Two Fat Ladies

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Two Fat Ladies
88 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6NX
  • Telephone 0141 339 1944
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–3pm, 5.30–10.30pm; Sun 1–9pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5.30–6.45pm
  • Average price £14.50 (set lunch)
  • Pre-theatre price £14.50
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The Two Fat Ladies are no stranger to our Hitlist and are well known around Glasgow for serving top quality fresh seafood. The original location, with a small entrance almost hidden away, continues to live up to their reputation. Elbow room is tight but this does nothing to hinder the youthful team as they weave in and out of tables filling wine glasses and offering convivial chat. Cullen skink, fishcakes and mussels in varying Asian broths regularly appear in the starter section or perhaps try the mini fish pie; it’s surprisingly light, full of prawns, cod and salmon all snuggled under a bold crunchy blue cheese crust. A couple of meaty mains feature beside the standard fishy offerings of salmon, coley and plaice. Or enjoy a combination of both – fat scallops, dotted between cubes of mild Stornoway black pudding, the accompanying crab mornay sauce is bold coral in colour yet delicate in flavour and rounds the dish nicely. Finish with a delicious Baileys panacotta – just the right amount of wobbly set custard, coated in a rich white chocolate sauce served with a crunchy pistachio biscotti.

  • High point: Cosy romantic restaurant with lots to enjoy on the menu
  • Low point: Farmed salmon can be a it flabby
  • Notable dish: Mini fish pie with a blue cheese crust
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Post-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Nothing
  • Capacity: 28
  • Largest group: 28
  • Open since: 1989
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £18.45 per bottle

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2. Food lover Glasgow23 Jan 2011, 11:40am5 stars Two Fat Ladies Report

This is the very first time I have felt compelled to offer a review of a restaurant. EXCELLENT!!! Scallops with black pudding were delicious, sea bass with Arbroath smokie was the best dish I have had in a long time and my partners boozy cherry, pistachio and almond dessert was to die for. If you are looking for top quality produce, cooked to perfection Two Fat Ladies West End is a must!

1. Let down customer23 Aug 2010, 1:34pm1 star Two Fat Ladies Report

I'd always been told this restaurant was very good but I now feel totally let down. On arriving on time we were told there was no reservation for us despite the fact we had booked earlier that day. I eventually saw our name had been crossed out even though we were early for our table. I was given no explanation for this but let it go as they offered to find us a table. The restaurant had several free tables which made me even more confused as to why our name had been scored off in the first place.

Despite other tables being free we were led to a cramped table. The waiter seemed friendly enough but unfortunately the service was not up to scratch. The mussel starter was served with several mussels that were closed and therefor could not be eaten. The sole was served with a garnish of parsley that was burned black. The next day I had an upset stomach. I have no way of knowing if this was down to the restaurant's food but I wouldn't rule it out.

Given the prices are at the higher end of the scale I felt thoroughly disappointed with my dining experience. I would not recommend eating there.

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