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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 Sunday, 20 May 2018

lovely meal and atmosphere. Starter portions were a bit small but overall experience was very good

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Wonderful night in a fantastic extremely friendly atmosphere where the food similarly excelled.

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

This was our first time at Fanny Trollops but it certainly won’t be the last. It is a quiet and comfortable atmosphere, conducive to having a good chat with friends. No complaints at all. The lunch menu had plenty choice, the food was very tasty and the service was excellent

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

Great bistro. Quality food and lovely atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

Very enjoyable meal, slightly more personality from the server would have been nice

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Amazing bistro, with one of the best coursea of food we have eaten in a long time. The staff were super friendly and helpful. Highly recommend

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Yet again, food was tremendous. The Linguine with the shallots and walnuts was the best pasta I’ve had. Soup was delicious too. Super friendly, attentive staff and wonderful atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back again.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

We ate here before going to the Armadillo. We had the pre Theatre menu, the choice of dishes was very good and good value for money. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Great experience - fabulous food and attentive service. Very good decision to book and a very good experience. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Second time we've been in 12 months. Travelled from carlisle. Well worth the miles Harry and his team are on the ball as soon as you walk through the door. Food to die for. All fresh. Can't fault any of it. Back again in October ..Can't wait. Steve and jo

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

The first time we have been to the restaurant but will definitely be back food was excellent and great value for money quick service and a nice atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Exceptional food, staff couldn’t have been lovelier, will absolutely return if in Glasgow again.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 May 2018

Absolutely fantastic! Greeting was great, being a maitre D myself in London I thought the young man who greeted us at the door was very friendly and very welcoming. Service was amazing, the two absolutely charming gentlemen who served us were very attentive and very trendy.The foods was to die for, we were 5 guests and all of us enjoyed every single dish from starters to puddings all beautifully presented and very tasty. Although the restaurant is small there was great athomospher and lots of happy guests enjoying themselves. The decor is also very pleasant and makes the restaurant very cosy. Price extremely reasonable for the quality. To all of you owner(s) and staff, thank you for the lovely evening, your restaurant is a true little gem and deserves the highest praises!😍

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Amazing as always!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Excellent service and beautiful food- especially the beetroot and walnut salad which was just devine. Only fault would be that my friend felt the duck was a little too pink for her liking and I wouldn’t have wanted my steak medallions to have been any rarer either but overall we thoroughly enjoyed our visit here.

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Food excellent as always, great service and friendly staff. Go to restaurant in Finnieston

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Excellent fish (halibut), exceeded our expectations. Friendly, warm and efficient service If we are back in Glasgow, we'll definitely come again. Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

The lighting in the restaurant was a bit too bright, apart from that the experience was amazing!

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Food was really good, clean plates all around!

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 May 2018

took my friend for her birthday on Wednesday , had a lovey meal will defo be back x

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Great food and lovely service!

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Excellent food and service at a great price.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

Fantastic food, excellent and friendly service. We loved it.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

Delightful food and lovely staff

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Excellent meal. Reasonably priced. Attentive staff. Would definitely recommend.

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