Italian born entrepreneur Ersilio Varese & childhood sweetheart Edda Varese opened the 1st Blue Lagoon fish and chip shop on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street in 1975.

An 80 seater Fish & Chip restaurant located closely to the top end of BUCHANAN STREET, the shop was unique to Glasgow in an era in which the high streets were mobbed, shops were queued and at a time where very few fast food operators existed.

Through hard work and tiring long hours together they both ensured the restaurant became an instant hit with the Glasgow public upon opening it’s doors.

The business very quickly took off expanding on to West Nile St, Argyle St, Howard St and Renfield St all within Glasgow’s City Centre in a matter of years truly establishing Blue Lagoon as the face of traditional Fish & Chips in Glasgow.

Through basic principles of bright, attractive and clean premises, high quality smiley service, and top quality foods and consistency - our business has continued to grow over the past 40 years. Currently there are several Blue Lagoon Fish & Chip branches located throughout the UK with continued plans for expansion locally and overseas.

As the business gets passed on to the 3rd generation of the Varese family, we at Blue Lagoon continue to be as passionate about traditional Fish & Chips as our Nonno Ersilio & Nonna Edda were back in 1975.

We hope to see you and your family in the nearest Blue Lagoon Fish & Chip branch soon.


Varese Family