The Whitby Deli

11150910_10153263797827272_8466640744742561566_nAfter visiting the abbey or maybe taking a boat trip, if you ask someone who is familiar with it what you should do if you’re visiting Whitby they’ll likely reel off a lengthy list of places you absolutely must eat!

Whitby is a town of fine eateries. From fish and chip shops and Italian restaurants to quaint tea rooms and traditional pubs there’s a bit of everything, but on a recent visit I was rather taken by the pretty cool Whitby Deli, which offers something a bit different.

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Scone Connoisseur

307396_10151416526682272_304288395_nWhen you spend as much time driving through the English countryside as I do it’s inevitable that you’re going to end up living off a diet consisting primarily of scone, jam, and cream.

That’s ‘scone’ as ‘bone’ not ‘scone’ as in… ‘bon’ where I come from, by the way!

It is my firm belief that a scone is best served with raspberry jam and clotted cream, with a hearty pot of tea, though I’m sure everyone has their own preferences.

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The Elephant House


The Elephant House is a small cafe in Edinburgh where J K Rowling sat whilst writing Harry Potter. It has thus become known as “The Birth Place of Harry Potter” and visitors have filled the toilets with fitting tributes. With views of the castle it’s easy to see where Rowling might have got some of her inspiration from, and whilst the cafe itself is lovely and serves some scrumptious food, the best thing by far is definitely the toilets…

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