Welcome to Hetty & Betty

Award-winning Restaurant and Wedding Venue in the heart of Whitby

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. Only those who have seen the Ballroom in person, know of this perfect Whitby wedding venue, a real hidden gem.

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.


Restaurant Opening Hours

10am – 3pm 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

Office hours:  10am-3pm Monday-Thursday


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. 

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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. 

Wedding Fairs

Join us at one of our in-person or virtual wedding fairs. All wedding fairs are free to attend. 

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.

What our customers say

A great little find near the harbour in Whitby. My husband ordered the fish & chips afternoon tea & I had a traditional afternoon tea. Both were excellent value for money & delicious. We had to take our scones home as we were both full! They included unlimited tea or coffee as well.
All the staff were really friendly & the tearooms are dog friendly which was an added bonus.


April 2024, TripAdvisor Review

What a smashing hidden gem, found by accident. Nothing was too much. My grandaughter asked if she could have her sausage battered. Of course said the waitress.

The adults ordered afternoon tea which included fish, home made chips, tartare sauce, mushy peas, bread and butter, scones, clotted cream and jam, and a pot of tea. Wow, what an amazing feast and all for £36 gor 2.

A request was made if it was possible to have an afternoon tea for one. Yes, of course.

The fish was the best that I’ve eaten for years, as were the homemade chips. You don’t get served these any more.

I cannot recommend this restaurant any more highly. You will not be dissapointed.

Claire K

April 2024 , TripAdvisor Review

Excellent Fish and Chips. Light batter, very fresh fish. Great service from really pleasant staff. Really good and highly recommended.

Matt M

April 2024 , Tripadvisor Review

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News and Updates

“Whitby’s Hetty and Betty thrilled to win best small business in country at the Small Awards ” – Scarborough News 

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“Hetty and Betty wins in national small Business awards “

“Whitby restaurant Hetty & Betty won the ‘At Your Service’ category at the national final of last week’s The Small Awards – taking home the award for outstanding customer service.” The York Press

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“This Yorkshire restaurant serves up an incredible Fish and Chips Afternoon Tea” – The Yorkshireman

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“North Yorkshire restaurant and wedding venue shortlisted for two awards” – Yahoo! News 

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“Whitby’s Hetty & Betty named as Finalist in national awards ceremony”

“Whitby restaurant and boutique wedding venue Hetty & Betty has been named as a finalist for The Small Awards.” – Scarborough News 

Picture shows Lois Kirtlan and a Whitby Fish and Chips Afternoon Tea

Hetty and Betty named as Finalist for the Small Business Britain Small Awards 2024 

Hetty and Betty has been named as a Finalists for the “At Your Service Award” at the Small Business Britain Small Awards  2024

Hetty and Betty named as Regional Winner  for the FSB – Federation of Small Businesses 2024 Awards

“Some of the best small businesses in York and North Yorkshire have been recognised by the Federation of Small Businesses” – York Press. Read more here


Award Winning: Hetty and Betty awarded Best Hospitality Business of the Year 2023 in the Yorkshire Coast region

We are so proud to announce that on 30th November, we officially became award-winning! We were crowned the Best Hospitality Business of the Year in the Scarborough Yorkshire Coast region, by the Scarborough News Group (sister to the Yorkshire Post). Read more here

Photo Shows Lois Kirtlan, David Kirtlan and Sir Robert Goodwill Mp for Scarborough and Whitby. Lois is holding a bottle of champagne, David is holding the award.