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Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A piece of old Glasgow in a traditional setting” – the Buttery is a city institution, run since 2007 by Ryan James as part of his Two Fat Ladies group. Worth a visit for the Victoriain interior alone, its “reasonably priced menu and good cooking” ensures that a meal is no let-down.

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In a quiet Glasgow backstreet” (between the M8 and the SECC) and with an “unassuming” exterior, Ryan James’s “splendidly preserved institution” is one of the city’s oldest venues, complete with an “unexpectedly beautiful interior” (of the tartan-clad, vaguely baronial variety) lined with booths – a “fine destination that has maintained standards for many years” (especially for Scots seafood).

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In a quiet Glasgow backstreet” (between the M8 and the SECC) and with an “unassuming” exterior, Ryan James’s “splendidly preserved institution” is one of the city’s oldest venues, complete with an “unexpectedly beautiful interior” (of the tartan-clad, vaguely baronial variety) lined with booths – a “fine destination that has maintained standards for many years” (especially for Scots seafood).

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Ryan James’s business-friendly, wood-panelled, traditional-looking operation (complete with booths) can prove “hard to find if you are not local (it’s in a quiet area off the M8 in the way to the SECC), but it’s worth it” for the Scots seafood, and its “regular use as a film location adds to its renown”.

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Restaurant details

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No dress code
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Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery Restaurant in G3, Glasgow by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery restaurant.
Tom W
Very good food, not overpriced, in a nice V...
Reviewed 23 days ago

"Very good food, not overpriced, in a nice Victorian setting. Professional and friendly staff in Scottish frock. Separate vegetarian menu, so worth a visit if you are having vegetarians in your group! Vegetarian Haggies was excellent! Overall, a clear recommendation when visiting Glasgow."

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Tom W
We liked it!...
Reviewed 4 months, 13 days ago

"We liked it!"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£11.00 £28.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
652 Argyle St, Glasgow, G3 8UF
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10 pm

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