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Magpie Cafe

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14 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU, England
+44 1947 602058
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

it has been quite a while since we went to the Magpie we were not disappointed in the least. The surroundings were clean smart and well cared for. The staff were attentive and thoughtful - not rushing you through like some places can. The fish and chips were especially good. Really crisp batter. There are other choices to be had... More 

Thank Flint77
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited this fish and chip shop as they offer a gluten free fish and chips, where even the chips are cooked separately. I wasn't expecting them to be as good as they were...they were the best fish and chips I've ever had. Meaty fish with crispy batter and beautiful chips! The rest of the family ordered normal haddock and... More 

Thank Claire G
Baslow, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Planned to go to a Michelin starred restaurant however it was closed so we drove to Whitby the food was just superb beautiful white pearls of cod just cooked in a crispy batter with chips and peas delightful staff it was fabulous pleased the other restaurant was closed

Thank david w
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good fish & chips if a little pricey, massive portions though. Ask for a second floor table as you have a better view of the river and the passing fishing boats.

Thank Brian C
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It has become a bit of a family tradition to go to the Magpie on our annual day trip to Whitby, and we are never disappointed. The food is amazing and the portions are big. They even cater for gluten free if you let them know. Be prepared to queue as its always busy, and inside is quite snug. It... More 

1 Thank sueparki
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely recommend this place to anyone who goes to Whitby. Lovely fish and chips and a good sized portion too.

Thank Rebecca B
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have visited here a number of times and have always enjoyed the food and received good service. Everytime we have been it has been very busy and there is sometimes a queue to get in especially in the summer months.

Thank wotsoverthere
Bradford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a week in Scarborough in the October school break, and planned for a day in Whitby as we have had some great days out there in the past. When planning our break, my husband and my boys (aged 16 and 11) stated that as part of their seaside holiday (we usually book a rural cottage) they just HAD... More 

Thank Wheatley4
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a meal in the restaurant upstairs, it was lovely but so so expensive for fish and chips. If I went again I'd definitely go but have the take away which is better value for money.

Thank corinnebeswick
York, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

No short cuts taken here, locally caught fish, gorgeous chips and all prepared freshly. A marvellous cup of proper tea too, and the teapot didn't leak, that doesn't happen often!!

Thank SophiHogg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Whitby
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 602058

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