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“Great fish and chips!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Wee Kelpie

The Wee Kelpie
Ranked #9 of 58 Restaurants in Helensburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fast Food, British, Scottish, Seafood
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Selection of Fish and Chips cooked to order. Gluten free available at all times. Childrens menu and special offers available.
Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great fish and chips!”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

We were passing through town and not in the mood to have a big sit down meal and thankfully discovered this place! The food was great! We had the haddock which was amazing (and clearly fresh) and chips as well as the haggis bites (deep fried goodness). The food was great and definitely hit the spot! Great fish and chips!

  • Visited September 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best Fish and Chips in the West”
Reviewed September 13, 2012 via Local Picks

We love this Chippie, i have never tasted such good fish and chips, everything is made to order, the haggis bites and black pudding bites are not to be missed. Just don't go on a Monday as its closed.

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Helensburgh
1 review
“The Best Haddock, Cod, Black Pudding and Chips we have for 40 years.”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Well live in Helensburgh and learned of The Wee Kelpie through this web site and he result was magic we have not tasted the likes of this we consider since visiting Grimsby a lot of years ago, our son who was with us stated it was better than the fish shop near them that one the national best fish shop award last year - the Wee Kelpie is not to be missed.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Malcolm W
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“expensive, but nice chips”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

me and my partner went to the fish shop yesterday. although there was just one person in front of us, we had to wait 15-20mins to receive our food (2 cod 1 chips). the girl at behind the counter must have been having a bad day as she didn't smile once. the chips were lovely and crisp, we really enjoyed them. the fish was good but the batter could have been a bit more crisp for my liking. overall it was nice, but more expensive than your normal fish and chip shop. £2 chips £4.50 for cod.

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Thank Mark F
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Helensburgh
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“Fish that actually tasted like it should!”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Having heard rave reviews I finally got a chance to try out the Kelpie, on the night I opted for a Haddock supper with a portion of Mushy peas. The handcut chips are akin to wedges & you get a good amount,the peas were a bit sweet for my personal taste but like everything else they were handmade & not out of a carton/tin. The star by far was the fish,opting for Haddock instead of Cod,seved up quite a decent sized fillet & finally a fish that tastied of fish! Too often these days you get a Fish supper with absolutely no flavour & you could be eating any species.I will be returning to try the Cod.
As an aside one of my party had the black pudding & raved about how moist & tasty it was.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Shu67
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