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7 of the best Scottish fish and chip shops with a view

Published: June 3, 2021
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With National Fish and Chip Day taking place this month (4 June), it's a great excuse to tuck into a traditional fish supper.

Now we can legally travel within the country, there's a few spots well worth a visit as they offer a picturesque setting as well as excellent fish and chips.

Here we take a look at some of the best chippies in Scotland that you can enjoy while soaking up the views.

Anstruther Fish Bar

Fish and chips by the dock. Picture: Anstruther Fish Bar

This popular chippy is winner of many awards including Fish and Chip Shop of the Year in 2008/09, Scotland's Takeaway of the Year in 2014 and listed in the UK Good Food Guide.

It counts many a famous customer, including a recent Royal visit, and is ever popular in the summer months.

Visit to enjoy a traditional fish supper overlooking the picturesque harbour.

Frankie's Fish and Chips

Picture: Frankie's fish and chips

The most northerly chippie in Scotland, Frankies won the UKs No.1 Fish and Chip Shop in 2015.

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Located in the village of Brae, Shetland, the chippy specialises in locally sourced, sustainable seafood.

Visitors can tuck into their fish and chips on the balcony overlooking the water.

Luss Fish & Chip Co.

Luss Fish & Chip Co. is new restaurant and takeaway offering from Luss Estates in the heart of the picturesque village of Luss, on the banks of Loch Lomond.

The chippy is the result of the success of the fish menu at the Luss Seafood Bar and in response to customer requests for fish and chips for takeaway.

Because of this demand, the Luss Seafood Bar evolved into the Luss Fish & Chip Co. in summer 2020, with newly designed branding and an interior refurbishment to compliment the new menu.

Diners can enjoy takeaway Scottish mussels and Loch Lomond beer battered haddock and chips on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

The Chippy

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This Isle of Skye fish and chip shop is popular with locals and tourists.

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The menu includes traditional fish and chips as well as scampi, fish cakes, burgers and chicken.

It's a short walk to Portree harbour where takeaway food can be enjoyed overlooking the colourful houses.

Real Food Cafe

This popular road side cafe in Tyndrum has won many awards for its fish and chips.

Whilst the town is picturesque, a takeaway can be taken and enjoyed at one of the many parking spots along the A82 in the Glencoe Valley.

The Bay

The Bay cateys
The Bay Fish and Chips. Picture Simon Price/Firstpix

This multi-award winning chippy in Stonehaven is a must-visit for tasty fish and chips. Specials can include hand dived scallops, and the team pride themselves on their local and sustainable menu.

Diners currently should pre-order, and can enjoy their freshly made chippy on the Promenade overlooking the water.

The Fishmarket

fishmarket
Picture: Fishmarket

The Fishmarket opened in May 2018 in Newhaven and is the joint venture between renowned seafood chef, Roy Brett of Ondine in Edinburgh and Gary Welch of Welch Fishmongers.

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Cooked to order, you can enjoy a bite to eat in their seaside eating house or take yours away after choosing from some of the finest fish caught in Scottish waters, including cod, lemon sole, monkfish and haddock.

Outside there's picnic table seating where diners can enjoy views of the Newhaven lighthouse.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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