Food and drink in Whitby

Embark on a culinary journey that spans from local treasures to international flavours, all while enjoying the stunning coastal backdrop of Whitby.

Whether you’re looking for a filling breakfast or lunch on the go, you’ll find cafés galore tucked down Whitby’s alleyways and cobbled streets including the renowned Botham’s, home to the delectable lemon buns. If you want to indulge your sweet tooth, opt for afternoon tea in a charming tearoom and tuck into freshly made sandwiches and scones, washed down with a cup of Yorkshire tea.

It wouldn’t be a trip to the seaside without a portion of chips, and Whitby is renowned for its excellent fish and chips restaurants – many of which are award-winning. If you’re in the mood for more seafood, indulge in the finest shellfish caught by local fisherman off the coast with fresh lobster, crab, mussels, cockles and whelks on offer in the town’s seafood restaurants. If you’d prefer a hearty meal made with locally grown ingredients, be sure to check out Whitby’s restaurants, ranging from family-friendly affairs to stylish dining rooms with a view.

You’ll find plenty of pubs and bars in Whitby, perfect for a sundowner after a busy day exploring all that the town has to offer. Choose from relaxed pubs suitable for the family, to chic cocktail bars where you can let loose with your friends! If you fancy taking home some local drinks to remind you of your visit, be sure to visit Whitby Gin Distillery which produces award-winning artisan gins and rums, and Whitby Brewery, producers of delightful Yorkshire ales.

If you’re visiting in the spring, why not time your visit with the annual Whitby Fish and Ships Festival for two buzzing days of chef demonstrations, live music, entertainment and more in celebration of Whitby’s rich maritime heritage. You’ll find plenty of dog-friendly places to eat in Whitby, too

Whether you're a local or an explorer visiting Whitby's shores, the town's food and drink scene invites you to savour an unforgettable culinary journey set against gorgeous sea views.

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