Great Food, Great Times,

A Great Experience

in the heart of Whitby

A perfect venue in the heart of Whitby

Great Food, Great Times,

A Great Experience

in the heart of Whitby


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Welcome to Hetty and Betty


In a Grade II listed building set in the heart of Whitby town centre, you will find our hidden gem, Hetty and Betty. A cafe, restaurant and venue spread over two floors, with two distinctive styles…


Hetty and Betty Cafe

Our ground floor cafe serves delicious meals, light bites, cakes, homemade scones, and cakes, and of course traditional fish and chips, all prepared by our highly trained Chefs. We’re proud to continue over 90 years of tradition, as fish and chips have been served from this site since 1928!

Using the entrance on Baxtergate, the cafe has easy access for wheelchairs and pushchairs, and is a flexible space to accommodate different needs. We’re dog friendly too!

If you’re a large party, don’t worry, we can cater for larger parties in our upstairs dining room, but we ask that you please book in advance at to avoid disappointment.

The cafe offers table service too, so you’re always welcomed with a friendly “hello”!


The Ballroom at Hetty and Betty

Our first floor venue, “The Ballroom” is a large beautiful period room, which plays host to memories and events throughout the year. We deliver fabulous – tailored – occasions, from our own calendar of events to bespoke celebrations and corporate events. The perfect place to hold your celebration or event. We also offer bespoke packages for wedding receptions and other occasions.


Creative Cafe, Cake Club, Book Club and More…

At Hetty and Betty, our mission is to be as versatile as our surroundings enable us to be. We have many groups, clubs and meet-ups happening, from our creative cafe to our book club. Our ballroom is adaptable to meet a variety of uses, and our downstairs cafe is perfect for coffee mornings. Whatever the time of year, there’s always something happening at Hetty and Betty!


Community at Hetty and Betty

We are committed to our local community in Whitby and the wider community in the surrounding areas. We host a variety of charity and local group events in our ballroom, as well as hosting coffee mornings and other meet-ups in our cafe. Our community window has details of upcoming events in and around Whitby. If you are a charity or local group, get in touch to see how we can help.

We’re perfectly situated with an entrance on both the harbour side, and on Baxtergate, just yards from the famous Whitby swing bridge and harbour. Come and say hello!

Family Dining


Dog Friendly

Plan Your Visit

Contact Us

07398 175309
01947 606137
(Answer Machine)



Opening Hours

The downstairs cafe is open during the following hours:

Mondays 11am-4pm

Tuesdays 11am-4pm

Wednesdays 11am-4pm

Thursdays 11am-4pm

Fridays 11am-4pm

Saturdays 11am-4pm

Sundays 11am-4pm

The ballroom is available to hire for hours to suit. To book a viewing of the ballroom, please email us at

Find Us

7 Baxtergate
YO21 1BW

To book a viewing of our ballroom, email us at