I've got this on my cv - and yes a very worthwhile experience for any chef. A turbulent kitchen where there's no hiding and a very fast pace. Great produce and many cooking techniques to be learned.
14 Drury Street, Glasgow, Scotland G2 5AA
“The newest addition to Glasgow's bar scene promises to do things a little differently. Located at the heart of the city centre in Drury Street, on the site of the old O'Henry's Bar. The bar is set over three floors and has a capacity of nearly 200. ...” more...
25 reviews of Ubiquitous Chip in English
Food was delicious and the ambiance good
Sorry to complain but I have been to the Chip twice in the last fortnight and on both occasions the food left much to be desired and the staff were rather condescending. I have been to the Chip several times over the years and it was always a good experience but it's standards have slipped perhaps because it's founder has passed away.
This is criticism of the main restaurant but the bars and the bistro remain excellent.
This is a favourite of mine. My girlfriend and i dine her quite often, its her favourite and a nice place for celebrating an anniversary or something special.
The atmosphere is warm and the food classy, it is quite expensive but def worth shelling out that wee bit more!
Went here for lunch and was totally disappointed. I had visited in the past and was very pleased with the service and food, but this visit left a lot to be desired. The service was slooooow and the service was sloppy, for example we ordered liquer coffees that were delivered with the coffee spilling all over the cup and dripping in the saucer. This may seem like Im being picky but for a restaurant of this calibre you'd expect them to be able to make a coffee and bring it to the table properly. As for the food we ordered steak and it arrived overcooked and was obviously of inferior quality. Friends who have been recently have been similarly dissapointed. Dont waste your money here, this place is just operating on its reputation, there are loads of other places in Glasgow charging the same but providing better service and food.
This is a review of The Chip as a bar, rather than as a restaurant. Drinks are not cheap but they are not particularly over-priced, considering that this is Ashton Lane. The quality of drinks has been uniformly good, in my experience. The same can’t always be said of other Ashton Lane spots that charge the same or more.
The upstairs balcony deserves a mention - it has heaters and is covered so is good all year around. It is mostly a smokers haunt but as it is so high it is not smoky itself. The views are of rooftops but it’s fresh air with occasional wafts from the Wee Curry shop.
The bar food is really excellent and very reasonably priced. On a recent wet Sunday afternoon I got a soup & sandwich, but no ordinary soup and sandwich - scotch broth with fantastic, home-made lamb stock and a proper sandwich with home-made bread, half-inch thick, still warm from the oven, slightly smoked ham with a side of home-made mustard. Each of these were truly delicious and each cost £3.
Good points include the selection of beers, the pub food, the ambience, the late opening, excellent cocktails and the location. Too often the Chip is derided by many as being overly-expensive but it usually turns out these people have been but once to the restaurant if even inside the doors.
The Ubiquitous Chip is located on Ashton Lane in the west end of Glasgow. I really like this place. The food is usually very good and the ingredients I believe are usually locally sourced. There are a couple of rooms to eat in here, but I think the open main area is the best. Good food, good location.
The food is top notch, in the higher end of the price bracket so have only ever dined here 3 or 4 times. Although every time I do it is a fantastic experience, top notch Scottish ingredients, cooked to perfection.
The bars are also really good, a quiet yet bustling atmosphere, especilly in summer when a seat at the windows or on the sun terrace is highly recomended.
This can still be a quality dining experience. It has a lot of atmosphere, and a feeling of somewhere special. The hothouse effect of the greenery and the classic Scandinavian style work well together. The murals by Alasdair Gray are a reason for visiting on their own. The menus have always relied on local produce and sourcing, long before this was fashionable, and if some menu items are a bit old-fashioned, then others are bang up to the minute. The bar upstairs is also a classic and well worth a visit. It also serves food, including the classic take on haggis.
This is a restaurant is legendary and should definitely be on your 'to do’ list. It’s at the higher end of the scale and should be considered a treat, but it’s worth every penny!
The food is exceptional and the chefs use local produce and live-stock. The place reeks of quality - the menu, the wine list, the ambience, the mural on the way to the toilet. The staff are enthusiastic, and seem proud to work there. This is a dining experience and a real delight.
another famous west end glasgow restaurant which should be on everyone’s list … if you are a tourist/visitor in scotland for a short trip - the ubiquitous chip is well worth any detour and you will experience the true flavour and taste of scotland - all our famous scottish chefs (and many other english/european ones) have been here to steal some ideas from the fantastic menu and some chefs would pay to have this on their CV - popular hangout for BBC peeps on expenses and thespian types - very creative - have been here for lunch/dinner/weddings/parties and never disappointed
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