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The Wee Kelpie

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82 West Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh, Scotland
+44 1436 675000
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited at weekend on drive with my girlfriend. £8.40 for one tiny piece of fish(this is the large one) and small scoop of hard chips. Think the fish had been caught in local boat pond with a wee net, was also undercooked as fillet slipped completely out of the batter on first bite. Think the staff should wear swag masks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Great selection of fish and really tasty albeit a bit expensive for a takeaway but well worth it once you get over the shock at the price.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Visiting Helensburgh last week we decided on a carry out tea. Having seen the advert for the Wee Kelpie and asking another couple what their favourite chippie was, the answer was try the Wee Kelpie. Queue outside ...must be good! Waiting time , over the top. By the time we ordered and waited for order ( as all orders are... More 

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Thank mailex
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I have or reviewed this chip shop on several occasions. In the beginning it was great, then I had 3 or 4 occasions where the offering was decidedly dodgy. However, this week 2 haddock and chips some of the best ever. Welcome back!

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Thank KathyDUSA
Helensburgh
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Such a shame, have not been here for some time due to a previous disappointment, don't get me wrong the chips were fantastic & quality of the fish so good, just the batter thick & soggy

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Thank Trickyman
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

A wide variety of quality fish available in lovely batter. My youngest loves the squid and my eldest loves tha dairy free batter on his fish.

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Thank brendafrew
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Wanted a wee change and this was the place to go. You may have to wait a wee while for your fish and chips to be cooked as they are done to order but well worth the wait

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Thank Margaret M
Helensburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Good selection of fish and chips and other choices like scampi, calamari, scallops, monkfish tail, haggis bites, chicken goujons, mushy peas There is a childrens menu and a gluten free option available. (Because of frying method it is not suitable for vegetarians.)

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Thank Sandra M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Consistently top for takeaway fish & chips, but also chicken, haggis, black pudding, prawns, monkfish cooked to order

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Thank encal
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I needn't write too much more, the title speaks for itself. Not wanting to echo what other reviews say however the Tuesday two for £10 deal is unbeatable on quality, quantity and value. Having moved to the area last year it's safe to say, this will become a regular haunt!! Particularly on Tuesdays!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, British, Scottish, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 West Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Helensburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 1436 675000
Description
Selection of Fish and Chips cooked to order. Gluten free available at all times. Childrens menu and special offers available.

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