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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (305 reviews)
“unlimited chips” (37 reviews)
“tartare” (38 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
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

Never fails us. My friend is gluten free which and we can share time together both enjoying fish and chips as they offer gluten free batter etc. So tasty....always good....never had a problem. Service great and if you do the cinema deal we can't think...More

Thank Moira B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Always love a treat at Tailend St.Andrews even had our grandsons birthday tea here in November, but after our last visit not so sure if would go back fish was very nice as always but chips didn’t come in the lovely little basket as advertised...More

Thank Dot R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for a Mothers day tea. Chips were lovely, fish good but a little greasy. Main issue was that it was very noisy as restaurant was really busy.

Thank qualityseeker71
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tailend has the best fish and chips i have ever had. Not to mention that they have refillable chips! :) They have a variety of food if you are not interested in fish and chips like salmon and burgers! Service is amazing as the waiters...More

Thank lesobey15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this restaurant by accident. From the outside it looked like a chip shop. We went in to see if we could eat in the shop and were told there were tables in the back. The restaurant was really nice and not what you’d...More

Thank Juleshenn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The prices here are a little high for the ambience; however, the food was absolutely perfect. I went high end with the salmon, wine, and sticky toffee pudding. Each was some of the best I’ve had. The service was also very nice, friendly, helpful (e.g.,...More

Thank n3103f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love tail end! Not only does it do brill fish and chips, but, sit in and there’s a whole culinary experience waiting for you! They also do a great Eden Mill gin flight with the recommended garnishes...all round delicious 😋

Thank Alex T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a takeaway this evening delivered by Deliveroo, I suspect that the fish wasn’t haddock, I could be wrong but the texture and taste was not the same as it usually is, this could be that the fish was not fresh because of the...More

Thank Linzell24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once again in St Andrews, we arrived by car and did a wee bit o' shopping before we felt hungry enough to tackle the bounteous fare available at one of our favourite spots for fish and chips, the redoubtable centrally-located "Tailends" chip shop and very...More

Thank Angus E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After deliberating about going to Cromars, decided on here due to some excellent reviews, so glad I did, it was all cooked fresh to order, the fish was melt in the mouth good with a light crisp batter, the chips were steaming hot with a...More

Thank cmac68
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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
13 February 2018|
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Response from Ssusan-Ann A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no dogs-only guide dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
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, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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