survey result

Summary

£64
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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.

Summary

£64
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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.

Summary

£62
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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”.

Summary

£60
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

For 30 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
45
No dress code
180
No restrictions in dining areas.
Yes

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£12.45 £24.95 £7.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £2.20
Extras  
Service 10.00%
12 Ashton Ln, Glasgow, G12 8SJ
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑1 am
Tuesday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑1 am
Wednesday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑1 am
Thursday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑1 am
Friday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑1 am
Saturday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑1 am
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑1 am

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