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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 Saturday, 20 October 2018

Amazing food and drink, staff warm and informative...its my favourite Glasgow restaurant!

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Empty plates speak for themselves! Delicious food, friendly staff and great service, look forward to another visit soon.

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Reserving a table was straightforward. Service good and menu different. Thankyou

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Superb every time !!

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Our meal was delicious. Initially I was a bit disappointed that there was only one vegetarian option for both starter and main course, but needn't have worried as the quality of both more than made up for it. Service was first class and there was a nice atmosphere. It is quite pricey but probably worth the money. Will be back next time we feel like treating ourselves.

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

If you haven’t been to Fanny Trollopes you should go, if you have you will certainly return. Great food.

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Great meal in lovely place.

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

First time at fanny Trollope and will definitely be back lovely wee place food was lovely

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Visited On Thursday, 18 October 2018

Had an amazing meal with all my dietary restrictions

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Visited On Thursday, 18 October 2018

Very good food and service was first class,have been a few times never disapponts.

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Food absolutely delicious but the alcohol must be pretty pricey as we had 3 pre theatre menus - 2 at £20 and one at £16, 2 side dishes and 4 glasses of wine and the bill came to £101!!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

We will definitely be back

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Absolutley love this place! Great variety of choice on the menu, different and exciting, stunning plate of food. Really tastey! Took my mum and dad here for lunch they would said it was a delight. Excellent value for money and the waitress was lovely, top marks!

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Would highly recommend this restaurant. Food was outstanding.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

This was our second visit. We ate here on a weekend in Glasgow 2 years ago and the food was delicious. We made a return trip in October 2018 and had the best meal we have eaten all year. We were too busy savouring the food to talk.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

brilliant service and food. Mid-range pricing which is fair for the quality but not cheap.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Fantastic food, attentive friendly service at this small but perfectly formed Bistro. We will be back again very soon

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Great service and menu as always value for money

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Another lovely meal. We chose from the Pre Theatre menu and both myself and my daughter loved the smoked salmon scotch egg. Excellent value menu.

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Amazing food and great service, hope to be back soon

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

Everything was lovely, until I found a stray piece of chorizo in my vegetarian butternut squash chilli! On the plus side, I’m not a vegetarian but my son, who was having the same dish is, and more care needs to be taken with preparing dishes. Other than that, service was friendly and the rest of the meal was great.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 October 2018

I have eaten in Fanny Trollope's a few times now and it never disappoints.Staff were friendly and efficient and food was delicious with lots of attention to detail.

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Great food and excellent service. No complaints at all. Will be back !!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

Superb, will definitely be back when we are next in Glasgow

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

First time to eat here , we had the pre theatre menu , food was amazing , staff were brilliant so we will return !

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