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, 15 September 2019

Food good and service good. Would definitely recommend and return.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

Excellent restaurant, with attentive staff and amazing food. Staff did everything they could to accommodate our small children's needs. I would definitely go there again.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Great restaurant, food and service first class. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Another excellent meal never been let down here - fantastic attentive staff friendly welcome worth a visit

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Food was excellent. Pre theatre menu was very good value.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Four of us ate with you on Saturday. We all chose different meals & throughly enjoyed our lunch. Service was very good & good value.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Very good meal, thanks to the whole service team & kitchen brigade.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit, dinner superb, will defo book again !!!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Small venue but very friendly laid back service. Well positioned for a lunch and heading out for a few drinks as it's positioned in the centre of Finnieston. Food was lovely will definitely be back!

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Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

Thanks FT’s - always brilliant.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Fantastic!!!!

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

Consistently excellent. Warm, welcoming atmosphere, fantastic food and great service. What more could you ask for!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Great food and service. We were offered a complimentary drink as there was a slight delay before we ordered our dessert as they were serving a large group their main course. Very impressed, will be back next time we visit Glasgow.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Fab day out

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Love Fanny Trollope’s - great food in a lovely atmosphere - it’s a gem.

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

A lovely evening with fabulous food food and fantastic service.

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Great food, friendly staff.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 September 2019

This place is an absolute must for anyone who wants to enjoy some amazing food in a cozy and intimate setting. I enjoyed my visit here so much and was welcomed warmly by the staff. I would highly recommend Fanny Trollopes and will definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Friendly staff, great food, would definitely recommend, and look forward to returning

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Fanny Trollopes to family and friends. I have eaten in the Bistro on several occasions and always enjoyed good service and delicious food.

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Visited On Friday, 30 August 2019

The three of us had a wonderful evening. I’m vegan and the staff really made a great effort to provide me with lovely food. Harry who served us was fantastic. I will definitely visit again.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 August 2019

Terrific night out. Not been in years as it used to be really chilly (over ten years ago!) and very glad we’ve been back. Thanks

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

As enjoyable as ever. Thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Lovely neighbourhood bistro. Impeccable service. Would definitely return.

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