The Blog

16 of the Best Fish and Chip Shops in Scotland

View Comments

Scotland is the perfect place for a fish supper by the sea on a beautiful summer’s night. We’ve found you 16 spots to enjoy the best fish and chips in Scotland.

See fish and chip shops in Scotland:

 

East Scotland

1. Anstruther Fish Bar

Fife

Why the Anstruther Fish Bar?

  • Multi award-winning
  • Finest quality seafood sustainably sourced every morning
  • Extensive seafood menu including Scottish haddock, halibut, hake, lemon sole, crab and lobster

Before your fish and chips:

Find out more on Anstruther Fish Bar

 

2. Pittenweem Fish & Chip Bar

Fife

Why the Pittenweem’s Fish & Chip Bar?

  • A local favourite with a great reputation
  • Modest exterior but outstanding food

Before your fish and chips:

  • Take a walk along the Fife Coastal Path
  • Visit some of the town’s art galleries and independent shops

Find out more on Pittenweem’s Fish & Chip Bar

 

3. Cromars

St Andrews, Fife

The exterior of a restaurant in a brick building

Why Cromars?

  • High quality fresh produce
  • Outdoor seating area with canopy and heaters
  • Also serve local beers and ales

Before your fish and chips:

Find out more on Cromars

 

4. The Fishmarket

Edinburgh

The chef standing inside his restaurant, the counter behind him

Why the Fishmarket?

  • Menu includes fish & chips, oysters, langoustines and local beer
  • View looks out over fishing boats and a lighthouse to the Forth bridges

Before your fish and chips:

Find out more on the Fishmarket

 

5. Tailend

St Andrews, Fife & Dundee

Why Tailend?

  • Award-winning seafood restaurant with casual dining
  • Family-run business for over four generations
  • Also offer local delicacy, Arbroath Smokies

Before your fish and chips:

Find out more on Tailend

 

6. Quayside Restaurant & Fish Bar

Gourdon, Aberdeenshire

Why Quayside Fish Bar?

  • They use the best of the fresh catch at Catterline, Johnshaven and Gourdon
  • A daily specials board to match the seasonal core menu
  • Nominated twice at National Fish and Chip Awards 2019

Before your fish and chips:

Find out more on Quayside Restaurant & Fish Bar.

 

7. The Bay

Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Why The Bay?

  • Recommended in Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Eatlist
  • Focus on local food and sustainable produce
  • Try the award-winning fishcakes

Before your fish and chips:

Find out more on The Bay

 

North Scotland

8. Frankie’s Fish and Chips

Brae, Shetland

Why Frankie’s?

  • Best fish and chip shop in the UK 2015
  • Premium and sustainable Shetland seafood

Before and after your fish and chips:

Find out more on Frankie’s Fish and Chips

 

9. Fochabers Fish Bar

Moray

Why Fochabers Fish Bar?

  • Best fish and chip shop in Scotland 2017
  • Family-run traditional shop
  • Highest quality produce cooked fresh to order

Before your fish and chips:

  • Walk the Speyside Way, a long-distance route from Aviemore to Buckie

Find out more on Fochabers Fish Bar

 

South Scotland

10. Giacopazzi’s

Eyemouth, Berwickshire

Why Giacopazzi’s?

  • Multi award-winning
  • Offers both fish and chips and ice cream
  • Gluten free fish and chicken available

Before your fish and chips:

  • Highlights of Eyemouth’s calendar include the Herring Queen Festival in July and the Lifeboat Weekend in August
  • The popular Berwickshire Coastal Path passes through Eyemouth en-route from Berwick to St Abbs

Find out more on Giacopazzi’s

 

West Scotland

11. Oban Fish & Chip Shop

Argyll

Why the Oban Fish & Chip Shop?

  • Family-run business in the town centre
  • Recommended by Rick Stein
  • Specialities include locally caught squat lobsters, house fish pie and salt and pepper squid

Before your fish and chips:

Find out more on the Oban Fish & Chip shop

 

12. The Chippy

Portree, Isle of Skye

Why the Chippy?

  • Right on the harbour with beautiful views

Before your fish and chips:

  • Portree itself is a busy town with plenty of shops, boat cruises and an arts centre

Find out more on The Chippy

 

13. Tobermory Fish & Chip Van

Isle of Mull

Why the Fish & Chip Van?

  • Only the best quality seafood supplied daily
  • Specialities include fresh king scallops
  • Once visited by Prince Charles!

Before your fish and chips:

Find out more on Fish & Chip Van

 

14. Catch

Glasgow

Why Catch?

  • Three locations in the city – Giffnock, Netherlee and the West End
  • Described as posh modern day neighbourhood fish and chip shop
  • Menu includes lobster, halibut and langoustine tails

Before fish and chips:

Find out more on Catch

 

15. The Fish Works

Ayrshire

Why The Fish Works?

  • Amazing views from the promenade of Cumbrae, Arran and Bute
  • Fresh food, handmade and expertly cooked in a traditional way
  • Dedicated to sustainability, using biodegradable packaging, paper bags and wooden forks

Before fish and chips:

Find out more on The Fish Works

 

Central Scotland

16. The Real Food Café

Tyndrum, Stirlingshire

Why the Real Food Café?

  • Award-winning café
  • Uses sustainably sourced fish
  • Also offer gluten-free fish & chips

Before your fish and chips:

Find out more on The Real Food Cafe

 

Share your favourite Scottish fish and chip shops in the comments below.

Check out more on food & drink in Scotland.

Comments