Welcome to Hetty & Betty

Enjoy traditional Whitby fish and chips, or one of our famous Whitby Fish and Chips Afternoon Teas, at Whitby’s oldest fish and chips serving cafe. Be welcomed by our friendly team, to our family friendly and dog friendly cafe, and enjoy pleasant surroundings, savouring expertly prepared home-made dishes and Afternoon Teas, using locally sourced ingredients and MSC certified fish.

Our beautiful period function room, “The Ballroom”, has been hosting diners, guests, weddings and functions since 1928.

Opening Hours

9:30am – 3pm

Opening days may change due event bookings in the Ballroom 

7 Baxtergate, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1BW

Gift Vouchers

Our Afternoon Teas make the perfect gift. Give them something to look forward to. Give the gift of making memories.

Afternoon Tea Collection / Delivery

Enjoy our famous Afternoon Tea in the comfort of your own home, with our Afternoon Tea collections and deliveries.

Reserve A Table

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

What’s On Whitby


Here at Hetty & Betty our beautiful Ballroom is hosting events throughout the year (subject to government guidelines), and you can find out about each event below. 

As well as our own events, Whitby is also full of events and special weekends all year round, and our What’s On Whitby guide is the place to find out about events in and around the town.

Find out what’s happening in and around the town with our What’s On Whitby guide here. 


Queen's Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea Party

3rd June 2022

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style and indulge like royal-tea!

Father's Day

Whitby Afternoon Tea

19th June 2022

Make his day extra special with our Fish and Chips Afternoon Tea 

Strawberry Wimbledon Afternoon Tea

Image Afternoon Tea

Image Afternoon Tea

27th June – 10th July 2022

Our fabulous Strawberry Wimbledon Afternoon tea makes its return. 

Whitby Goth

Whitby Goth Weekend 

Whitby Goth Weekend is the bi-annual celebration of the alternative, weird and wonderful. Read More 

Image: Dog

Dog Friendly Whitby

A day out or holiday choices can be limited when visiting with your beloved four legged friends, but here in Whitby dogs are welcomed. Find out more with our dog friendly recommendations.

Hot drinks with stencilled poppy

Fundraising for the Royal British Legion 

Our Poppy Drinks proved to be a huge success this week, fundraising for the Royal British Legion.


We had the fish and chip afternoon tea today.it was delicious would highly recommend it. We then went out on the photography workshop. That was brilliant as well very informative and a massive help to my daughter who has just taken up photography as a hobby.Thank you to all for a great afternoon.

S Kilpatrick

5th March 2022, Facebook Review

One of the best cream teas I have had in ages. A gorgeous fruit scone, the size of a small football, cream, jam and BUTTER! All served with a lovely pot of Yorkshire tea. If only I lived closer… Tip top spot..

D Barber

March 2022, Google Review

Lovely food and great value for money! The fish and chips afternoon tea was amazing! Would definitely recommend! Thank you very much for a lovely lunch 😊

A Sonley

14th February 2022, Facebook Review

Image: Photo of Ballroom