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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 Friday, 15 February 2019

Great service , food was excellent, as with all restaurants I find the wine prices for the quality of wine you get is extortionate. A young riojana wine should never be more than £15 a bottle !

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Had the pre theatre menu - great value brilliant food usual friendly service

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Fantastic food and wine, attentive staff and cosy atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Lovely meal with great service. Came as got a voucher but will be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

My daughter had dined previously, the three of us have now enjoyed three visits, I am sure we will return. The menu has changed each time, the food is most enjoyable, The staff are pleasant and attentive. Make you welcome.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

We loved the food and the ambience, really nice.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Used our itison voucher fantastic value Service was amazing. Highly recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Try to eat here whenever we are out in Finnieston and we are never disappointed. It is such a lovely wee bistro with amazing food. Highly recommended. 😊

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Not to be missed. Food was delicious and staff very attentive. Would definitely eat here again.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

I only wish that I lived closer so we can come back again! Service from all 3 staff friendly and efficient and all 5 of us loved all of our food. So highly recommended, thanks for a lovely meal and start to our evening

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

outstanding service from Harry and all the staff, brilliant atmosphere & perfectly cooked food. That’s why we continue to return. Thanks for a great evening.

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

A great little restaurant with friendly and efficient staff serving a great choice of perfectly cooked food with a slight twist on tradition. Can’t recommend this little gem highly enough.

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

Great food as always, great service ideal location to hydro

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Visited On Thursday, 31 January 2019

Excellent service as usual and food was delicious. We will be back.

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Excellent food and friendly and welcoming staff!

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

This visit was the result of a Christmas gift - although we have been before. The food and service was excellent. We will recommend to friends and family and will be back again in the not to distant future.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Loved the food, felt the restaurant was very quiet so any conversation could be heard by other tables

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

First time in Fanny’s & would not hesitate to go again or recommend. We had the pre-theatre option and couldn’t fault in any way. Food was delicious, fresh & well presented. The staff were welcoming and efficient. Thank you for having us!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

The meat was nice but it was cold and very fatty and the vegetables were over done

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Great service and lovely food!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Cosy friendly atmosphere and food is delicious. Staff very nice and nothing was a bother. Definitely will be back without a doubt.

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

All round perfect experience. Even the playlist was awesome!! Thanks again, and we’ll be back soon. Regards, Julie

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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

Fantastic food and great service. First visit and will most definitely be back again

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 January 2019

It was our first visit to Scotland and Glascow - and it nice welcome it was too. Good honest food, smiling service and a good night out

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Had a lovely meal. Place was a bit small but enjoyed my time. Staff were very helpful.

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