A series of anecdotes with or without any connection to the running of a restaurant.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Monday in Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moors...

Whitby is famous for its Abbey but most of all its "Fish and Chips"...

The Magpie Café is the most popular fish restaurant in Whitby and as you can judge by this queue on an ordinary Monday lunchtime, you can imagine what it is like on Bank Holidays...

The Cod was very fresh and the batter out of this world!
Washed down with tea...

Hutton-le-Hole Beautiful little village with the obligatory stream running down the centre...

If you have an argument, just slip down this yard and wash your dirty linen in public...
I noticed a sign in the café:
"If we can put a man on the moon..
Why can't we put them all there?"
That could put a stop to the arguments!


Blogger Hayden said...

yumm. love good fish and chips, hate most of what I find locally. Victoria Island seemed to have good fish and chips no matter where I stopped. Love the photos.

25/4/06 2:15 PM  
Blogger Kingston Girl said...

You've made me hungry and nostalgic this morning - can you please package up some good fish and chips and have them sent out to me? I'll send you some Jamaican sunshine in return!

25/4/06 2:37 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

I agree...yumm! Beautiful photos, and what a wonderful name for a cafe!

25/4/06 2:55 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Beautiful photos cream, and those fish and chips looks great... mmm...

25/4/06 3:03 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Oh fish and chips...looks good. Like seeing the photos of your world. It's like faux travel. The cafe sign is funny. Maybe too much of a sacrifice for peace. Though it did make me laugh.

25/4/06 3:25 PM  
Blogger ramblingwoman said...

Looks like you've been having fun in the sun!

Someone I used to know has just moved to Whitby from LOndon and taken over a big house on the bay/quay/whatever it's called. It has holiday flats on the top two floors. I thought I might see her in the fish and chip queue. That would have been spooky! (But I didn't, so it wasn't!)

Arguments Yard, hahahhaha. Why on earth do you think it was called that?

25/4/06 4:22 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Hayden, you need cod for fish and chips. And even then it's the batter that matters!

Fish and chips to go! KG! Actually we have a bit of sun even though it's still cold! Ta!

Janet, the building has been there since 1750.

Caro, welcome back! Yummy fish!

Mary, I like the cafe sign! I've got myself an astronaut's suit already!

Rambler, for Argument's sake I think!
Would've been spooky if it had been the person you know!

25/4/06 4:46 PM  
Blogger Viking054 said...

Famous fish and chips, eh? I'd be the guy who walks in and orders a burger ;)

25/4/06 7:46 PM  
Blogger wendy said...

Don't you Brits just love to queue..people probabaly walked by and said... "Oooh a queue...let's join it"...note how many ..er...'senior citizens' are standing there.....we spring chickens are a-workin' on a Monday....;-)

nice place to have a cuppa though...is that mushy peas I see?

25/4/06 8:52 PM  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

I hate queueing and usually refuse to do it. The only thing that will ever make me do it is The Magpie Cafe. The best Cod & Chips in the world. I wish I'd gone there instead of Derbyshire now x

25/4/06 8:57 PM  
Blogger Le Chat said...

Oh I love Whitby and Hutton-le-Hole and fish and chips. Not so keen on arguments but I suppose if there were a special place you could go to just to have an argument or watch other people having them I guess that would be fun too.

25/4/06 8:59 PM  
Blogger Ale said...

yah ok thanks- now i want fish and chips!!!!!!!!!! i waaaaaant!!!! stamp stamp feet i waaaaaaaaaant!

25/4/06 9:48 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Typical of you Viking! You're a hellraiser!

Wendy, 53-year old senior citizen free as a bird on Monday or any other day, my Spring chick!
And I hate queues that's why I'm taking the photo!
Mushy peas, yes!

Cherrybabe! The only reason I queued WAS because it was the Magpie! But that's a short queue really. 10 minutes is not long!

Kitty, I agree! I'm not so keen on arguments either! But I'd go and watch a decent one any day!

Ale, do you happen to be hungry by any chance?

25/4/06 9:50 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

this is one of those wonderful posts that i love that you do! i like to pour over each picture and these are mighty fine. Love the buildings. Really lovely!!! the fish and chips look yummy too! is it a beer batter? I love how it says the best in the world!!!

25/4/06 10:01 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

'atta boy!

26/4/06 6:09 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Val, I think it is beer batter! The Magpie is honestly renowned throughout Britain! So, if ever you happen to go to Whitby, join the queue!

Mary, blank! Sorry, what does Atta Boy mean? I am slow!

26/4/06 9:43 AM  
Blogger euro-trac said...

Arguments Yard!!

That looks like a good place for my children to live!

26/4/06 11:24 AM  
Blogger hobbes said...

Not sure I'd want to put all the men on the moon though. How dull would that be?

26/4/06 11:33 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Short for that's a good boy...good job. atta boy

26/4/06 1:16 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

How 'bout if we only put bad guys on the moon?

26/4/06 3:16 PM  
Blogger Calamity Tat said...

Oh you wicked wicked man, how I yearn for proper job fish and chips, that looks sooo good, i wish i'd been in that queue...

26/4/06 4:14 PM  
Blogger Le Chat said...

I quite like being called Kitty! Thanks for your comment Cream. I think you have got it spot on re Ruth's parents.

As for the weather, that was pretty good too. As long as it's not raining men, eh?

I think I will relocate my school to arguments yard. Must be exam stress, all the pupils are fighting.

26/4/06 4:15 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Trace, you'd have it padded and sound-proofed wouldn't you?

Hobbes, I agree with you and Gigi!
Only put the bad guys on the moon! Let the buggers eat cheese for ever! Come to think of it, I like cheese!

Mary, that's a new one for my repertoire!

Tat, you should open one wherever you are! The French love fish and chips à l'anglaise! You can't queue, it's only for senior citizens, eh Wendz!

Kitty (I'm glad you like it) this is the first time ever that 3 women have agreed with me!
I'm sure it'll all come out in the wash!
Sats season, eh! Enjoy!

26/4/06 4:39 PM  
Blogger wendy said...

Did you call her Trace? - Oh oh oh she's gonna have your balls for breakfast...it's TRAC...got it...TRAC...now repeat slowly...TRAC...as in TRACK...there...

and I DID say the BRITS love to queue....it's just that the mature SCs get to do it at lunchtime when we little SC's are slaving away..so go ahead Tatty - you queue all you want, luv...you're BRITISH!

wv mad julie

26/4/06 6:53 PM  
Blogger cream said...

I've called her Trace in the past and I'm alive! Sorry, Trac!

Blue blood, my Spring Chick, blue blood!

26/4/06 7:59 PM  
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