Famous Edinburgh chippy Bertie's serves a record 25,000 guests during Festival season 2019

The Capital’s leading fish and chip restaurant, Bertie’s ­Restaurant and Bar, served up a record number of tasty meals to hungry festival-goers and locals this month.

By EEN Reporter
Saturday, 31st August 2019, 3:00 pm
Tony Crolla, chairman of Berties owner Vittoria Group

The 300-cover eatery in the Old Town welcomed more than 25,000 guests during this year’s extravaganza and a ­staggering 17,000 portions of fish and chips were served by the team as record number of visitors enjoyed festivities across the city.

Bertie’s said they had served soaring numbers of both ­Chinese and American tourists keen to try a traditional fish supper – the most popular meal ordered.

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Tony Crolla, chairman of Berties owner Vittoria Group

The menu also features a vegan alternative and serves up the near-mythical deep fried Mars Bar among their dessert offerings.

Bertie’s cocktail menu also balances Scottish ingredients “with the zest of the seaside” and include an Irn-Bru sprits and a Buckfast Bramble.

“Fish and chips have never been so popular and with the growth of both Asian and American tourists flocking to Edinburgh, it’s the classic British dishes they want to try.”

Famous Edinburgh chippy Bertie's

The 11,000 sq ft restaurant, bar and takeaway in the former St John’s Church has quickly established itself as the ­capital’s go-to for a proper fish supper since its grand opening in January.

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