Magpie Cafe, Whitby. Fish and chips

The Magpie Cafe

Lovers of the traditional seaside favourite, fish and chips will have heard of the famous Magpie Cafe in Whitby. The historic fish and chip restaurant was hit by two fires over the busy May Day Bank Holiday weekend in 2017.

The Magpie Café, has distinctive black and white frontage and sits overlooking the harbour in Whitby. It was built as a merchant’s house in 1750, then became a café in 1939. The café has developed quite a strong reputation over the years and is known as one of the best places for fish and chips in the Whitby area.

The Magpie Cafe fire, Whitby. Fish and chips

The fire started late on Sunday, April 30, but was quickly put out by firefighters. Unfortunately, it re-ignited the following afternoon. Fortunately, nobody was hurt during the blaze. As a result of the fire, the roof and top floor were gutted and also there was significant water damage to the rest of the property.

On 1st July, the take-away re-opened and the familiar queues of customers quickly returned.

Over the summer period you will still be able to sample the delights of the Magpie Café’s fish and chips while staying in Whitby, 7 days a week from 11am till 9pm.