A day out in Whitby wouldn't be complete without fish and chips. And visitors to this beautiful part of the North Yorkshire coast are spoilt for choice when it comes to fish suppers! Whether you've been down on the beach building sandcastles and paddling in the sea, walking the Cleveland Way or exploring the town's shops and small businesses, take-away fish and chips are guaranteed to hit the spot.
Whitby isn't short of fantastic locations to enjoy al fresco dining either. Be it down on the Pier, up by the Whale Bone Arch, overlooking the town from the 199 Steps or the peaceful surroundings of Pannett Park there are lots of options.
Many of Whitby's fish and chip take-aways have a long history - going back generations. Others are relatively new to the town. Each offers something slightly different - their batter recipes being closely-guarded secrets!
Listed below are a number of Whitby's best value fish and chip shops. These are the fish and chip take-aways we feel offer the best value for money. If you believe another business should be on this list please get in touch to let us know.
Fish and chips has been a
popular dish for generations. And with the quality meals available in
Whitby, that looks set to continue for years to come.
Silver Street Fisheries
Silver Street Fisheries is tucked away on West Cliff. Within easy walking distance of the Whale Bone Arch, Silver Street is a fantastic chip shop, popular with locals and visitors alike. There can be a queue at busy times, but it's worth the wait!
Top Tip: Their 'fish bites' are an affordable option for families with small children.
Railway Chippy is located in the middle of a residential area, close to the hospital, Airy Hill School and the Ambulance Station. Very popular with locals, Railway Chippy is away from the busyness of the harbourside and town centre.
Top Tip: They provide a delivery service - perfect if you don't want to leave the house on a cold winter's night!
At the far end of Church Street, near the bottom of Green Lane, Riverside Fisheries is another of Whitby's family-run favourites. It's a small chip shop which only offers take-away service. If you're planning a walk up to the Abbey, why not go the long way round? Head up Church Street, you'll find Riverside Fisheries opposite Parkol Marine. Just past the chip shop Green Lane is on your left, heading up to the Abbey and the wind-swept cliff top.
Top Tip: If you're heading out of town, on foot or by car, Riverside is easy to find and away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre.
Mister Chips Take Away
Mr Chips is well known for their town-centre restaurant and take-away. However, they recently opened a second take-away on Battery Parade, at the end of Pier Road. This is a fantastic location, close to the pIers and the beach. The bandstand is a favourite spot for enjoying a fish and chip take-away.
Top Tip: Beware of the seagulls - they're particularly aggressive and opportunistic in this part of town.
Robertson's Chips Away
Robertson's is a town-centre chippy, near the swing bridge, on the east side of the River Esk. Located right in the centre of town, Robertson's have lots of competition on their doorstep, but have remained a good value and popular take-away for years.
Top Tip: Ask about their vegetarian/vegan options.
Angel Fisheries are located near the harbour, lookout for the big blue wall with the fish on it, next to the back of HSBC Bank. Why not collect your fish & chips from Angel Fisheries and then cross the road. You'll find benches along the harbourside - the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal and a great view of some of Whitby's best-known landmarks.
Top Tip: Check out their calamari, prawn and whitebait options - delicious!
Which is Your Favourite Take-Away Chippy?
We've all got our favourites, which is yours? If you're yet to try some of the chip shops on this list why not pay them a visit next time you're planning a fish and chip take-away in Whitby.
With so many great options it's no surprise Whitby's fish and chip take-aways have an enviable reputation. Delicious fresh fish, cooked to order and served with chunky chips and all your favourite side dishes - what could be better?
And, with wonderful views of the harbour, piers, beach, surrounding countryside or the bustling town centre to enjoy this is al fresco dining at its finest!