We've a fabulous coastline landing prime fish and shellfish and the best of the restaurants on the coast make the best use of prime produce whether it's dressed crab at the Magpie or salt and pepper squid at Green's. Here are five of our favourites seaside places to eat.

Fox & Hounds, Goldsborough


Our long time favourite restaurant, high up on the clifftop north of Whitby.

They may be moving soon, so go now while you still have the chance, it’s just brilliant.

Goldsborough, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3RX
Tel 01947 893372




Eat Me Cafe , Scarborough


We’ve found Scarborough hard to love for eating out, but this fabulous seaside caff blew us away.

From Tin Plate lunches, omelettes, burgers, rarebits and pies – it hits the spot every time.

1 Hanover Rd, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1LS
Tel 01723 373256




Bridge Cottage Cafe Bar, Sandsend


When the sun shines you can sit beneath a parasol among drifts of lavender and enjoy a light lunch then come the evening, cosy up inside for Alex Perkins top seaside fish dishes.

East Row, Sandsend, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3SU
Tel 01947 893438




Green’s, Whitby

GreensWhen you’ve done the Magpie and you’re ready for something more fishy and less battered, (though we will allow you their salt and pepper squid), then head for Green’s over the bridge.

Turbot, red snapper, red mullet, boiullabaise and various fish specials come out of Rob Green’s kitchen.

13 Bridge Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22 4BG
Tel 01947 600284 


Magpie Cafe, Whitby

Magpie_CafeEveryone knows it, everyone writes about it, and it remains Whitby’s best chippie and a lot more besides.

Brave the queues and bag a table for cockles, mussels, scallops and scampi. They have sole and hake and lobster thermidor but why the dithering when they do the best fish and chips in town.

14 Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3PU
Tel 01947 602058





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