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Old Town
Seafood, Fast food, British, Scottish
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148 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
+44 131 225 4338
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176 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just had to be done whilst in Edinburgh.....we ate at everywhere during our visit - from Michelin star to chippys......and have to say was pleasantly surprised by the fabled deep fried chocolate bars. I had Mars.....hubby had Snickers (after some arm twisting),,,,and we both really enjoyed them. Staff were friendly (to us anyway , despite what previous reviews have said).... More 

Thank Kyla P
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I popped in and really enjoyed my visit. I admit I was a little hesitant following previous reviews but the guy who served me was very friendly and polite. Thanks again for the fab chips and fried kitkat!

Thank Sharon C
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

If you are an Asian, better to be ready to greet with 'nihao' when you enter. Cold fish and soggy chips was served. I was asking for extra fork. Staff didnt really seen helpful on that even its a pretty easy task. I wont suggest this place if You are looking for nice fish and chips cause its not even... More 

Thank Viiviisiew
Frankfurt, Germany
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344 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Don´t go hunting for "fab food" here. It might be greasy, it might be fast food, but what you get here is good ol´ fashioned takeaway. Fish was good, but sadly dry. Loved the chips though!

Thank Nate H
Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Every time we visit Edinburgh, we always make sure we visit the Clamshell. Foor is always hot and well cooked. As for the staff, always friendly and polite. Last weekend we drove from Dunoon to Edinburgh for a haggis supper. Mad or what?

Thank Iain J
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Poor service, inedible raw food and when we complained they said that's just how the food was! Despite both the sausages and chips were inedible the rude staff reluctantly refunded the sausages as the chips were 'fresh'. We waited a considerable amount of time for our undercook, unpleasant food only to be told it's fine. Would not go back and... More 

Thank Cal H
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

was told to come here and try the deep fried mars bar it was better than expected had the usual fish and chips which was as expected you cant really mess up fish and chips in my opinion

Thank ilike2travelandeat
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Very tasty however a little expensive for what it is. The fish is delicious and not greasy and the chips are home made.

Thank kennyh007
Orpington, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place has really gone down hill. It used to be really great when first opened. I ordered a haggis pie and chips at 4.90 which in my opinion was quiet expensive. When I received it. I ended up with a haggis sausage some chips which were soggy. Nor worth the money

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115 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I came here because this was the only place I found which sold deep friend mars bars. The place is very small but was filled with other people so I appreciated it's popularity. The staff seemed a bit fed up and weren't overly friendly to customers. The deep fried mars bar was delicious though.

Thank Sophie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$37
Seafood, Fast food, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 4338

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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