Mon–Fri 12pm -1am
Sat-Sun 11am -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.
Really lovely meal in charmingly bedecked Christmas come Narnia decor. Our waitress was excellent and very pleased with our feedback for the kitchen. We will return.
Based on previous acquaintance with this institution of the Glasgow food scene, I booked lunch in the brasserie fully prepared to have a relaxed time with excellent food and efficient service. The person coming with me had never been there and I felt she really should! Two problems: 1. Our server was friendly and helpful, but new and apparently so anxious that she (or the kitchen?) forgot about my first course (mackerel). I laughed this off initially, but less so when I realised, having omitted to check the bill before leaving, that I had nonetheless been charged for a dish I hadn't had. I hope these are teething problems that can be fixed with training; but where was the oversight/supervision of this staff member? We were there early and the brasserie was nearly empty so busy-ness doesn't explain this. 2. My main issue was with the whole booking experience, including being emailed with this form. At the initial phine booking I was asked which menu I wanted to order from - I didn't really know or want to think about it at that stage, and had no idea what my companion would want but, pressed to decide, plumped for the à la carte. So much for relaxation and spontaneity. The day before the booking, I received an answerphone message requesting I call you about the booking. This I did, to find I was expected to call back using my own time and expense, not because there was a problem with the booking, but simply to confirm. This is vaguely insulting, as if I needed to cancel or change a booking I would always do so. I don't need to be prompted. Culminating in this feedback form, a straightforward lunch has ended up feeling like a series of admin tasks, all of which appear to overlook the fact that the customer is doing the business a favour rather than the other way about. It all felt depressingly corporate, and very much at odds with the Chip of old. I'd go back; but I wouldn't bother to book. I'd rather take my chances and enjoy the antithesis of corporate culture: an ad hoc experience.
It had been a while since I had eaten in the Chip,although I go in regularly. I had invited friends for festive meal. Everyone was very happy with each dish chosen. Waitress was extremely nice and efficient. Given how busy it was food arrived perfectly to table. I think there has been a great improvement . Would highly recommend.
Brasserie was lovely and the place had a real buzz. Service was great and due to it being busy there was a delay in us being served but we were given nibbles and the drink flowed. The festive menu was nice but I think we expected great but that could be due to how busy the place was.
Did an event here and all the staff were great! Would be back again.
Really excellent experience. Everything was top notch. My friends and I will highly recommend eating at the Brasserie in the Chip.
Excellent evening as always at The Chip, thanks!
Great evening - very well looked after by your staff despite the restaurant being very busy
Another fantastic experience at the Chip! Can’t say enough about the place, the food, the atmosphere and especially the staff who make it!
Had a lovely meal, beautiful setting. Sat upstairs. Girl who served us was fantastic. Male member of staff (in white shirt) was filling the stainless steel trolley with cutlery and dropped several knives on the floor. He set these aside on the top but then gathered them up and put them in the drawer with the clean cutlery. Pretty poor practice - in the middle of the restaurant! Wouldn’t be tempted to return and really wouldn’t recommend which is a shame.
Nice atmosphere appeared well organised with waiting staff very attentive.
Good and interesting food, and really appreciated the kitchen making us a serving of green vegetables that weren't on the menu and what we felt like eating. Only thing we didn't like were the chips, but guess its personal taste.
Lovely quirky restaurant with a good choice of menu. Excellent service and recommendations.
Fantastic food & atmosphere
Excellent afternoon had
We had an amazing meal and appreciated being given bread and dips as we waited. The atmosphere was wonderful and we felt spoiled by the attention to detail of the staff who were without exception, friendly and efficient despite being extremely busy. We will recommend Ubiquitous Chip to anyone planning to visit Glasgow as a must on their itinerary and we will be back ourselves in the future. Thank you for a dining experience to remember for all the right reasons!
Beautiful lunch in a lovely setting with great service
2nd time we have been back in the past 5 months, I hadn’t been in for 20 years! Food was delicious - flavours excellent, definitely worth every penny. Service was professional as well as friendly. Only small thing was the temperature, a bit on the chilly side - but next time we will ask for a seat nearer the heat.
A renowmed Glasgow institution that never fails to reward blending legacy with modernity .,thank you. Somethings shouldn’t change when they are this good..
This was a perfect lunch on my very special day (my graduation). The staff were lovely and the food was enjoyed by all. Thank you
Great birthday lunch in great surroundings, wonderful food and atmosphere.
As usual the food and service were exceptional, special thanks to the girl from Paris who served us, she was a delight. Thanks for a perfect evening. Love this place.
Celebrating my daughters 8th birthday with our friends visiting from England. The service was excellent, as of course was the food, drinks and atmosphere. Thanks again for another lovely evening!