Home to the famous abbey that inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula and proudly boasting mile’s of sandy beaches and outstanding coastal views, the Yorkshire town of Whitby is easily one of Yorkshire’s most loved tourist destinations.
Businesses offering takeaways have been permitted to remain trading throughout this pandemic and are one of the few business types which have seen an increase in trade rather than a complete halt. The high demand for takeaways is likely to continue over the coming months and those operating in tourist destinations like Whitby, will no doubt be kept busy during the summer.
Whilst on holiday in the UK, most of us like to indulge in the odd takeaway or two but finding the right one isn’t always easy. What cuisines are available locally? Which ones are open on the day or at the time you want to order? Does the one you fancy deliver to where you are staying or will you need to collect it yourself?
For those visiting Whitby this summer, we have put together a short guide to some of the best takeaways in Whitby. Each one has either been sampled by ourselves or has been frequently recommended by residents of the area. Bon appetit!
7 takeaways in Whitby to try during your next visit…
Station Square, Whitby YO21 1DX
Telephone: 01947 601693
Opening Hours: Open 5pm until 10pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Kamthai is a modern restaurant located in Whitby Railway Station, offering authentic Thai cuisine. On their menu, you’ll find all the usual Thai favourites such as curry and noodle dishes with a spicy aromatic kick. However, as Whitby is known for its top-quality seafood, Kamthai serves a superb selection of seafood-based dishes. If you love Whitby seafood but fancy a change from the ever-popular Whitby scampi or the award-winning Fish & Chips, this place will surely delight with its alternative seafood dishes.
Passage to India
30-31 Windsor Terrace, Whitby YO21 1ET
Telephone: 01947 606500
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 4pm till 10pm, Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 10pm
Open 7 days a week, this contemporary Indian restaurant is conveniently located in Whitby town centre. With its modern and spacious interiors, Passage to India is as popular with locals for eating in as it is for takeaways. They have a pretty extensive menu and all their dishes are expertly prepared by professional chefs. Their takeaway menu is reasonably priced with starters priced from just £2.50 and mains averaging at around £8 each. It also includes a small selection of English dishes for those who aren’t too fond of spicy food.
63/65 Church Street, Whitby YO22 4AS
Telephone: 01947 820871
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 5pm till 11:30pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm till Midnight
Another popular Indian restaurant in Whitby is Indian Moments. Located just a short distance away from Whitby’s swing bridge and set in a beautifully restored old building, Indian Moments serves a delightful menu of authentic Indian cuisine. Featuring firm favourites such as Bhunas and Kormas as well as some unique dishes created by their talented chefs, their takeaway menu boasts numerous flavoursome dishes and spicy starters.
2 Grape Lane, Whitby YO22 4BA
Telephone: 07487 549226
Delivery: No. Collection only
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm – 8pm
KoKo Korean is a collection-only Korean takeaway in Whitby. It’s a relatively new addition to Whitby’s takeaway offerings but has received excellent reviews so far. Their menu is short but reasonably priced and features a tempting selection of beautifully presented Korean favourites. Each dish is freshly prepared, packed with raw vegetables and bursting with traditional Korean flavours, making it one of the healthiest takeaway options in the area.
10 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU
Telephone: 01947 501344
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 4:30pm till 8:30pm, Friday 4:30pm till 9:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 3:30pm till 9:30pm
Located in a kiosk on Whitby’s Pier Road, Whitby Wok is a Chinese takeaway with an open plan kitchen, which allows you to see your dishes being expertly prepared in front of you. This popular rice and noodle bar serves all of the usual Chinese takeaway favourites such as Crispy Duck, Sweet & Sour, Dim Sum, Spring Rolls and much, much more! Their main dishes are available in medium or large portions and they promise to deliver within 45 minutes of ordering.
1 Fishburn Road, Whitby YO21 1PU
Telephone: 01947 820804
Opening Hours: Closed Sunday – Monday. Tuesday & Wednesday 4pm till 7:30pm, Thursday to Saturday 11:30am till 1:30pm and 4pm till 7:30pm
You can’t visit Whitby without sampling their famous Fish & Chips. The popular coastal town is bursting with excellent Fish & Chip restaurants but Railway Chippy is one of the most popular takeaways in Whitby with locals. This family-run business has been serving succulent locally caught fish since 2015 and they now offer a delivery service. If you fancy tucking into this British favourite but the weather prevents you from enjoying it al fresco, then place an order with Railway Chippy to have it delivered straight to your door.
9 The Parade, Whitby YO21 3JP
Telephone: 01947 606933
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 3:40pm till 10:30pm, Sunday 3:40pm till 10:15pm
Previously a collection-only takeaway, Gino’s Pizza recently updated their website to allow customers to order and pay online for home delivery. As the name suggests, their main offerings are pizzas but they also offer other takeaway favourites such as burgers, kebabs, fried chicken, parmesans and a few pasta dishes. Their menu is very fairly priced with their freshly prepared pizzas costing from £5.20 and their burgers from just £4.50. One of the most popular takeaways in Whitby.