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The White Horse & Griffin has developed a reputation for great food served in a relaxed and unfussy style, using locally sourced ingredients. With a sterling reputation we can boast celebrity chefs have all at some point visited our kitchens.

Fresh and Local Whitby Produce

We specialise on ‘Fresh and Local’ produce, especially our quality seafood from our doorstep. We pride ourselves on excellent service and value for money from our very local suppliers in Whitby or surrounding towns.


The upstairs restaurant is ideal for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or just getting groups of friends together.

‘Bistro’ Restaurant

Downstairs, our busy ‘bistro style’ restaurant serves many British classics in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Whatever you want, whatever the season, The White Horse & Griffin is sure to have something on the menu to appeal to all tastes.

To accompany your meal we have a well-stocked wine cellar, many of which are available by the glass.

Our Customer Feedback

“It is a hidden gem and the food and service was excellent.”
Simon B – Tripadvisor 2015

“It’s a lovely old quaint building steeped in history, with the restaurant area located at the back and down a couple of steps in a sort of cellar area, all low beams, oak furniture, and brick walls, absolutely stunning.”
Michelle W – Tripadvisor 2015

“The inventive menu uses local produce, cooked to perfection and is served in front of a roaring fire in the tastefully decorated dining room.”
Robert E – Tripadvisor 2015

“The menu is outstanding We decided on perfectly cooked beef in a brandy cream and mushroom sauce, served with chunky chips (the best I’ve had) and crunchy veg. I finished off with Rhubarb & Custard Creme Brulee with ginger shortbread biscuit, and my Hubby had Tarte Tatin with Wensleydale Icecream – all of it just divine”
Michelle W – Tripadvisor 2015