The Brasserie at the Chip
The informal offshoot of the renowned Ubiquitous Chip showcases innovative bistro dishes focusing on fresh local produce and Scottish ingredients.
The main room at Ubiquitous Chip is one of Glasgow’s special dining spaces, with its magnificent skylight and abundance of foliage. It could be argued, though, that the Brasserie above is an even better prospect — affording patrons a balcony view of that room below, but with the added delightful whiff of peat from the fire that permeates the upstairs. The whole affair is an institution, and it’s always busy. Prices are keener upstairs too, and the oft-changing menu has the same emphasis on classy ingredients from all around Scotland. To start, think full-bodied numbers like pig cheek with a maple glaze and parmesan, or a chowder of haddock and mussels with a soft-boiled egg and Serrano crisps widening the flavour profile. Mains have the same tendencies – Shetland cod just about stands up to the massiveness of ham hough and the garlic of the aioli, as does an elegantly prepared lamb rump alongside smoked yoghurt. Panacotta is the knockout dessert, properly wobbly and milky – and all the more impressive because it’s entirely dairy free. Rounding things off, both wine list and whisky range are suitably impressive too, because, well, it’s the Chip.
- Private dining: Up to 45 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Live entertainment: Jazz band first Saturday of the month. Occasional piping and Scottish music sessions.
- Capacity: 70
- Largest group: 45
- Open since: 1971
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 46
- House wine: £19.95 per bottle
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