Fish & Chip Shops
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The best places to try this classic Scottish dish
Popular plate: Try the cod or haddock with chips, mushy peas and the city’s unique ‘chip sauce’ - a fruity concoction you won’t find anywhere else.
Whether it’s the classic cod, chips and mushy peas or a battered sausage with gravy, you can’t leave Edinburgh without sampling the famous chippies. You’ll find eat-in and takeaway shops right across the city, but the best of the lot is The Tailend Fish Bar in Leith.
The first of the posh chippies, it offers the traditional dishes - cod and haddock, pies, chicken and sausages - but also has soups, salmon, prawns and more. Though sticking to the classics is recommended.
If you can’t make it to The Tailend, other great Edinburgh chippies include the award-winning L’Abla D’Oro
(7 Henderson Row) and Benes (162 Canongate), which in reality is far better.