Ubiquitous Chip: Upstairs Bar & Brasserie

8-12 Ashton Lane, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G128SJ
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Temporarily Closed

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Children's Menu available
  • Event Space
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About Ubiquitous Chip: Upstairs Bar & 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.

Cuisine: Scottish, Contemporary
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Was quite disappointed that staff did not ask anyone at our table to scan in via the QR I had booked so I did not need to, I had booked a table for 1 pm and told at 2.30 pm that they need the table back and I had thought we had the table till 3pm we then given another table to finish our drinks, a friend of ours appeared (not wearing a mask) at our table and joined our company did not scan in and staff did not prompt my friend. I feel that the staff need more training on Covid 19 safety as anywhere else I go they immediately ask us to scan in

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

It would have been a good time but the roof terrace was far too packed and definitely did not feel like 1 metre distancing. You had to climb over people to get out to the toilet which really didn’t feel safe normally nevermind in a pandemic. My boyfriend had rang up earlier that day to have a bottle of prosecco on arrival for my birthday which wasn’t there and didn’t make an appearance and the staff knew nothing about it. When we asked them they did give us the money back for it and were very apologetic. Also waited around 20 to get served then about 25 minutes to actually receive our drinks. The staff were trying there best but were very obviously understaffed. Table next to us ordered food, it looked and smelled amazing so would consider coming back for food but not for drinks on a weekend. Would suggest hiring more staff so they aren’t so overstretched. For somewhere that is know for being a bit fancy the service really has to match that and I think if there was more staff that would be possible but as for this weekend it was not achieved.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Food and drinks were absolutely delicious and the staff were all efficient and friendly.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Wonderful to be back! Service was impeccable as always, everyone is always so welcoming and we really loved seeing the refurbishment, place is looking amazing. The new small dishes menu was brilliant too - particularly the carpaccio and mussels. I loved my non-alcoholic cocktail too. Only marked down slightly on value for money as I just felt £18 for a small plate of ribs seems excessive (as nice as they were!) I love the Chip and will be back - looking forward to when we can enjoy a proper drink with our meal again too!

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Will defo one back.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Great meal and atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

It was so lovely to be back at The Chip. Staff were super as always, food great and service 1st class. Thanks again everyone.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

The staff are friendly and helpful they work hard and we could not fault them . The atmosphere was great helped by the staff.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Lovely staff but do feel drinks over priced

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Staff went above and beyond. Food was amazing!

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Very good

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

The options on the Brasserie menu was a bit limited compared to what I expected but had a wonderful experience nonetheless :)) Service was exceptional and the vibe made me feel like home :)

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

First timers at The Ubiquitous Chip following a family recommendation. Seated on the mezzanine terrace and very impressed by the decor and atmosphere. Friendly efficient service with a smile and suggested menu selection of the sharing platters very helpful. The covid restricted drink menu was well constructed. Food was nicely presented and excellent. Will return.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 May 2021

Good food, great staff

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Amazing food and service! The staff were great 👍🏼

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

We had a great time on the roof terrace and really enjoyed our cocktails and drinks, the two waitresses we were chatting to and took our orders were super kind and funny just exactly the kind of service that makes your day!

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 May 2021

Lovely evening and very friendly staff.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 May 2021

Great Service!

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

New menu awful, food was tasteless, lukewarm and expensive, a bit chaotic inside and felt to busy, outside for a drink first was very nice even in the rain

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Quelle déception ! Pas exceptionnel et si cher ! Belle décoration en revanche. Je ne recommande pas. A FUIR !!!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Quality of food was good but “big” plates were anything but. We had the monkfish but £20 for the two small skewers was excessive as was the £4 for a tiny green side salad on a big plate. The new menu is incomprehensible - we only recognised monkfish which was why we went for it. I won’t be rushing back, having been a frequent guest in the past.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Food & service were excellent

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Great food and service Staff very friendly, helpful and welcoming Food quailty very high and delivered in a timely manner We dined upstairs so the choice was more limited but something available for all tastes including vegan Steak a little pricey however that seems the norm across the industry, but was excellent and cooked to perfection We arrived early for an outside drink, but only reserved tables - however staff sorted us out by putting out another table and service was friendly and quick Overall a great experience and will want to visit again soon

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Great to be back..staff fantastic 😁 couldn't have helped any more fabulous meal as ever

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Fantastic lunch, great service, definitely be back

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