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 £19
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Traditional Scottish cuisine focused on seafood cooked with French flair, in an old-school Highland dining room setting.

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A small silver pheasant on each table observes diners as they surrender to the delights of this restaurant. Attentive staff nurture the relaxed yet luxurious atmosphere and tables echo with laughter interspersed by little exclamations of pleasure as carefully plated dishes are presented. From the white linen tablecloths and napkins to the seductive menus based on locally sourced produce, here is the essence of fine dining Glasgow style. A mini tower of oak-smoked Scottish salmon accompanied by a crisp Thai fishcake and basil sour cream is an eye-catching starter. Pan-fried fillets of halibut piled in a generous mound accompanied by crunchy veg, a green curry cream and finished with a meltingly sweet tempura prawn provides a finely judged main, while the warm banana and golden raisin sticky toffee pudding with Irish cream butterscotch breathes new life into that most familiar of all desserts. Vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters are not an afterthought here, and the wine list contains some fairly priced treasures. Coffee served in charming china cups and accompanied by petits fours extends the experience. No-one ever wants to leave.

The List's rating






Jane Allan visited Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery on 16 February 2018
  • High point: An occasion from start to finish
  • Low point: Plates could have been a bit hotter
  • Notable dish: Pan-fried Scottish halibut fillets, thai green curry cream, tempura prawn, pilaf rice
  • Average price: £17.50 (set lunch); £30 (dinner)
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  • Private dining: Up to 10 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Post-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
  • House wine: £20 per bottle

Reviews & features

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31 May 2018

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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…