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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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, 01 May 2021

We were so lucky to find this gem of a restaurant during our brief visit to Glasgow. The Scallops starter and then Sea Trout and Sole mains were absolutely deliciously perfect. We really didn’t need the choc pudding but couldn’t resist, glad we did.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Top class food with top class service

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

As always a beautiful meal, friendly staff, couldn't recommend enough. Quality food, good prices, can't wait to return.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Wonderful place. We had a fabulous lunch. So glad to be back!

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

Wonderful food and service. We will definitely be back as soon as Covid regulations allow!

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Outstanding as always. Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Excellent lunch and top class service.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

So good to be able to start visiting Fanny T’s again and see the team looking so well. Thanks, guys! My friends and I all really enjoyed our wonderful pre-Christmas Sunday lunch - the food and atmosphere were great, as always. Roll on the time when we are allowed to enjoy it with a glass of wine again

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Lack of atmosphere due to the low number of customers.

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Visited On Friday, 09 October 2020

Service was fantastic and there was no issue catering for dietary requirements. Food was beautiful. I'd definitely return!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Incredible seasonal food of great quality, especially for the price! We both had the scallops, sweetcorn and jalapeño salsa and chorizo to start which was an absolute delight! For mains my mum had the breaded belly of lamb and double pork chops and I had the venison. The portions were generous, which allowed us both to share too! We couldn't resist sharing the haggis bon bons and truffle fries- however, additional sides although delicious, weren't needed. Although I was full, I still had some wine left so opted to share the cheese board with my mum, which again was plenty for two to share. I absolutely love this restaurant and hope they can survive with the covid restrictions in place. On that note, everything was very clean, tables spaced out and staff wearing marks - no concerns from us and we will be back.

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Visited On Friday, 09 October 2020

Absolutely fab food and excellent service. We will definitely be back! This place is a real gem!

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Visited On Friday, 09 October 2020

The service as excellent, very friendly, the food was great and the drinks were awesome. We spent a great last few hours in a special place before lockdown began again. First time visitors, will definitely be back.

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Visited On Friday, 09 October 2020

Wonderful meal and great service, as always.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 October 2020

Another fantastic meal. Food delicious. Staff made us very comfortable in the present circumstances. We hope to be back very soon. Thanks again!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Tremendous as always!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Great restaurant, staff were really nice,food was delicious had a great night definitely recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Been twice now and it's been great each time.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Fantastic meal for my daughters 18th birthday. Great choice of dishes and great vegetarian choices too. Service was great and we did not feel rushed at all despite Covid restrictions. Well done x

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Visited On Friday, 02 October 2020

The food was super tasty, fresh and cooked to perfection! Service was great and everything was in place re covid 19 restrictions and hygiene.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

What a great find this place was. Great food very friendly staff. The next time we are in Glasgow we Will definitely be back. Superb restaurant enjoyed it so much. It was a shame it was our last night or we would of been again.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

Excellent meal

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

all staff helpful and friendly

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

Exceptional friendly service. Food gorgeous and good size portins

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

The food is Amazing!! The staff are so friendly and welcoming

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