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The Fisherman's Wife Whitby, Whitby, North Yorkshire

The Fisherman's Wife Whitby

4.5
4.5
329 Reviews
£25 and under
Seafood
Fantastic views, delicious food, family friendly! Come and enjoy!

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2 people

22:00


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:30–20:00
  • Phone number
    01947 603500
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 329 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Great for scenic views

  • North Yorkshire

    Great for scenic views

329 Reviews
  1. KatyP

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best cod I've ever had. Very friendly staff and very family friendly. Would highly recommend.

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  2. RichardE

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous good great service - excellent value for money

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  3. Peachy

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was generally good but the service a little slow

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  4. CarlP

    North Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food drinks bit pricey service very good was just perfect

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  5. SamG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food in an amazing setting. Great value for money as well. Glad we booked as people were queuing to get in when it was out of season. Will definitely be returning

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  6. hello

    County Durham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the mussels that we had as a starter, this dish was truly exquisite! The mussels were sweet and fresh, the sauce was buttery and easy to mop up with the sourdough bread. However, the fish and chips cooked in beef dripping was really hard to eat as you could taste the beefy flavour in the fish and chips. I'm sorry, I don't like my seafood tasting of beef. So this ruined what could have been an amazing meal. (When I discussed my reservations about the beef dripping at the start, I was offered grilled fish but I had gone there with an idea of having fish and chips in my head and I really wanted to eat that.) Never mind, it was a lovely afternoon, the view from the restaurant is beautiful. I won't be having fish and chips there again!

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  7. Whitbyhol

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The beat meal we had in Whitby! We had the hot fish/seafood platter, a steak pie and chips and a Thai red curry (there were 4 of us). All was lovely but the hot fish platter was 5/5 - really good. And great value too! There wasn't room for pudding so can't comment on that but the waiting staff were great and the setting, decor etc all lovely too.

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  8. ColinS

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent in every way,from the qualty of rhe welcome the service and the food. The Fishermans Wife offers a full rangw of fish dishs in addition to the best fish and chips in Whitby

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  9. Hattie

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious fish and chips with nice wine and a great view

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  10. BrianB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I have visited this restaurant numerous times and have never been disappointed. Keep up the good work, thank you.

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  11. Kath

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always visit here when we come to Whitby. In our opinion the best fish restaurant in the area.

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  12. Mavvy

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and very good service. Staff very friendly.

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  13. LucyP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favourite restaurant in Whitby! Gorgeous food, lovely atmosphere and perfect setting.

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  14. PaulS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Seen to and seated on arrival as had a reserved booking , found the wine expensive per bottle for what it was, not a lot to chose from on the menu but what we got was excellent with good size portions.

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  15. LoisD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely fish and chips, attentive service and very pleasant surroundings.

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  16. anouskal

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit. We will definitely be back. Kids friendly also. We loved the round table with the sea view

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  17. SueH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful garlic prawn starter, some of the nicest fishcakes I've ever had & mushy peas just how I like them. My daughter loved the cheesecake too. All staff very friendly. Can't wait to go back.

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  18. DavidH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly superb food and service. Oysters, Starter Platter, Large Haddock all excellent, only criticism would be the Halibut was slightly over priced - but I guess that's Halibut !

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely evening meal here great service great food tasted so fresh and the portions were large absolutely recommend this quaint place

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  20. Matt

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a real local gem where the food, service, price and ambience was wonderful 🙂

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  21. JayneT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The haddock batter was lovely, light & crispy (I don’t usually eat the batter!) would have like a larger portion of mushy peas & wine rather pricey but nice.

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  22. BarbaraC

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal. Staff very friendly and efficient. Never disappointed with our visits.

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  23. KennethS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was as good as ever thank you. Even though it was a quiet January evening, everything was excellent.

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  24. JainaM

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked table at 7:15 - didn’t have Oyster and the menu on the internet was not the one given! The price of a pint of John Smiths was shocking £6.70!! Food was ok but very overpriced. When we left we were the last customers to leave - we asked what time they closed to be told this was 8pm! We questioned why they would book a table for 7:15 if they closed 45 mins later! We didn’t get our mains out till 8pm

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  25. JRTA

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from a very helpful and friendly staff who served us with 5 star food. Recommended The Fishermans Wife to a family member who was visiting Whitby for the first time in many years and they enjoyed the experience and will visit again.

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  26. AshliR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service, food was really enjoyable and good portion sizes. Will definitely visit again.

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  27. SeanG

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place with amazing sea food will be back anytime in whitby again!!

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  28. JasonL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really nice. The ocean view was incredible even on a windy rainy day especially as a rainbow formed over the sea.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view, delicious food, welcoming staff. Can’t wait to go again

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  30. SamanthaA

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked a Saturday night atv7.30pm and there were only 4 of us in, which was a shame really. It was very busy when we passed at lunchtime. The mussels starter was gorgeous and the lobster, also gorgeous. The apple pie dessert was really nice, however when asked if I wanted cream or ice cream, it would've been good to know the cream was squirty rather than pouring. Overall, I would go back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic view and staff are amazing and food lovely

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  32. LynnF

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, delicious food as always, will be calling again

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  33. RebeccaM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always has specials. It is far more than your average fish restaurant. We went for our anniversary meal and had a window table with great views of Whitby pier and sea. All courses were delicious. Choose from Specials board. Halibut and haddock. Both with wonderful sauces and served with new potatoes.

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  34. RebeccaT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant and outstanding service from friendly attentive staff. The salad was fantastic. Just a little disappointed that the lobster was overcooked and very chewy. Everything else was wonderful.

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  35. DebbyG

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come to Whitby every new year for 4 days and 3 of these days I come here to eat . One day I can't because it closes new years day . I have tried other restaurants in the past but nothing I've had compared to this restaurant, so as the saying goes when you've tried the best why go to the rest .... SEE YOU NEXT YEAR

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  36. SallyJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and the food was absolutely delicious.. I had a medium haddock and 🍟 with mushy peas.. possibly the best fish and chips I’ve had in a while. A lovely evening view of the pier and very attentive people serving us in good time. I’d definitely recommend 😊

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  37. MaggieN

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely place to eat. We were pleased to have a window ‘booth’ to ourselves as we know we would not have been as comfortable in the middle. But most importantly, on a busy New Year’s Day the food was brilliant- including a veggie option (when the veg lasagna had ran out) and an alternate variant on a fish option. Coupled with good service from the team we can highly recommend this restaurant. We have been a few times before and always had a good experience so we are doubley happy on a busy bank holiday.

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  38. Neal

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Sadly disappointed on this visit as on all our previous visits everything had been very good. Had reason to complian about one prawn dish which was overcooked, very dry and virtually inedible. After mentioning this to the waiter the service to our table became even slower than it was before and it was generally slow throughout our visit. We had to ask for the table to be cleared so we could order dessert and cups of tea. The tea never arrived and we left after nearly 3 hours for lunch!

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  39. WendyW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went on New years eve with friends. All of us really enjoyed our food and would definitely eat there again, on our next visit to Whitby.

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  40. Tracy

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food excellent. Our party of five all had something different and enjoyed it equally.

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The Fisherman's Wife Whitby is rated 4.5 stars by 329 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Fisherman's Wife Whitby

The Fisherman's Wife Withby, Khyber Pass, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3PZ

Additional information

  • Area
    Whitby
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:30–20:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
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