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“Surprised”

The Brasserie at the Ubiquitous Chip
Ranked #275 of 2,393 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $39
Cuisines: British, Scottish, European
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Floating on the mezzanine overlooking the main restaurant at The Ubiquitous Chip, The Brasserie offers inventive and wholesome bistro-style dining with the same integrity and commitment to good quality food as the main dining area. Set over the top level of The Chip and offering everything from all day brunch at the weekend, quick midweek lunches and leisurely evening dinners, The Brasserie menu is as diverse as it's surroundings. Like the original restaurant opened back in the 1970s, The Brasserie at the Ubiquitous Chip is on a mission to keep Scottish food and Scottish producers firmly on the culinary map. Using nasturtiums and tomatoes grown on our own mezzanine, Inverurie beef, Seil Island crab, Loch Melfort mussels and Ramsay's of Carluke's pork belly - we offer you the best of what Scotland has to offer in a magical space.
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“Surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We were up the west end on Good Friday & decided to grab a bite to eat. Everywhere on Ashton lane where we would normally go was full, so we decided to go into ubiquitous Chip.
We were seated in the brasserie & given a menu. At first I was put off as many of the dishes were made with livers either in pate or mousse - this does not appeal to me at all.
I eventually opted for the soup & a piece. The soup was to die for and my 'piece' which was half a scruffy baguette with ham & mustard mayo was delicious.
We decided to order desert - apple crumble. This was the best apple crumble & custard I have ever had!
I was pleasantly surprised because at first I wasn't expecting to enjoy it. Would definitely go back but would like to try the main restaurant as it looked beautiful.

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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Reliable and good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

Been a while since I dined here an only popped in on the off-chance of a table.
Had to wait about half an hour which was spend in the busy and popular upstairs bar.

We had a lovely table overlooking the main restaurant.

The Arbroath pate was delightful and the lamb perfectly cooked.

The service was of a high standard and many places could learn from the Chip.

Wine not cheap though.

Overall a splendid experience.

  • Visited April 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“40 years of Glasgow popularity.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

My first visit to this labyrinthine Glasgow institution was 30 ish years ago.
The look and feel is much the same today. Which is a good thing and fitting this lane location well.
We were turned away from the restaurant on a Thursday evening and ate in the "Brasserie" adjoining. Shame to give it a French name it looks more like a dusty Scottish barn!
(Good luck finding your way in and out through various bars, avoiding lounging dogs.)
Our Irish server (?Jenna) was charming and friendly.
At first glance the Brasserie menu looked limited and simple, however good quality food and generous mains won me over.

Small simple starters Black pudding on chutney with crispbread @ £5.45, and Crab and crispbread were lost on large plates.
Mains of Venison haggis,neeps n tatties @ £9.45 were perhaps the best I have ever tasted.
Filling and with quality flavours.
Dark chocolate and ale cake slice with malt barley ice cream anf great salty peanut brittle @ £5.45 was excellent. Apple crumble & custard @ £5.45 small but fine.
We drank the Chip 71 ale @ £3.50 a pint which was very good and not too strong.
Booking recommended, I look forward to a return visit.

  • Visited March 2014
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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“Upstairs bar/restaurant - great service and good Scottish comfort food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

A return visit after quite a few years as the last visit disappointed though we remember clearly the first visit in the early 1980s when we travelled from Edinburgh to Glasgow just to see what the food guides liked so much about the "Chip". That was one of the best meals we had eaten - but that was over 30 years ago and visits in the last 10 years have never, so far, hit that mark again.
Not so this week. They were busy, VERY busy, everywhere in the many quaint and welcoming bars and the main restaurant. However, the extremely friendly waiting staff directed us to a table in the upstairs bar. We had pints of the bar's own tasty ale and a couple of starters - one crab and the other black pudding, both pleasant though the pudding was a tad small. The main for us was the Chip's own venison haggis, very tasty, less oaty and much less fatty than conventional haggis and all the better for that and it came in at under £10. The traditional accompaniments of mashed tatties and bash'd neeps (mashed turnip to Scots and swede to the English) were excellent, the neeps being particularly well bash'd and almost creamy. The desserts on offer in the bar were few but adequate.
Altogether with excellent service, reasonable prices, pleasant bothy-like atmosphere, very good traditional food and the hub-bub of a busy evening in Glasgow's west end, this was one of the better meals we have enjoyed in Glasgow.

  • Visited March 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Every time... Awesome... Nomnomnom... Enough said :-) try it.... Atmosphere, staff and food all amazing

Visited February 2014
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