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

We are now in our winter opening hours.

10:30am – 3pm daily

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. 


View Yorkshire Night Photography Workshop

Image: Night Scenery Whitby

5th February / 5th March

A workshop for anyone looking to develop new skills – includes a fish and chips lunch!

Ballroom Open Day

19th February 2022

Thinking of holding a wedding, function or event in Whitby? Join us for our Ballroom Open Day.

Our beautiful Ballroom will be open to view, and we will also have some birthday, wedding and other occasion cakes on display and for you to sample. So even if you’re not looking for a venue, and just need a cake supplier, we can help!

Mother's Day Vintage Afternoon Tea Party

Mother's Day Vintage Singers Image

27th March 2022

Make her day extra special at our Vintage Afternoon Tea Party featuring live singers Christopher and the Robins, back by popular demand!

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Whitby in Winter – 5 Reasons to visit

In winter there is just something magical about Whitby. The quaint little houses and shops shining cosy lights, the cobbles on the narrow streets shining in the streetlight, and the fresh sea air blowing in. We’ve put together our 5 top reasons for visiting in the winter.

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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.


Visited Hetty and Betty’s for the first time yesterday as part of View Yorkshire’s photography workshop. Sampled one of their signature Yorkshire afternoon teas. As vegetarians we enjoyed the battered Brie in place of fish, and the scones were a meal in themselves. Another member of the group was gluten free and was well catered for too. Our first visit, but it won’t be our last!

T Clarke

15th January 2022, Facebook Review

Visited Whitby and had lunch here. Three of us had fish and chips and the fourth had a ham and tomato sandwich. A piece of lemon drizzle cake was our dessert. Service was very good.

J Terri

January 2022, Google Review

What a Great little find a gorgeous Tearoom with delicious food. Friendly staff and a warm cosy feel. We will definitely be calling again and a Bonus its Dog friendly.

C Wilford

29th December 2021, Facebook Review

Image: Photo of Ballroom