Eating out in Whitby
Eating out in Whitby
Whitby offers a vast array of great places to eat, whether it’s Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or those vital holiday in-between snack times. Eateries range from small takeaways to stylish cafés and restaurants offering a fine-dining experience and everything in between! Some are within the many pubs in the town and surrounding area and others range from the small and intimate to larger and more bustling establishments. Many of the eateries are licenced to serve alcohol, while others provide great teas/coffees and cakes. Prices vary greatly, but you can always find delicious food within your budget.
Fish & Chips
The Town is notorious for its award-winning fish and chips. Many of the locally owned and run Fish and Chip takeaways and restaurants regularly win regional and national awards. Celebrity chefs and the locals all rave about their favourite places to enjoy the local fish and chips, do you have a favourite? Most places use fish caught locally by the small fleet based in the town. Pop down to the fish market on Pier Road in a morning and you’ll see the daily catch being unloaded. Lots of the fish and chip places also provide gluten free options for their batter and some will have chips suitable for vegetarians, so no-one has to miss out.
But Whitby is not just about fish and chips, there are many other local restaurants offering cuisines from around the world and providing a vibrant dining experience. Whitby has food from places such as India, Italy, China, Thailand, France and of course the UK. There are a number of bistros, restaurants, cafes and pubs that offer delicious fayre all year round. According to TripAdvisor there are a staggering 141 restaurants in the town, with only 61 claiming to have fish and chips on the menu. That leaves another 80 places to dine, if you’ve had enough of Fish and Chips! There are 68 places that class themselves as vegetarian friendly and 36 vegan friendly and all will offer alternatives and adaptations to suit dietary needs.
Planning your dining experience
During busy peak times and especially during many of the special weekends, finding somewhere to eat ‘on spec’ can be quite difficult. If you want that special place or a particular time, you may be best to book. As All About Whitby strives to cut out the middleman (the expensive commission charging booking sites) searching for and booking your perfect place to eat direct will ensure that the local business will receive all of the price you pay for your meal. When you have found your perfect place to eat you can contact them directly to book your table, before you arrive in Whitby for your stay.
Posted by Garath Jackson – The Lansbury