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, enjoy pleasant surroundings, and savour expertly prepared home-made dishes and Afternoon Teas, using locally sourced ingredients and MSC certified fish.

Gift Vouchers

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

Opening Hours

We are now in our winter opening hours.

10:30am – 4pm daily

(Food served until 3pm)

7 Baxtergate, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1BW

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. 


Dine With Santa

Dine with Santa

4th December 2021

Ho ho ho! Santa is all ready to visit his little friends in Whitby for lunch!

A Very Merry Vintage Christmas Party

Image: Christopher and the Robins

17th & 18th December 2021

Get your jingle on, and have a holly-jolly good time, with our live singers Christopher and the Robins, at one of our fantastic Very Merry Vintage Christmas Parties!

Night Photography Workshop with View Yorkshire

Image: Night Scenery Whitby

15th January 2022

Pick up hints, tips and techniques on how to photograph our beautiful town 

Description: 199 Steps Whitby

Things to do in Whitby 

Whitby is a perfect destination for a day, a short or a long visit. To help plan your day, we’ve listed the top things to do in the town centre.

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.


Friendly staff delicious food

Me and my brother went in and decided on the afternoon tea. It was amazing. In fact we couldn’t eat it all and they very kindly put it into a little lunch type box. Well worth a visit and we will definately go again

September 2021, TripAdvisor Review

Friendly staff…nothing too much trouble.
We had fish n chips with peas, bread n butter.
The chips were homemade n the fish was lovely n white..cooked in a light crispy batter.
Then a giant scone with cream n jam n of course tea.
We couldn’t move after eating this feast🥰.
We will be calling again.

Caroline B

Facebook Review, August 2021

5 Stars!

I love this place! I came in with children, and my dog, and the staff were brilliant! I was given a high chair for my littlest, and they were amazing with both of them. Speaking directly to them to take their orders to make them feel included.
The fish was amazing, my husband had the scampi, and the ice cream dessert for the children was delicious (if I say so myself) I’m so happy I found this place, there isn’t many places that will let you in with children and dogs, but I’ll definitely be back here.

August 2021, Trip Advisor Review

Image: Photo of Ballroom