Albert’s Eatery

3.8
47 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Boasting a modern British/Mediterranean Seafood menu & offering freshly caught specials daily, Albert’s offers the finest of wine & cocktails in the backdrop of true Whitby Heritage.

At Alberts we strive to offer a memorable dining experience for all. Our dedicated team take pride in using local produce from land & sea and other fine ingredients to make quality dishes, desserts & cocktails for your enjoyment.

While Queen Victoria presides over our Museum of Whitby Jet, it is the Prince Consort Albert who inspires our luxurious dining venue. Located in Wesley Hall on Whitby’s cobbled Church Street, Alberts Eatery is truly unique & a nod to local bounty.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 47 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.8based on recent ratings
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food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.6
value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WilliamB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience5

The food was was under cooked and the chips were straight out of a freezer bag. I really don’t think the chefs know what they are doing. The only good thing was the red wine

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StevenW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Steak was not medium rare as requested and was overcooked, the chips under cooked, little else to accompany the meal. Was expecting more for £25, it was the leanest rib eye I have had. The other meal ordered was good though. Disappointed with my meal though the staff were friendly but doesn’t compensate for a poor meal.

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Helsbels
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

There were issues with the food, in that it was quite intensely flavoured, and slightly overpowered by the lemon thyme which was used in everything or as a garnish. The dishes were adventurous and plentiful although the quality of the belly pork was questionable. The setting is fantastic and the staff were friendly but the service was appalling. Half of our group left as we couldn’t get the attention of anyone to get the bill. Once we did it took over 20 minutes to arrive, as the waiter was chatting to other customers. In all we waited over half an hour to be served. All that was offered was an apology. Not great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

We went there as the happy cow app recommended it as they offered a vegan choice . My partners mainly vegan dinner was quite frankly inedible . He was way too polite to complain . Soaked in lemon juice as though they had poured a jiffy bottle over it . Mine wasn’t much better ratatouille style pasta dish with Way too much seasoning and liquid smoke . I ate half of it to be polite . Come on chefs it’s not hard to cater for a vegan palette . We are not fussy we just wanted something edible . The staff were lovely very polite and the ambience wonderful - what a wonderful historic building . I’m sorry but the food let it down we won’t be returning on our next trip .

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Sandersangel1
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding venue excellent service from Karl and Chloe overall a wonderful evening out for a friends birthday can’t wait to book in again !

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed with no notification prior to our arrival for the booking. Totally ruined a birthday treat. Not able to contact any of the management as to reason for closing. Rude and inconsiderate.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not a great experience at all. Booked several weeks ago , had a text confirmation. Rang restaurant to be sure of Booking , recognising that with COVID-19 things may change. Arrived at restaurant at 6:45 and all locked up , no signs or notices . Several other guests outside - no answer on the phones . A lot of angry customers and no contact from restaurant . A call to say it was closed or covid issues and it’s fine , but to leave everyone to turn up is very poor service .

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Izzy
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Unpleasant food. Staff not very friendly. Not a good layout as people visiting the jet museum can also wander through the restaurant.

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RobinP
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a lovely old building. Friendly staff.

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BeckyC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful hidden gem inside the renovated old Wesley Hall, just beyond the museum at the entrance. The feeling inside is much more expensive than the very reasonable prices and the atmosphere is welcoming and laid back. We had the large bowl of mussels each which were delicious , accompanied by a glass of lovely Rioja from the lunchtime menu but we will definitely be back sometime to sample the evening menu. Highly recommended

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW what can I say we were totally blown away with this place. The setting was very unusual quirky and very relaxed. Staff were very attentive and answered all our questions regarding the menu. To top it all off the food was outstanding you could tell that there was a top notch chef preparing the food. Our friends have booked to return for their wedding anniversary in a few weeks time. We had three courses the desserts were to die for and the gents had the pressed belly pork and said it was by far the best they had ever had. Another great find on open table.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The chef can’t cook steak. Try heating pan up first bro

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NicholasH
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Could do so much better. Front of house poor. My wife's food was good, mine was average.
For ladies to use the loo , they have to ask for a key!!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service,
the restaurant is brilliant liked the old
photos on the large screen.
Only criticism was when we sat down
the waitress asked if we would like any
water, making us think it was complementary
but it was added to our bill at £4.This seemed to be a bit underhanded to make more money.

SM
SarahM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We were very disappointed with our meal at Alberts eatery after reading all the reviews. I’m afraid it is trying to be something it is not - it certainly isn’t fine dining. The food was presented with the grace of an elephant and the risotto was totally inedible. They were under staffed and as a result service was poor . I sympathise with them due to COVID but they need to seriously look at food they are serving and the way it is presented. Sorry I can’t be more positive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice evening .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Whitby for a long weekend to celebrate my husband’s birthday, I lingered over booking a table in the evening prior to our visit and changed my mind. I mistakenly thought we would get in but it was fully booked.

I did however manage to book a table for lunch on the day and I’m so glad I did. What a beautiful building! We bought our children and my 15 year old son was in awe.

The service was excellent, giving us just enough time to peruse the menu.

And the food... what can I say except fabulous. Beautifully cooked and seasoned. We had seafood chowder, fish pie and Whitby scampi. Note the lunch menu is different to the evening menu but they do main meals as well as light bites and sandwiches.

The lunch time slot worked out really well for us in the end with two tired children.

