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

Lovely food , really presented well.excellent friendly staff. Nice environment and really relaxing. Would definitely come again.

Lindsey t

July 2024, TripAdvisor Review

Absolutely splendid! We had the famous fish and chips afternoon tea, and my daughter had sausage and chips. The food was gorgeous, fish was perfectly cooked, chips were well cooked and the tastiest I have ever had! Service was excellent, everything we needed was provided- the only thing that would have made it better would be a better quality serviette – and I’m scraping the barrel here for constructive criticism – we just loved it here! Reasonably priced too, will have to come back next time we are in the area!!

Lacey L

July 2024 , TripAdvisor Review

Great small full english breakfast. Glad I didn’t have the standard as I was full. Fresh tomato and mushrooms and decent bread for toast. Dog friendly and spacious pleasant decor. Not cramped at all. We went for lunch 2 days later for fish and chips which was delicious. Huge piece of fresh fish in really crunchy batter. Chips were really tasty and really brown instead of usual anaemic looking chips. Very clean and pleasant service from the young staff that work there and value for money. I’ll be back on our next visit to whitby.

Shirley d

July 2024 , Tripadvisor Review

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News and Updates

Owner Lois Kirtlan joins Yorkshire Women in Business Committee

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Yorkshire Women in Business Committee

“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