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The Squat Lobster

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Fish & Chips, Seafood, Scottish
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The Pier | Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland
+44 7818 112336
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Chippie

just finished a most excellent fresh haddock fish supper. Service was fast and friendly, great chippie, I will certainly be back to try the shrimp and lobster menu items which I believe are available Thursday to Saturday (depends on local suppliers) good downtown location, reasonable price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Yellowknife, Canada
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Yellowknife, Canada
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

just finished a most excellent fresh haddock fish supper. Service was fast and friendly, great chippie, I will certainly be back to try the shrimp and lobster menu items which I believe are available Thursday to Saturday (depends on local suppliers) good downtown location, reasonable price.

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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Had a superb fish supper all done to perfection and will be back again for another. Staff very friendly and helpful. Sat on a bench on the seafront and tried to protect my fish supper from the seagulls which was hard going.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I wouldn't go as far as amazing fish and chips they were very average to say the least. I was very disappointed after reading so many good reviews. Fish was very dry and chips were tasteless, hopefully it was just a bad day for them.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Having fish and chips in the UK has to be on the bucket list. this shop made it better. Just a simple fish and chip takeaway. Tried the frito misto which comprised smoked salmon, smoked haddock and haddock and chips. Fish was cut up and battered fresh. Great serving - enough for two. Staff are friendly and very helpful. would... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Fish and chips so good I went twice when I was last in Rothesay. (Second time, I was on the way to dinner...!) Langoustine perfectly cooked in butter were delicious also, they'd just been delivered by the fisherman. Lovely staff too. 'Regular' size fish and chips were pretty big. I wonder what the large portion is like. Marvellous, fantastic, excellent,... More 

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Halifax
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was definitely the best fish and chips we've ever had. Cooked to order fresh haddock and fresh chips and a huge portion too! Great value - give it a try. Take out only.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Honestly the best fish & chips we've ever had!! Visited twice during our week on Bute, if you have the weather and fancy braving the expectant seagulls it's lovely to sit out next to the putting green to eat! Would highly recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Excellent fish and chips with views over the harbour. The only problem was keeping the seagulls away!

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Good choice of interesting food, not just the traditional. Squat lobster, filo prawns , mixed seafood. Good portions sizes.All freshly cooked .

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This place makes Rothsay worth visiting. The Service was very friendly and helpful and the Fish and chips fantastic. Definitely worth visiting whenever on Bute

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Address: The Pier | Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 7818 112336
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Isle of Bute  >  Rothesay
Average Prices: USD 3 - 13
Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, Scottish

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  • Address: The Pier | Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Isle of Bute  >  Rothesay
  • Phone Number: +44 7818 112336

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 13
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, Scottish

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