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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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Helensburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely staff great cooked food to order . I love getting my fish and chips from here no frozen fish all fresh and best cod I have ever had. Chips are great and the tartare sauce is amazing . Been going here since it opened and never had a bad experience .

1 Thank Anita C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Love this take away! The food is always excellent, the chips are wonderful. Servings are huge so we tend to get the children's sizes. The fish is always fresh and it is great to be able to get scallops in a chippy!!

1 Thank HIlary P
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017 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 

Thank Denis M
TheWeeKelpie, Owner at The Wee Kelpie, responded to this review

We where disappointed to read such an unpleasant review of our business. You say you ordered a large fish and chips which you claim was tiny. The piece of fish would have been between 8 and 9 ounces in weight, this is significantly larger than a standard fish which weighs between 5 and 6 ounces. We use a single side... More 

A TripAdvisor Member
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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 

Thank mailex
Bristol, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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!

Thank KathyDUSA
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

Thank Trickyman
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank brendafrew
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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

Thank Margaret M
Helensburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.)

Thank Sandra M

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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, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?