Best Fish and Chips in Whitby

Explore the rich fish and chip options in Whitby

A day at the seaside wouldn't be complete without fish and chips. And visitors to Whitby 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, a meal of fish and chips is a must.

Whether you want to eat them down on the Pier, up by the Whale Bone Arch, overlooking the town from the 199 Steps or in the comfort of one of Whitby's fish and chip restaurants, there are plenty of options.

Many of Whitby's fish and chip establishments have a long history - going back generations. Others are relatively new to the town. Each offers something slightly different - their batter recipe being a closely-guarded secret!

Listed below are a wide range of Whitby's fish and chip shops. We've tried to cover as many as possible. From the big names including Trenchers, Hadley's and Quayside, through to Whitby's 'best kept secrets' - the chip shops you might miss if you don't know where to find them.

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.

Our Top Fish and Chip Recommendations


Quayside are extremely proud of their award winning fish and chips. They serve great quality, sustainable fish & seafood, cooked the traditional way.

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Quayside in Whitby is regularly voted one of the best in the country. They won the National Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2014. It is family run and situated on Pier Road, only a stone's throw from Whitby's fish market and the harbour.

They offer both a restaurant dining experience as well as take-away meals.

Hadley's Fish Restaurant

Hadley’s first opened its doors in 1937. Now, with over 75 years experience in the industry, we have perfected the humble fish and chips.

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In recent years Hadley's has been voted Whitby's Best Fish and Chips by the readers of the Whitby Gazette and they continue to be a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike!

They always source the finest ingredients; British potatoes, MSC certified fish, home-cooked mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce. They also cook the traditional way - in beef dripping.

Royal Fisheries

The Fusco family have a long history of cooking quality fish and chips in Whitby. Royal Fisheries is located on Baxtergate in the town centre. They serve take-away fish and chips alongside their comfortable fish and chip restaurant.

Royal Fisheries is a favourite amongst locals. From their home-made fish cakes, to crispy battered fresh fish and chunky crinkle-cut chips, Royal Fisheries comes highly recommend.

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Their long history and years of experience mean customers can be assured of a quality fish and chip meal every time.

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Whitby's Best for Take Away Fish and Chips

Mister Chips

Sara’s Mister Chips is a family run establishment and since opening in 1981, we have been dedicated to customer satisfaction with the highest quality of food and service available. We have many positive reviews in the national press including the Daily Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday as well as being awarded a Certificate of Excellence on Trip Advisor.

We are famed for our fish and chips, but we also have a delicious range of speciality chef prepared dishes, available all day. Mister Chips is a full licensed restaurant, and you can enjoy a chilled local beer with your lunch or a fine with dinner.

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Our small team of skilled chefs create exciting, contemporary, and mouth watering dishes daily, as well as our excellent traditional fish and chips. Our own recipe batter ensures a light, crisp taste and our gluten free batter boasts the same golden touch.

Fish Box

Fishbox® is a one of a kind ‘express style’ fish and chip shop, with takeaway seating inside and out. The meals are all one price – so you can choose – outside when it’s sunny and warm. Or when the North wind is blowing, keep snug, warm and dry while you eat our delicious fish and chips in the restaurant.

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Fishbox® is part of Fusco’s – so you will be getting the same high-quality award-winning fish and chips as our other outlets – Quayside and Royal Fisheries.

Fish Box fries in vegetable oil at both shops and uses 100% compostable food packaging, so customers can rest assured that the food packaging used is eco-friendly.

Angel Fisheries

We are a family run Fish & Chip Takeaway in the Heart of Whitby, Serving Fresh Local Fish & Chips daily.

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Closest Fish and Chips to Whitby Beach

Robertson's Chips Away

Family run fish & chip takeaway in the heart of Whitby. Frying to order in vegetable oil. Gluten Free, Vegan & Vegetarian options. A menu featuring an array of classic British fare, focused on fish & chips, in a rustic setting.

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Silver Street Fisheries

Fish and Chip Shop, predominately a take away with inside and outside seating area.

