Mon–Fri 12pm -1am
Sat-Sun 11am -1am
Mon–Fri 12pm -1am
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.
The waiter for our table was absolutely wonderful. We will be back and would request a table covered by this young man. We did however ask another waiter about a little problem with our wine...he was definitely not so polite and friendly!
Lovely brunch for our party of 16!
Fabulous and always is.
Good food and very accomadating service!
Excellent food and great atmosphere.
Gluten free menu a winner. It's worth coming along for the gluten free bread alone. The best bread I've tasted since I was diagnosed 40 years ago!
I first came to the Chip as an exchange student at U of Glasgow in 1999 (from the US), and have come back every time I have visited since. Glasgow is a charming city and the Chip is one of its jewels. I love this place. This time I brought my small children--their first international trip and a lot of new culinary challenges/adventures involved--and I was especially impressed with how well they could eat. There was enough on the menu to interest them and make them branch out as well as feel familiar and basic. Cheers to many more years!!!
Service could have been more attentive