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The Tailend Restaurant and Fish Bar

130 Market Street, St Andrews KY16 9PD, Scotland
+44 1334 474070
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (338 reviews)
“unlimited chips” (37 reviews)
“scallops” (62 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
130 Market Street, St Andrews KY16 9PD, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

4 of us went in without a prior booking on a Sunday afternoon and had to wait a few minutes for a table (well worth the wait). The potions are generous and the food was all very hot and tasty. The restaurant is at the...More

Thank ColinVinten
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

30 of us came here. Food was excellent. Majority of staff were nice but one girl let the team down unfortunately. We left a large tip on the table, hopefully it was shared out. Can’t fault it.

Thank Selina220
Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived without a reservation for 4 people. Tables available had a time limit of 1 hour before next reservation. We decided to give it a try but did stress to the waitress service would have to be quick. Our order was taken and we...More

Thank Phyll60
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had great meal! Two couples each ordered different entree. No one was disappointed. Started with an Eden Mill Love gin and tonic. Fish and chips was very good. Large portion but everyone helped me finish it. Servers were friendly. Sat in solarium which was...More

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday evening for a take away fish supper. The fish and chips were delicious. Highly recommend!

Thank belindascotland
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I often visit this restaurant when in St Andrews and was looking forward to the usual standard of food and service. Unfortunately food was cold, not good when food deep fried in dripping. The decor is in dire need of a lick of paint. When...More

Thank veggiegirl12015
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love fish and chips especially when cooked in beef dripping so this was the near perfect place for me. We ate in the restaurant which was perfectly large enough and a decent place to eat.Service was reasonably efficient although not over friendly.But it is...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice walking distance from hotel. Very busy. Fish selections very nice. Salmon / tuna. This was a great find. Do not miss this great meal.

Thank Eastendhw
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food here is amazing...lovely menu and great service wether eating in or taking away! I like to book a table as can be busy to save any disappointment.

Thank Stacey T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very nice and all freshly cooked to order. Good price as the half portion of fish was more than enough if you don't have a massive appetite. Restaurant is a bit basic but I suppose it is a fish and chip shop. Would...More

Thank Ellie152
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Questions & Answers
16 February 2018|
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Response from Linzell24 |
They have stopped the refillable baskets! When I dined in a couple of weeks ago I ordered a fish supper, was given a handful of chips! My friends ordered half fish and received 3 x more chips! If you’re planning a trip I... More
12 February 2018|
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Response from Ssusan-Ann A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no dogs-only guide dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Market Street, St Andrews KY16 9PD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 474070
  • E-mail
We are a family run fish bar and restaurant. We have been in the fish business for four generations and we hope to keep the family tradition going. All our fish is locally sourced and is as fresh as can be. We have our own fish house based in Arbroath, Where we are particularly famous for our Smokies! (Haddock cooked over a barrel, giving an intense smoked flavour) and our Humble Haddock is also a customer Favorite! We are passionate about seafood and it comes across in all our dishes from the Humble Haddock to our Seared Tuna steak! We carry a bespoke range of wines and whiskys suited to compliment your dish, just ask our serving staff for advice.
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