The Wee Kelpie

The Wee Kelpie
82 West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, G84 8BB
  • Telephone 01436 675000
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–2pm, 5–9pm
  • Typical order Haddock supper £6.40

If there is one takeaway that can be enhanced by location it is a fish supper. This Clydeside chippy in the suitably seaside resort of Helensburgh offers exceptionally good suppers that are perfect for eating on a waterfront bench with the burgeoning river and its salty air as a backdrop. The Wee Kelpie's chips are as magical as the mythical Celtic waterhorse in their name. Hand-cut and huge, they are wonderfully tasty, big as butcher's fingers, crisp on the outer and fluffy inside – the sort of chip that releases unintentionally audible murmurs of pleasure. Haddock is thickly filleted and flaky, without skin and bones, wrapped in a super-crispy, shell-like batter, while home-made mushy peas are a cut-above, vibrantly coloured and fresh tasting. Monkfish tails, halibut and calamari also feature, as do popular haggis bites - or try the surf and turf of scallops and black pudding. Plenty of offers, gluten-free suppers and friendly banter keep locals and not-so-locals coming back for more.

Reviews & features

The Wee Kelpie fish and chip shop in Helensburgh, Scotland

19 Nov 2013

Are fish and chips better by the seaside? We head down the Costa del Clyde to find out

Ships and Chips Are fish and chips better by the seaside? Jay Thundercliffe headed down the Costa del Clyde to check out The Wee Kelpie If there is one take-away meal that can be enhanced by location, it is a fish supper. This Clydeside chippy in…