Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery

Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery
652 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8UF
  • Telephone 0141 221 8188
  • Opening times Mon–Sun noon–11pm
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–3pm, 5.30–10.30pm; Fri/Sat noon–3pm, 5.30–10.30pm; Sun noon–9pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5–6pm
  • Pre-theatre price £16.95
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A sophisticated Scottish and fish favourite with a lavish Highland country hotel feel.

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The Buttery is one of Glasgow’s best foodie survival stories. Positioned in, let’s face it, not the prettiest of locations (thanks, the 1960s) it has ploughed its quality furrow with determination. And these days, under the care of the Two Fats family and rubbing shoulders with Finneston and the Hydro, it is deservedly being rediscovered. Walking through the door offers a real-life Narnia-through-the-wardrobe transformation. From the gritty city outside, guests enter a grand highland country house hotel bar, with all its rich mahogany, oak and tartan. And yes, a greeter in a kilt, too. It’s a lovely touch and just the kind of place to bring any visiting work colleague or house guest to experience a real taste of Scotland. As you might imagine, the food is top notch. The menu combines contemporary seafood creations such as a roulade starter of salmon, cream cheese and nori, or a halibut with smoked haddock cream, with traditional, seasonal Scottish dishes such as beef fillet with Stornoway black pudding and a pear sauce. Portions are generous and a house speciality is the belt-busting and delightful grand dessert – but the delicate selection of homemade petit fours should also be squeezed in.

  • High point: Refreshing to see decent portion sizes
  • Low point: Some might find the vintage cups a bit quaint
  • Notable dish: Poached Scottish salmon, lemon and cream cheese dill roulade, beetroot dressing
  • Average price: £16.95 (set lunch); £26 (dinner)
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  • Private dining: Up to 10 covers
  • 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: Classic soul and easy jazz
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £18.95 per bottle

Reviews & features

Two Fat Ladies set for staff role reversal

8 Jan 2009

The award-winning Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery has announced plans for a day of role reversal at a special fundraising event in aid of Quarriers, Bridge of Weir on Mon 26 Jan. Front of house staff will don their chefs’ hats in the kitchen, while…

Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery - review

29 Nov 2007

When you see the word ‘at’ (or the symbol ‘@’) in a restaurant name there’s always a bit of a suspicion that it’s something of a forced marriage. Like a double A-side or joint top billing it’s a rather clunky effort to tempt the public into believing…