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The Wetherby Whaler

Ings Lane | York Business Park, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6RA, England
+44 1904 784500
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (124 reviews)
“bread” (26 reviews)
“soup” (18 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Ings Lane | York Business Park, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6RA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Used to work at York Business Park next door and called in at the Wetherby Whaler regulary for a Friday treat. Never had a bad fish their yet. Not a chip lover, so I usually go for large haddock, peas & breadcake. The fish used...More

1  Thank Chris P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finding a restaurant that is child friendly but respects those who want privacy can be a tall order. Whetherby Whaler caters well for both groups and is not fased by small children who do not follow the script. First the welcome is warm. You are...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the wetherby whaler for the second time with our 10 year old nephew. The service initially was good - we were shown to our table and ordered our meal all within 10 minutes of arriving. We did not have to wait long for...More

Thank Annie A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best Fish & Chips i've had by a long, long way. First tried the Guiseley restaurant and the rest is history. A very welcoming greet & seat procedure and the staff are back within 5 minutes to take orders. The fish are cooked to...More

1  Thank PhilipNagy93
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the wetherby whaler for lipunch today and was pleased to be welcomed by friendly staff keen to please with their service and good quality fish and chips. We plumped for fish chips and Yorkshire caviar (mushy peas). Accompanied with a...More

1  Thank thepassmanYork
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called today for some fish & chips from takeaway. Asked for 2 cups of tea to drink with our meal. Got told " we don't sell hot drinks , we don't have a license or the cups required to sell them " ???? Replied "this...More

Thank Jacksbimby
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Visited here for the first time for tea and we all thought it was delicious!! The fish is fresh and flakey, the batter is crispy and tasty, the chips are propa chippy chips and you get a big pot of tasty mushy peas😋 the lady...More

2  Thank kelzcheb
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

For best Fish & Chips go to York Wetherby Whaler, and especially the best gluten free fish & chips in York. The take away & restaurant have a dedicated gluten free fryer. They offer gluten free fish, gluten free chips, gluten free sausages, gluten free...More

2  Thank Debra W
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We visited the Wetherby Whaler whilst staying locally in York. We were taken to our table straight away and was presented with the menu,we decided on the haddock meal from the senior menu,this consisted of haddock and chips,we decided on the mushy peas rather than...More

1  Thank Wardle22
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I visited the Wetherby Whaler in March and enjoyed it so much we came back in May. April visit: My husband and myself visited on a Saturday lunchtime. We were seated pretty much straightaway. I had scampi and chips and my husband had chicken goujon...More

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Does anyone know if this is a dog friendly restaurant, and if not, does anyone know of any dog frindly pubs where food can be obtained. Thanks.
24 August 2016|
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Response from Dara d | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure that the place is dog friendly, I would expect it would be guide dog friendly. I can however recommend the Forresters Arms in Kilburn (YO61), it is so pro dogs I landed up buying a house 100 yards from it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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