From Aberdeen to Largs, Scotland has its fair share of chip shops. But when it comes to finding the best in terms of quality and taste we are also very lucky, as up and down the country are many award-winning chippies cooking and serving your favourite takeaway treat to a very high standard.
In fact, today’s most popular fish and chip shops go further than most when it comes to sourcing sustainable ingredients and creating innovative menus.
To save you searching Scotland for your favourite, we have compiled a list of 8 of the best chippies in the north, south, east and west of the country for you.
How many have on our list have your tried? Why not tick them all off your bucket list?
The Anstruther Fish Bar has gained many prestigious awards over the past 16 years and have recently been named Fish & Chip Takeaway of the Year Scotland 2019 (at The Takeaway Awards Scotland) and won the Best Fish’n’Chips 2019 Central Scotland title at The Food Awards Scotland.
The family-owned fish bar has many famous faces visiting it including Camilla, the Duchess of Rothesay, William and Kate while they were at the University of St Andrews, Hollywood A-listers Bill Murray and Tom Hanks as well as Scottish stars Lorraine Kelly and Edith Bowman, to name a few.
What draws them to the popular fish bar is perhaps that they hand fillet all their haddock the traditional way, love what they do and are passionate in providing all customers with a quality fish supper and the very best of Scottish hospitality.
Customers think nothing of making a long journey just to sample fish and chips from the Anstruther – in fact, they recently served a family from Malaysia, who had flown up from London while they were visiting the UK just to try a Scottish fish supper!
*To find out more, visit Anstruther Fish Bar’s website by clicking here.
Established 16years ago, the Kent Fish and Chip Bar in Finnieston, Glasgow is highly popular with Hydro-goers, students and locals alike.
They serve all good classic fish and chip shop food, fried to perfection every time by owner Paddy and top fryer and friend Reza.
Their signature dish is undoubtedly the ‘freshly fried to order’ haddock and chips.
In May, they introduced a ‘VEGAN MENU’ which has proven very popular.
The Kent has featured both online with UFC fighter Kevin Lee and also on BBC Scotland with Al Murray and Fred MacAulay frying weird and wonderful things.
They look forward to welcoming all their regular customers in the months and years to come and also hopefully some new faces.
*To find out more, visit the Kent Fish and Chip Bar’s website by clicking here.
The Fish Works is a fish and chip takeaway located on the seafront in Largs, specialising in Scottish seafood made to order.
The Fish Works is a family-run business run by husband and wife team Ross and Tiffany Irvin. They had the idea of bringing to Largs somewhere visitors and locals can come to enjoy fresh quality Scottish seafood in a relaxed environment with the best views of Firth of Clyde.
The Fish Works is lucky to have access to the freshest local Scottish ingredients; its fish is expertly selected from Peterhead by its Fish Merchant; and its whole langoustines are landed daily in Largs. The ethos at The Fish Works is to give customers fresh food, handmade and expertly cooked in the best traditional way.
It has won many awards including: Winner of Best Fish and Chip Shop in Scotland and Best Newcomer at the Dine in Awards 2017; Finalists at the National Fish & Chip Awards 2018; Winner of Taste Our Best Award Scotland 2017, 2018 and 2019; Winner of a Green Tourism Award; Winner of Best High-End Fish and Chip Takeaway at the Lux Food and Drink Awards 2018; Finalist at the Scottish Entertainment Awards for Best Takeaway; Regional Winner for West Coast of Scotland at the Scottish Food Awards and holder of the Fish and Chip Quality Award.
*To discover more, click here to visit The Fish Works’ website.
North Sea Haddock, butcher puddings, bakery pies and more, at Mike’s Famous Fish & Chips in ABERDEEN
Mike’s Famous Fish and Chips is an award-winning family run business that has been established since 1978 by company Director Mike Brown.
For over 40 years Mike’s Famous Fish and Chips has been serving up the finest quality of food in the North East and has won many accolades.
Sourcing the freshest produce from local suppliers, some of the highlights on their menu includes North Sea Haddock, butcher puddings and bakery pies featuring top quality ingredients.
Based in a prime location in Aberdeen, Mike’s Famous Fish and Chips is popular with both commuters and returning customers and will be relaunching their successful delivery service by the end of 2019. This will enable them to reach additional customers throughout the city 7 days a week.
They have recently undergone a refurbishment and are looking forward too many more successful years ahead.
Mike’s Famous Fish and Chips is open daily from 12pm-10pm Monday to Saturday and 2pm-10pm on a Sunday with deliveries available everyday from 4.30pm.
*To find out more, visit Mike’s Famous Fish and Chip’s Facebook page by clicking here.
Tailend is situated in the heart of the historic town of St Andrews, in the midst of the chaos of golfers, students, tourists, locals, incredible Fife produce and local businesses!
It is a multi-award-winning seafood restaurant with the most incredible takeaway to cure all those ‘chippy’ cravings; they also feature a fresh fish counter too, supplied by owners, Gordon and Aileen Spink of Arbroath.
A family-run business, husband and wife duo Darren and Jess Spink, alongside his sister Hayley run the St Andrews and Dundee Tailend locations and pride themselves on excellent service, fantastic fresh fish (delivered daily) and being able to create lasting ‘food memories’ for all of their customers.
Tailend can cater for all types of celebrations with gin tastings, bespoke menus, vegan options and gluten free at times too, ‘Fish & Chip’ experiences and Scottish seafood tastings to name a few.
They really strive towards being the most amazing seafood restaurant that also does a quality takeaway! They want to inspire and educate on what’s local and fresh and want to create those nostalgic, vivid memories that people will remember for years to come about how they had that most amazing dining experience when they were just out for a ‘fish supper’.
*To find out more, visit the Tailend’s website by clicking here.
Nories Fish & Chips is not just Oban’s longest running fish and chip shop but also Oban’s oldest business.
With three generations serving the best local fish, all fish served at Nories is cooked to order, ensuring you add a superb meal to your Oban experience.
They only use the highest quality of fish, caught and landed in Scotland.
Seating inside is available for those who wish a dine-in option, rather than a takeaway.
And it is a popular haunt for celebrities as you can see by the photo (above). While filming in Oban for their TV series, Nories was chosen by Gordon Ramsay, Gino diCampo and Fred Sirieix. The trio popped in and enjoyed the finest fish.
Nories is easy to find and parking is available. It is open from 11.30am to 11.30pm, seven days a week.
*If you want to find out more and follow them on Facebook, click here.
Pop into Castle Rock in EDINBURGH for traditional fish & chips – and deep-fried Mars bars!
Castle Rock is a small family-run business situated on famous Grassmarket at heart of Edinburgh.
It is famous for its fresh fish and chips. At Castle Rock, the family always strive to deliver the best quality food which is cooked from fresh, ready to order.
Using only a high standard of ingredients, Castle Rock is open throughout the year.
It offers a full range of food from traditional fish and chips to pizzas and deep-fried Mars bars!
They also stock a full range of soft drinks.
Castle Rock invite you to visit for good old fashioned fish and chips.
*If you wish to order over the phone, call Castle Rock today on 0131 220 1110.
Welcome to Holdgates Fish Bar, the longest-established chippy in Perth.
At Holdgates, all food is freshly made to order and it is definitely worth the wait.
Inside, Holdgates has a full 32-seat dining area, so ideal for large parties. They also do early teas throughout the day.
Why not go and visit them and enjoy their lovely food?
And, it is not just fish and chips, as Holdgates has a full range of food on offer including all soft drinks.
*You can find out more and follow them on Facebook by clicking here.