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Abbey Wharf

Abbey Wharf isn't just open to restaurant diners and those looking for a social drink. We have a fantastic take-away open to the public every day!

Access is via the entrance stairway, with orders being taken on one side of our entrance are and collected from the other side.

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We're serving a fantastic choice of take-away fish and chips, children's meals and side orders. And everything is cooked to order by our expert chefs in our brand new kitchen.

Enjoy a delicious take-away meal and a stroll along the Church Street, or perhaps down onto Tate Hill Sands or East Pier!

Whitby's Best Fish and Chip Restaurants

The Fisherman's Wife

We are a fantastic Fish & Chips and Seafood restaurant located in Whitby with one of the best sea views of the bay. With over 50 years of experience combining the best from the sea and the finest produce from the fields of Yorkshire, you are guaranteed a great meal with every visit.

Our fresh fish is carefully selected from the fish market here in Whitby. Our Crab and Lobsters are caught daily from local Whitby waters and our delicious meat is supplied by Radford’s award winning butchers in Sleights.

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We believe in only using the highest quality ingredients, resulting in some of the finest fish and chips in the area.

The Fisherman’s Wife has a great range of dishes on offer to suit everyone’s tastes. We can also cater for large parties and weddings, contact us today to discuss our availability.

Whitby Scampi Shack

After a day of pounding the cobbles around Whitby, stoke your engine at our scampi shack in the harbour with a portion of hot, crispy scampi, fluffy chips, mushy peas, and other essential seaside fodder.

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We are officially the UK’s best fish & chips restaurant of 2019. Established in 1980, Trenchers of Whitby has cemented itself as a must-visit destination in the North of England thanks to its traditional menu of fish and chips, seafood and British dishes, served all day, everyday, throughout the year.

With options including seafood salads, crab, lobster, fresh fish, homemade pies and lasagnes, Whitby scampi, vegetarian options and a dedicated children’s menu, there truly is something for everyone.


Situated on Whitby’s iconic harbour side, Trenchers provides the perfect setting for all of the family and parties of any size with booth seating throughout and friendly service at every visit.

For those seeking something quick, the restaurant also operates a fish and chip takeaway alongside the main venue.

Family Friendly Fish and Chips Shops

Railway Chippy

Family run local business, seafood restaurant in Whitby, Redcar And Cleveland, United Kingdom. We do delivery service.

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Alexanders Fish Restaurant

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More Whitby Fish and Chips

Magpie Café

It’s known throughout North Yorkshire and beyond as one of the finest fish restaurants in the area. One of the things every visitor to Whitby notices is the queue outside Magpie in all weathers and seasons to sample the finest fish dishes in Yorkshire. Our fish and chips, seafood chowder and other excellent fish dishes set us apart and our reputation is based on the good quality of the food and service we provide to our customers.

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Not just fish and chips, this is exceptional food. Superb cod or haddock in crispy batter and chips with real quality. Chowder dishes with rich sauces, fish stew combinations that will enchant. We go whenever we are in Whitby and have sorely missed it this year due to closure. It is truly unique beyond its Whitby home.

Papa's Fish and Chips

Award Winning Fish & Chips! Located in the heart of Whitby, our Whitby Restaurant makes the ideal location to enjoy a meal with friends and family.

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Situated opposite the iconic Whitby Swing Bridge on Baxtergate our restaurant offers great links to the Town Centre and unrivalled views of the harbour and Whitby Abbey,

Whether you are travelling in for the day or a local guest, you’ll always receive a warm welcome from our team.

The Whitby Fish & Chips Company

Voted Britain’s No. 1 Fish and Chip Takeaway in 2014, our family know a thing or two about the perfect fish and chips.

Bringing 50 years of experience and a plethora of national awards for everything from frying to sustainability, the Whitby Fish and Chips Company trailer is the perfect option for any large event.

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The catering trailer has a high volume frying range, which is unique in the UK and is the only high efficiency Kiremko frying range fitted to a mobile application in the country.

The fryer has the capacity to fry a ton of chips and half a ton of fish per day (the equivalent of 2500 portions!).

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