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The Wetherby Whaler

#158 of 719 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
English
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Ings Lane | Nether Poppleton, York, England
01904 784500
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great choice

Valentines weekend not the best time to visit (we couldn't get into the restaurant) so tried the takeaway. Great choice, very reasonable prices and it all tasted great. We got the family deal and it was around £15. Highly reccommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Angie M
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Valentines weekend not the best time to visit (we couldn't get into the restaurant) so tried the takeaway. Great choice, very reasonable prices and it all tasted great. We got the family deal and it was around £15. Highly reccommend.

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leeds
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The restaurant dictates that kids meals are strictly for under twelve s only and refused our son who has special needs ( who doesn't eat large portions ) , we were told the manager said he could have it this time and they would come out and speak to us , didn't happen

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York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We love these fish and chips! No wonder the Wetherby Whaler is always busy. 10/10 to the fryers who always make consistently excellent fish and chips. There are plenty of other choices on the extensive menu. Great service too by the staff as well as great value. Return visits guaranteed!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

WW is definitely one of the best fish and chip restaurants in the York area. The large fish is a challenge but always one I enjoy. Super!

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York, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Very impressed. The fish was really fresh and the batter was the perfect mix of gooey & crisp. The chips were nice and the portion was generous. Will definitely be back again soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We visited with a party of 10, a warm welcome was given. We had spoken to the restaurant earlier as in our party we had three needing gluten/milk and egg free diet. Our orders was taken quickly and the waiter knew all the ingredients in the batter, a first compared to many our restaurant chains! Our food came in 10mins... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

You can't get better fish and chips anywhere. We visit regularly and the food is always great, fresh, great value and good service.We usually have the senior special and it is lovely and a very nice size piece of fish.The restaurant is always spotless. I can't sing it's praises enough, a great place to pop in for your tea.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Fish and chips ... the ultimate comfort food and a no-no for gluten-free folks. Well, thanks to the Wetherby Whaler near York, fresh fish and chips is back on the menu! The spotlessly clean restaurant is based on the outskirts of the historic city and is decorated in maroon and cream colours. You get a friendly greeting when you walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Having been to the Wetherby Whaler on numerous occasions and always being more than happy we were sure this visit would be a repeat performance. Tiles missing from inside the takeaway......if they can't look after the building....... Anyway chips were great but the fish was small (maybe the result of product downsizing) and was frozen rather than fresh leaving it... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We often go to this fish restaurant, the food is always cooked to order, the service is excellent, to day was no exception. we had to queue on arrival but a great atmosphere in the waiting area. most of the clientele were a bit older but with obviously very good taste. great meal

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ings Lane | Nether Poppleton, York, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: 01904 784500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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