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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” (296 reviews)
“unlimited chips” (34 reviews)
“tartare” (37 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
130 Market Street, St Andrews KY16 9PD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have eaten here a few times and always take the precaution of booking a table and the food - always haddock and chips has been good. This was a busy Saturday night and fairly noisy but the food arrived and looked good. The fish...More

Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 3 days ago

For our first meal after landing in Scotland, what did we want? Fish and chips of course! The Tailend was less than 10 minutes walking from our hotel (Hotel Du Vin) and had great reviews on Trip Advisor. I also really liked the fact that...More

Thank jmacphoto
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very delicious fish n chips. Located at the city centre so it is easy to be reached. Fast and friendly service.

Thank Iwan P
Reviewed 5 days ago

First of all, I know this is primarily a fish restaurant so it's not fair to complain about the lack of veggie options too much, but it's really very limited. There are more non-fish meat options (chicken, beef etc) than there are non-fish vegetarian options:...More

Thank Sophie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. We have eaten here a couple of times this year and it so fresh and tasty. Very popular so make a reservation. Free refill on the chips (french fries). Literally have the fish on display when you come in. You can...More

Thank joeger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always delicious, clean, and packed! We love the fish and chips but any of the fish is fantastic. Love the Atrium for seating!

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good tasty fish and chips but a bit greasy. Standard burger and sausage and a hot smoked salmon salad but nothing extra or special to warrant the fifth star. Service good.

Thank Annette O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I ate at the Tailend yesterday evening. The food is gorgeous , and not just your usual chip shop fayre. This is a specialist restaurant , that can equal anything in this busy town. The food is fried in Beef dripping ,...More

Thank StevieDfraeLochee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an excellent meal tonight at The Tailend, very friendly and efficient staff. First visit but will definitely be back

Thank L0ve_Great_F00d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wandered on in after a day visiting sites and pleasantly surprised by the menu - tried the Scallops and Haggis along with the Haddock and all reasonably well priced - had a great night.

Thank Steve-70
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15 June 2017|
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Response from KirstenUsher | Reviewed this property |
We ate there recently with a large group including 9 children aged between 1 month old - 10 years old and the staff were great with all of them.
28 February 2017|
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Response from samantha m | Property representative |
Hi Mary, We have a veggie tacos, Veggie burgers, Salads! Our Chips are fried in beef dripping but we offer garlic potatoes as an alternative. All our menus can be found on our website :) Hope this helps
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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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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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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