We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Magpie Cafe

14 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU, England
+44 1947 602058
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“magpie” (1,899 reviews)
“fish” (1,757 reviews)
“mushy peas” (512 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Seafood, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (6,109)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 6,068 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is being renovated. Had takeaway chips. Not the best rather greasy and not crisp despite just being cooked. Not good in a town that has a lot of competition and high quality in this national dish and Whitby mainstay. They also charge for...More

Thank ikb289
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a must to visit the Magpie Cafe when you're in Whitby! The fish is always beautiful and the staff are friendly .... even when the queue is out the door! Keep a tight hold if you do the takeaway, the gulls also love the...More

1  Thank kerryn863
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn’t find a heading for above so put it under the Cafe. Good fish and chips, nice and busy do everything very fresh. Husband says they were the best he’s had, would recommend eating here.

Thank CoachPG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First trip to Whitby. Friday night Fish and chips on the menu. In Whitby all fish and chips are all cooked in beef dripping. Perfect for me and friends but no good for my veggie wife Lovely lady who served us Audrey felt sorry for...More

2  Thank adamr58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cafe has had a recent disasterous fire and is closed for business whilst repairs are being done.The takeaway is still functioning and producing their fantastic fish and chips.

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst visiting York last weekend we were disappointed that the magpie restaurant was closed due to refurbishment but was happy when we saw that the fish and chip take away was still operating They are the best fish and chips around whitby and staff are...More

Thank Gill S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointed to find this bestest fish restaurant closed due to fire. Hope you're open when we next visit. Though Trenchers was a marvellous eatery!

2  Thank beforeyouaccuseme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decent but not the best I sampled in Whitby. However it was busy and seemed popular so it might have been my choice of order which wasn't the best.

Thank Allan F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Received a notification from Trip Advisor that my review was submitted to the wrong listing... it wasn’t. Obviously Magpie staff have erroneously reported it and I have been told to write another review. So here goes: As I said I my previous review, the food...More

Thank Hayley G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is fantastic, don't miss out on their delicious fish and chips if you are in Whitby. We will be eating there again on our next visit. It was wonderful food, great service, and a reasonable price.

Thank CDC340
Nearby Restaurants
Harry's Lounge Bar & Brasserie
1,204 reviews
.03 km away
The Marine
1,669 reviews
.10 km away
The Moon and Sixpence
1,496 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
199 Steps
560 reviews
.23 km away
RNLI Lifeboat museum
379 reviews
.10 km away
Swing Bridge
212 reviews
.26 km away
The Whalebone Arch
300 reviews
.17 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
6 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from serviceisking | Reviewed this property |
Apologies to all of you who received my message by mistake. My message was intended for a certain Hayley G (and not you), who said that she thought the Magpie had given her yesterday`s leftovers! It was quite obviously a... More
Toni B
20 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Clachangirl | Reviewed this property |
The steps were up to the restaurant which was closed due to the fire. Not sure if that's reopened yet. The takeaway section is on pavement level.
14 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from serviceisking | Reviewed this property |
Hopefully December apparently.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing