Harden's survey result
“Still with a buzz about it” – this sprawling West End legend is fast approaching its 40th anniversary and still manages to be both “different and classical”. Its many fans agree that it’s “wonderful for both food and environment”, not to mention its bible of a wine list and “awe-inspiring malt whisky selection” (of which “the staff have a remarkably broad and deep knowledge”). Now run by Colin Clydesdale, son of founder Ronnie, the ‘Chip’ has a more casual brasserie upstairs.
This “terrifically atmospheric” Glasgow institution in the West End is on top form: its “imaginatively presented” modern Scottish cuisine with “top-quality ingredients”; famous and “very interesting” wine list; malt selection “to die for”; and “knowledgeable staff” earning high ratings across the board. Named with irony by founder Ronnie Clydesdale in 1971, ‘the Chip’ is now run by his son Colin. Meals are served in the main restaurant or more casual upstairs brasserie. Tip tip: “there’s the option of eating upstairs with a more informal menu”.
“After a few years of stooping from its previous heights the chip is back to its best!” This famous Glaswegian veteran (est. 1971) put in a strong showing in this year’s survey, with general agreement that “it’s still a top eating place” with a superbly “atmospheric” interior, “relaxed and knowledgeable staff” and “expensive but stunningly good”, modern Scottish cuisine; with a particular highlight being the “fantastic wine and amazing malt whisky list”.
“On the bustling Byres Road”, this “fantastic Glaswegian institution” (est. 1971) is known for its “brilliant, relaxed atmosphere”, particularly for a date in the cute conservatory. Gastronomically speaking, its famous wine list and one of Scotland’s best whisky selections are at least an equal attraction to the modern Scottish cooking.
|Wine per bottle||£22.00|
12 Ashton Ln, Glasgow, G12 8SJ
|Monday||11 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑1 am|
|Tuesday||11 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑1 am|
|Wednesday||11 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑1 am|
|Thursday||11 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑1 am|
|Friday||11 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑1 am|
|Saturday||11 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑1 am|
|Sunday||11 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑1 am|