THE RESTAURANT – One of the best restaurants in Whitby

With spectacular views, a rich history, and quaint, cobbled streets, Whitby has been one of the most popular seaside destinations on the Yorkshire coast for generations.

Given its history and location, there is plenty to see and do in the small seaside town of Whitby, North Yorkshire. Climb the famous 199 steps to the iconic Whitby Abbey, visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, or browse around the many independent boutiques and gift shops selling Whitby jet in Whitby town centre. To make the most of the spectacular coastal setting, take a walk along the cliff top to nearby Staithes or all the way to Robin Hood’s Bay.

Then it’s time to relax and unwind back at Raithwaite with a delicious meal, choosing dishes made using the finest ingredients, at one of the most popular Whitby restaurants for both local residents and guests.


Our award-winning Restaurant is all about showcasing superb local service and the finest local produce, with seasonal, sustainable dishes and perennial favourites that highlight the very best of Yorkshire. From vegetables and herbs picked from our own organic kitchen garden, to the area’s best fish caught a stone’s throw from Whitby’s west cliff, and an extensive wine list. At Raithwaite Sandsend our lunch and dinner menus make the most of our unique location between the sea and the North York Moors.

The Whitby Restaurant that’s all about seasonal and sustainable flavours

The stylish Restaurant at Raithwaite Sandsend, one of the best restaurants in Whitby, offers excellent food alongside a relaxed and enjoyable dining experience. Our talented chefs work with the best local suppliers to source the finest locally sourced ingredients from the North Yorkshire area, offering elevated menus showcasing Yorkshire classics with a contemporary twist. From traditional Sunday roasts to fresh seafood and a wide selection of vegetarian options, our menus are comprised of everything from comforting classics to light bites at one of the Yorkshire coast’s favourite Whitby restaurants.

Influenced strongly by the seasons – and what we are currently growing in our organic kitchen garden – our menus change regularly to reflect the changing seasons. Our extensive menu is carefully curated by our chefs, with starters that make excellent use of the quality seafood on the Yorkshire coast, such as dressed Staithes crab meat. Main courses might include smoked and confit pork jowl, fillet steak, and local seafood dishes such as pan-fried North Sea cod loin and Whitby fish pie, or perhaps a root vegetable katsu curry with ginger crisps and squash spaghetti as a vegetarian option. Thursdays and Sundays are the days to join us for our delicious, locally-sourced roasts complete with all the trimmings, while desserts – such as sticky toffee pudding or a Yorkshire cheese board – round things off nicely.

There’s also an extensive drinks menu to accompany the food offering, which features everything from wine by the glass and bottle, to just-mixed cocktails and artisan soft drinks.

A contemporary setting with beautiful views

The interiors at the Restaurant are light and contemporary. We make the most of our setting, offering a bright space with a welcoming atmosphere, boasting views over the estate’s beautiful grounds. There is a special area set aside for guests with dogs, while the Restaurant opens onto the stylish Bar 1822, the ideal place for a pre-dinner drink or an after-dinner cocktail.

Our Terrace, meanwhile, is the perfect spot in the warmer spring and summer months, offering a sunny spot for lunch made with local ingredients, sumptuous afternoon tea, or a post-walk pint.

Guests at the hotel can start their day with a full English breakfast, and the Restaurant is open to the public for lunch and dinner.

A Whitby Restaurant for all occasions

As well as the Restaurant, we have a selection of private dining rooms and suites that can be transformed to create a memorable private dining experience and celebrate in style. Take your pick from our variety of private dining venues at Raithwaite Sandsend and we’ll transform it into your perfect party pad. Our chefs are on hand to create bespoke party menus for you and your guests.

Whether it’s a cosy get together with family, or a full-on party with friends or colleagues, we can rearrange our venues to suit you. Our smaller suites are ideal for parties of up to 20 guests, and for slightly bigger groups we can whiz things around to seat up to 30. Large parties can opt for the Raithwaite Suite, suitable for up to 130 guests.

Other dining options at Raithwaite Sandsend

The Crab Shack

For guests looking for a relaxed outdoors dining experience with a nice atmosphere, The Crab Shack offers a fresh take on traditional fish and chips and Whitby crab sandwiches, just a short walk away from the long sweep of Sandsend beach and the magnificent Yorkshire coastline.

Afternoon Tea

Served in our elegant Bar 1822, guests can choose from a delicious selection of homemade cakes, hand-cut finger sandwiches and freshly-baked scones from our Afternoon Tea menu, including gluten-free options.

Cocktail Bar 1822

Drop by our in-house Bar 1822 for an early evening aperitif before your meal while you peruse our menu. We specialise in delicious cocktails as well as offering a lunch menu comprised of comforting Raithwaite favourites, quality fish and chips, and soup of the day, whilst always making the most of our locally-sourced produce. As well as alcoholic beverages and a cocktail menu, we also offer freshly ground coffee, flavoured hot chocolates, herbal and breakfast teas with the offer to takeaway for guests to enjoy whilst visiting Whitby.

Ready To Book?

If you’d like to reserve a table, please use our booking form below, or for more information please contact us or call on 01947 661661.

Opening Times


Mon to Sun: 07.30 – 10.30

Please note these may be subject to change however this will be confirmed on your welcome letter.


Mon to Sun: 12.00 – 16.00


Dinner: 17.00 – 21.00

Book now to reserve a table above or for more information, contact us or call a member of our friendly team on 01947 661661.