Here are 7 of the best Scottish fish and chip shops with stunning views

There's nothing better than enjoying a chippy while sitting outside in some of Scotland's best scenery.

Published 29th May 2024
Updated 29 th May 2024

With National Fish and Chip Day taking place on 1 June, it's a great excuse to tuck into a traditional fish supper.

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 - from the East Neuk of Fife to chippies on some of the islands.

Anstruther Fish Bar, Fife

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 royal visitors, and is ever popular in the summer months.

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

Frankie's Fish and Chips, Shetland

Picture: Frankie's fish and chips

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

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.

The Fish Works, Largs

This fish and chip shop is one of the best in the country, as it was named in the top 50 best fish and chip takeaways and won third place in the Takeaway of the Year category at the National Fish and Chip awards this year.

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It's a family run business and often very busy, with visitors and local enjoying a classic fish supper while soaking up views of the Firth of Clyde.

The Chippy, Skye

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

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, Tyndrum

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

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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, Stonehaven

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, Newhaven

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.

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.

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

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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