Two Fat Ladies

Price guide: Expensive

118A Blythswood Street, Glasgow, G2 4EG

Price guide: Expensive

Two Fat Ladies City Centre

By Mike MacEacheran, your Glasgow expert

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#2 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
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Ambience:
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Service:
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Location:
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Value for money:
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Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Romance, Special occasions, Trendiness

Expert review of Two Fat Ladies

Gourmet fine dining kitchen with a cheeky penchant for sumptuous seafood and Scottish game.

Keeping its cooking plain and simple - seriously fishy is Two Fat Ladies' motto - I think this restaurant is first class. With two similarly unassuming sister branches in the city and West end, it offers a divine menu of fresh Scottish seafood and Highland game without any fuss or pretension. High prices make it perfect for a special occasion (I recently took my retired Mum and Dad) and while I prefer this city centre branch, the Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery is its flagship. Despite the connotations from its name, if you ate here every night you’d become more of a fawning a la carte aficionado rather than an overweight Scottish spinster. At least that’s what I try and tell myself.

Food and drink: 

Promising more seafood varieties than one would find in Sinbad the Sailor’s lunchbox, clams, salmon, monkfish and crab ravioli are my top table picks for an out of this world culinary experience. From oven baked fillet of halibut to pan roasted monkfish and roasted sea bass, it is a pescatarian’s dream. Though the majority of its soups, starters and salads have a distinct shellfish theme (king prawns and hand dived scallops), there are regularly a couple of accompanying meat and vegetable dishes.

Recommended dishes: 

The steamed Loch Etive mussels with white wine and garlic cream are so good I could quite happily take off all my clothes and swim in them. For meat eaters, the Highland reserve filet of beef with fondant potatoes and red onion jam is worthy of any Monarch of the Glen.

Ambience: 

As it only seats about a dozen tables – its sister establishment has seating for only 26 covers – it is very cramped and there is a serious lack of elbow room; but that only adds to the place’s appealing character and charm.

Service: 

Firm and friendly – the staff know the food is first class and will let you know if you disagree.

Location: 

On a side-street running off of Sauchiehall Street, the Two Fat Ladies is easily accessible by walking from anywhere in the city centre.

Price advice: 

Starters range in price from £3.95 to £8.95 and main courses are from £14.95 to £24.95. The shellfish platter is a bargain £16.95.

Tables to book: 

The best table is the one tucked into the front-facing window next to the bar.

Other useful branches: 

Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery
652-654 Argyle Street
Glasgow,G3 8UF
0141 221 8188

Two Fat Ladies West End
88 Dumbarton Road
Glasgow,G11 6NX
0141 339 1944

More information on Two Fat Ladies:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Seafood, Traditional
Address:
118A Blythswood Street, Glasgow, G2 4EG
Telephone:
0141 847 0088
Website:
http://www.twofatladiesrestaurant.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Lunch, Mon–Sat, noon–3pm. Dinner, Mon–Sat, 5.30–10.30pm. Closed on Sundays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Contemporary Scottish

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