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.
I have a garlic allergy and the staff were very helpful in telling me which dishes I was able to choose from. My chosen dish had to be adjusted, which was very well done. It was absolutely not depleted like I sometimes get at other restaurants, but a lovely and very tasty alternative was presented! Well done!
Delicious food beautifully presented and lovely space. There was an small error in our order but the lovely brilliant Female Manager dealt with it swiftly and charmingly - highly recommend!
Splendid backdrop for magnificent food and great service. My favourite restaurant!
Beautiful setting, excellent food, and very good service. The distribution of tables around the closed courtyard means they are well separated, which gives you proper space to have a conversation. A lovely evening all round!
Fantastic service, food and drink. A very enjoyable evening. Thank you.
Food and service were equally outstanding.
Trip Adviser Review already submitted: It’s been 30 years since I was here as a young student and I remembered the chip from the early 90’s . I thought I would take a punt on this still being the right place to bring my international guests on our weekend trip to Scotland and Glasgow . From every mouthful of food and every member of staff this was so the right choice . The young waitress was attentive , informative and genuine . We tried all the starters in the brasserie which were amazing , full of taste and interest . The lamb rump was exquisite all elements packed with taste and texture . The date sponge cake and nuts dish was divine . We tucked in a whisky or two for the road at the wee pub (on a Sunday !)and the young chap in the bar was delightful and informative and other staff popped in who were equally warm and friendly. I think this is an establishment to be very proud of , it was heartening to feel the vibrant and joyful energy that runs through Glasgow’s streets and this energy runs through this original restaurant venue. I was proud to show it at its best . Many congratulations all round !
It's not a good idea to offer to adapt dishes on the menu to suit a vegetarian, then to bring the dish in it's original form including meat. In fact I'd say that was a pretty serious service failure. An offer of free desserts when we didn't really want them was inadequate compensation when I think about it after the event.
It’s just always a pleasure to visit, food, atmosphere, staff consistently great....love the place.
Many restaurants with big reputations like yours fail to deliver a matching experience. On this occasion we were very pleased with all aspects of the restaurant. Thanks
Another great night
Really lovely food and glad the portion sizes were sensible (so often nowadays we are put off by the size of the meal provided). Great atmosphere and superb service. We will make a point of eating at the Chip whenever we are in Glasgow!
Service was slow and if we had had 3 courses we would not have vacated our table at the time requested even though we arrived 5 minutes early. Waitress was fairly new so quite understandable.
Always consistent Always friendly Always recommend
Great service fantastic food wonderful ambiance.
Excellent service and food. Really appreciated attention to dietary allergies. Gluten free options were great.
Could fault anything. Thoroughly enjoyable eating and drinking experience.
Lovely atmosphere and food, just a tad pricey for what it was.
The service was friendly and responsive without being intrusive. The food was well presented and tasty.
Great relaxed atmosphere with a smallish tidy menu - I could have happily chosen any of the mains. The same with the wine list. Finally the service was relaxed but professional. I will be back.
Food waitress was brill and funny without being intrusive.......getting attention of wine waiter was not as easy as it could have been. SteveF
We enjoyed upstairs for dinner. The food was delicious and nicely presented.
Great atmosphere and good food!