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Fanny Trollopes Bistro

1066 Argyle Street, Finnieston, United Kingdom, G3 8LY
Critics Review 4/5
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Opening Information

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 Sunday, 09 December 2018

It was hard to judge atmosphere as it was quiet on a late Sunday night. I'm sure it's better at busier times. Everything else was perfect and I e already recommended to friends !!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

What an absolute pleasure finding your restaurant, I think I said to Harry on the way out, it’s a while since I had such a beautiful meal. Your hospitality, service, food, value for money is first class. Can’t wait to return.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to your restaurant and would definitely come back and have already recommended to friends. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Excellent as always

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

One of our favourite eating places in Glasgow. Try the “mince pie” infused cocktail!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

The food was absolutely fantastic, best meal out for a very long time. Looking forward to a return visit! A very imaginative vegetarian dish and far superior to the usual pasta or risotto that other restaurants offer. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Wonderful meal out with three of my friends. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of dining out here.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

It was a small place with an amazing atmosphere and great food!! Very niche place for a different night out.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Was disappointed to be honest, food wasn’t that good, and expensicrnfor what you got?!

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

We had a very enjoyable time on Friday 7th December. I was running late due to unforseen circumstances and there was no issue. The food was wonderful and the service was attentive but not overbearing.

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Superb food. Friendly staff who have that ability to attend to your every need without constantly interrupting your meal. Excellent highly recommended

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Booking was easy and flexible. Imaginative take on comfort food. Attentive but not intrusive service.

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

The service was exceptional with both waiting staff being very attentive and accommodating. The restaurant itself was very clean, cosy and atmospheric. Then the food.....fantastic, highly recommend the prawn starter!!!

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

Excellent dining experience enjoyed by our group of five and highly recommended.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

We always love coming here. The food is reliably good while being inventive too. The menu was superb. The staff are so welcoming and friendly and even the music was great! Wonderful!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Delicious food. Lovely staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Lovely meal, fresh food, interesting menu, friendly service. Would definitely recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Disappointed that a number of starters and mains had already sold out for a 7.30pm booking. However, that did not detract from great food, service and value for money.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Amazing meal, fantastic service.

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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

Great service & fantastic food

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Staff very pleasant . All at table enjoyed our meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Tasty full of flavour food, friendly relaxed service and great atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Fantastic food & made to feel very welcome by Harry. We will definitely recommend to colleagues visiting Glasgow, thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Fantastic food and service .. intimate booths with great ambiance strongly recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

We were given a gift voucher for lunch, and were very pleased with the food and service. Would definitely recommend.

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