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“Perfect Fish & Chips.”

The Allan Water Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Bathgate, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
420 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
“Perfect Fish & Chips.”
Reviewed 3 October 2012

This place does proper fish and chips like no other in the Central Belt. Large juicy haddock with crispy batter, cooked to order, great chips, mushy peas, tartare sauce, tea,roll & butter - all for around a tenner in the cafe. Takeaway version next door is around half that. Great Italian ice cream - friendly service. Perfect really.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank John H
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Stirling, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Traditional chippy”
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Traditional ( but no greasy spoon) chippy with excellent food at reasonable prices. Friendly and helpful staff

Visited August 2012
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Stirling, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Unpretentious Delicious Fare”
Reviewed 13 June 2012

Have been eating here since 1978 and still think it's delicious treat to have fish supper, Bru and an ice cream - the original vanilla ice cream is the must have - with a flake. It's a local institution popular with us locals and any time I take visitors here they love it. Tartare sauce is lovely. Friendly staff. My kids eat here now and probably my grandweans will eat here. Even an olympic torch bearer dropped in for chips and ice cream when we were last there!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Alex F
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N.Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nicest ice cream ever”
Reviewed 26 May 2012

Great fish and chips, Portions good and service fast and friendly. Its popularity shows just how good it is. But for me it has to be the ice cream. The range of flavors is amazing and they don't mind giving you a wee free taste!! Don't drive past.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank dottymum
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scotland
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great place for fish&chips and ice cream”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

Traditional Scottish-Italian fish and chip restaurant which also serves great ice cream. I loved the food and service was efficient and friendly. Definitely some of the best fish and chips in Scotland.Bridge of Allan is a nice place to walk around and is convenient for Stirling university. Parking could be awkward at busy periods.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank tiggScotland
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