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.
We love coming to the Ubiquitous Chip and enjoy it every time but unfortunately not this time! Our starters were great as usual but our mains were very disappointing! My husband had the grilled chicken salad which he did enjoy but the dish it was presented in was well below standard! It was like a soup bowl making it very difficult to eat without making a mess! Such a shame as he had mussels to start and they were in a lovely big dish! I ordered salmon goujons which I have had before and they were lovely but these ones looked like they hadn't been cooked! The coating on them was very light in colour and was like chewing gum! Very disappointing. Hopefully just an off day and next time we will enjoy it again. Sorry for complaining but was really disappointed this time round.
Up to its usual high standard.
Had the mussels for a starter, delicious sauce with couple of slices of lovely bread, then splashed out on the special steak, probably one of the best steaks I have had perfectly cooked with lovely mushrooms and the pepper sauce just amazing, finished of with the apple crumble delicious.
We were a party of 4 and 3 loved their lunch (fish cakes, salad, venison haggis). My salmon goujons were sadly disappointing. Thick batter which was tough to cut and the salmon was slightly over cooked. I didn’t say anything at the time as we were celebrating with friends we hadn’t seen for years. I’ve been coming to the Chip for decades and can’t ever remember not having a super meal. Apart from mine yesterday. So this isn’t a complaint, just a comment.
Fab service !
Afternoon menu great with great options
Leisurely late lunch. We couldnt have been looked after any better. Sharing platters were inventive and delicious. We had both the meat and fish platters. Such a relaxed vibe.
Excellent food and service in a beautiful space.
Great service, delicious food and drink, and the price was very reasonable. We will definitely be back!
Very nice food served by very attentive staff.
The only reason for down grading the service was that it was too quick, having orders some bread and dip, the starters arrived before we had a chance finish it. Maybe because it was a little quiet everything was going quickly and left me feeling a little rushed with the food. However once the meal was over there was no pressure to leave.
We have now dined in the Brasserie and the main restaurant. The Brasserie was good, but not as good as your main restaurant which is where we will be most likely to visit again. The staff in both were excellent.
The food was good save that the mussel starter was not what we expected, the chorizo and onion were quite overpowering. The other courses were very good. The service was friendly but one main course was wrong, venison haggis was brought not vegetarian haggis. To be fair this was corrected quickly. It took a long time for the pudding course to be delivered. Our coffee came a good 10/15 minutes before the apple tart. This was acknowledged and the staff apologised. So no major issues but not quite perfect.
First time back for 10 years!! Does not disappoint - still well worth a visit
I really enjoyed the whisky club - good whisky, good food, and a great night out!
Another excellent whisky tasting night. The platters brought through half way were brilliant
Very good as always
Really enjoyed the experience and will definitely be back the next time we visit Glasgow
A Glasgow gem, a unique space with great staff, just need to ensure food keeps up with emerging fabulous restaurants in town.
Our 23 year old son was questioned about his age and refused alcohol despite clearly looking of legal age and being on a night out with his parent and younger siblings. An age challenge is at the discretion of the server and while my son should have remembered ID, this was a clear case where discretion should have played a part. We appealed to the manager and yet still received no further help. In addition, the waitress who initially served us was rude even before it got to the issue of ID - deciding to speak to a colleague in the middle of listening to our order. Finally, we were sat without warning next to a table where the occupants had a dog which the frankly couldn't control. We aren't in Paris, so a dog at dinner isn't really acceptable and the very least I would expect is to be warned. The food is excellent. The service was utterly dreadful. And what made it worse is that you were given an opportunity to repair the damage by us speaking to you away from the table and the service staff, but still chose to do nothing about it.
Had a lovely Xmas lunch. The food was very good.
Ryan was excellent, securing us a Mezzanine table for our party of four, and guiding us through the menu options. We all agreed that this was the best meal, with superb wines too, that we had experienced at The Chip and we are so happy to have made the choice for my wife’s birthday celebration A big thank you to all who contributed to a memorable evening.
Would love to see the sandwiches that are on the online menu available and some more snack options. Excellent service and delicious food though.