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Our All New Top Ten Restaurants in Whitby - 2015

We are often asked for dinner advice on where is best to eat in Whitby. We do eat out quite a lot whilst we are in Whitby and so do regularly try new places. We thought we would therefore publish a list of our favourite places to eat in and around Whitby in 2015

We are often asked for dinner advice on where is best to eat in Whitby.  We do eat out quite a lot whilst we are in Whitby and so do regularly try new places.

You can generally get in anywhere mid week and off-season, but in the peak of summer or on a Saturday night you will need to book at least the day before!

All places in Whitby are child friendly, although we do tend to eat fairly early with our son (6pm).  We have tried to suggest places to suit all budgets.

Our current top eight places to eat in the Whitby area are:

  • 1) The Wheatsheaf in Egton £££-Egton is a little way outside Whitby and into the North York Moors, but is well worth the drive.  The Wheatsheaf specializes on seasonal produce, including serving game dishes freshly caught on the Moors!
  • 2) Greens £££- smart restaurant and with a good range of dishes using local produce.  Can be tricky to get a table, so please book at least a week in advance!
  • 3) The White Horse and Griffin £££- lovely old coaching inn, now a smart restaurant in Whitby's old town.  Their seafood sharing platter is amazing!  Brilliant cheeseboard too.
  • 4) The Magpie ££- Very famous for fish and chips, but offer so much more!  They are fish experts and offer a huge range of different fish and shellfish, cooked however you would like.  We tried the grilled halibut and can highly recommend it!  We chose to have it with garlic potatoes and salad and were blown away by how good it was!
  • 5) Teare Woods' Tapas night £-Famous for its homemade ice cream using cream from its own North York Moors Jersey cows, Teare Woods runs a tapas night every Friday.  Beautifully fresh and in a lovely relaxed environment with friendly staff, we highly recommend it!
  • 6) RomeroJo's £-The only Costa Rican restaurant in the UK actually offers a range of South and Central American cuisines, including Cuban, Mexican and Caribbean.  It doesn't have the trendiest of decors, but the staff are friendly and the food is extremely fresh.  They don't put chilli on their food so that they can cater for all tastes, so make sure they give you the chilli sauce on the side if you are spice lovers like us!
  • 7) Moutreys ££-a great pizza place with real wood fired oven.  This place is busy all week long and it has a wonderful laid back atmosphere.  I don't really rate their pasta dishes highly, but the pizzas are great and their desserts are some of the best in town.  For chocoholics, try the chocolate and cinder toffee mousse!!
  • 8) Harry's Bar ££-Harry's offer a kind of Whitby and international tapas, which is a wide range of different dishes in small portion sizes.  We tend to go for 2 or 3 each depending on which dishes we chose.  Their fajitas are nice but quite large, whereas their Thai beef is very small but tasty…..we recommend asking the waiting staff to advise!  (Psst….their cocktails are also the best in town!!)
  • 9) Java Café £- If you want a good sized lunch, head to the Java Café.  Great food and terrific coffee.  We loved their spicy belly pork salad, but their menu is large and diverse!
  • 10) Rusty Shears Café £ - This café felt very Californian to me and is decorated in a steampunk meets vintage style.  Brilliant healthy and interesting fresh food, plus good tea and coffee.  On sunny days, their walled garden is a lovely relaxing space.