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COVID Opening Update

From Saturday 27th March 2021:

Trenchers will be open for takeaway from the seaside shop on the promenade. The takeaway will be offering a select menu of traditional fish and chip favourites. All items are cooked in traditional beef drippings.

Open Monday to Sunday, 12pm – 7pm.

From Friday 16th April 2021:

We will be launching Trenchers Al Fresco where customers can dine outside. The dining area will have outdoor heaters, parasols and lighting, surrounded by planters creating a lovely environment to enjoy our award-winning menu and restaurant experience. Tables must be booked in advance and a £10 refundable deposit will be required per person when booking.

Six people or two households can be seated together at a table. Weather permitting.

Open Friday, 5pm – 8pm (last orders 8pm), Saturday, 12pm – 8pm (last orders 8pm) and Sunday, 12pm – 4pm (last orders 4pm).

Our Click & Collect service will resume.

From Monday 17th May 2021:

Customers will be able to sit inside Trenchers Restaurant under our spectacular dome, enjoying our full service. Six people or two households can be seated together at a table – booking is recommended. Our takeaway and Click & Collect service will still be available. Trenchers Al Fresco will not continue on the promenade but our outdoor dining area by the glass atrium will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Trenchers Restaurant

Following 40 years of traditional Fish & Chips at Trenchers of Whitby, winner of the UK’s Best Fish & Chip Restaurant for 2019 as part of the National Fish and Chip Awards, we are proud to bring this institution to Whitley Bay.

Offering friendly service with a smile, Trenchers is a place the whole family will love. The restaurant notably enjoys a very special spot directly under the dome itself with a pianist playing on selected days.

Our menu includes Fish & Chips, Vegetarian options, grilled fish, traditional British fayre and fresh seafood. Be sure to check our specials for the catch of the day!

Trenchers Takeaway

We have a separate takeaway fish and chip shop which is situated on the beach-side of the building, close to the ramp down to the beach.

Our takeaway offers traditional and delicious fish and chips, amongst lots of other chippy favourites just waiting to be picked up and enjoyed. We have a number of kid’s meals, as well as meat and vegan options, too. There really is something for everyone.

Click & Collect Service

This service is currently not available. We will resume our Click & Collect service on Friday 16th April 2021.


Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a gluten-free option when serving from ou takeaway shop. Gluten-free will be available from Friday 16th April 2021 via Click & Collect or when you book a table for outdoor dining. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

National Fish and Chip Awards 2020

We are proud to announce that Trenchers, Spanish City is officially the Best Fish and Chip Restaurant in the UK as part of the 2020 National Fish and Chip Awards.

A big congratulations to our Trenchers Team who worked very hard, to achieve the NFFF (National Federation of Fish Fryers) Quality Standard Award, MSC Certification and received numerous mystery visits and inspections from Seafish to receive this prestigious award.

Taken from the website here is a little more about the award:

The National Fish & Chip Awards recognise outstanding restaurants across the country that are serving incredible fish and chips and providing excellent customer service. Shortlisted businesses have gone above and beyond during the judging process to secure their place in this final stage of the competition. It’s not just about food quality; there are a wide variety of additional judging factors that make them great, including:

        • Excellence in the responsible sourcing of sustainable key ingredients.
        • Staff training and development policies and the provision of career opportunities for young people.
        • Creation of innovative menu options for those with food allergies and special dietary requirements.

Opening Times:


From Saturday 27th March 2021

Monday to Sunday
12pm - 7pm


From Friday 16th April 2021
(Outdoor dining only - booking required)

Friday, 5pm - 8pm (last orders 8pm)
Saturday, 12pm - 8pm (last orders 8pm)
Sunday, 12pm - 4pm (last orders 4pm)

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