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Magpie Cafe

) #16 of 157 Restaurants in Whitby €€ - €€€ Seafood, British, Soups
14 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU, England
+44 1947 602058
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“magpie” (1,846 reviews)
“fish and chips” (1,678 reviews)
“monkfish” (72 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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14 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Never experienced poor customer service like it! After been highly recommended we found this establishment with a small que, we asked everyone if they had placed their orders to which they had, so with this in mind we approached the counter. There we was greeted...More

Thank TheYorkshireMan90
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Due to a couple of recent fires only the take away part was open but it still seemed to be busy, on our previous visit we actually had a meal in the restaurant on the top floor which unfortunately looked like the fire took hold,...More

Thank jane499580
Reviewed yesterday

I have been here a few times, food is lovely and good choice of drinks. The meals are very large so be advised when ordering, as there is small, medium and large. Very busy on a Friday and Saturday,so waiting is expected but the staff...More

Thank Jacobson777
Reviewed yesterday

Although the restaurant is closed due to a fire we had excellent fish and chips from the takeaway, Lovely, freshly cooked, flaky fish. Already been twice in one week!! Can't beat fish and chips at the seaside.

Thank 1966diva
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

came highly recommended.. didn't rate it much and very expensive for standard fish and chips... we felt that we have had better experiences at our local fish and chip.shops in land.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Arrived via coach after a journey from home. Unfortunate that the restaurant is closed, had amazing scallops and chips from the takeaway restaurant. Incredible.

Thank Jamie110486
Reviewed 4 days ago

I always use the takeaway below the stairs but inside is just as good, great value for money and friendly staff

Thank BigDCC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Magpie Cafe is something of a Whitby institution, and it's fish and chips are often considered the best in town. Please note that the cafe is currently closed following a fire in March. However, you can still get your fish and chips from the...More

Thank louisej856
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sad to find the cafe under refurb due to fire damage. Hope they get up and running soon, been recommended by so many people. Chippy takeaway still open so used that instead. Chips fairly good not the best but far better than some. Price was...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately, due to a recent fire this famous cafe is closed for refurbishment. Looking at the damage, could be quite a bit before it re opens. Take away still available

Thank Heather J
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liz p
6 May 2017|
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Response from StonesFanLincoln | Reviewed this property |
Not sure why this came to me. I gave 5 out of 5. My review was as follows (but I was also shocked by the poor review I read): "We went last Thursday, our first night in Whitby. Thought it might be a bit quieter than Friday... More
21 April 2017|
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Response from dk4038 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
Gill G
18 November 2016|
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Response from Tom A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, unfortunately due to new rules with health and safety dogs are not allowed in to the restaurant unless it is a guide dog. There is a small seating area outside which can be accommodating to you and your dog, but other... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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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