If you wanted to trace Scotland’s modern culinary renaissance, you would begin here, on Ashton Lane in Glasgow’s West End, where the late Ronnie Clydesdale opened Ubiquitous Chip in 1971. Even then, Clydesdale recognized that Scottish produce could serve as the building blocks of standout cuisine, with nary a chip in sight. Now run by his son Colin, the Ubiquitous Chip is still one of the standard-bearers of Glasgow fine dining, though the space itself is elegantly casual. The venison haggis with champit tatties (mashed potatoes with parsley) has been on the menu since the beginning, but also worth trying is the Caledonian ice cream with poached plums and honey oats.
Great restaurant, great bar
The Ubiquitious Chip is one of Glasgow’s favourite restaurants. Located in the buzzing Ashton Lane in the West End it draws a great crowd. The menu is fantastic with Scotland’s famous seafood well represented. The upstairs bar always has a great evening atmosphere too. Although not cheap, it’s a perfect venue for a special occasion!