One improvement I would suggest, as I recently stopped drinking alcohol, I’m always on the look out for alternatives. There was only one choice- an AF beer. I was disappointed with the lack of options and had a fever tree tonic water but it would be nice to see a mocktail or two on the menu, an AF cider or even the option to buy a bottle of AF prosecco such as Scavi and Ray.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food

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EmilyH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and wine list. Really helpful waiter with a really friendly approach.

Gorgeous building and friendly artefacts too

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John
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really special setting with wonderful food for our Silver Wedding Anniversary. My wife has special dietary requirements and the staff couldn't be more helpful. I just wish we lived closer to Whitby.

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AlexanderB
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal at Albert’s. We had the fish pie and the Indonesian rice for our main course and vegan ice cream and Victoria Sponge for pudding.
The fish pie was delicious, really tasty with plenty of fish. It was served with a side salad. The Indonesian rice came with a good portion of vegetables and was also really tasty. The vegan ice cream was rhubarb and raspberry and was lovely. The Victoria sponge was a bit dry and would have benefited from some pouring cream.
Overall we were very impressed and will return when we visit Whitby again. It makes a change to have imaginative vegan choices alongside meat & fish dishes.
The tables are all well spaced out and we felt completely safe whilst we were there. It was clear that every effort had been made to keep customers and staff safe.

RJ
RossJeal
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The menu was very limited whereas the website promised great things. The website menu should be corrected to reflect the limited choices as a result of the Covid situation.

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Wendy1
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic little place although may be better for lunch when the museum is open. Had the special of Salmon on a bed of samphire which was delicious. Husband had the burger which was huge with amazing chips. Would definitely recommend

AH
AlisonH
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect way to end a great holiday in Whitby. The waiting staff were very friendly and helpful - charming in fact. My friend and I ordered two different dishes, and had half of each, each. And not an eyelid was batted when we dropped fish pie on the table, mid transfer! They just fetched us extra napkins 😊 The food was delicious, and obviously all freshly made. I highly recommend the Crab Omelette. Will definitely dine here again.

JH
JackieH
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Test was really cold as need to keep door open due to covid, didn’t have the wine we ordered - didn’t have any fresh crab, fish pie was dry the Mac n cheese just tasted of mustard - very over priced for less than standard food

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GaynorE
Lancashire
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved a table a few days before .
On arrival shown to our table Which took in the view of the whole room. Very nice.
Meal was lovely and the restaurant is very interesting . A old film is played on a screen of old Whitby showing fishermen .
Staff very nice.
So glad I booked and chose here .

RB
RachelB
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely venue with friendly and helpful staff. The food was nice enough but nothing to get excited about, especially considering the price. We'd probably pop back in there for a drink, simply because the venue is gorgeous.

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SarahV
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for 3 for lunch on a busy Saturday, I am so glad we made the booking, we were a little early so wandered around the Jet Museum, I'd suggest you factor in some time for this as it was very interesting.

We ordered 3 crab sandwiches and a portion of chips to share, plus drinks, the staff were all very friendly and professional, the place was busy but service was still great and there was lots to look at and take in while we were waiting for the meal. The food was outstanding and very fresh, the sandwiches came with a pile of roasted veg crips and some delicious colslaw and I have to say that the chips were the best we ate over our entire break.

We will definately be back for more next time we visit Whitby.

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Muzza
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

lovely quiet place, food was great service was great too

KW
KarenW
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best scampi and smoked salmon we’ve ever had. Delicious!

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Frankie
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, the seafood afternoon tea was delicious. A great alternative to traditional sandwiches, especially for fish/seafood lovers. Plenty to eat, we took the cakes back with us, so full! The chocolate brownies were lovely. Beautiful dining room too, a converted chapel.

RW
RichardW
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food quality & flavours. Classic but relaxed atmosphere

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GlynisS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Whitby scampi lived up to its name and the chunky chips were very good too; all washed down with a Whitby gin and fever tree.....excellent! Highly recommend!

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LouiseI
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Gourmet burger was a cheap tasteless frozen burger, luxury fish pie was standard and tasteless. Service slow and did not take notice of our requests ie no cheese on burger etc
Very expensive for poor quality fiid

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Rachal999
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Service terrible
Food fair to good
No safety restrictions given COVID
Would not return

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked on open table travelled from Newcastle to get there for a birthday treat to arrive and find it not even open
Absolute disgrace

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived at restaurant for my birthday treat to have a Whitby Prosecco afternoon tea to find the place closed drove from Newcastle especially bitterly disappointed how open table could make a reservation in a closed restaurant

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JOHNNYG
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we have been here and it was fantastic again, the staff and the meals are second to none and we will definitely be going back again. Well done Alberts Eatery!!

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the meal so much that we went back a few days later. The mussels were melt-in-the-mouth fresh, and the crab omelette was delicious. (The first attempt at the omelette was overdone but was replaced without question.)

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My review is based on the fact that open table allowed us to book for 9pm on a saturday. When we were getting ready in our hotel beforehand in the evening, i
called the restaurant directly to ensure our booking was ok and they proceeded to inform me they closed at 5:30pm and were not even open in the evenings! This let us down with little notice to book anywhere else and we ended up with fish and chips. We went from expecting a lovely dining experience to sodding fast food. So cheers for that.

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Albert’s Eatery is rated 3.8 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.