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The Wee Kelpie

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82 West Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh, Scotland
+44 1436 675000
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Saint John, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My wife and I were visiting from Canada during May 2014 and friends took us to The Wee Kelpie after a tour of the area, boasting they had the best fish and chippies anywhere .. imagine our delight, as while we were waiting, the young man behind the counter took a call from the owners who were attending a Scottish... More 

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here based on a recommendation from the tourist information in Ballach. Ordered haddock and chips from this award winning chipperie. It was superb. Great taste from the beef dripping used. Highly recommended

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1 Thank Mark B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Simply put, the best fish and chip takeaway I've had anywhere in the country. Fish (both Cod and Haddock) comes in huge portions, generously covered in crispy batter, whilst the chips are chunky and crisp. We regularly make a 50-mile round trip to come here as this place has ruined other chip shops for us!

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1 Thank TheApatheticAlpaca
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The Wee Kelpie is located just on the seafront, so grab your fish and you can cool your feet in sea while enjoying your meal. The fish was fresh everytime we bought. The menu is very interesting - you can have choice of fresh or smoked fish, cod, halibut, haddock, scallops, you name it and you get it. Highly recommend.

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1 Thank 290marcinp
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The wee kelpie is a small but perfectly formed takeaway fish and chip shop that does the best fish I have ever tasted. The chips are light and fluffy and the tartar sauce is amazing. It's not the cheapest ever but I think the few £ extra you spend are more then worth the yummy meal you will enjoy. Definitely... More 

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1 Thank Kelly F
Scottish Borders
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240 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Wee Kelpie was recommended by our bed and breakast establishment in Helensburgh. Their menu is superb. What other fish and chip shop offers scallops with black pudding plus a choice of cod, haddock or hake?The staff give you a warm welcoming smile when you go in to place your order and they have seats to sit in while you... More 

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Katy, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious fish and chips. Crispy batter and succulent haddock. Wonderful big chips. Huge portions and reasonable prices.

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Thank David M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We have visited this chip shop loads of times, but on the last 3 occasions it has been a real disappointment. Why do we go back? Simply in the hope that they will recapture their original formula. The chips used to be crispy dry and tasty - now greasy and soggy. The fish used to be fresh with crispy well... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for first time tonight following recommendations and will not be back. The worst haddock supper I've ever had. The fish was greasy and the batter over crispy. The chips are the worst chip shop chips I've ever tasted. I definitely won't be back. How they've won awards is simply baffling.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This wasn't a bad chippy but I can't understand the big rave about the chips as I found them to be average,and I thought it was a bit overpriced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast food, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 West Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Helensburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 1436 675000
Description
Selection of Fish and Chips cooked to order. Gluten free available at all times. Childrens menu and special offers available.

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