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“Helensburgh's best fish and chip shop.”
Review of The Wee Kelpie

The Wee Kelpie
Ranked #10 of 63 Restaurants in Helensburgh
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Description: Selection of Fish and Chips cooked to order. Gluten free available at all times. Childrens menu and special offers available.
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Helensburgh's best fish and chip shop.”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Really enjoyed our take away dinner from this chip shop on Thursday 28th of March 2013. Calamari was great and monk fish was tasty. Tartar sauce was gorgeous. Will certainly be visiting this place again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Natalie234_12
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“Disappointed.com”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Come up for Easter to visit my mum and dad; they had been desperate to try the wee kelpie for a while based on the rave reviews by friends and neighbours.

Suffice to say we were all very disappointed. The fish was ok but the biggest let down was the chips which were big solid lumps of potato, certainly not the crispy fluffy ones we all know and love.

Maybe I'm a philistine but wish I had trusted the negative reviews and gone to the palace!

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Thank RMac_1978
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice fish shame about the chip...”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Fresh nicely cooked fish.... not the best I've ever had but better than most. I appreciate that it is a small artisan establishment but didn't expect to emerge with fish fryer's lung. My jacket reeked of stale dripping fat...not at all acceptable in this day and age if you want customers money then spend some of it on a functioning healthy extraction unit.
Next point... the chips what a laugh soggy hard not crisp & fluffy...anyone can create a new approach or standard but would be ....should be better than a traditional or older method ..these are not. Best option send someone to buy your fried fish n stay at home & make your own chips.. Clean clothes n crispy chips rule ok.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank miskacat1
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“First class fish and chips!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

I visited this establishment after seeing reviews on trip advisor as I usually buy fish and chips from Lido in Helensburgh, but was disappointed on my last visit so I decided to try 'The Wee Kelpie'.

This chip shop was a revelation, a warm friendly welcome and food cooked to order. The portion size is generous and I loved the hand cut chips, which were delicious. The fish was tasty with a lovely crisp batter and served with a wedge of lemon. I opted for sides of mushy peas and tartare sauce.

I have no hesitation in returning to 'The Wee Kelpie'. This chippy is a cut above the usual.

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3 Thank Glasgowclass
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“What a plaice!!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Got to be the best hand cooked fish in the land! Worth the wait for geat taste of real fish"! This is a regular plaice for me!

Visited December 2012
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Thank John T
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