The Ubiquitous Chip

Price guide: Expensive

12 Ashton Lane, Glasgow, G12 8SJ

Price guide: Expensive

The Ubiquitous Chip

By Mike MacEacheran, your Glasgow expert

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#10 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.4
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Service:
4.5
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Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.2
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Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, Celebrity spotting, History, Nightlife, Romance

Expert review of The Ubiquitous Chip

Glasgow’s original and best Scottish restaurant is an a la carte West End classic.

Everyone in Glasgow knows The Chip. Forty years old and still going strong, The Chip was my original introduction to the delights of Glasgow gastronomy and high end indigenous Scottish cuisine. Inside, the restaurant centres on an unexpected green and vinous courtyard with a trickling pool and fountain. Upstairs there is a more traditional brasserie dining room but across the board the focus is on locally sourced produce and traditional cooking. For me it’s nostalgia at its best.

Food and drink: 

Distinctly Scottish with a little French flair the menu promises the very best from a well packed Scottish larder. Bouillabaisse with lythe, salmon, mussels, new potatoes and garlic aioli, Inverurie rump steak, stovies and wild mushrooms, and Perthshire wood pigeon wrapped in bacon, pearl barley risotto, wild mushroom sauce and rich game sauce are the stand out dishes.

Recommended dishes: 

The Chip’s own venison haggis, mashed potatoes, carrot crisp and turnip cream has been served in the same style since 1971. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, as the old saying goes.

Ambience: 

Old fashioned and perhaps showing its age somewhat, the restaurant is an institution and remains an inspiration for a number of other Scottish-themed eateries across the country. It’s very popular with corporate groups and business men. Or at least it was with my Dad and his boss – but that may also have something to do with the 150 malt whisky selection in the adjacent bar.

Service: 

Low key with a distinct Glasgow twang.

Location: 

Tucked down Ashton Lane, a cobbled mews off Byers Road, The Ubiquitous Chip is the life and soul of the West End’s most photogenic street. One hundred metres from the Hillhead Subway station.

Price advice: 

On the a la carte menu, two courses plus appetiser cost £34.95 and three courses plus appetiser are £39.95.

More information on The Ubiquitous Chip:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Bar, Brasserie, Restaurant
Food:
British, Scottish, Traditional
Address:
12 Ashton Lane, Glasgow, G12 8SJ
Telephone:
0141 334 5007
Website:
http://www.ubiquitouschip.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 11am-midnight. Sun 12:30pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to The Ubiquitous Chip? Would you recommended it?