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Magpie Cafe

14 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU, England
(01947) 602058
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Ranked #11 of 167 restaurants in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Lincoln
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Went to the Magpie with friends twice in July. On both occasions the food was sublime and the service was superb. It is completely understandable why the Magpie gets such great reviews. The only thing is, why is the interior so old fashioned and tired, so mediocre and ordinary. If it just set out to be a good fish and... More

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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Rubbish. Waited 20mins at the takeaway for lukewarm fish and chips. 16quid was very expensive for the quality. Curry sauce is actually mulligatawny soup. Disappointing birthday treat.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We visited the magpie on a pretty chilly day and even then there was a queue, luckily it wasn't too long! Food was really good, although on a sunny day I don't think I would bother waiting for hours on end....Whitby has plenty of good fish and chip places, although there is a little takeaway bit downstairs which I'd imagine... More

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Wakefield
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

As it happens, we didn’t have to join the queue, because we attended the Magpie for a private party, but casual visitors must be prepared to wait, such is the deserved popularity of this place. Despite being outwardly a ‘Fish and Chip Shop’, the Magpie boasts a significant menu, mainly fish-based, but varied to include vegetarian and meat dishes, with... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Excellent fish& chips meal in a lovely atmosphere. Quite an extensive menu with daily specials- supplies do run out depending on popularity so that was the only down-side for us as we were really looking forward to sampling some mussels, unfortunately so were lots of others, hence none left for us! Fish was fresh, perfectly cooked & delicious. Great atmosphere,... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a fabulous evening meal at Magpies this month, book a table as even a Monday night is heaving. The staff are lovely, just wonderful. They are knowledgeable of their menu, their specials and any amendments to the menu. The food was superb. It was the freshest fish I have ever eaten, everything was cooked with care thought and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Amazing Amazing Amazing!!! Get there early or you will be queuing! People come from all over the world for these out of this world fish and chips! huge white meaty cod in crispy batter, beautiful chips and the best tartare sauce I have ever tasted! The most consistently fantastic restaurant I have ever been too. Thank you!!

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Washington, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were staying in Whitby for a couple of nights so chose to go to the Magpie at 6 in the evening to avoid having to queue. It was a wise decision as when we left at 7.15 there was quite a lot of people waiting for seats. It's true what everyone says about this excellent restaurant. All the food... More

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Florida Keys
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My son and I were visiting friends in Yorkshire last month and one day we all took a road trip to the lovely town of Whitby on the North Sea coast. It is well known for it's ancient Abbey, Dracula, and fish and chip restaurants. Our friends told us the best one was the Magpie Cafe, but they had never... More

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tyne&wear
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I've been going to whitby for many years now and could never get into magpies because it was always full so we went back to whitby the beginning of July for mine and my partners birthday and we managed to get in the food was out standing staff were lovely they even came out with 2 little birthday cakes with... More

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