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The Tailend Restaurant and Fish Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
US$9 - US$23
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Grill
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

The Tail end is not just a seafood restaurant but you can also buy fresh seafood to cook at home. The food was really good as was thservice. The staff were very friendly.It is licenced also.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank David S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nearby to SS Discovery; V&A and the railway station. A very good seafood restaurant which I can highly recommend. They cook your food the way you want. Excellent service and ambience.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tom C
Reviewed 5 days ago

The seating/dining is a bit bare/non-descript so not making for a "cosy" environment. The choices are ok, all is fresh but it is overprized for what it is. You come out wondering what kind of eating experience you've had...a seated sort of take-away. We enjoyed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AngelaAFR1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Varied menu but we opted for fish n chips and fish curry. A nice change, hubby enjoyed crispy battered fish and crispy chips. Fish curry tasted lovely probably more sauce than fish and more tai than Indian but lovely with chips and salad. Cosy spot...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank KDTtree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can tell why this is such a popular and friendly food establishment the minute you walk in the door. Very friendly and welcoming staff ready to take your order. Everything is made to order and very fresh. If you are taking your meal home...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 202alison23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend The Tailend St Andrews. I emailed in advance to ask if a birthday cake could be organised so I could surprise my daughter. Paul and his team went above and beyond!! Beautiful lunch, excellent service and a beautiful red velvet cake was supplied!!...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Maggie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had battered chicken and it was tasteless. Unseasoned chicken and chips had a weird taste, like they’d absorbed the flavour of the fish they had possibly been sat around. The packaging wasn’t sealed properly and chips had gone everywhere inside the bag. Not cheap and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Adventure720682
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited again last week and has to be the best Fish Supper in Scotland. Quality, Freshness, Value for money are all exceptional. Friendly service and great ambience. Will certainly visit again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ferryman1960
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard amazing reviews about this place, so had very high expectations! The food was great, good portions, lovely homemade tarter sauce. The food was very good, I wouldn't say excellent, but it was a busy Friday night when we went si I would...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank becky-camille
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As you walk through the fish and chip shop at the front, you have no idea that a wonderful restaurant is behind the hard working fish fryers and their chip mountain. There are some pretty sore reviewers reviewing this place, complaining about just about everything...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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8 September 2018|
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Response from niamo89 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn't notice any signs for that. We were there on a Saturday
8 July 2018|
Response from Phyll60 | Reviewed this property |
I guess the more tables the more customers!
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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