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The Wetherby Whaler

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Ings Lane York Business Park, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6RA, England
+44 1904 784500
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful three course lunch served in nice surroundings by a wonderful young man. Lovely soup, great fish and chips and ice cream to follow. What more do you want?

Thank Lesley P
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little traditional in style, but that's no bead thing. The service is very quick and they make an excellent pot of tea. The fish & Chips are really good, we have been many times before and the consistency of the food is amazing. Drawbacks? Only one, the car park gets very busy and parking can be difficult sometimes.

Thank Nick B
Leeds, UK
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119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Wetherby Whaler when a daughter to York one evening. This is a very clean restaurant - where you always receive a warm welcome. Food was served quickly and as normal was really good, hot & tasty. Would recommend to anyone who like me loves fish & chips (along with the other "Whalers" in the chain of restaurants.

Thank marshga
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to this restaurant although I have previously used another one of their eateries. The food is very freshly prepared, the service is excellent with friendly staff and the value for money is great. I would love to visit more often but I'm not sure my waistline would appreciateit as much as I would.

Thank Paul M
Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

Good hearty traditional food. Comfortable Very friendly staff and service. It's a lovely plaice to eat!

Thank elegancebyjayne34
Preston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Very pleased to discover this lovely little restaurant and takeaway when staying next door in the premier inn!!! So good we went twice cos the food was so good :-) the fish was hot and beautifully cooked and the chips were some of the best I've had-the kids meals with the cod bites, chips and sides were also very reasonably... More 

Thank twiceasnicesista2016
las vegas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Visited Tadcaster for the day to see the bridge that has been rebuilt after the Boxing Day floods. Called at Wetherby whaler on the way home and had a pensioners three course meal. It was absolutely delicious the staff were very friendly.

Thank elsie97
York, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Went for tea as having new kitchen fitted and as usual the service and food was wonderful. You always get plenty, yes you might pay a little but more but the quality is excellent

Thank Sharon S
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Regular visitor to this restaurant -lovely fish and chips - generous portions, good kids menu. Service is always friendly and food is served quickly. We love it.

Thank YorkLemonMeringue
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Dinner at the Wetherby Whaler may not look too inviting, the restaurant looks a little like a works canteen and there is no indication that the place is licensed. The food however is great. The haddock and chips with mushy peas, just divine. The Chilean Chardonnay might seem to some, as an odd accompaniment but in fact it works quite... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ings Lane York Business Park, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York  >  Nether Poppleton
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 784500

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