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Fortune's Kippers

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Address: 22 Henrietta Street, Whitby YO22 4DW, England
Phone Number: 01947 601659
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Amazing piece of history

This place is just amazing. It is the holy grail for kipper lovers! We tracked it down on an evening walk in Whitby. You can follow the signs from the bottom of the Abbey steps... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Martin_Lancs
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
49 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This place is just amazing. It is the holy grail for kipper lovers! We tracked it down on an evening walk in Whitby. You can follow the signs from the bottom of the Abbey steps to Henrietta Street, or just follow your nose. We found the tiny little shop amongst houses and sure enough the kippers were being smoked overnight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Can't remember when I last visited Whitby but we always bought Kippers for tea from Fortunes. I live in Spain now (9 years) and back to visit family. Went to Whitby for the day yesterday and yes....We bought Kippers for tea. Absolutely wonderful. Just as I remember them. In fact that good we had them for breakfast as well. Well... More 

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sheffield
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

If you like kippers - you have to try some freshly smoked herrings, straight out of their smoke-house. If you've never tried kippers - try Fortune's just to know you've had the very best. They are succulent, fresh, and beautiful” That wonderful smell of the Smoked kippers is in the air as you walk up towards the kipper house. If... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We love Whitby and almost everything about the place. The accommodation, the chippies, the harbour etc, etc, etc When we found the kippers just imagine our excitement... But boy oh boy what a miserable reception we got, the kippers were poor, the customer service was bad and we will not be calling again... My suggestion to others is: go to... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Visited Whitby on several occasions but never seen Fortune's Kippers before. Tiny establishment with smokery and shop. Worth a visit for kippers, kipper pate and smoked bacon.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I am eating one of them now. Truely incredible flavour from a plump smoked herring. I live in London and made a special trip to Whitby for two things: the Whitby Magpie Cafe and the Forune's smokery. (The Church is OK as well of course!)

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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Whitbys last remaining Smokehouse. Only3 products for sale, their wonderful freshly smoked kippers, available in S,M and L sizes, wonderful kipper pate and the best smoked bacon I have ever tasted. The Smokehouse is next door to the shop.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Friendly service and a core product that you can see has been expertly prepared. Paid just £3.70 for a pair and they were beautifully smoked. Definitely worth a visit and get there well before 3pm which is the advertised close because when the day's offer has gone, they're gone!

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redcar
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Acknowledged as probably the best kippers in the UK. Been buying there for decades despite a 50 mile round trip! If it's kippers I crave then that's where I get them. So simple, place in a pan, cover with boiling water, leave for 3-4 minutes, remove, drain and enjoy. Real 'fast food'! Terry

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Hull England
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Came here for kippers mid September and the place had nearly sold out by lunchtime. This is a must go to place in Whitby for kippers to take home and savoir. Big juicy plump and great with a slice of brown bread and butter. I am having mine tonight. Do go its well worth it.

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