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Castle Rock Chip Shop

Old Town
Fast food, British, Scottish
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Rock Chip Shop 87 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, Scotland
+44 131 220 1110
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After looking in old town to find the perfect place for fish and chips, we found the perfect meal at castle rock. The fish and chips were so fresh as we saw the chefs fry the fish and the chips first hand. The wait was 10 minutes, but it was totally worth it. Most pubs in Edinburgh as well as... More 

Thank Zara A
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Was looking for fish and chips in Edinburgh and saw this place on a couple of review sites. Mixed reviews but like to try for myself. Business was quiet due to the time of year, we gave our order and it was made from scratch there and then. Piping hot and delicious. I sat in the window and watched the... More 

Thank Hzgt123
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132 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We had craving for fish and chips and this was the nearest one. I ordered a breaded haddock with chips for takeaway. We liked the fish, but felt the chips were poorly done. on a side note, another customer wanted their cheese topping to be melted and the staff placed the styrofoam box containing the food into the microwave. Ain't... More 

Thank beargoh
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Came for lunch. Had a deep fried twix, snickers and Mars bar. Oh my! So good! I'd strongly recommend. I also a deep fried pizza. Yum too!

Thank Sharon C
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Had to leave a review as we popped in here last night whilst on a night out and the staff in here are wonderful. So friendly and with patience of angels dealing with the drunks coming in al the time from the grassmarket (some not very nice too), fantastic people....and foods not bad either 😊

Thank SoniaCraw
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

That you won't find anything healthy in a deep fried mars bar. At least if you take the risk of a stroke you expect something tasty. Sorry, also not the case. The fish and chips is ok but rather tasteless, the fried pizza is absolutely tasteless and rather disgusting. If you plan to go during the weekend be warned of... More 

Thank Eric G
Camillus, New York
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212 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We ate lunch here one day after spending the morning exploring Edinburgh. The fish and chips looked really good. Cooked just right, light, without being greasy. The staff were very good about checking for food allergens. The shop is very clean and sanitary. The portions were very large. We had them wrap the leftovers and we ate them later. The... More 

Thank Mazuza2
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much to the girl taking our order and surprising my son by giving him an unexpected treat. Btw, the Quattro stagione pizza was delicious.

2 Thank Hrafnkell E
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Regards of the comment about the hygiene, the bucket of water? Obviously don't know how it works in Scotland but that bucket of water is for hand rinsing after using the batter only! If you weren't happy with that you should have said and you would've got a full refund!!

3 Thank Britster1x
Molde, Norway
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Ok I really wish I had seen the ladies do what they did before I ordered and ate my fish and chips. The women serving and cooking had a bucket on the counter with cleaning cloths in it, so far that's ok, keeping food prep areas clean is good, what they did next is disgusting, the cook wiped down the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rock Chip Shop 87 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 220 1110

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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