The mighty fish and chips – there are few meals which feel quite as hearty, as naughty or as patriotic.
Whatever the weather or location, your day can only get better when you hear the words, “fancy a chippy?”
Be in sitting in your car sheltering from unforgiving Scottish showers, or perched by the seaside in glorious sunshine, tucking in to a piping hot supper of fish, sausage or haggis is a sensation like no other.
In Scotland, your choice of fish and chip shops to visit is virtually endless, and as a country surrounded almost entirely by ocean, you can rest assured the produce used in each is of a high standard.
From coastal favourites to urban delights, we’ve compiled a list of our most beloved chippies in Scotland.
Which one will you sample first?
Bertie’s – Edinburgh
Bertie’s Restaurant and Bar is situated on Victoria Street, Edinburgh, serving “Proper Fish and Chips” as well as contemporary twists on the traditional chip shop experience.
Less than a year since they opened in December 2019, the team at Bertie’s was delighted to have been short-listed for Best Newcomer in the 2020 National Fish and Chip Awards, which showcase excellence in the chip shop industry across the country.
Alberto Crolla from Bertie’s said: “We are proud to serve cod and haddock caught in the ice cold North Atlantic waters where fishing grounds are carefully managed to ensure sustainability.
“The fish we serve is all approved by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and our potatoes are sourced from Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, areas considered to be the best for chipping and frying.”
The venue caters for up to 300 guests and is the capital’s only place to go for “Proper Fish & Chips.”
Bertie’s style is grown up yet fun, delivering a casual dining experience in the heart of the city centre. Here, you can expect to be served quality, authentic and sustainably sourced ingredients.
View Bertie’s website here.
CATCH – Glasgow
CATCH is a stylish, modern day neighbourhood fish and chip shop and restaurant.
Light and crispy batter on the freshest fish, served in a slick, upmarket setting is what they’re all about.
In addition to perfect haddock and chips, expect to choose from lobster, halibut, langoustine tails, beef burgers and the old fashioned favourite – fish finger butties.
Wherever possible, CATCH source from Scottish coastal fisheries that we are satisfied are best practice and the most sustainable.
Our takeaway menu makes for a delicious night in. Everything cooked fresh to order every time.
CATCH also features a fully stocked bar offering craft beers from Scotland and beyond, as well as bubbly from Italy and France and a carefully selected choice of wines.
Starting with their first restaurant in Giffnock, you can now also find CATCH in Netherlee and Glasgow’s West End.
Off the Hook – North Lanarkshire
Off The Hook is an Award Winning fish and chip shop located in the small town of Airdrie in North Lanarkshire.
They have been in the UK’s top 50 fish and chip shop takeaways on two occasions and also had their Battered Creme Eggs featured on Good Morning Britain!
Off the Hook is not your average chippy; as well as classic chip shop delicacies, they also offer an ‘Off the Wok’ range, including a delicious Chicken Katsu Curry, mouth watering Honey Chilli Chicken, Nasi Goreng and Salt and Chilli Pizza Fries!
They pride themselves on the quality of their fish which is specially selected for them by their fish merchant from Aberdeen, where it is cooked to order in the very best Rapeseed oil.
Off the Hook caters to walk-ins, carries out deliveries and offers a click and collect service via their app or website.
The Fish Works – Ayrshire
The Fish Works is a multi award winning fish and chip take away located on the seafront in Largs, specialising in Scottish seafood.
Not only have they won Best Fish and Chip Shop in Scotland and Best Newcomer at the Dine in Awards, they were also finalists at the National Fish and Chip Awards from 2018 to 2020 and winner of Taste Our Best Award Scotland 2017 to 2021.
And, on top of all this, they hold A Green Tourism Award!
The Fish Works is a family run business, offering locals and visitors alike somewhere to to enjoy fresh, high quality Scottish seafood which is made to order.
With access to the freshest local ingredients, such as their whole Langoustines which land daily in Largs, and fish expertly selected from Peterhead by their Fish Merchant and, The Fish Works’ ethos is to give customers fresh food, expertly cooked in the best traditional way.
The Fish Words caters to walk-ins, takeaway, click and collect and can deliver via their app or website.
The Friary – Inverness
Visit the beautiful village of Beauly situated ten miles from Inverness in the heart of the Highlands and enjoy the nations favourite dish, fish and chips.
If you are planning a tour of the Highlands, Beauly is the ideal place to start or finish.
Visit the remains of the Beauly Priory, enjoy the local shops where you can, amongst other things, pick up quality gifts for family and friends, shop for tweed and explore the stunning mountains and glens nearby.
The Friary serves traditional fish and chip shop delicacies which are freshly booked to order using sustainably sourced and local ingredients. And they also serve freshly whipped ice cream for those who enjoy a sweet treat after a hearty meal.
The friendly staff Friary will provide you with a warm, Highland welcome and cater to all your fish and chips needs.
The Trawler – Highlands
For your staycation this year are you travelling the North Coast 500 route? If so, make sure to stop at The Trawler Fish and Chips – where good food meets the sea.
Situated in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie, just south of the picturesque Dunrobbin castle, is the lovely village of Golspie – home of The Trawler.
Receive a warm highland welcome seven days a week and enjoy the highest standards of produce which will leave you longing to return.
The Trawler serves traditional fish and chip shop fayre, freshly cooked to order using sustainably sourced North Atlantic haddock.
And if you fancy something a little different, be sure to try their homemade Orkney Patties.
Stop off, enjoy some fish and chips on the beach and take in the beautiful surroundings.
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