Places In Edinburgh Where You Can Buy A Battered Mars Bar

Cuckoos Bakery, in Edinburgh, Scotland
Cuckoo's Bakery, in Edinburgh, Scotland | © jeremy sutton-hibbert / Alamy Stock Photo
Tori Chalmers

Although the national dish of Scotland will always be haggis, it is reasonable to consider the deep-fried Mars Bar the unofficial alternative. Although most chip shops will whip it up nae bother, have a gander at the top places for a battered Mars Bar in Edinburgh.

Cafe Piccante

Cafe Piccante on Broughton Street is a hopping place to stop in for some fast food after a night out on the town. Everything served here tastes phenomenal and the vibe is highly contagious. Along with superb fish and chips, this fabulous place is renowned for favoring a good old battered Mars Bar.

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There is something about the batter at Benes; the way in which it acts as the perfectly crispy yet fluffy casing around the Mars Bar is just too good to be true. This place is situated in a grand wee spot and will satisfy all of your deep-fried needs. The workers at Benes are pros at battering Mars Bars, so anticipate great things. Rumor has it that if you ask nicely, they will batter any chocolate bar.

The Deep Sea

Satisfy your cultural needs by seeing a show at the Playhouse and then indulging your culinary requirements by ordering a battered Mars Bar at Deep Sea. Judging by the name, it would seem unlikely that they would sell such an item. It is important to note that although Mars Bars have nothing to do with the sea, they are a chippy special.

Gullane Super Fry

Gullane Super Fry is for those who take their deep-fried Mars Bar love seriously. This place is nestled in a gorgeous East Lothian village called Gullane. This chippy really does stand out from the crowd; with a myriad of stellar reviews, the freshest produce and top-notch batter, Gullane Super Fry is worth a look.

The Royal Mile Tavern

Hesitant to set foot in a chippy but anxious to taste a deep-fried Mars bar? What a predicament. Have no fear, The Royal Mile Tavern holds the key. This beauty serves an excellent selection of some of the best traditional Scottish dishes. Thankfully, the deep-fried Mars Bar happens to be one of them.
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