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The Tailend Restaurant and Fish Bar

130 Market Street, St Andrews KY16 9PD, Scotland
+44 1334 474070
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (311 reviews)
“unlimited chips” (32 reviews)
“fillet” (35 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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130 Market Street, St Andrews KY16 9PD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The restaurant behind the takeaway is rather cold as the front door is always open. But don’t let that stop you enjoying the great fish and chips. With as many chips as you can eat too!!!

Thank AlanBR1967
Reviewed 2 days ago

We drove from Leven to St Andrews to get a gluten free fish & chips but were told they did not do gluten free. Very disappointed and a waste of money driving there for nothing.

Thank mary m
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got a deliveroo delivery whilst staying at a nearby caravan park. Food was lovely with nice chips and fresh fish with crispy batter. Only complaint was there was no option when ordering for chippy sauce, but still tasted nice!

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don't expect ambience. This is just a crowded affair serving up tasty fish. Both the Thai curry and the salmon were excellent. In fact they are using their space to the max. Three small two person tables in a narrow hallway that leads to the...More

Thank doreenandneil
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our guests from New Orleans, had travelled with us from Glasgow, and we so enjoyed the mid-morning stroll, along St. Andrews boutique historic main Streets, as well as the old St. Andrews Cathedral ruins, that Lunch was upon us before we knew it. This place...More

1  Thank Detroiter01
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good quality fish bar in the centre of St Andrews with fresh produce and decent service even in very busy times...

Thank Vaggelis M
Reviewed 6 days ago

A nice and cozy though quite humble spot with a few tables and friendly team. They opened recently and do not have an alcohol license yet (certain disadvantage ) which is to be resolved shortly as they say. A good and tasty combination of south-east...More

Thank Igor_V_Gun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After sharing a starter of tiger prawns in batter we each had a half portion of haddock with chips and garden peas. The batter melted in the mouth. We had one cranachan cheesecake. A little disappointing as it was served in a glass and the...More

Thank ragbin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited at 6.30pm on a Friday in October and I was glad we had booked. There was already a hefty queue in the shop and there were very few unoccupied tables that I could see as we were escorted to ours. We were seated in...More

Thank LittleMissShoes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place on 2 occasions during our stay to the area. Both times the food was exceptional. Fish and chips of the highest quality. Everything about this place was great. Extra complimentary chips if required. Scallops starter also fresh and very tasty. Great service...More

Thank RyanM31
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15 June 2017|
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Response from KirstenUsher | Reviewed this property |
We ate there recently with a large group including 9 children aged between 1 month old - 10 years old and the staff were great with all of them.
28 February 2017|
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Response from samantha m | Property representative |
Hi Mary, We have a veggie tacos, Veggie burgers, Salads! Our Chips are fried in beef dripping but we offer garlic potatoes as an alternative. All our menus can be found on our website :) Hope this helps
12 December 2016|
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Response from von0151 | Reviewed this property |
Only guide dogs I think 🤔
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Market Street, St Andrews KY16 9PD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 474070
  • E-mail
We are a family run fish bar and restaurant. We have been in the fish business for four generations and we hope to keep the family tradition going. All our fish is locally sourced and is as fresh as can be. We have our own fish house based in Arbroath, Where we are particularly famous for our Smokies! (Haddock cooked over a barrel, giving an intense smoked flavour) and our Humble Haddock is also a customer Favorite! We are passionate about seafood and it comes across in all our dishes from the Humble Haddock to our Seared Tuna steak! We carry a bespoke range of wines and whiskys suited to compliment your dish, just ask our serving staff for advice.
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