We take a look at some of the best places to get your salt and sauce fix in the capital with our pick of the best chippies Edinburgh has to offer.

Fish and chips have been a Scottish favourite for decades. It’s the go-to meal for any occasion whether you’re on the way back from the pub, at the football or heading to the beach.

The combination of crispy batter and salted chips can be found on menus in pubs, cafeterias and high-end restaurants but can you ever beat a chippy straight from the fish and chip shop?

We take a look at some of the best chippies our capital city has to offer.

Now, would you like salt and sauce with that?

Eatalia’s, Brunswick Place

(1 Brunswick Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH7 5HP, tel: 0131 557 8484)


A popular destination in the city is Eatalia’s who scooped the Edinburgh Evening News Chip Shop of the Year award in April. The shop uses fresh ingredients and homemade sources to create their popular dish.

Their chips are freshly cut every morning and their bread handmade to give customers the perfect chippy.

Should you want something a little more different, then you’ll find they also serve vegetarian dishes, gluten-free pizzas and homemade lasagne.

The Tailend, Leith Walk

(14-15 Albert Pl, Leithwalk, Edinburgh EH7 5HN, tel: 0131 555 3577)

The Tailend is one of the Edinburgh’s most highbrow fish shops. Their servings of fish are coated in crispy batter keeping the taste fresh, while the chips are fried in beef dripping for added taste. If you’re looking for something a bit different, the Tailend also offer Finnan haddie, sea bass and scallops which can be battered, breaded or grilled.

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The Codfather, Southside

(3-5a Sciennes, Edinburgh EH9 1NH, tel: 0131 629 1288)

If the name isn’t enough to draw you in, the made-to-order fish will. The Codfather takes the classic fish supper and gives it a new edge. The shop gives you a choice of batters, including a spicy batter alternative for their many curry fans out there.

L’Alba D’Ora, Henderson Row

(7 Henderson Row, Edinburgh EH3 5DH, tel: 0131 557 2580)

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Having called Edinburgh home for the past 40 years, L’Alba D’Oro is a popular destination for fans of the fish. Their non-greasy batter, flaky haddock and fluffy yet firm chips make for the perfect chippy.

Also on offer is a range of seafood including pollock, sea bass and halibut, and if you’re looking to try something new, there’s the option to have your fish done ‘alla Romana’ with sage and onions.

Franco’s, Stockbridge

(7 Comely Bank Road, Edinburgh, EH4 1DR, tel: 0131 332 3557)

Franco’s owners the Alonzi family have been serving customers in the capital since the 60s and have stood the test of time. Their haddock fillets are thick, cooked to order and covered in golden batter with a hint of breadcrumb for extra crunch. If you’re not satisfied with a fish supper, Franco’s are also a popular destination for their pizzas.

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