A fish and chip trip to our nearby pretty Yorkshire seaside village of Sandsend, just along the beach from Whitby, turned into a delightful gastronomic day out.

Firstly our stroll along the fossil rich beach at Sandsend worked up a jolly good appetite – perfect, as the Fish Cottage Restaurant absolutely did the trick. Located in a pretty whitewashed and blue painted fisherman’s cottage this charming restaurant is set back from the old stone bridge over the stream just a handy stones throw from the child friendly beach. There’s lots of attractive outside seating with colourful umbrellas and a fun Alfresco bar where it’s dog friendly too.

Lots of alfresco seating – dog friendly too

we had a table booked inside this trendy, clean lined restaurant, the staff were immediately welcoming and smilie. And this is important – it smelt deliciously of warm butter & freshfishiness! I knew we were in for a treat.

Let’s start with a few natural oysters

To get us in the mood – as if we needed to – and helped along with a juicy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc we shared half a dozen natural oysters, so good to share!

Those famous fish tacos

When it came to choosing our main course Danny opted for the famous scrumptious Fish Taco’s. I plumped for one of their daily landed seasonal fish and what a choice! Halibut, Whole Sea Bream, Monkfish, Tuna, Crab, Lemon Sole, Fresh Local Lobster. It was the lobster for me, luxurious, firm, sweet and succulent cooked in garlic and parsley butter, heavenly, there are other fabulous tasty butters to choose from too, and the chips … crunchy happiness:)

And here’s a little add on…. On a table near us a group of 6 young men on a walking retreat had preordered a whole sea trout for sharing – it was enormous! I asked permission to take a photograph, they tried to persuade us to take some home …. They’re a friendly bunch along the Yorkshire coast why not come and stay in luxury at Crag House Farm (Book online) and get to discover so much that this amazing county has to offer. We’d love to see you. Check out some other of our local restaurant choices


What a whopper!


  • Convenient car park
  • Family friendly – children’s menu
  • Outside seating – dog friendly
  • Take away