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The Upper Crust

$$ - $$$
French, European, Scottish
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88a Upper Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8BB, Scotland
+44 1436 678035
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food in this place is amazing. I had a fish pie and my husband had a special of lamb chops. I was thoroughly appreciative that my fish pie wasn't blasted in a microwave and was literally steaming hot till the last bite. The service and atmosphere was relaxed but attentive. If it wasn't for a long drive that we... More 

Thank LizzyWiggin
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always an interesting and varied menu. Good, knowledgeable service and best music (almost) ever. great atmosphere and interesting décor and artifacts.

Thank millarnc
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Small restaurant run by husband and wife team,fantastic food reasonable prices great atmosphere. If you like a place that's wee bit different from the norm you'll love this place.

Thank ian b
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Forgot how good this place was, delicious food in a quirky, cosy atmosphere, with great music. Not in pristine condition but it's shabby chic is part of its charm. Love it, I'll be back!

Thank brendafrew
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent food beautifully cooked and just enough choice to ensure there is something for everyone. Prices very reasonable but the atmosphere is what makes this restaurant memorable. Querky choice of decor, great relaxing selection of music and a place that is immediately relaxing. Staff are polite and friendly and great to chat with. A really lovely place to go.

1 Thank LesleyHansen
Grover, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

I travelled secretly to Scotland and dined at The Upper Crust. I rode inside of a nuclear submarine (the USS Springfield, SSN 761) and docked at Faslane. The Upper Crust was a delight and I hope to return soon. I wrote to the owners, the husband, wife and son and was delighted to receive a letter back in America. They... More 

2 Thank Martin M
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Personal friendly service in subdued surroundings but welcoming. The lady chef proprietor prided herself justifiable in providing honest food well prepared and well presented

Thank Graham H
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

I've lived in Helensburgh for 23 years and never experienced The Upper Crust, until now. What a surprise, on many levels! The smell of damp is the first thing to hit you, followed by the realisation that you might be in someone's grans sitting room for dinner. Fear not, the experience is quite delightful and the food is delicious. It's... More 

Thank DawnAmanda
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Quite possibly the most bizarre place we've eaten. We've been in Helensurgh for over a decade and never eaten here, until last week. I wish we'd not bothered. We were the only people here, sat in the corner of the strangest room. Im all for ecletic taste but this was just plain scruffy. Random scatter cushions plonked on unmatched chairs,... More 

Thank honestinjun015
msrochester, Owner at The Upper Crust, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time and making the effort to post a review. Feedback, even unsolicited and negative is always illuminating and interesting. However in the interest of verisimilitude I feel I must take issue with you on a couple of points. Firstly price: I feel that our prices are reasonable considering the quality of the food. In fact they... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

When you arrive at The Upper Crust, the omens are not promising. The street sign looks a bit jaded, then you pass down a passge and into a strange hallway that suggests you are arriving at a guesthouse run by a 90-year-old. Then when you get into the restaurant you notice a distinct smell of damp. But this is all... More 

1 Thank daveyboond

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$43
French, European, Scottish
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Reservations
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88a Upper Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8BB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Helensburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 1436 678035
Good Food in a relaxed atmosphere. Great ambience for family gatherings or romantic evenings.

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