Despite my husband growing up in Glasgow, he’d never been inside ‘The Chip‘. I suppose that makes sense considering a university student couldn’t afford to eat there but what I’m trying to get at, is that the inside of this restaurant was nothing like we imagined it would be. Yes, it is fine dining but not as you’d find it somewhere else in the UK. It’s not stuffy and there isn’t a white table cloth in sight. The Ubiquitous Chip is like a beautiful greenhouse, not dissimilar to the botanic garden buildings down the road. Full of plants, the dining room is spacious and beautifully lit from a skylight and the service is blistering friendly.
They have a wonderful wine list and because we were spending the night away from our baby for the first time we were perhaps a little overzealous about the number of glasses that were ordered and we suffered accordingly for this but we really had fun at The Chip. The place is steeped in history, one of the oldest Glaswegian restaurants but it doesn’t feel dated. It’s quite the opposite of ubiquitous in fact, unique, bohemian and enchanting.
What’s good? The venison haggis, guinea fowl and chocolate and olive oil cake were all wonderful.
Kid friendly? Aye.
✓baby change facilities
✓cool with breastfeeding
✓loads of other parents – we were there for dinner so it was families with older children but this always bodes well
✓space for buggies