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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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Launceston, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We recently visited our daughter in Helensburgh and decided to get Fish and Chips from the Wee Kelpie. Nice portions and well cooked Fish and Chips and Mushy Peas. We went for the home made tartare sauce too which was lovely

Thank Trevor D
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I found the fish fresh, sweet and tender, and the chips had that crunchy outside but soft, yielding inside that I love. And the home-made tartare sauce was superb! The menu has some interesting items that you don't often see in a chippie - calamari, for example. Although the early evening was busy (it was 6pm), the staff were coping... More 

Thank daduScotland
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Our first experience was terrible. The fish and chips we horrible they were mushy the batter on fish was not crisp. The chips were dried out. The staff were great, nice location but won't take out from there again.

Thank Rugratts82
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

It has a wonderful reputation in the town, and always has a long que at tea time ,but after having waited over 35 min for fish and chips i was a little bit let down. It wasn't bad by any means but it didnt meet my expectations from all the hype either. Its a decent average chippy

Thank Dave C
Saint John, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Sopher1
Wareham, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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

1 Thank Mark B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 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!

1 Thank TheApatheticAlpacas
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank 290marcinp
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14 reviews
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 

1 Thank Kelly F
Scottish Borders
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241 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 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 

1 Thank blackfaceewe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, British, Scottish, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Selection of Fish and Chips cooked to order. Gluten free available at all times. Childrens menu and special offers available.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?