Harry Ramsden’s at the Three Bridges

A family wedding! We haven’t had one of them of late, with familial occasions in recent times tending to hold sadness rather than joy.


But on a misty Tuesday, we approached South Queensferry from the four corners of the Robertson and Chan empires to celebrate Grant and Jen getting hitched.

With the nuptials concluded to the tinkling sounds of Pachelbel’s Canon in D on the piano, it was over the road to Harry Ramsden’s at the Three Bridges for a chippy tea in their conservatory dining room.

By this time the fog had cleared allowing splendid views of the rail bridge as we sat down at long communal tables.

Fishes and chipses

The previous time I’d visited, this place was called the Two Bridges but the addition of the Queensferry Crossing has seen a change in name. Popular seafood restaurant chain Harry Ramsden’s running it is a fairly new addition, too.

The staff handled the complex process of taking orders from around forty diners admirably well and seemed to stagger the arrival of dishes in a sensible way.

I’d opted just for a main course of their large haddock and chips with mushy peas. It arrived in good shape on one of their signature newspaper patterned plates.

Much like on previous visits to their shops, this was pleasing stuff with both fish and chips delivered to a good standard. The mushy peas were not bad, too. It was a splendidly agreeable way for us all to have a good feed prior to the inevitable imbibing which took place back in the city at the Guildford Arms.

So overall, the main message for today is CONGRATULATIONS JEN AND GRANT. This meal at The Three Bridges started their married life in fine style with good fish n chips that hit the spot for all guests. Grant and Jen even picked up the tab which was jolly civil of them, so I’ve no idea what it cost. I dare say Harry Ramsden’s website will give you a fair indication. Give the Three Bridges a look next time you’re in South Queensferry and looking for hearty seafood fare in smart surroundings.

Written by BKR