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The Wetherby Whaler

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Ings Lane York Business Park, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6RA, England
+44 1904 784500
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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West Yorkshire
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always great, cannot fault the food at all. Best fish n chips in York. Friendly staff, prompt service.

1 Thank MrsStothard
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I came to the wetherby whaler today after visiting the lovely city of york. We were greeted very efficiently by a blonde woman in a black shirt (maybe manager). She was the friendliest person I've ever come across working in a restaurant. She served us very promptly and professionally. She made chit chat as well which made... More 

1 Thank kenofleeds
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First visit for 10 years,quiet afternoon so no queues....Seniors meals £9.90,three courses, soup, Standard Haddock & Chips and a sweet....quickly served,huge portions and perfect cooking....no further comments needed.

1 Thank challenger530
York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bad day to choose, 6.00pm Good Friday. Queues for both restaurant and take away,Had to wait ages as so popular but no complaints as loads of staff on and well organised. The fish and chips were worth the wait. Must mention patience and service of takeaway staff who were amazing considering the pressure they were under

1 Thank Andy C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant at 3pm on Good Friday, on the off-chance it would be open. Pleasantly surprised it was and not really packed out, full but manageable. My wife, my sister and myself ordered our meals and had to wait a full 17 minutes for them to arrive at our table. Excellent! The meals themselves were the tastiest we had... More 

1 Thank Thomas P
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, friendly staff. Always go here when visiting my mum. Never disappointed. Portions are sizeable, including the puddings.

1 Thank toffeese15
York, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my family and 75yr old mother to The Wetherby Whaler on Good Friday for dinner. I expected it to be busy but did not expect to queue almost an hour, three quarters of this time outside in the cold, a waitress came along the queue taking names and group numbers (we were a party of 4). When it... More 

Thank andybill1
Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had 2 meals here recently, and both times the food was very good, large portions and all fresh .

1 Thank donna6567
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant before on previous visits to York. On our last visit we noticed there had been an improvement in the food and we are pleased to say this has continued. The batter is very light and crisp, with the fish being perfectly fried. Good selection of puddings, and the senior's menu is good value. We... More 

1 Thank GrumpyReviewsUK
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

£19.90 for two three course meals, excellent service from Shannon our waitress for the meal, will visit again when in the area

1 Thank Frankie F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ings Lane York Business Park, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York  >  Nether Poppleton
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 784500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?