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Magpie Cafe

The Magpie Café is in a prime position for you to enjoy the fabulous views of Whitby at the same time as sampling our wide selection of meals. Our specialities include dishes that use prime fresh local fish and seafood.

  • Magpie Cafe
  • Magpie Cafe
  • Address 14 Pier Road,
    North Yorkshire,
  • Phone Number 01947 602058
  • Fax Number 01947 601801
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The Magpie Café has a long association with fishing and the shipping industry. It was built in 1750 as a Merchants House and during its history was owned by a member of the Scoresby whaling family and was for a time the pilotage where the pilots would wait for orders to bring vessels into the harbour.

The building later became Harrowings shipping office and it is from that time the magpie ghost albert is reputed to have originated. The premises were converted into a café in approximately 1939.

We took over the restaurant in 1990 from Alison's parents who in turn took over from her grandparents. We have endeavoured to keep the traditional feel and theme throughout.

In 2009 Lilliput Lane created a limited edition ornament of the Magpie Café, demonstrating how much of a Yorkshire landmark the Magpie Café has become.

The Chef & Chef's Specials

  • The Chef - Ian Robson

    Ian has been involved with The Magpie since1971 returning full time in 1980 eventually taking over the business with Alison in 1990 on the retirement of Alisons parents Ian and Sheila McKenzie. He remains actively involved in the day to day running of the restaurant.

  • Chef's Special - Oysters

    Our high Quality Pacific Oysters grown on the Seashore within the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve at the Site of the Oyster Beds established by the Monks of Lindisfarne Priory.


  • 5 Stars


    By Allie from London on the 20th November 2012

    Enjoyed the food

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[14 Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO213PU]