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Fortune's Kippers

22 Henrietta Street, Whitby YO22 4DW, England
01947 601659
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Ranked #1 of 12 Shopping in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
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Brotton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Do not leave Whitby without visiting here and taking home some tasty kippers. Their taste is unbelievable, great for a healthy start to the day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We just visited Fortunes whilst on holiday here in Whitby. I love smoked food and was pleased to see the shed at the back of the shop smoking away happily. The smoked kipper pate is wonderful, my daughter loves the smoked salmon, and i'm really looking forward to kippers for Sunday breakfast tomorrow. I'll be stocking up before we set... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We recently returned to Whitby and immediately set off to stock up with kippers from Fortune's. Not only did we buy kippers but bought their smoked salmon and pate all of which are great. We opted for the larger kippers which are a meal in themselves, and taste fantastic.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Up the winding street which winds round the base of the cliff below the ruins of Whitby abbey is Fortune's kippers. The shop and smoking shed next door probably haven't changed in the last century, or so it looks. They don't only sell their own kippers, but smoked salmon and pates. You do have to check the opening times, 9... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

.If you are a kipper fan you must try fortunes. They are smoked on the premises .When visiting Whitby we always take the cool box so that we can bring plenty home to freeze which they do very well, they are sweet ,succulent . As you walk towards fortunes the smell in the air is intoxicating. Don't think you will... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My father was a fishmonger in Edinburgh and as a child I was taken by him to buy kippers for his shop from a smokers in Newhaven Edinburgh. We have long weekends at Whitby on a regular basis and always leave with lots of kippers - they freeze really well. When you visit Whitby visit this bit of gastronomic history... More

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Royston, Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you enjoy full flavoured smoked seafood the look no further than Fortune's on Henrietta Street, a continuation from the end of Church Street. The smoked fish pate, salmon, kippers and bacon are really delicious. A "must visit" shop before you set off on the journey home!

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Runcorn, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

If you go to Whitby and like fish, then you must go to either the actual smokehouse by the steps to the Abby, or try their take-away shop in church street. Have a hot kipper fillet sandwich !! No bones and served hot in butter, SUPERB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Fortunes are a serious drain on my finances. Addicted to their fabulous kippers and smoked salmon, I regularly have to arrange holidays in North Yorkshire so that I can stock up at Whitby,s famous smoke house. Their products are to die for. This time I also tried their bacon. Unsurprisingly it is the best I have ever tasted - sweet... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

They've been on the same site for over 140 years and make amazing kippers and a few other bits of smoked fish like haddock and salmon, the taste is fantastic, a trip to whitby wouldn't be complete without a visit to fortunes.

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