But where’s best to stop for fish and chips in Edinburgh? These are the 20 best spots in the city according to TripAdvisor reviews.
Best fish and chips in Edinburgh - reads the title of one glowing review of Bertie’s. The reviewer went on to say that it was: fresh and hot and plenty of it.
Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, the best fish and chips in Edinburgh can be found on High Street at The World’s End. Several five-star reviews mention the delicious fish and chips as well as the vegetarian version.
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Over on Market Street, diners also loved the fish and chips at The Doric, which ranks third for the classic British dish on TripAdvisor. One reviewer called the fish and chips wonderful.
Don’t be fooled - this pub has nothing to do with scary waiting rooms, but everything to do with great fish and chips. Great food and service - reads one five-star review of Doctors.
Had the most amazing GF fish and chips - totally clean and suitable for GF people who are sensitive to cross-contamination - reads one glowing review of Scran and Scallie.
Also popular for fish and chips is The Perch. One reviewer who dined there with a friend wrote that: The food is GORGEOUS... she followed with the fish and chips which looked amazing.
A recent reviewer recommended that others reserve a table at this popular Leith eatery, where they said the fish and chips and fish pie were both spectacular.
This place is so cheap and the fish and chips were gorgeous. There was no main meal over £12.00 which in Edinburgh is rarer than hens teeth - reads one five-star review of The Abbey Bar.
A diner and their wife who recently ate at Deacon Brodie’s thoroughly enjoyed their fish and chips and steak and ale pie, calling both delicious and praising the service as excellent.
I had fish and chips and my other half the mussels & chips, both of which went down a treat - said one diner who reviewed The Ship on the Shore on TripAdvisor.
The generous portioning of the fish was praised by a few reviews of The Albanach, with one reading: the portion of fish was HUGE and very fresh
The name might be misleading - but The Safari Lounge also serves up a mean fish and chips, with one reviewer writing: everyone raved about their meal. The fish and chips were the best we had on our trip.
Reviewers were particularly keen on the quality of food at Bijou, and one reviewer wrote: I had battered fish and chips and it was incredibly fresh tasting. The batter wasn’t too greasy and the tartar sauce was to die for.
The City Restaurant also serves up good fish and chips, with one particularly happy reviewer writing: I have tried fish and chips in many places but City Restaurant batter was the best it was light crisp and not too heavy.
One couple were so pleased with their food at The Black Rose Tavern that they returned twice in one day for the fish and chips, which they called: fresh and crispy.
Fishers in the City, perhaps unsurprisingly, offers fish and chips as part of their menu. One reviewer called them amazing and said the ambience was also great.
Another central spot for fish and chips, one reviewer said they loved the traditional style of the tavern as well as their fish and chips.
One pair who visited The Old Bell Inn said that in going for the classics - fish and chips and steak and ale pie - they were not disappointed. They liked the food so much that they returned 2 days later.
One review recommended The George IV as a good place to stop away from the crowds of The Royal Mile. They had the fish and chips for lunch, saying it was served very quickly and was delicious.
Just making it into Edinburgh’s top 20 for fish and chip spots is Angels With Bagpipes. One review said: the fish was fresh and tasty, in fact the best fish and chips I'd had for a while.