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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
Review by Foodie Explorers
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, 21 April 2019

Menu was fantastic and Harry is a great host. This is one of our favourite restaurants.

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

A fantastic evening. Thank you Harry for the second to none service. A great experience and lovely food!

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

Food was delicious and the service was warm, friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere was great and we will definitely be back!

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! We were warmly welcomed and the food was delicious and offered good value for money. We’ll be back!

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

Food was excellent. Service very good as well...we will return :)

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Another lovely dinner in FT. Service was excellent as every, food definitely didn’t disappoint.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Thanks to staff for a lovely meal and service. Would definitely recommend you and will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Our waiter was friendly, helpful and attentive despite being the only one on duty. He was patient as our party took care of birthday celebrations and photos! Also, a special commendation for taking extra concern and care over allergy requirements- this is really appreciated and diffuses what can be a stressful time for the allergy sufferer. The chefs' aren't bad either- we all loved the food and found it to be full of flavour. FT are great at using Scottish ingredients but with international influences, such as scotch lamb in the keema main. There was a particularly brilliant selection of deserts available. The pre-theatre menu was also great value with varied selections.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Great food and service

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Great food great service 👌

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

This was our first visit to Fanny Trollopes the atmosphere was nice staff were very nice and the meal was good although the Salmon dish I had the sauce could have had more seasoning/flavour it was a bit tasteless and I felt it lacked something which would have made it a great dish.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Excellent

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

5 start service and 5 star food. The atmosphere was buzzing, can’t wait to return again

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

very enjoyable lunch.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Very good service and nice buzz about the place. Food was ok and restaurant music could be better, if needed at all.

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Delicious food - looking forward to our next visit

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

One of the best meals I've had in a long time. Recommended to everyone I know and am away to book again with my in laws who will love it.

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Great food. Great staff, Harry especially, with good humour and great local knowledge. Can't wait to return. 😁

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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

What a gem, great food and service .

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Pleasantly buzzy atmosphere on a Tuesday night. The venison was particularly good, tasty and perfectly cooked. This is excellent bistro dining.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Visited on mothers day, set menu was very good. Only negative point was that one table of customers became a bit loud and it was a bit annoying.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

I have never once been disappointed in Fanny Trollopes and it continues to be my favourite restaurant in Glasgow. The food is always superb and I can’t fault the service. I am always made to feel so welcome and relaxed. Having a children’s menu available on Mother’s Day made my day so I dined here with my 4 year old. Delighted!!

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

My favourite Glasgow restaurant! Best food and service in town

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Had a lovely mother’s day meal food lovely staff very attentive and friendly good value for money will definitely be back Have written a review on tripadvisor

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