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.
Our evening was just perfect Our Server offered advice to help with our food choices He was so lovely, gave us time to look at the menus and always with a genuine smile All of the team involved in our evening were lovely Should say . . . . food delicious and enjoyed by all of us 😋😀 This was our 40th wedding anniversary which you helped to make a very happy memory for us
The food was amazing, staff were really great - nothing was too much trouble. The place is really quirky.... in a good way. I would highly recommend.
Food was good to excellent let down by slow service. I do not think that it was our waitress, who was very pleasant, but it seemed understaffed for the number of covers. Experience was degraded by the large number of (noisy) people in the various bars. This compounded by arriving early and being told to "get a drink in the bar". Not only were we not drinking, but we could not have got into the bar if we had tried! Do not advise early on a Friday evening!
We had a super evening and the service was really excellent. Will definitely book again next time we're in Glasgow.
Most enjoyable meal with a charming focus on local produce, created into very attractive and delicious meals. Lovely staff serving in a warm, stylish atmosphere with lots of plants. Will highly recommend!
Despite booking ahead we were dumped on a table miles from anyone else next to the toilet despite other tables available. Also the window was fully open although temperature not particularly warm. Once the window was closed it was still cool. The meal was not a pleasant experience. May not sound much but we have had better and expect better from the chip.
Wonderful atmosphere and great service.
Great experience with a table on the Mezzanine level. More casual than the main restaurant, but still very good quality at mid-week prices.
Another night of excellent food and fantastic service. We have been coming here for over 30 years and the standard is still first rate.
Always a must do when in Glasgow. Well trained and motivated staff in a buzzy atmosphere.
Fabulous as always!
Cannot recommend enough! The food, service and atmosphere was absolutely superb! Can’t wait to return.
The guys serving our table were fantastic
Food and wine was excellent, staff really knowledgeable Thank Aurora for great service , an ambassador for your business
The personal was really professional and friendly. Food was good and at the same time we were expecting more. The ratio price, food quality is too high.
Brilliant staff. Brilliant food. Brilliant wine. Brilliant night.
Excellent meal and service
Excellent as always
Wonderful setting, food was scrumptious. Service was attentive & courteous. Very pleasant waiter. Only 👎 were the chairs, which we felt were ‘past there best’...1 member of our party had a really badly sagging in the middle chair! 😔....but we will be back!
Excellent food, choice and service. Highly recommend.
I thought that the toilets, restaurant and bar looked very tired - I understand that it is shabby chic and more traditional setting but worn and tired is a different thing altogether. I thought the food was overpriced for what it was. Pleasant enough evening and the service was ok. Not sure we will rush back.
Fantastic staff, who are caring, knowledgeable, professional but certainly not pushy, A dining experience on par with the best. Not only locally sourced beautiful ingredients but cooked to perfection. Then we get to the dessert . Yes I suppose you have to look after the xx free people. But who or why create a pudding from oat milk? Now why would I try such a thing especially despite being xx free you include nuts - & me with a nut allergy. The square of panna cotta looked a little dark. Oh well in for a penny & jaw dropped so low you could hear it the other side of Glasgow. Best bloody dessert ever? Honeycomb gave it a zing, the fruits the tart & sweet notes The wobble factor was spot on & taste - well let’s just say I could give up virtually everything if what I had left came with such Devine tastes So I will not say that my expectations were met, they were seen trumped & blown out of the game!!! A game changer of a meal Your talented staff could I am sure produce a perfect meal from anything. Your front of house folk work very hard & enhance the food with their cheer & personality We were recommended to you, but nearly changed our minds when we realised you were right over the other side of Glasgow. Really glad we were persuaded that it would be worth the journey. Our next Glasgow visit will see us return for more. Thank you so much for a fantastic meal & the way we were treated by everyone
We always enjoy the Ubiquitous Chip experience :)
Food was broadly ok.Ordered pork schnitzel main dish bit it was rather thick and not presented well.No triple cooked chips available and was offered mash instead which I ordered but did not arrive- disappointing.
Great food,Great Service, Great Venue.Will be returning.