Congratulations to The Ubiquitous Chip which has just been voted by the public as The Good Food Guide Readers’ Restaurant of the Year for Scotland.
Opening in 1971, The Chip championed Scottish cuisine and ingredients long before such a notion was in any way fashionable. Some 41 years later, practically any chef worth his salt will happily tell you about his sourcing policy and the importance of local provenance but Ronnie Clydesdale, the late founder of The Chip, pioneered the approach in Scotland.
The Good Food Guide recognised The Chip’s achievements from the off and the Ashton Lane restaurant has been in every edition of The Guide since 1972. Elizabeth Carter, Consultant Editor of The Good Food Guide said: ‘The Ubiquitous Chip has always been in it for the long haul – it’s been listed in The Good Food Guide for 40 years – and you don’t achieve that without great attention to detail at all times. So it’s no surprise that readers’ have again voted forcefully for this wonderfully sprawling big-city eatery.’
Owner Colin Clydesdale added, ‘It is wonderful to have won. Having been in The Good Food Guide since 1972, and to still be considered to be at the top of our game, is enormously flattering. Running a restaurant does not get any easier, and the competition gets stronger year on year. To still be considered by our customers to be the best is amazing.’
The Chip will now represent Scotland at the annual Which? awards. The prize-giving will take place in London on the 20th of June when restaurants, from ten different UK areas, will be waiting to hear if they have been named overall The Good Food Guide Readers’ Restaurant of the Year for 2013.
If you want to see what all the fuss is about then click here to see The Ubiquitous Chip’s 5pm offers.