Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery

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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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Despite being nestled in a positively pedestrian part of town, inside the coloured glass doors and cut-out crabs you’re greeted in like an old friend. The space inside has the trappings of a baronial Highland country house, from the assortment of crockery to wood panelling, marble bar and tweed chairs. Like the décor, the menu is Scottish, but with a backbone of classic French cooking. The Cullen skink, in all its fishy splendour, is executed faultlessly – potatoes and delicious flakes of salmon and haddock sit in a smoky cream sauce. Less traditional is the potato hash, smoked salmon and poached egg, topped with rose harissa hollandaise. There’s nary a dud choice here – halibut is wrapped in smoked salmon, topped with asparagus, caviar and sat on a bed of lemon risotto and spinach purée. Or stay traditional with the grilled whole lemon sole Thermidor, in a sauce oozingly rich and cheesy. Wrap up the party with mille-feuille – a crispy delight with oodles of raspberry jam, salted caramel ice-cream and hazelnut and praline cream.

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Robbie Armstrong visited Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery on 21 February 2019
  • High point: Can the chefs do no wrong?
  • Low point: Surrounding area lacks a bit of vibe
  • 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

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8 Jan 2009

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Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery - review

29 Nov 2007

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