Serves meat, vegan options available. Serves a range of vegetarian dishes, with a few vegan possibilities. Open Mon-Sun 09:00-17:00. Call for hours - tell us.

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14 Reviews

First Review by hack_man


Points +1503

13 Jul 2023

Delightful dining

Second visit to Sander’s Yard bistro and it was a delight. Lovely courtyard location, attentive staff, great atmosphere, delicious food. I had the vegan platter, everything fresh and prepared with care. Loads of veggie options, about 5 vegan choices. Now my number one choice for Whitby.



Points +51

12 Feb 2023

Relaxed lunch

Enjoyed a vegan platter and beer here after walking from Robin Hoods Bay to Whitby (about 6/7 miles). Platter consisted of warm pitta, hummus, stuffed vine leaves, olives, roast veg, mushroom pate, chutney and salad. It was pretty tasty and sufficient for two although we ordered a second pitta. Cafe was a nice chilled environment, food and service good. Nice change from the offering of a bean burger!


Points +35

26 Jan 2023

Best cake!

We stopped by for a pot of Earl Grey and oat milk. We shared a vegan chocolate orange torte and vegan salted caramel cake. The cakes were amazing!

Pros: Good selection of vegan options, Very friendly , Amazing vegan cake


Points +215

01 Nov 2022

Lovely food

This is one of the first and one of the best places I’ve been to try vegan food, I had a Spinach and Falafel burger served in a toasted bun with rocket, tomato chutney and fries. Service was pleasant and atmosphere was welcoming, I really enjoyed spending my time and money here and would definitely recommend it as I will be going back there to enjoy their food again. Their prices are fair and I didn’t feel like I was spending a lot.

Pros: Lots of delicious vegan food choices , Pleasant staff , Welcoming environment

Cons: Can be a bit crowded


Points +456

26 Aug 2022

Warm welcoming bistro

Whenever i am popping into Whitby for a day out i always make sure to come to Sanders Yard for some food and drinks. First impressions are always of the homely decorations that really create a warm welcoming atmosphere. The menu has a good range of options for vegans, they even do a vegan platter! Food service is quick and it also is of an exceptional quality.

Pros: Good vegan options, Warm welcoming atmosphere , Exceptional food

Cons: Somewhat expensive, Can get busy


Points +166

13 Jul 2022

Great vegan breakfast

I had the vegan breakfast which was really good. Hash browns, beans, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, falafel and toast. Great big portion and a real treat. Staff were lovely and really efficient. I would go again for the breakfast. We sat in the courtyard which is really sweet and would have gone back for an evening meal if they opened later in the day. It’s a shame they don’t. They could do with some more vegan options but if it’s a big breakfast you’re after I would recommend

Pros: Decent portion size, Nice staff, Good vegan breakfast


Points +641

19 Mar 2022

Lots of options

We had lunch here. There were many vegan options available. The only disappointment was that neither of the two soups were vegan. What we had was great. We had a vegan sharing platter and also shared a tasty sandwich. There were also 2 or 3 desert/cake options. Staff were very friendly.


Points +37

14 Feb 2022


Went here as there was lots of vegan options on the menu. Went with my girlfriend and we got the vegan sharing platter between us. Would NOT recommend. It was nearly £15 for 3 tiny falafels, gone off hummus and soggy olives, mushy veg and a bit of stale salad. I’m sure some of the other vegan options were much better judging by the reviews on here, but do not get the sharing platter! Wouldn’t go back. Service also felt quite hostile and we felt uneasy.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Quick

Cons: Expensive , Horrible food


Points +3297

25 Oct 2021

Good burger and vegan cake

Came here for lunch and had the spinach and falafel burger, which was good - more of a vegetable burger than a fake meat one, but that's good sometimes. Great chips.

Had the salted caramel chocolate cake for afters, which was delicious but super super sweet (and I have a sweet tooth). Only soya milk available for coffee, but it was nice.

Pros: More than one vegan cake, Good burger, Attractive place

Cons: Can be very busy


Points +127

20 Aug 2021

Nice place, food and people

Lovely place to eat with tasty food and drink, staff are friendly and there’s a few good vegan options. I had the vegan chocolate milkshake and vegan chilli nachos!

Pros: A few vegan options , Great food, Friendly staff


Points +388

03 Nov 2019

Pretty good

I went in search of a decent vegan breakfast, and was happy when they said they could provide a vegan ‘full English’. It was delicious! Staff and atmosphere/decor is lovely. They have some pretty good options for vegans, including mains and dessert. I will go again.

Cons: Vegan options are adapted from vegetarian


Points +10652

16 Jul 2019

Off the beaten track

I've visited here a few times over the years and always love the location, as you can have a nice quiet break away from the busy streets. There are a few vegan options available but dessert options seem to have diminished since last time I visited so we just ordered a refreshing chocolate milkshake and Americano on this occasion.

Pros: Location , Friendly staff

Cons: More vegan options needed


Points +29

20 Aug 2017

Nice place for lunch

Limited vegan options but they're clearly labelled; the hummus sandwich was simple but tasty.


Points +21598

01 Jul 2010

Spacious & pseudo Gourmet

A large cosy place set through an alleyway going towards the top end of Church street. A little bit dated inside with traditional decor and fittings but pleasant enough. There is also an outside seating area popular in the summer. My last memory of this place is a £3.95 baked beans baked potato which doesn't sit well but prior to that I had two good evening meals there which tried to be gourmet but were a good effort. There's a good vegetarian and decent vegan choice for around £10-£12 a main course, house wine is £10 a bottle plus side dishes available for extra charge. I do like this place, it's a bit pricey for what it is and there are now better places to eat in Whitby but I certainly would try it again.

Pros: price

Cons: dated

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