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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%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (286 reviews)
“tartare” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
130 Market Street, St Andrews KY16 9PD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were recommended to visit Tailend by locals and we were so happy for that. Outside it looks like a regular fish and chips shop, but as you cross the threshhold you realise that there is a restaurant behind the fish bar. Even on a...More

Thank iainatsea
Reviewed 2 days ago

we sneaked in pretty early on a Saturday (I think about 11:45am!)...a bit too early for fish and chips some might say, but we were starving and just getting over some festivities the night before. I can safely say I had the tastiest fish and...More

Thank peter b
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had done some homework on where to take my girlfriend for dinner in St Andrews, after two days in Edinburgh at The Fringe Comedy Festival. This place did not let me down, and I'd have been back again if we'd had another night in...More

Thank 73lwot
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having spent two weeks in Scotland and Ireland and sampled many fish & chips, this is by far and away THE BEST! The breading is light and crunchy and the fish is fresh (fish store in front). The chips were also excellent. We also had...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Advertised by a sign on the street we couldn’t be happier with eating here for the Chef’s Table prix fix dinner served on Saturday nights (45pounds without wine flights, 75 pounds with) Food A+++++ The Chef’s Table tasting menu was superb. Who would have thought...More

Thank Maria35
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate lunch here and the food was awesome. Quite a few fresh fish options so not just fish and chips.

Thank btnusa
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very busy, advisable to book if possible. I had booked by email, but the booking wasn't on the system, but the staff were very helpful and sorted out a table for us very quickly. Probably best to get there early though as the langoustines and...More

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in The Fairmont Hotel and this restaurant was recommended to us. Behind the fish and chip shop is a lovely restaurant serving beautifully fish fish cooked how you like. My halloumi salad for starter was very substantial and was delicious. My husbands...More

Thank J0nesy21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for lunch was lucky enough to get a table as I didn't book. The food, drink and service was 1st class.

Thank ssca
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anything to do with Fish and the style of cooking to your needs is in here. You can take away too and portions are very good. Good ambience too and very receptive to your needs!

Thank Jessica S
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14 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.
27 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
11 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$23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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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