a welcoming atmosphere and a selection of hearty meals. This establishment offers a charming countryside setting, making it an ideal spot to enjoy classic pub dishes and unwind away from the town's hustle and bustle.

Sanders Yard Bistro

Situated in a picturesque courtyard setting with an inviting ambience is where you'll find Sanders Yard Bistro, a charming establishment offering a unique dining experience in Whitby. This bistro offers indoor and a delightful outdoor seating area ideal for enjoying their tasty dishes, including seafood specials, amidst a tranquil atmosphere.

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Note: Please check with the individual establishments for the most up-to-date information on outdoor seating availability, opening hours, and any safety measures in place.