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Magpie Cafe

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14 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU, England
(01947) 602058
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Fish and chips

We visited Whitby and booked a table at the Magpie. Wonderful fresh fish and chips really big portions, so take care if you ant dessert as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
MDH998
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited Whitby and booked a table at the Magpie. Wonderful fresh fish and chips really big portions, so take care if you ant dessert as well.

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Conisbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

They sell the most amazing tasty fish and chips the best in Whitby as far as I'm concerned. We went into the take away side as the wait for the cafe was quite a long one. The staff in the shop are so friendly, nothing is too much trouble and the place is of course spotless. The fish and chips... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited the Magpie with 6 friends for lunch on Sunday they are the best fish and chips ever beautiful white cod and lovely crisp batter with peas our friends all said how they really enjoyed them good range of seafood and many different types of fish service had been excellent very friendly thanks to the lady that served us we... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very friendly staff the meal was excellant, well worth the 10 minutes wait for a table, the waitress asked my friend if she wanted her sandwiches that were over from her large meal if she wanted them in a box to take away. Worth a visit even if it is for the fish & chips.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This must be the finest fish and chip restaurants in the UK. The dish doesn't get any fresher than this. It is landed literally across the road, has not been frozen and tastes absolutely superb. The range of fish choices is exceptional, so the selection takes time. Queuing for a table is the norm, so be prepared to stand outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What can I say, the food was that beautiful we ate here 4 times in a week!! The staff are really friendly, its decorated lovely, the views are stunning and the food is amazing! They even bought out a little cake and sung happy birthday to me :)

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited the Magpie (not for the first time) last week and although the queue was down the street, don't ever be put off, it is absolutely worth the wait. The service is always good and the fish and chips are the best on the East coast !!!!!!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We wouldn't advise going here, although everyone tells you, it the best place to eat, it really is not. Me and my boyfriend reserved a table on the Friday afternoon for Sunday evening. Arrived, after being walked to our table and having the menus thrown in front of us, we couldn't help but feel like a complete burden, despite making... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

So we arrive at Whitby wanting the best fish and chips! The queues outside were blockbusting! Was it worth the queue ? OMG YES! I have never had such tasty fish and chips! And the mushy peas were to die for!!

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Brampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had take away fish and chips from here and they were just about the best fish and chips ever. You can see how popular it is by the que, but don't be put off as its so worth it! This place is a must when visiting Whitby- don't bother with the others!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Whitby
  • Phone Number: (01947) 602058

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?