Review on The White Horse & Griffin

This one-time coaching inn has stood in the heart of Whitby for more than three centuries, and it has gradually developed into a popular hotel/restaurant serving the needs of locals and visitors alike. Inside, there are three dining areas, all done out in distinctive style.

The kitchen aims to please all-comers, offering 'power breakfasts' (non-residents are more than welcome), as well as a 'fast track' menu of standards like cod and chips or chilli con carne. Fish from the Whitby boats shows up strongly on the main menu (anything from crab salad with new potatoes or lobster Thermidor to sea bass with soused vegetables, rice noodles and steamed clams).

Alternatively, there are steaks, vegetarian options (devilled wild mushroom and thyme crumble) plus eclectic ideas ranging from carpaccio of tuna to noisettes of lamb with caramelised chicory and mustard mash. To finish, share a Swiss chocolate fondue.

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S. Perkins and K. Healy

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 8.30 - 10.30am
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm
Dinner: 5.00 - 9.00pm Mon-Sun

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The White Horse & Griffin

  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 75 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (10 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The White Horse & Griffin
87 Church Street
North Yorkshire
YO22 4BH

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