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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (349 reviews)
“unlimited chips” (37 reviews)
“scallops” (63 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
130 Market Street, St Andrews KY16 9PD, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited St Andrews last year. Lucky enough to eat here again. If you like seafood this is a must. I’m sure the burgers are good but it’s a SEAFOOD ESTABLISHMENT!!! #lovethesea

Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sit down meal in the back restuarant. Haddock and chips was to die for. Prompt and friendly service. What's not to like about this place.

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The owner of this restaurant is one nasty piece of work. He made me feel unwanted and downright saddened.

Thank Fishandchipboy123
Reviewed 3 days ago

From the street this restaurant is deceiving as all you initially see is a wet fish counter. However take a short walk past the wet fish counter and you come to the restaurant. The tables and chairs are very clean but are basic. Staff on...More

Thank Scotsman449
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My son found it online and had great reviews. From sit down to takeout to fresh fish you can purchase. The best meal in recent memory ...outstanding

Thank Suilenroc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had the grilled prawns and my husband had the haddock in batter. Prawns weren't fresh at all in fact, 1 in particular was really stale. Haddock also not fresh in the slightest, was expecting better and was a real let down. Service was brisk...More

Thank wmensusa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pick off the chalkboard menu of fish and then specify the preparation. Delicious and light! Good Sancerre to accompany it for a reasonable price - very busy! Good fast service. Fish monger and food takeout at the front of the facility.

Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eating fish and chips in a good restaurant is one of life's pleasures, especially when everything is really fresh. We go to the Tailend pretty much every visit to St Andrews, as it's reliable and a great casual dining experience. The full-sized haddock supper is...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to have your fish cooked just how you prefer it either bread crumbs , batter or grilled. A good selection of fish types available served with chips and salad or peas. There also a few other side dishes on the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Tailend with high expectations but left very disappointed. There was far too much greasy batter on the haddock which was wafer thin and tasteless. In addition the chips were over cooked with a number being inedible as they were too crunchy. The saving...More

Thank Foodlover1482
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Questions & Answers
16 February 2018|
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Response from Linzell24 |
They have stopped the refillable baskets! When I dined in a couple of weeks ago I ordered a fish supper, was given a handful of chips! My friends ordered half fish and received 3 x more chips! If you’re planning a trip I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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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