Fanny Trollopes Bistro

1066 Argyle Street, Finnieston, United Kingdom, G3 8LY
Critics Review 4/5
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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, 05 July 2019

lovely meal and service was very good. We'll be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

Excellent food and service friendly staff

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

Food is fabulous, a little bit unusual and we will certainly return and r3commend to friends.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

Food was lovely and the service was great, very friendly! We will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

Excellent on all aspects - would definitely return!!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Delicious food, beautifully done, and with great, very friendly service. Thoroughly recommended

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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

This was our second visit to Fanny Trollopes where we had booked a pre-concert slot. First time we were going to see Take That at the Hydro, and more recently the Eagles, also at the Hydro, which was only a 10 minute walk away. Very convenient.The food and drink, staff and service were exceptional. They knew why we were there! Atmosphere was great as we were among other concert goers. Looking forward to dining here again. Thanks guys!

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Fabulous little restaurant, amazing food, very friendly. Will be back

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Well presented food . Friendly attentive start.

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Great atmosphere and food superb. Staff brilliant and friendly

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 July 2019

Lovely relaxing evening with spectacular food and service

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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

I’ve eaten here several times before and, like every other time, again the food was excellent. Ideal before going to an event at The Hydro. Only criticism is that the booths are quite tight for 4 adults.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 July 2019

We Always Come to your Fab Restaurant when we are in glasgow had a Fab Night x Good Customer Service as Always we are Coming Back Next week x Thank You Jennifer & Charlie Judge x

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

Fantastic as always

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

We enjoyed another lovely meal on Sunday evening. Made very welcome as usual by Harry. Food was excellent. Has become a firm favourite of ours.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

Fantastic meal from the warm reception on arrival we thoroughly enjoyed the experience, Harry you are a star !

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

Really enjoyed our visit to Fanny Trollopes at the weekend. Your restaurant was recommended by other family members and we were not disappointed. Good, honest food, well cooked and served by friendly staff. We are sure to return.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

Service and food were excellent. Certainly recommend it

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

Consistently fantastic food experience can’t wait to return 🥰

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

Very interesting menu, beautifully plated,very pleasant welcoming staff ,cosy atmosphere hope to return soon.

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

First time and would def recommend it.. Staff were all friendly and food was lovely. We came with our fussy 4 year old. The chef managed to whip up a dish for her not on the menu which she loved. All in all a lovely lunch...

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

Yet again outstanding service and food. Great atmosphere , friendly staff and well located in the centre of Finnieston

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

Excellent graduation dinner, first visit but will be back.

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

Food brilliant as always.....such wonderful and unusual combinations of ingredients and flavours. Staff also extremely attentive and friendly.

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

Great staff and very friendly. Good menu choice for lunchtime with food fresh and very tasty . We were not rushed in anyway

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