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Magpie Cafe

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14 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU, England
(01947) 602058
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great fish and chips best ever worth the wait would definitely go there again on my next trip to Whitby

Thank happydappy1954
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were introduced to this wonderful restaurant by friends who live in the area and live seafood. We had to queue to get in at about 7 on a weekday but we didn't wait long. I chose the crab salad and it was delicious. Infact I've raved about it to everyone since. The others had fish in different sauces. The... More 

Thank JoDandolo
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really tasty fish, delightfully light and crispy batter and fluffy chips. We bought this from the takeaway and the fish was cooked to order, so I don't know if it would be this good after sitting in the display, but based on this experience, happy to score five out of five.

Thank William R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Party of 6 and a child one visitor from Brazil, showing them how we have British fish and chips. Food was excellent very tasty and cooked really well thoroughly enjoyed, service was very efficient. Duty manager was a little stern but better for getting to know. It finished off a lovely day visiting Scarborough and Whitby.

Thank Helen A
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

7 of us visited the Magpie for the first time. We really enjoyed the food which was great. Our group included my sons girlfriend who was visiting us from Brazil and it was her first ever fish and chips( imagine that) she thought it was so good she could eat them every day.. My only gripe is the staff could... More 

Thank Colin A
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On holiday from Thailand and always visit here. Extremely busy as always and had to queue as don't take bookings. However well worth the wait. Famous for its fish and chips but my wife plumped for crab salad and myself deep fried halibut. Both were prepared to perfection and service very quick which is amazing when one considers number of... More 

Thank junk1e
York, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here for dinner with wife and son last year - didn't even bother TAing it as its perceived reputation perpetuates the business's, it seems unstoppable. However, when we went for dinner, it was a perfectly fine experience, service perfectly fine, price was expensive for what it was. Allied to having to queue for my dinner, well it's not the... More 

Thank YorkFodder
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

busy place but fab fish and seafood. Hubby had skate and I had the magpie trio. will definitely be back and recommend.

Thank Debbie W
Kings Lynn
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here on numerous occasions and it's always been great. We always steer clear of fish and chips as good fish and chips tend to be the same wherever you get them from. So, we usually have grilled fish and seasonal vegetables. The fish is always cooked superbly, never overdone. The vegetables are always crisp and fresh tasting.... More 

Thank Mark G
Tarporley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had walked from Sandsends so werehungary by the time we got to Whitby. The smell of fish & chips as we walked into the harbour was just too tempting. I found the Magpie takeaway opposite their restaurant. They do a mini fish & chips which was ample for lunch. The fish SAS cooked from fresh so you need to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
British, Soups, Gluten Free, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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

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