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The Tailend

$$ - $$$
Seafood, British, Scottish
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14-15 Albert Place | Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH7 5HN, Scotland
+44 131 555 3577
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Popped in here for a quick pre-theatre dinner option because the reputation is so good, only to be left mildly disappointed. The staff didn't seem bothered about whether we were there or not - barely a smile or a friendly word to make us welcome, and the service itself was perfunctory; plates were removed with an efficiency that suggested they... More 

Thank Gareth D
Stirling, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really disappointed with this place, used to be good but has went very downhill. Will never go back. Lots of friends think the same. Arrogant manager and service very poor.

Thank JillAdventures
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent place, fish supper is beautiful and freshly cooked to order. Cheaper than the Royal Mile and really good food. My sons wanted the full Scottish 'experience' and had battered pizza on the side - not on the restaurant menu, but they were happy to provide any treats from the takeaway side too. Good service - will definitely return.

Thank CathySB17
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbelievable value and service Monkfish chips & peas the special of the day £7.10 👏😀. Monkfish often referred as the people's lobster mine was breaded though it was also excellent with the Pesto ,this bespoke eatery is simple the best value in Edinburgh by a mile

Thank Colin G
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived without a reservation. Staff were quick to sort us out with a table, as they were fully booked later on. Service friendly, fast, accurate. Food v tasty. We had the haddock suppers, the wee portion. Was just right for my mum. Very good value. Def go again.

Thank Rugbysw11
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn't find a chippy nearby so I did a little research as I'm not from anywhere near Edinburgh. There fish is cooked to order which I prefer. I'm sure the gentleman I was speaking to was the owner who was very efficient at cooking the fish. I had haddock because cod was sold out, it was delicious and I... More 

Thank Kiran S
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Had a groupon deal here . Absolutely best fish in Edinburgh matching St Andrews I think . Lovely crisp fresh batter , not soggy on the bottom . Lovely flaky haddock not greasy . Lovely chips also. Will definitely be back

Thank lachyboy21
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Recommended and wasn't disappointed admittedly a bit pricey but you get what you pay for and it's one of the best fish suppers I've had !!!!

Thank Mkjim
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017

We went for lunch and the five of us took advantage of the menu with choices for one, two or three courses....very good value. The food was delicious and fresh and even the half haddock portions were generous. Mushy peas were the right texture but lacked flavour. Service was efficient, low key but not very engaging. I know it is... More 

Thank Ena-Bill
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Nice place with a good range of options cooked to order with some interesting daily specials. Well worth a visit, probably the best chippy in edinburgh


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14-15 Albert Place | Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH7 5HN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 555 3577
Our restaurants provide a unique dining experience with the finest Scottish seafood dishes, and our fish bars offer the highest quality fish and chips to take away! Specials may include fresh tuna, sea bass, monk fish, halibut, plaice, mussels, oysters and much more! Join us for the best fish & chips in Edinburgh, Scotland!

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