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The Wetherby Whaler

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Ings Lane York Business Park, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6RA, England
+44 1904 784500
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Leeds, UK
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the Wetherby Whaler when a daughter to York one evening. This is a very clean restaurant - where you always receive a warm welcome. Food was served quickly and as normal was really good, hot & tasty. Would recommend to anyone who like me loves fish & chips (along with the other "Whalers" in the chain of restaurants.

Thank marshga
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first visit to this restaurant although I have previously used another one of their eateries. The food is very freshly prepared, the service is excellent with friendly staff and the value for money is great. I would love to visit more often but I'm not sure my waistline would appreciateit as much as I would.

Thank Paul M
Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good hearty traditional food. Comfortable Very friendly staff and service. It's a lovely plaice to eat!

Thank elegancebyjayne34
Preston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pleased to discover this lovely little restaurant and takeaway when staying next door in the premier inn!!! So good we went twice cos the food was so good :-) the fish was hot and beautifully cooked and the chips were some of the best I've had-the kids meals with the cod bites, chips and sides were also very reasonably... More 

Thank twiceasnicesista2016
las vegas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Tadcaster for the day to see the bridge that has been rebuilt after the Boxing Day floods. Called at Wetherby whaler on the way home and had a pensioners three course meal. It was absolutely delicious the staff were very friendly.

Thank elsie97
York, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for tea as having new kitchen fitted and as usual the service and food was wonderful. You always get plenty, yes you might pay a little but more but the quality is excellent

Thank Sharon S
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Regular visitor to this restaurant -lovely fish and chips - generous portions, good kids menu. Service is always friendly and food is served quickly. We love it.

Thank YorkLemonMeringue
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Dinner at the Wetherby Whaler may not look too inviting, the restaurant looks a little like a works canteen and there is no indication that the place is licensed. The food however is great. The haddock and chips with mushy peas, just divine. The Chilean Chardonnay might seem to some, as an odd accompaniment but in fact it works quite... More 

Horncastle, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We called here on our way home after a lovely motorhome stay nearby. Very reasonable as we fitted into the category of senior!! £9 for fish, chips, mushy peas, bread and butter, pot of tea and rhubarb crumble. Delicious price as well as delicious fish and chips. Quite busy as great value. Excellent service , pleasant staff, lovely clean bathrooms.

Thank Bikerchick1956
Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had a take away meal on one day and then dined in the restaurant the next day. Fish and chips never tasted this good! Good service, good value. We will be back!

Thank HelenPlumb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ings Lane York Business Park, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York  >  Nether Poppleton
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 784500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?