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The Tailend Restaurant and Fish Bar

130 Market Street, St Andrews KY16 9PD, Scotland
+44 1334 474070
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (381 reviews)
“unlimited chips” (38 reviews)
“tiger prawns” (16 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
130 Market Street, St Andrews KY16 9PD, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a takeaway with a restaurant attached which for us made the experience harder to accept. The fish and chips were nice, no doubt about it, but for £13 were no better than buying a carry-out, so we were left wondering what we were paying...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ali921
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A ride in the car over the remaining snowfall lying on The Sidlaw Hills, we found ourselves in Dundee City at Tail-ends marvellous Chip Shop around five ... just in time for two of their excellent fish suppers. As we had dined downstairs on our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank 950anguse
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tried to order a curry from the menu, but we were surprised that it could only come with chips. Come on! I know it’s Scotland but we can do better and be healthier than that. Please offer rice with your curries.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank iancB6198YP
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for dinner tonight, had battered haddock, garden peas and chips. Delicious! The fish was lovely and crispy and dry so not left with much grease, chips were tasty too. Service was good as it was pretty busy for a monday night.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HJS492
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Title says it all really. This place has the best fried fish and separately best chips I’ve ever had (and I’ve had quite a few). Definitely pop in when you are in St Andrews

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Dec0805
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having recommended the Tail End to literally Hundreds of fellow Coeliac Sufferers as well as non sufferers.. Its disappointing to report that my Tail End relationship is at an End! Having booked an early doors table I was advised that they were Too Busy to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CoeliacScotland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is easy to find. The front of house is a takeaway, while the restaurant is in the back. The food was fresh and the menu had a wide variety of choice. They even have burgers! You can have the fish deep fried or...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sprungler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with family, just an alright lunch of fish and chips, nothing spectacular for the money, to be honest would rather go to my local takeaway fish and chip shop

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lorraine22021968
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fish and chip heaven! The batter on the fish was pretty much perfect - light, crispy, just the right amount of salt, perfectly cooked and nice colour. The only thing to let down the meal was the below par mushy peas. Will definitely be going...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank BillyBobSled
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth it....chips are great, fried fish was great. full bar, good service. We beat the big rush so that probably helped that we didn't have to wait.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 649lizt
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9 September 2018|
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Response from niamo89 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn't notice any signs for that. We were there on a Saturday
8 July 2018|
Response from Phyll60 | Reviewed this property |
I guess the more tables the more customers!
16 February 2018|
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Response from Linzell24 |
They have stopped the refillable baskets! When I dined in a couple of weeks ago I ordered a fish supper, was given a handful of chips! My friends ordered half fish and received 3 x more chips! If you’re planning a trip I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Market Street, St Andrews KY16 9PD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 474070
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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.
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