The cheapest place to get fish and chips in Whitby

A trip to the seaside is never complete without a walk down to your favourite chippy that you can enjoy while sat on the beach.

The Yorkshire town of Whitby is home to an abundance of delicious takeaway spots to the extent that the tantalising smell of freshly cooked fish is virtually unavoidable when walking along the main strip.

With the sun shining again and visitors likely to visit Whitby in their bucketloads throughout the summer, YorkshireLive took a visit to the town to compare the prices of a regular haddock and chips (sorry cod lovers) at the many spots along the pier.

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Starting from the train station, a walk was taken down the strip towards Khyber Pass before heading back and over the swing bridge to check the spaces on the other side of the River Esk.

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The first stop after getting off the train and heading along Whitby’s famous New Quay Road is the brilliant Trenchers restaurant, which has both a restaurant and takeaway service available.

Trenchers was voted the UK’s best fish and chip restaurant in 2019 and, as my step dad who was sat with me as I wrote this was keen to stress, it is fully deserving of its title.

“It’s absolutely majestic”, he said. “If you’re heading to Whitby for fish and chips all you need to do is get off the train, go across the road to Trenchers and then cross over and head back. Job done.”

Price wise, a haddock and chips will set you back £7.75 if you want to take away and for those sitting in the restaurant it will cost £13.95.

In contravention of my step dad’s advice we decided to continue, and just down from Trenchers, nestled down beside The Angel pub sits Angel Fisheries, where a regular haddock and chips will cost slightly more at £7.90.



Trenchers
Trenchers

Further along sits one of the most distinguished fish and chip shops in the town in the form of Papa’s – the family-run chain that also has places in the likes of Scarborough, York, Hull and Cleethorpes.

At the takeaway, which sits on the corner overlooking Whitby Swing Bridge, regular haddock and chips costs a very reasonable £6.38 and, when ordered as part of a meal that also includes mushy peas, costs £6.99.

Situated just behind Papa’s lies Alexander’s Fish Restaurant, where a medium haddock and chips takeaway – which also includes a slice of bread and a tea or coffee – will set you back a somewhat dear £8.50. You can make it a large for just £1 more.

Continuing down St Ann’s Staith there sits a newly established Angel Fisheries by the Harbourside, which charges the same amount for a haddock and chips – £7.90 – as its sister restaurant further up the road.

The new restaurant has replaced what used to be Russells Traditional Fish and Chips.

Continuing down Haggersgate and onto Pier Road, our next stop was Terry’s Fish Bar and Takeaway, where a haddock and chips costs a solid £8.



Angel Fisheries
Angel Fisheries

After telling him what we were doing, the gentleman behind the counter said he felt the price was “reasonable” and “good value for money”.

“It’s been quite popular,” he said.

A few doors down at Quayside a haddock and chips takeaway costs a pricey £8.70, while sitting in the restaurant section of the restaurant will cost a bit more at £12.40 for a small and £15.60 for a large portion.



Papas
Papas

The area is a particularly popular spot for fish and chip restaurants, as just a few more doors down lies the Magpie Cafe, where £7.95 will get you a haddock and chips.

Then, slightly further along and on the opposite side of Pier Road sits the Whitby Scampi Shack, the smallest fish and chip establishment in the area.

The shack only serves cod though and a regular one with a portion of chips costs £7.95.



Quayside
Quayside

The final fish and chip shop along the stretch is Mister Chips by the Beach, where a takeaway haddock and cod costs more than anywhere else we went to £9.05, while sitting in and having a meal (which also includes a tea or coffee) costs £12.50.

After covering all of the chippy spots on this side of the pier, we then headed back and crossed over Whitby Swing Bridge to get prices of other nearby stores.

Upon setting foot off the swing bridge there are three chip shops within close proximity of each other. The first of which, Chips Away, charges £8.40 for a regular haddock and chips.



Terrys
Terrys

Further along Bridge Street you’ll find Hadley’s Fish Restaurant, where a haddock and chips costs £7.80 or, as part of a meal deal that also includes a drink and a side, £9.30.

Finally, after heading through the Shambles-esque Sandgate you’ll reach Abbey Wharf, a delightful restaurant and takeaway that charges £7.90 for a haddock and chips.

But no matter where you decide to go, you can always feel confident that Whitby is one of the best places to sit outside and enjoy fish and chips in the country.



Fish and Chip Shack
Fish and Chip Shack

List of regular haddock and chip prices to takeaway in Whitby from cheapest to most expensive:

  • Papa’s (Baxtergate) – £6.38
  • Trenchers (New Quay Road) – £7.75
  • Hadley’s Fish Restaurant (Bridge Road) – £7.80

  • Angel Fisheries (Angel Yard) – £7.90
  • Abbey Wharf (Market Place) – £7.90

  • Magpie Cafe (Pier Road) – £7.95

  • Whitby Scampi Shack (Pier Road) – £7.95 (cod, not haddock)

  • Terry’s Fish Bar and Takeaway (Pier Road) – £8

  • Chips Away (Bridge Street) – £8.40

  • Alexander’s Fish Restaurant (Golden Lion Bank) – £8.50

  • Quayside (Pier Road) – £8.70

  • Mister Chips by the Beach – £9.05