Our Story




Our Story



Italian born entrepreneur Ersilio Varese and childhood sweetheart Edda Varese opened the first Blue Lagoon Fish & Chip shop on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall street in 1975.

An 80 seater Fish & Chip restaurant and takeaway located closely to the top end of Buchanan Street, the shop was unique to Glasgow in an era in which the high streets where mobbed, shops where 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 its doors.

The business very quickly took off expanding on to West Nile Street, Argyle Street, Howard Street and Renfield Street 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 clean premises, high quality smiley service and top quality foods and consistency – our business has continue to grow over the past 40 years.

With true love and passion being put into every fish fried by our highly trained and motivated fish fryers, or the smiley service given by our dedicated counter assistants and restaurant staff happy to have a warm chat with our customers about their day – we at the Blue Lagoon aim to please all customers to ensure no one leaves our establishment unimpressed.

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 third generation of the Varese family, we at the Blue Lagoon continue to be as passionate about Traditional Fish & Chips as our Nonno Ersilio and Nonna Edda where back in 1975.

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

Varese Family