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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (384 reviews)
“unlimited chips” (38 reviews)
“tiger prawns” (16 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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130 Market Street, St Andrews KY16 9PD, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As you walk through the fish and chip shop at the front, you have no idea that a wonderful restaurant is behind the hard working fish fryers and their chip mountain. There are some pretty sore reviewers reviewing this place, complaining about just about everything...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bimbo2Baggins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best fish and chips I've had in a long time! Perfectly cooked and lightly battered fish that almost melts in your mouth, and the chips are slightly crunchy and not at all oily. I'm not sure fish and chips get any better than this.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank syeman
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've had some five-star meals at Tailend, but yesterday my party of four adults and a four-month old baby was turned away. Despite the restaurant being almost empty, I was told that our pram and sleeping baby would have to stay at the server's station...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank baystater2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place and great for all the fish lovers I also found this place to be well maintained and has a lovely cafe feeling that also serves alcohol

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MichaelA702
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable food and tasty. Reasonably priced. Good choice. Staff seemed pleasant for most of our customer journey until we came to pay. The unmovable hard attitude of staff not allowing us to split the bill over two cards left us with the sour taste of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alasdair-Roxburgh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food. We were nicely surprised . Would recommend prawns or fish and chips. Would definitely go back again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank P5472ASsuzannem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Melt in the mouth fish, great service. Would never think that, their is a restaurant in the back of this place.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank md2911
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made one of our regular visits to this excellent fish restaurant. As always the fish was fresh and very well cooked. The service was very good staff are cheery and helpful. A great place to go if you like fish, good menu and always have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rabarclay257
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on a day excursion, this place was recommended by our driver. It is a small restaurant, that was very busy when I arrived, but was able to get a seat and enjoyed my fish and chips with mashed peas. Yummy... will return if I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Travelchick20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner’s favourite place to have a fish tea ❤️ We always come for his birthday - excellent food and service - see you again soon!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Annie M
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Questions & Answers
8 September 2018|
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Response from niamo89 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn't notice any signs for that. We were there on a Saturday
8 July 2018|
Response from Phyll60 | Reviewed this property |
I guess the more tables the more customers!
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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