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 (closed on Fridays)

Opening days may change due event bookings in the Ballroom, please see our What’s On page for advance notice of changes

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, 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. 


An evening of Magic and Mystery with Cara Hamilton

8th October 2022

Prepare to be amazed by the witchy flair of Cara Hamilton’s new show. If you love the arcane, adore mystery and appreciate strange powers, this is for you.

Night Photography Workshop with View Yorkshire

Photo of Whitby landscape

19th November 2022

Night photography in Whitby and fish & chips!

A Very Merry Whitby Christmas

Image: Christopher and the Robins

16th & 17th December 2022

Join us of one of our spectacular Christmas Parties! From Vintage to Black Tie, and our Big Family Christmas Party! 

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.


Amazing Fish and chips afternoon tea with prosecco 👌 Lovely friendly staff, couldn’t do enough for you 🙏 worth every penny👌 Definitely visit when you are in Whitby 🙏👍

Hale T-R

16th June 2022, Google Review

A fantastic place to be. The staff is verry kindly and they served a delicious meal. If we come back in the naburhood, we will sertenly visit you again. Frank van Tiggelen the Netherlands

Frank vT

June 2022, Google Review

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

Image: Photo of Ballroom