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Fanny Trollopes Bistro

1066 Argyle Street, Finnieston, United Kingdom, G3 8LY
Critics Review 4/5
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Tuesday – Thursday, 5pm – 9pm
Friday - Saturday, 12pm – 10pm
Sunday, 12pm – 9pm

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Disabled Access

About Fanny Trollopes Bistro

Enjoy some of Scotland’s finest seasonal produce in a friendly atmospheric and busy neighbourhood bistro, popular with locals. We specialise in fish, seafood, Scottish beef and lamb, fowl and game. We are constantly updating our menus to reflect what is currently in season and available from our suppliers. Where possible, we always try to source locally or from trusted suppliers who care deeply about our products. If you can’t see anything you like on our menu, we’re happy to cook something you will like (within reason!).

Cuisine: Scottish
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Critics Review
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4/5
Fanny Trollopes has been feeding the Glasgow for over 14 years. Nestled under a striking green neon sign in Finnieston this stalwart of the Glasgow dining scene was there before the hipsters moved into the area. To our shame, and the distractions of the many new places have opened, we’ve neglected some of Glasgow’s more established restaurants, but we rectified that by using the extremely easy booking system, picking a suitable time and heading down- would Fanny Trollope’s stand shoulder to shoulder with the newer Finnieston additions? We looked forward to finding out... Inside the dining room is compact but lengthy, with booths down one side of the room and tables down the other. In such a small space, atmosphere and charm is everything- thankfully our waitress knew this, she was friendly, attentive and even chuckled at our bad jokes! After being BYOB for many years, Fanny Trollopes finally have a license, you can make a selection from the wine list or sip the night away with a selection of cocktails and post-dinner drinks. We opted for a fruity Mendoza Malbec chosen as it looked like the right thing to accompany our meaty menu choices. First, black pudding with parsnip purée, truffle oil, bacon crumb and a poached egg - deliciously moist black pudding with the strong flavour of truffle providing a twist. Beef shin and smoked cheese arancini was also ordered and these Italian delights had a crisp coating with a toasty filling of beef, cheese and rice – we could easily have munched on them all night! For our mains, we pondered the vegetarian option of Butternut Squash, spinach and Pak Choi biryani - it’s not often that a veggie option jumps out, but instead we opted for the twice cooked Ramsay’s of Carluke pork belly with haggis scotch egg, mushroom truffle mash and salt baked carrots. A perfectly gooey scotch egg with melt-in-the-mouth pork belly. The soft mushroom truffle mash had a heady umami aroma and flavour, this plate brought together a good mix of texture and flavours. The man on the other hand was being a bore and went for the pan-roasted flat iron steak with peas, hand cut chips and a red wine and rosemary jus, which was cooked medium-rare, tender and with a pleasant saltiness. I couldn’t resist pinching a few chips and bits of steak! We were almost too full for pudding, but we weren’t for giving up so easily – not when a whisky and custard tart is on the menu! This was a light finale for such a meaty meal but with a potently tart raspberry coulis. The warm chocolate and marmalade steamed pudding was also delightfully light with the vanilla and ginger crème anglais nicely coating the sponge. Perfect comfort food really. Suitably stuffed, we headed homeward, happy and full. We loved the homely food, service was excellent and the menu had a mix of dishes that should keep everyone happy. This is a very different venue from the other newer additions to the Finnieston food scene. It’s good honest food with some touches to bring the food up to date. Fanny Trollopes is the kind of place you could take your mum as well as a date to, you would be both happy with the quality of food. It stands up to the new guys on the block with the addition of some new flavours and combinations such as the beef shin with smoked cheese arancini, but without making them too fancy. We’d recommend booking as the restaurant filled up very quickly during our visit and was popular with groups. Ease of booking: 5/5 Service: 5/5 Quality of food: 4/5 Quality of drinks: 5/5 Atmosphere: 3.5/5
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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Service was excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Great choice on the pre theatre menu, and great service too. Definitely recommend to friends for a cosy catch up.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Hadn't been before but will certainly be back. Food was excellent with lovely flavours and the staff attentive. Will certainly recommend to others.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Because it was so busy with many people using their Itison vouchers, the food took longer than normal to arrive but this was not a problem for us. However, we were at our table for about 2 hours whereas the voucher stated that the table should be vacated after 1.75 hours.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

We had an excellent pre-theatre 3 course meal. Particular highlights were the smoked salmon scotch egg and the choc/orange mouse dessert. Great service and nice relaxed atmosphere.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

We had a fabulous meal staff were great so attentive really enjoyed thank you

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Delicious food, service superb. Can’t wait to visit again!

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

Lovely meal,great service in a relaxing atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Excellent meal and friendly service.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

My vegetarian dish - potato and pumpkin risotto - was underwhelming. The smoked brie didn't work for me, it was a shame it melted into the rest of the dish and therefore difficult to avoid. My sister enjoyed the pork dish. Pudding was delicious.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

First time to Fanny T's and will definitely return. A very enjoyable meal, beautifully presented and served timely.. The staff were excellent, just attentive enough with no unnecessary intrusions. Perfect and thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Could not fault the three courses.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Absolutely first class as usual. Food excellent, service friendly and efficient. Always a treat to dine at Fanny Trollopes.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Amazing!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Hi, All four of us had an excellent dinner and every plate was cleared. After three courses each, we left the restaurant feeling thoroughly satisfied but we all commented on the feeling that we hadn't overeaten either, which is obviously a good thing! I'll definitely be back and recommend to others and will look forward to the next time! Thanks for looking after us, Best, Linda

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Lovely lunch and great service

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

great find, will likely go back soon! Food was just wonderful

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 July 2018

We had a lovely meal, food was top class, will definately be back

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Lovely meal, well attended by staff, only comment is that it is a wee bit small with staff having to shimmy past each other when serving. Not their fault just the result of the original design of the area having to be used. Like the soundtrack - knew most of the words!!

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Really enjoyed Sunday lunch at the restaurant. Food was exceptionally good as was the service. Will definitely be back

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Gone down hill loved this place before not now won’t be back the fact I got a table when I wanted it says it all

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Such a nice friendly restaurant. Food always good and nice atmosphere. Been a few times and have never been disappointed.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

My wife and I recently enjoyed a brilliant meal here. From the initial welcome by the girls out front, to the meal itself was excellent. All in all, you'll go a long way for a better meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

The food was amazing!!! The staff were most attentive too. Cannot fault it! Will be back if we can get a table!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Lovely lunch - house wine was delicious

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