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About Ubiquitous Chip Brasserie
The Chip was opened by Ronnie Clydesdale on the 11th January 1971, at a time when Scottish cuisine was confined solely to the home. Chefs of the day knew only Italian or French cooking, and if you wanted to eat out in Glasgow your choice was limited.
In the early years, to suggest that Scotland had a legitimate unique cuisine was an anathema. We had a vision to bring back Scottish cuisine, and to become the best place to eat in Glasgow.
From day one The Chip drew its inspiration from regional Scottish dishes. Aunties, grannies and even folklore were a constant source of influence. Some thought us daft, and saw eating out for Glasgow and Scottish cuisine preposterous. Yet, some 40 years on Ronnie’s faith in our national cuisine has been embraced across the country, and Scottish produce is deservedly acclaimed as some of the best in the world.
We are now one of the best places to eat out in Glasgow. But we will never settle, and will constantly strive to improve our food, fresh ingredients and atmosphere.
Continually inspired by Scotland’s larder, The Chip has grown to become something of a Glasgow icon. Our courtyard dining room is one of the most endearing magical spaces to eat out in the area. A fine dining menu is on offer in the restaurant and a lighter brasserie menu in the various bars, mezzanine and roof terrace.
As one of the best restaurants in Glasgow we have picked up a thing or two over the years. Throughout the year our menus are dictated by the seasons. Over the decades we have built up a network of specialist suppliers who share our love of food. For locals this ethos has made The Chip a veritable institution and, for many, their chosen place for eating out.
The Ubiquitous Chip is no stranger to awards, but we never take them for granted. We’ve been awarded the Good Food Guide Readers’ Restaurant of the Year for Scotland 2013 and most recently we were awarded Condé Nast Traveller Gold Standard 2014. 2011 saw Ingr3dients nominated for 5 various Cultural and Experiential categories at the Scottish and UK Events Awards, and the Arts & Business Scotland Awards. The late Ronnie himself was recognised by his peers with the CIS lifetime achievement award.
For a memorable dining experience, come down and see why we call The Chip one of the best places to eat out in Glasgow.
Enjoyed the experience OK. menu was not really to our taste so we had a limited choice. Dessert of carrot cake was quite poor, portion size was very small for vthe price charged. we will maybe try the restaurant next time but I'll che knot the menu beforehand
Fantastic service, would definately come back!
The restaurant was fully booked on Mothers Day but luckily we managed to book a table in the Brasserie. We had never eaten in the Brasserie before but it was just as lovely. Staff were great as usual.
Was very confusing on arrival - thought we would be downstairs, but in fact were upstairs, different menu - was not clear when I booked this by email. I also asked for champagne to be taken to table on arrival , this was forgotten about. Seemed each thing we asked, was not possible/staff had to ask if it would be okay, not really going out of their way to help. Disappointing to be honest. food was nice but service spoiled my mothers day lunch with my Mum I am afraid.
Dear Ubiquitous Chip We took up our reservation for lunch yesterday and I regret to say that it was a very disappointing experience. To begin, our waitress was somewhat surly to the point of being rude. She did nothing to make us feel welcome and that undoubtedly contributed to how we felt for the remainder of the meal. With regard to the menu, we were informed that there was no mash potato for the haggis neeps and tatties! Instead we could have "double neeps" or chips. A Scottish restaurant running out of mashed tatties is almost funny. We were then told that there was no chicken for the chicken salad and that we could have rib eye beef instead. Not the most obvious of substitutes I am sure you will agree. When the food did arrive the finnan haddie dish contained no pieces of fish at all. It was basically a roux with a potatoe topping. As you may recall, this was an 80th birthday party for which we had supplied a cake. the waitress reluctantly served the cake, on a plate, uncut with side plates and forks but the only a table knife to try and cut it. One of my guests asked for a cake knife which was brought, again reluctantly and the waitress then stood over us until we had finished using it. Finally we were informed, again curtly, that the table was need back for 5:00. That was fine with us and we had been told this at the time of booking. Another waiter then approached us with a much friendlier manner and said that we could stay until 18:00. I booked your restaurant based upon its reputation for food and service. On this particular day it lived up to neither. Yours sincerely Hugh O'Donnell
Haggis was dry, Jerusalem Artichoke was minute. Service was great