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The Wee Kelpie

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82 West Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8BB, Scotland
+44 1436 675000
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm writing this review as I've been going here since it opened and never had a bad fish and chips. The portions have always been the right size and the food was freshly cooked. Well last night I ordered fish&chips for me and a sausage and chips for the boy, when I was served I picked the boxes up and... More 

Thank Harry T
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first experience with British fish and chips. Very nice big haddock fillet. Gluten-free batter available was a big bonus. Didn't want added salt and there was really none so a bit blank taste but definitely my own bad.

Thank Minna L
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love The Wee Kelpie. Unfortunately unless the Monday or Tuesday deal is on it is a little out of my budget for a fish supper but when I am after a treat this is one on the first places I go to for a takeaway. My son loves the kids fish and my picky partner often has a cod... More 

Thank Sarah H
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes the humble fish and chips to a new level. All cooked fresh to order. A fantastic menu with an amazing array of fish on offer.

Thank John M
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to wait half an hour for two suppers , people were served before me even though I had arrived before them . When I got home the haddock tasted terrible and the chips , and there were not many , were not nice . Overall I was very disappointed and will not be going back not just because... More 

Thank Iain C
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great chip shop. I love that everything is cooked fresh to order. Takes a little longer but is so worth it. Also great customer service.

1 Thank Gavin S
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fish supper and handmade chips also home made coleslaw and mushy peas ate excellent as well. Also enjoyed the bites as a starter. Recommend haddock for the fish -very tasty..

1 Thank dabhanddoug
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your looking for a good chippy in Helensburgh then look no further that the Wee Kelpie.This is a very busy takeaway and they cook to order so everything is nice and fresh but that also means you have to wait a bit longer for the goodies. Plenty of choice and regular or large sized portions to suit the appetite.... More 

1 Thank themanwiththecamera
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to get away from traffic on the way home from a Sunday walk in Dunoon. Have to say probably best fish and chips I've ever had!! The fish was huge and the batter was so tasty! Exactly what we wanted! Definitely worth the wait and will be back next time in the area!

1 Thank Avingkay
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here based on a number of good reviews and had high expectations. I ordered a large Cod and chips and handed over just short of £10 once I'd added mayonnaise and tartare sauce. Now I've become accustomed to a Scottish fish supper made up of two pieces of fish, so you can imagine my disappointment to sit down... More 

Thank Daniel A
TheWeeKelpie, Owner at The Wee Kelpie, responded to this review

Hi Daniel On Saturday night The Wee Kelpie was extremely busy. I was working and remember there being a problem with one order. What happened was unfortunate but one of my staff sent a Cod and Chips and missed the second piece which would have made it a large meal. This was spotted almost immediately and we called out but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, British, Scottish, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 West Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8BB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Helensburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 1436 675000
Selection of Fish and Chips cooked to order. Gluten free available at all times. Childrens menu and special offers available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?