Top 10 Yorkshire Restaurants for Dates | 6: Ditto, Whitby



26 Skinner Street


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Good place to take a date:


A trip to the seaside doesn’t have to translate to fish and chips, and if you want a more sophisticated way to round off your visit to Whitby, Ditto fits the bills. Recently under new management, this quaint little restaurant looks humble from the outside, but the locals know otherwise. Intimate and personal, Ditto easily creates a romantic atmosphere for a Yorkshire date if you can manage to get a table. Unhurried service with a smile helps to tailor a special occasion, that the succulent dishes only serve to enhance. A little gem in a Yorkshire coastal town that isn’t renowned for being refined, it’s a perfect way to add a little class to your day trip to Whitby.



Good place to meet for a first date:


There are few better ways to get to know someone than a day at the seaside. From walks on the beach to slots in the amusements, it’s a light-hearted way to spend a weekend for a Yorkshire date. So after you’ve worked up an appetite on the blustery pier, charm them with this enchanting little restaurant. Ditto presents impressive dishes in a setting that is totally unpretentious and personal. In fact, it feels more like home than a top-rated restaurant, and should make you feel at ease as you delve into conversation and hearty dishes. The only problem is that you might have to ask them on a date a few weeks before you want to visit, as this small but incredibly popular restaurant tends to be fully booked around the clock! Perhaps a booking to gamble on in the hope that a second date comes onto the cards…


Ditto, Whitby

Ditto, Whitby


Average age:

Romance is the dish of the day at Ditto, so whether you’re a pair of young lovers or have a love that’s lasted through the ages, it’s a top choice for Whitby dates. Dress up if you like but don’t feel embarrassed to come in from the cold after a long day exploring the Yorkshire coastline, for the cherry on the top of your date.


Time of review:

Not only because of the size of the restaurant, you’re unlikely to get a table for two on a whim at Ditto. Open Tuesday to Saturday on evenings only, it has a loyal customer base that intertwines with the visitors coming to the area to keep the atmosphere fresh and welcoming. Book a table early evening as a perfect way to round off your Whitby visit before heading home… or back to the hotel.


Average cost of a meal and a drink:

At three courses for £30 you really can’t argue with the prices at Ditto. You might even be able to stretch to a pot of Yorkshire tea for a few pounds extra. Ditto serves quality dishes at a fraction of the prices that you’d find in London and even places such as York, Leeds and Harrogate, making it an affordable option for Yorkshire dates for big occasions and tenuous first dates.


Type of cuisine:

Ditto is true to its roots and indulges in a fair representation of fish dishes on the menu, but without placing the focus exclusively on seafood. Tarte tatin, braised pork belly and cheese soufflé are just some of the other delightful dishes available at Ditto. And make sure you leave room for dessert, and show your sweet side with some of the indulgent treats to finish your meal.


Final word:

Find a perfect excuse to spend the whole day with your date by a visit to Whitby topped with a meal at Ditto. Beautiful food in an unimposing setting, you’ll feel right at home as you tuck into great food and even better conversation in this intimate restaurant. And you’ll breathe a sigh of relief when the bill comes too!

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