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“Amazing Fish n Chips (and perfect Lobster Thermidore)”
Review of Magpie Cafe

Magpie Cafe
Ranked #27 of 227 Restaurants in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Having visited Whitby several times in the past when we lived in Yorkshire, we'd never got round to eating at The Magpie, always being put off by rumours of eye-watering prices and the long queues at the door.
We made a concerted effort to not have any breakfast and made sure we were loitering around the doors just before 11.30am opening time, and secured an upstairs table with a view over the harbour.
We both went for starters, hubby having scallops and me the soup (both of which incredibly tasty and fresh), and then hubby going for regular haddock and chips as main, and I chose the whole lobster thermidor. Both main courses were beautifully presented, the fish perfectly cooked infact, good portion size and amazing chips. My lobster thermidor was out of this world along with the garlic potatoes. Sadly we didn't have room for dessert, and had to leave a few stray chips on the plate too!
Service was friendly and efficient, and the bill came to less than £60 which to say included a whole lobster thermidore was much less than we expected. Should we visit Whitby again, we will be the first in the queue again!

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Thank bikergirl
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Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

I've visited three times in the last 18 months or so and each has only re-enforced my belief that the Magpie Cafe serves the best Fish and Chips in the land. Ok, so I haven't tried them all, but when you know you just know.

Batter so light and crisp the mind boggles how is remains nigh on greaseless. Soft flakey fish. A mound of wonderful crisp and soft chips. Proper gravy. Simple white sliced bread and butter. Nothing else required or desired.

For best value for money you can get mixed Cod and Haddock chunks with chips for around £7. Yorkshire prices, portions and, of course, quality.

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Reviewed 16 November 2015

There can be no superlatives to describe this fabulous fish restaurant. All we can say is if you are visiting Whitby this cafe is a must. You may have to queue because they do not take bookings but, believe me, it is worth it.

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Fabulous fish and chips, helpful staff, reasonably priced. We would definitely return. I had haddock and chips which was devine, a regular portion is enough to satisfy even a hearty appetite. Great children's menu and despite it being busy, you didn't feel rushed.

Thank tilly1011
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

Excellent seafood cooked well and in simple style to bring out the best of ingredients. So many great choices on menu, had difficulty making final decision. Interesting information on screens about available fish. But oh, the little tables - suitable for dolly's tea party. We struggled for space for side dishes and wine glasses. But still a highly recommended dining experience when visiting Whitby

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Thank David K
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