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Welcome to Hetty and Betty


In a Grade II listed building set in the heart of Whitby town centre, you will find our hidden gem, Hetty and Betty. A cafe, restaurant and venue spread over two floors. We’re perfectly situated with an entrance on both the harbour side, and on Baxtergate, just yards from the famous Whitby swing bridge and harbour.


Hetty and Betty Cafe & Restaurant


Our ground floor cafe and coffee lounge faces Baxtergate and serves delicious light bites, cakes, homemade scones, and cakes. With its contemporary yet period feel, it’s a perfect place to sit and relax away from the hustle and bustle.

Our ground floor restaurant “The Harbour Room” faces out with views across the harbour. The restaurant serves a wide range of delicious meals including traditional fish and chips, all prepared by our highly trained Chefs using locally sourced ingredients. We’re proud to continue over 90 years of tradition, as Whitby fish and chips have been served from this site since 1928! Our famous scones are a favourite in our delicious Afternoon Teas.

Using the entrance on Baxtergate, the cafe has easy access for wheelchairs and pushchairs, and you can access the restaurant through the cafe.

Using the entrance on New Quay Road (harbour side) you can access our restaurant via a step at the door.

All of our dining areas are dog friendly too!

If you’re a large party, don’t worry, we can cater for larger parties in our upstairs ballroom, but we ask that you please book in advance at to avoid disappointment.

We pride ourselves on being welcoming, friendly and comfortable, and you’re always welcomed with a friendly “hello”!



The Ballroom at Hetty and Betty


Our first floor venue, “The Ballroom” is the perfect wedding venue, and has been hosting weddings and functions since 1928. A large beautiful period room, it plays host to memories and events throughout the year. We deliver fabulous – tailored – occasions, from our own calendar of events to bespoke celebrations and corporate events. The perfect place to hold your celebration or event. We offer bespoke packages for wedding receptions and other occasions, to help you make your day as unique as you are.

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Our famous homemade scones are made fresh daily.

Our fish, coffee, ingredients and cakes, are all sourced from the local area!

Plan Your Visit

Contact Us

07398 175309
01947 606137
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Opening Hours

The day time cafe, and evening bistro are open during the following hours:

Mondays 10:30am-3:30pm

Tuesdays 10:30am-4pm

Wednesdays 10:30am-4pm

Thursdays 10:30am-4pm

Fridays 10:0am-3:30pm

Saturdays 10:30am-5:30pm

Sundays 10:30am-5:30pm

The ballroom is available to hire for hours to suit. To book a viewing of the ballroom, please email us at

Find Us

7 Baxtergate
YO21 1BW

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