The Ubiquitous Chip

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Ashton Lane, Glasgow, United Kingdom

The Ubiquitous Chip Glasgow Reviews

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The Ubiquitous Chip Jul 09, 2011
The Ubiquitous Chip is a top-end restaurant in the West End of Glasgow that does not, to the best of my knowledge, serve chips.  It is one of the best known restaurants in Glasgow, possibly in Scotland, and it’s wonderful. 

The restaurant has a pub, a restaurant and a brasserie.  We ate in the brasserie.  The restaurant is fixed price, and the bistro is priced per item – we spent about £70 for two starters, two main courses, one desert and soft drinks (neither of us were drinking due to being a little hungover already). 

The food is incredible.  I had quail salad for a starter and pork belly and cheek for main course, and then panacotta, and everything on the plate was spectacularly good.  It is “posh” food, so portion sizes aren’t huge and if you like very plain food this probably isn’t the place for you.  Also, this is the sort of place to linger over the food and it is cooked fresh – I’ve read negative reviews saying it is too slow and too small, and I disagree with them, but if you are used to having a huge portion or if you are in a rush, you are in the wrong place. 


There is a good wine list, including lots by the glass.  Service is absolutely excellent.  Despite its reputation as one of the best restaurants in Scotland, there is no feeling of stuffiness or pretentiousness, and we were welcome in the bistro in our casual clothes.

The building itself is in Ashton Lane, off Byers Road.  The main space has a glass ceiling, and is particularly lovely in summer.  It is a little like eating dinner in a botanic garden – lots of plants, and even some goldfish in a large pond in the ground floor.  There is a sun terrace on the roof, although it is small and you’ll have to be lucky to find space. 

This is a great place for a treat. 
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