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The Best Fish And Chip Shops In Edinburgh, Scotland

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Updated: 9 February 2017
There are certain times that simply call for a fish supper. Thankfully, due to the stunning surrounding waters, Scotland is home to some of the best fish and chip shops out there. Stop beating around the bush and consult our guide to the best in Edinburgh. Add a wee bit of salt and sauce and away you go.
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L’Alba D’Oro

Consider L’Alba D’Oro the crème de la crème when it comes to chippies in Edinburgh. Unsurprisingly, they have multiple awards under their belt. So they should, without fail every time each menu item is utterly delicious. Vegetarians shouldn’t rule this spot out, considering the number of great veggie-friendly options available. Quite rightly, people venture from afar to indulge in the taste of the fresh haddock and stellar potatoes from this appetising haunt. This place has been about since 1975, so they know what they’re doing. These chaps also know how to party and offer a fantastic selection of wine and beer.

L’Alba D’Oro, 7 Henderson Row, Edinburgh, Scotland, +44 131 557 2580

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Cafe Piccante

Cafe Piccante is a chippy with character. Admire the retro black and white tiles and don’t be surprised if you hear the rocking sounds of some top class music resonating from within; a string of DJs often stop in and play a few tunes. Situated in a handy location on Broughton Street, this place is a great fast fix for those painting the town red or seeing a show at the Playhouse. Step over to the wild side and order a battered Mars Bar (or play it safe with the classic fish supper). Either way, both are what dreams are made of.

Cafe Piccante, 19 Broughton St, Edinburgh, Scotland, +44 131 478 7884

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The Tailend Restaurant And Fish Bar

The Tailend Restaurant And Fish Bar is a winner when it comes to good quality fish and chips. From sole and monkfish to turbot, choose from an array of options. The haddock repeatedly receives rave reviews. What you see is what you get; the freshest of fish from the seas of Scotland and fluffy chips. It is worth noting that these guys are certainly not a one trick pony. There are a wide array of top-notch pizzas to choose from and the pasta is divine.

The Tailend Restaurant And Fish Bar, 14-15 Albert Pl, Leithwalk, Edinburgh, Scotland, +44 131 555 3577

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Globetrotter

Why go anywhere else in the world when you can stay in Scotland and go to the chippy? Globetrotter in the Bruntsfield area is renowned for its gargantuan portions and high quality food. This is the prime place for grabbing a haggis supper. Without fail, it is always cooked to perfection and its tantalising taste leaves every victim coming back for more. The staff are consistent in their loveliness and the pizzas are addictive.

Globetrotter, 169 Bruntsfield Pl, Edinburgh, Scotland, +44 131 229 3522

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The Deep Sea

Do not be deterred by the (perfectly formed) British queue and make it your mission to have a fish supper from The Deep Sea. Expect nothing less than your classic chippy menu and savour the taste of their impeccably prepared haddock. Chocolate lovers can go wild over the deep-fried Mars Bar too. Expect the best of Scottish comfort food from crispy and delicious deep-fried pizzas or chips and beans to overflowing amounts of Irn Bru of course. Go on, dive in.

The Deep Sea, 2 Antigua St, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, +44 131 557 0276