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 Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Food and service was amazing!

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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

All exceptional as is usual

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

One of our favourite restaurants. Always enjoyable.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

We really enjoyed our visit but would definitely prefer a booth to sit in as the tables are closer than we would like. You can almost touch your neighbours atm & can hear everyone's conversation whether you like it or not .

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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

Best food I've had in a long time.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Excellent food great service great value for money and great atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Loved this restaurant. Atmosphere and service fabulous and the food is amazing. Every dish amazing flavours.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Food was very well cooked really enjoyable. Thai green curry sauce was refreshing.

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Perfect constructed Harty food great service and very accommodating

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Lovely food, atmosphere and service. Staff very welcoming and friendly.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Great food, staff delightful and accommodating. Well worthwhile visiting this Glasgow gem. ❤️

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Excellent meal Friendly atmosphere

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

First time dining here and will definitely be back. Food, wine and service were excellent.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Amazing cuisine with flavors perfectly mixed

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Wonderful food, wonderful atmosphere. The perfect way to celebrate my birthday. Our 2nd visit and we weren’t disappointed.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

All meals were suberb, green Thai chicken supreme curry was delicious. Harry, our server, was excellent. Visited Fanny Trollope’s about 6 times and we will certainly be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

delicious food and super friendly staff

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Superb meal on a rainy Saturday afternoon. We will be back

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

I brought my mum on Saturday for the pre theatre. This was part of her Christmas present (other part was theatre tickets!). Service was warm and friendly. Menu had a great selection for a fantastic price....was hard to choose as everything sounded delicious. The food was stunning so much so that we found room for a desert! Thank you so much for being the cherry on top of my mum's Christmas present. I'll definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Food and service was great - only down side our seat was next to window and it was a bit cold

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Fabulous small venue with worderfully welcoming staff. Will be back!

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Amazing food, great atmosphere.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 March 2020

My friend and I had an excellent dinner and were very impressed with the food and the service. We will definitely be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 March 2020

Excellent food.

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Food was excellent as was the service. Will definitely visit here again.

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