Fifi and Ally

This restaurant has ceased trading.

Fifi and Ally
Unit 51–52 Princes Square, 48 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 3JN
  • Telephone 0141 229 0386
  • Food served Mon–Wed 9.30am–5pm; Thu–Sat 9.30am–7pm; Sun 11am–5pm.
  • Average price £7.65 (set lunch)
  • Email
  • Website
Photo of Fifi and Ally
Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2019/20 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

A favourite among ladies-who-lunch, Fifi & Ally is a good choice for a special occasion shopping break. The cake selection is impressive, with the red velvet cake a speciality. Its bready texture and cream cheese frosting goes perfectly with the gunpowder mint tea. The unusual tea options also include green sencha and whole rosebuds, as well as the usual suspects. For breakfast, healthier options are scrambled eggs and salmon, organic granola with berry coulis, and porridge with caramelised banana – or for a treat, try the belgian waffle with bacon and maple syrup. On the lunch menu, the open boards look great and are big enough for two to share: the celtic open board consists of Scottish meats, cheese, chutney and oatcakes, while the moroccan comes with dips, salads and flatbread. There's a strong commitment to local sourcing too, with supplier details listed on the back of the menu.

  • High point: A wide selection of herbal tea and cakes
  • Low point: Only one (communal) bathroom
  • Notable dish: Big afternoon tea
  • Average price: £7.65 (set lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Nothing
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: 2005
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle

Reviews & features

Time for tea, at last - the best tea rooms

23 Jul 2009

Let’s play word association. Tea and … well, there’s coffee, and for the last decade or two we’ve been in a mocha monopoly with coffee chains over-populating our high streets, railway stations, book shops and most places in between. Tea and … biscuits…

Glasgow - Merchant City

16 Apr 2009

Independent Shopping Guide

From the polished windows and grand granite buildings on Ingram Street to the lo-fi galleries that line Parnie Street, the Merchant City is a tale of two shoppers: as one strolls in and out of top boutiques, paper bags flapping in the wind and metal…