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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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • 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 fish and chips

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
James188113
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We got a takeaway of fish and chips. I'm not a huge fan of fish and chips, but it was the best chippy I've had for about 10 years. The chips tasted like chips used to, the fish was excellent quality. Awesome job well done.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

great polite service and food cooked fresh in front of you, everytime I go to bute this is a place I have to eat from. just a warning though, the seagulls will follow you for scraps... they know good food when they taste it !

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Cockfield, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

At the end of August we spent a week camping on the beautiful Isle of Bute, we got take out at several places and on our last night we discovered this gem! Such an unassuming exterior for the amazing food that is produced here. We were delighted by the choice on offer, all fresh and local. My partner had smoked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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 - 12
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, Scottish

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