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.
food was good but portions very small even mains. Am not looking for pub sized portions and have a lot of fine dining experience and felt that the courses needed to have a bit more substance .
Service very good. Had to change booking but this was no problem to staff. Done easily and swiftly. Enjoyed an other lunch with yourselves.
Fabulous meal, service and atmosphere, can be costly, but will return for any other special occasion we may have
Cauliflower dish was not worth £16 left me hungry as there was no carbs, not worth the money. Other dishes overpriced too
What a wonderful and tasteful dining experience. I attended for dinner in celebration of my sons graduation but chose from the main brassiere menu. The whole experience for my party of 4 was exceptional. The food was superb, from the fish cakes, to the pigeon, to the steak, the chicken and the desserts, it was faultless. Not one complaint. The waitress we had was excellent, attentive but not invasive and she made our experience comfortable. We we told about the specials and continually attended to throughout the evening. She was excellent. Will definitely be back to the restaurant.
Fabulous post graduation lunch. The waitress was attentive but not overbearing, the food was fabulous. The only slight issue was the heat (strange but true in Glasgow). We sat up in the brassiere on the high balcony where the heat of the restaurant rose to keep us somewhat warm.
the service was excellent. No less than 4 different servers attended our table more than once. Very much noted and appreciated.
Excellent food, top class friendly service.
This is the third summer we have visited Glasgow and the Chip which sets consistently high standards in all aspects of its hospitality. We haven’t tried the restaurant because we like the ambiance on the mezzanine.
Fantastic meal and service. Have heard about this place and finally decided on the spur of the moment to visit and was very pleased.
The waitress was hard to find, even though the restaurant was almost empty . Starters were poor, badly presented and not tasty. Good sandwiches- real nice with egg and mushrooms.
1st visit. We will definitely be back.
Had a lovely evening, the staff and food were amazing. Thank you!
We had a lovely lunch. I had a delicious and very generous goat's cheese and beetroot salad and my tiny friend had the veggie haggis starter as a main (which was also very generous). We also drank a small carafe of wine, followed by tea and coffee. Service was first class - will definitely be back!
The Ubiquitous Chip was recommended to me by someone who used to live in Glasgow. He was so right. It was easy to reserve a table, the food was delicious and the service was first rate. I would happily go back and to recommend to friends.
Very tasty food, nice atmosphere and friendly service. Would definitely recommend if visiting Glasgow.
Service was excellent, very busy but we were seated in a quiet spot on the mezzanine which was good but the food quality was mixed - two meals were very good (cod and chicken) two vegetarian options were less exciting and probably less tasty than I could prepare for myself at home. Overall an average experience
A delicious meal.
Waitress was way too casual/over familiar. Not an issue if you've gone to TGI Fridays or similar ( which we often do ) but its really not what has been enjoyed from the relaxed but traditional service we were used to at the UB. Fair play however if thats the direction the UB wants to go.
Excellent service and wonderful food.
A party of eight - everybody happy
Perfect for an evening out with the family
Great as usual
Our waitress was very perky and pleasant, still very professional. The food was really good. But it's the atmosphere that cut it for me: the perfect amount of relax and sophisticated. Fits perfectly into Ashton Lane!