Welcome to Hetty & Betty

The Ballroom at Hetty & Betty

A venue as unique as you are

Our award winning Whitby Wedding Venue and Restaurant is a very special place. Full of charm and character, it’s a perfect location for your special day, experience workshop, function – or a fabulous lunch.

Our beautiful unique period function room, “The Ballroom”, has been hosting weddings and functions since 1928. Situated on our first floor, the Ballroom is perfect for boutique weddings. We offer exclusive use for wedding packages.

Our Restaurant, famous for our Afternoon Teas, including our signature dish: the Whitby Fish and Chips Afternoon Tea; is rated in the Top 10% of Restaurants Worldwide on TripAdvisor.

We are a delightful restaurant and a unique venue. Only those who have seen the Ballroom in person, know of this perfect Whitby wedding venue, a real hidden gem.


Restaurant Opening Hours

10:00am – 3:00pm Daily

Opening days may change due to weddings and events in the Ballroom, please see our Facebook page for advance notice of changes

Contact Us


Tel: 07596 948413

7 Baxtergate, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1BW

For the Restaurant: bookings@hettyandbetty.co.uk

For the Ballroom: celebrate@hettyandbetty.co.uk


Restaurant and Harbour Room

Our stylish restaurant is the perfect setting for a lovely lunch. Our Harbour Room, with views over the Harbour is perfect for private dining and can comfortably seat parties of up to 16 people. 

Restaurant Reservations

Avoid the queue and book ahead. Simply give us a call, send us a message or drop us an email. 

Whitby Wedding Venue

Wedding Enquiries

Our beautiful Ballroom has been hosting weddings and functions since 1928. Book to view our beautiful Whitby Wedding Venue and see how it could be perfect for your special day. 

Corporate Hire of the Ballroom

With reasonable hire rates, and central location in the beautiful town of Whitby, our stunning Grade II listed building, is a perfect venue to impress your delegates and attendees.

Whitby Goth

Gift Vouchers

Gift the gift of making memories

Upcoming Events in the Ballroom

Below is a selection of some of the events we have coming up in our beautiful Ballroom. To see all upcoming events please visit our Upcoming Events page here

Valentine's Fish & Chips Afternoon Tea by Candlelight

16th February 2024

From 6:30pm

£25 pp

Mother's Day Whitby

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea with Fizz in the Ballroom

10th March 2024

Served 3pm-5pm

£24.95 pp


Tarot, Tea Leaf Reading and Gothic Afternoon Tea with Cara Hamilton

27th April 2024


£26 pp

What our customers say

Absolutely delicious fresh fish and chips. Lovely restaurant just off the Main Street in Whitby. Staff were incredibly thoughtful in finding us a quiet corner to sit with our older dog. Servings were generous and the coffee and tea was very good.

Lynda P

October 2023, Tripadvisor Review

Beautiful food, well presented and at a very affordable price. Excellent service from warm and welcoming staff and the place was spotless


October 2023, TripAdvisor Review

We stopped in for lunch and were warmly greeted by Lois, who owns the place and tirelessly works to make sure everyone is happy with their meals and drinks. The fish sandwich — a smaller but still generous portion than the enormous serving you’ll receive if you order fish and chips — and the cheese toast were delicious, and the chips were excellent. The restaurant also has beers from the local Whitby Brewery. Note that there’s a table in the back of the place that’s at a window. On a sunny day like when we visited, the view of the river and harbor is stunning.


September 2023, TripAdvisor Review

Image: Small Awards Certificate