The Buttery, harking back to 1856, is already a Glasgow dining institution before the Two Fat Ladies chain (named after the bingo numbers ‘88’, I just found out over lunch, and not Jennifer Patterson/Clarissa Dickson-Wright) bought it over back in 2007. It remained a sumptious tribute to Scottish gourmet excellence, with its luxe decor and exemplary service, further enhanced by The Two Fat Ladies’ high culinary standards. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch there a fortnight ago.
Our lunch consisted of:
Traditional Cullen skink
One of my fave soups of all time, and the rendition here was simply terrific.
Fillet of mackerel, potato & horseradish salad, tomato pesto
Roast duck & wild pigeon, celeriac puree, puy lentils, cherry & wine vinegar jus
Catch of the day: sea bream fillets on crushed potatoes, with prawn sauce
Toffee & apple meringue crush, vanilla Chantilly cream
Trio of cheese, homemade chutney & oatcakes
All the dishes , and especially the seafood ones, were all cooked par excellence, utilising the freshest ingredients to produce a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience for us. It’s certainly a place where you feel like returning the very next day, just to try out the other items on the menu.
Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery
652 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8UF, UK
Tel: +44 141 221 8188
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 12noon-3pm, 5pm-10pm,
Fri & Sat 12noon-3pm, 5pm-10.30pm,