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Magpie Cafe

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14 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU, England
+44 1947 602058
00:00 - 23:59
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited Whitby on many an occasion and always when I have passed the Magpie Cafe the queues have always been ridiculous and on my recent visit to Whitby with guests from Shropshire there were no queues so thought this is an opportunity not to be missed and I advised my guests this is constantly in the press as... More 

Thank topcat1972
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here mainly as it does gluten free fish and chips, but we were blown away by how good the food is. We both ordered cod and chips (mine gf) with mushy peas and the portions were huge and the food was all fantastic. The gluten free batter was crispy and the fish was delicious. We were seated upstairs... More 

Thank Catt79
Chester, United Kingdom
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225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Only had Chips & battered sausage & both distinctly average. As title suggests, Chips very poor for such a well renowned establishment & glad i smothered them in a sea of gravy & microwaved battered sausage was gladly accepted by my Border Terrier. Most Chips were binned as Seagulls had a day off due to inclement weather. Living on reputation... More 

Thank Thelobsterman
England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited the Magpie a few times whilst in Whitby and never had a problem with the place. The staff are friendly and the food is delicious. It isn't the cheapest fish and chip restaurant in the area, probably one of the most expensive in fact, but for the quality of the food it can't really be faulted. There... More 

Thank RebeccaMurray
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You don't get queues like that if you don't do the best fish and chips around. Because it was so cold we only had to wait around 10 minutes to get in. It is easily the tastiest fish and chip shop I've ever been too. The decor is a little old fashioned but it really doesn't matter does it. Hopefully... More 

Thank leanne g
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious fresh fish, slightly more expensive than some nearby but for the quality it is amazing! Whiter than white. Be aware you may have to que!

Thank Leaax
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visit Whitby often and have always wanted to try the magpie given the rave reviews it receives. Usually there is a huge queue so I've skipped it but last year my other half and I finally took the plunge. The decor inside is very retro, but that fit with the overall feel. I was surprised by the very reasonable... More 

Thank Trish M
Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love this place, I live near London but would go to Whitby for a weekend visit just to eat here, seafood is my favourite and in my opinion the magpie do the best seafood meals, especially anything that's a bit special. The choice is outstanding, and I love the fact that you can pick and mix some fishes, great... More 

Thank nog2004
Hannover, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't eat fish and chips very often these days. So when I do I expect quality food and good choice! I got both at The Magpie. Super Haddock cooked with the skin in a light crispy batter, hand cut chips and tasty mushy peas. My son said they were the best chips he had eaten. The portion was almost... More 

Thank Berny2159
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

5 genuary I made nice lunch at the magpie cafè complimented the fish and chips and mix patè fish congratulations to all the waiters and managers I had in an nice atmosphere

Thank Benedetto A

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
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?