Edinburgh Recommends: Best fish supper

L'Alba D'oro in Henderson Place. Picture: Bill Henry

L'Alba D'oro in Henderson Place. Picture: Bill Henry

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No-one knows a city better than the people who live and work in it. That’s the best coffee shops, the best bars, the best independent stores and the best places for brunch.

Guide books are useful for visitors, but for locals it is word of mouth that gives the latest and most reliable information. As part of Edinburgh Recommends, the News has been asking you to recommend your favourite sights, tastes and even walks over the past 12 weeks.

The top recommendation each week has won dinner for two, or tickets to a show or attraction, or £40 of shopping vouchers. In association with This Is Edinburgh – the campaign that highlights the huge amount on offer in Edinburgh city centre – your suggestions have been flooding in.

Thank you for your response but keep up the debate on our website – edinburghnews.com – and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Get your socks knocked off

Nicola Bell: This is the best chippy in Edinburgh. I have had so many friends say that these are the best fish and chips they have ever had after trying l’Alba d’oro. The Special Romana supper is their speciality and it will knock your socks off. I also love how they provide a separate pot of vinegar if you get a delivery. Nice touch.

No-one knows a city better than the people who live and work in it. That’s the best coffee shops, the best bars, the best independent stores and the best places for brunch.

Guide books are useful for visitors, but for locals it is word of mouth that gives the latest and most reliable information. As part of Edinburgh Recommends, the News has been asking you to recommend your favourite sights, tastes and even walks over the past 12 weeks.

The top recommendation each week has won dinner for two, or tickets to a show or attraction, or £40 of shopping vouchers. In association with This Is Edinburgh – the campaign that highlights the huge amount on offer in Edinburgh city centre – your suggestions have been flooding in.

Thank you for your response but keep up the debate on our website – edinburghnews.com – and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Best takeaway anywhere on globe

Lara Greer: Globetrotters has to be the best fish and chip shop in Edinburgh. I moved to London four years ago and it’s the place I miss most that I can’t eat at. Every time I’m home I try to go there. I’ve had fish and chips on the beach across the UK, in California by the sea, in gastro pubs which charge four quid for mushy peas and nothing compares to globe trotters. Their fish is the freshest, batter creamy and chips chunky. And you can eat it in the Bruntsfield Links with a Deuchers and not feel like a hobo in Leith.

Can’t beat the light and crispy batter

Jennifer Clabbie: The best fish and chips I’ve ever tasted has to be from the Tailend. Has the best haddock and cod whether it’s battered, which is so light and crispy, or the breaded option is just as great – or even grilled. The chips are chunky and crispy and fresh every day on premises. They cook in fat rather than oil which does make the difference to the taste. Also the homemade tartare sauce is just yummy! Worth the wait to have great food cooked there and then!

Top quality doesn’t fade when it’s busy

Lorraine Campbell: By far my favourite fish and chips in the city centre is the City Restaurant. No matter how busy it is – and it does get busy – the quality of the food is always great, fresh and tasty, whether sit in or takeaway.

Portion sizes are no myth

Kath Duffy: I’d just like to say how much I enjoyed the fish supper at the Mermaid on Friday night. It was so fresh, oh so tasty and the size of the fish was amazing. Lots of it and very reasonably priced. A great end to a Friday.

Friendly chippy well worth a flying visit

Rachael Hunter: I’d like to recommend Concorde on Home Street, Tollcross. I have been going there for many years – my dad used to take us on Friday nights for a treat – for fish suppers and I really couldn’t think of a friendlier chippy. Great food, succulent fish and delicious chips! Same guys working in there since I was a kid, who are always friendly and polite, with brilliant banter. Good value too!

impossible to walk past

Richard Lyall: It’s got to be Francos in Stockbridge. Great menu and lovely people. I always get a wave if I’m passing but usually I’m not passing and in for the delicious fish supper.

Plenty of perfect fish in this sea

Justin Taylor Mackenzie: Deep Sea – Pasquale always has a smile on his face and a happy welcome is offered to all, but most of all the food is tasty and well cooked and served with a smile no matter what time you visit.

Mountain of good food to be found

Gail Scott: Montebianco Western Corner serve the BEST fish suppers and the staff are really nice too.

Pierinos is pride of Leith

Graeme Davidson: I would like to nominate my local chippy for this award. Pierinos in Bernard Street, Leith, serves a top quality fish supper. We never go anywhere else for our chip shop tea. Always excellent food. The fish is always fresh and of top quality and the chips are crisp and cooked to perfection. In addition to the food the staff and owners are always very friendly and hard working. Traditional Italian family with traditional quality fish suppers. The pride of Leith.

Overflowing with taste and quality

Kenny: The best fish and chip shop in Edinburgh is the fountain fish bar! All the food is cooked fresh and also the fish is cooked on demand giving you the best of the best fresh cooked haddock! I would like for this chip shop to be recognised as it’s loved by all in fountain park!