Food and drink in the Yorkshire coast

Food and drink in Whitby

There’s so much choice in Whitby that whether you’re after a large hearty dinner or just a tasty snack, you’re sure to have more than enough places to choose from. A trip to Whitby isn’t complete without a visit to The Magpie Café. It has become a visitor ‘must’ over the years thanks to its delicious array of seafood topped off with a beautiful view overlooking the harbour. For something quintessentially British, Humble Pie ‘n’ Mash provides an antidote to the area’s plethora of ‘chippies’, whilst still retaining that much-loved seaside charm. Made fresh each morning, the pies are encased in their homemade organic pastry and contain a variety of fillings ranging from traditional braised stout and leek to the more unusual sausage and black pudding. Perfect for a comforting dinner at the end of a wonderful day exploring.

The Moon & Sixpence is situated right on the harbour side in Whitby and is a relaxed, yet stylish place to meet for a drink or meal during the day or evening. With some of the best views in town, the bar offers a huge range of exciting and delicious cocktail drinks and Harry's Bar serves fresh, locally prepared dishes daily. The Marine specialises in seafood, which isn’t surprising when you’re in the fishing capital of Yorkshire. Hand-picked local produce ensures that eating here is a real treat and there’s also a wide selection of wines, beers and spirits that have been carefully selected from all around the world. For a little slice of Italy in Whitby, just head to Moutreys on Grape Lane. Here you can indulge yourself in the wide range of pizza's and pasta on offer but just make sure to leave some room for dessert! 

Food and drink in the Coastal Bays and Villages

There are so many fabulous places to sample some of the Yorkshire fare around the coastal towns and villages that you will be truly spoilt for choice. Whether you’re after meat or a sample of the finest local seafood, there’s sure to be something to ensure that you’ll return. Being on the coast leaves little excuse not to try some of the delicious seafood that is found off our British shores. Whether you want some smoked kippers or just a tray of fish and chips whilst sitting on the seafront, it really will be an absolute treat for the tastebuds. Due to the beautiful Moors and Dales, the meat and game from the region is some of the best in the country. Topped with the very best of locally-grown vegetables, these dishes leave absolutely nothing to be desired. If you prefer to cook in the comfort of your very own self-catering holiday cottage, then don’t worry, as the region is full of farmers markets and farm shops where you can pick up a great selection of locally-sourced food at brilliant prices. Wherever you are in Yorkshire, you’re sure to not be far from an array of locally businesses wanting to promote their produce. Choose from a wealth of pies, sausages, vegetables and locally-brewed ales.

Food and Drink in Scarborough

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding somewhere special to eat during your holiday to Scarborough. Many establishments serve locally-sourced seafood and you’d be hard-pushed to find a fresher catch than in one of the many restaurants and cafes within this seaside town. There are also Italian restaurants, award-winning fine dining and fabulous independent cafes, so you’re to be sure to find something to whet your appetite whether you’re after a light-bite, or a main meal.

The Blacksmiths Arms in Cloughton is a charming and popular inn that has become famous for being where Her Majesty the Queen and HRH Prince Phillip had their very own pub lunch. Here, you can pretend you’re royalty and indulge in a fine choice of Great British pub grub cooked to the highest standard. Beiderbecke’s Brasserie is a great choice for something a little bit special when holidaying in Scarborough. Here you can enjoy a ‘Taste of Yorkshire’ menu which features some of the very best produce and fare from this beautiful coastal town. For a unique afternoon tea, head to Francis Tearooms in Scarborough, where you can go back in time to the 1930s and enjoy some homemade cakes, scones and biscuits, washed down with a famous Yorkshire tea.