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Tailend Restaurant

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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Grill
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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We are a family run fish bar and restaurant. We have been in the fish business for four generations and we hope to keep the family tradition going. All our fish is locally sourced and is as fresh as can be. We have our own fish house based in Arbroath, Where we are particularly famous for our Smokies! (Haddock cooked over a barrel, giving an intense smoked flavour) and our Humble Haddock is also a customer Favorite! We are passionate about seafood and it comes across in all our dishes from the Humble Haddock to our Seared Tuna steak! We carry a bespoke range of wines and whiskys suited to compliment your dish, just ask our serving staff for advice.
USD 9 - USD 23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Grill
Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to pop in here as I had seen reviews that they could do gluten free fish and chips. Unfortunately when we asked they advised that they don't do it and the only option would be grilled fish if we sat in, and that...they had other GF options for their sit in menu. So we decided to sit in to check out their GF options, however menu doesn't actually state which food items are vegetarian/vegan or gluten free - which is something that I thought most places do these days. I got a breaded fish which was somewhat tasteless and very thin. Chips as my husband described were more like oven chips rather than chippy chips. I don't think we'd go there again to be honest.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Tailend recommended to us and we decided to stop off when we happened to be walking by. Although we didn't have reservations, we were seated without much wait. We both ordered the haddock and chips and they were fantastic. Lightly breaded and almost...like tempura. The fish was well cooked and the chips were just as good. We had fish and chips several times on our trip and we both agreed that these were clearly the best.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought the chips were fantastic but the grilled haddock was nothing to write home about. Staff were great though. The place was very busy for a Monday lunch time, which is a good sign

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 12 April 2022 via mobile

Good fish suppers but so disorganised. Waited an hour for 3 fish and chips. Order went missing despite watching it being written down and waited a further 20 mins after order re taken. Staff not on the ball, I was 2 mins from asking for...a refund and walking out. A quick sorry for the wait didn’t really cut it. Would normally rate in top favourite 3 chip shops in Scotland but not today.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 6 April 2022

We booked last Sunday and we were delighted to be told when we arrived that kids can eat for a free on a Sunday with paying adults. My 2 girls had haddock goujons, chips & peas and easily had large enough portions. My Mum had...haddock with herb & lemon butter and I had the haddock with pesto plus chips & peas. My husband had the seafood curry. We all agreed the fish tasted absolutely delicious. My husband's portion was a little bit small but it was tasty and included scallops. The chips were the best I've had for some time - crispy on the outside and soft inside. Staff were very friendly and service was timely. Deserts were good but fairly standard. Best fish & chips we've had I think and as the children ate for free - excellent value!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

Went in with family of four was absolutely horrid fish was soggy chips cold batterd tiger prawns rubber curry sauce cold plus the gents toilet a disgusting unflushed human waste everywhere up the walls and waiter with red beard hygiene was horrid really upset with...the experience and frankly the experience has left very vulnerableMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 30 March 2022

We were a group of 8 golfers and visiting the restaurant for the first time. We normally visited a well known fish restaurant in Anstruther but after eating at the Tail End this is now firmly our number 1. The service was excellent and the...food delicious. We had a mixture of fish starters and main courses but my haddock was superb. A huge helping and well cooked. The accompanying white wine was well priced and excellent quality.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 19 March 2022 via mobile

Food was delicious however not much fish in the thai curry although very tasty. The highlight of our night was the fantastic service from our waiter Tom. Such a lovely and helpful guy.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 11 March 2022

We have been here several times and been very pleased. However yesterday 10 th Match we were very disappointed. The fish was very small indeed. My grilled fish was quite cold and the salad was far very smaller than it normally is. Very disappointed indeed.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 7 March 2022

We bought two "large" breaded fish supers and were appalled to discover the pitiful amount of chips inside. Maybe it was the box they were referring to.... At £19.90, we expedited better. Very disappointing. New name suggestion: Sting in the tail...

Date of visit: March 2022
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9 September 2018|
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Response from nicola M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn't notice any signs for that. We were there on a Saturday
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Response from Phyll60 | Reviewed this property |
I guess the more tables the more customers!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tailend Restaurant

Yes, Tailend Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Tailend Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Tailend Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5