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“A chippie at best”
3 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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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Selection of Fish and Chips cooked to order. Gluten free available at all times. Childrens menu and special offers available.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A chippie at best”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

This is not a restaurant.......it's a fish and chip shop. You can't sit, you stand waiting for your order, given you are given a number for your order. Food is not always consistant in quality. Chips are wedges. Fish, mostly ok.
""It's a chip shop""..... Nothing more.
No1..don't think so.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great fish!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

The fish you get is amazing! The staff are always up for a chat whilst you wait. The chips on the other hand arent the best but that is why I only gave it 4/5

Visited November 2013
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fish to Dine for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

After a busy sunday neither of us felt like cooking, so we decided to try the Wee Kelpie to see if it matched it's local and National reputation. It was superb, freshly cooked fish and chips for each customer, a slice of lemon and home made mushy peas and sauces set this Chippie apart from it's competition. Well done guys; thanks for a super sunday supper.

  • Visited March 2014
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The Netherlands
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Soggy fish matched the weather!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

What a disappointment!

A bleak and wet miserable Wednesday night............a nice fish supper from the Wee Kelpie.
The chips were the usual standard, however both fish were soggy and not particularly appetising.
Had the weather not been so dreadful I would have returned - even had some tummy rumblings afterwards for the remainder of the evening.

Hope this was a one off and we can enjoy the high standards we have come to expect and experience.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Laura M
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Super Chippie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a really good chippie. The quality of the fish, the batter and the hand made chips is absolutely top notch. No greasy batter or flaccid slimy chips. Book ahead so that you don't have to wait. Everything cooked to order. Good value best quality. We have tried the haddock, the scampi and the chicken. All great. Well worth a visit

  • Visited February 2014
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