To explain briefly, Two Fat Ladies is a great little seafood place at 88 Dumbarton Road in the West End, deriving its name from the way a bingo caller might describe its address. Since it was launched just over 25 years ago, the Two Fat Ladies empire has grown to encompass four venues across the city including this one: Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery. The Buttery in question was a long- running destination diner of some repute that the Two Fat Ladies crew acquired in 2007. Of their Glasgow quartet, it is easily the most formal and upmarket.
Sitting on Argyle Street, but just to the west side of the M8 motorway, it occupies the ground floor of an old tenement in a neighbourhood that has been much redeveloped over the years, the interior has a refined and almost country house feel while the kitchen employs good quality Scottish produce which gets a Modern European spin. Mains include king prawn and smoked fish paella with extra virgin olive oil; whole grilled lemon sole with orange, coriander and chilli butter; mignons of Scotch beef fillet, clapshot, field mushrooms and tarragon- flavoured jus. There are also competitively priced lunch, pre-theatre and post- theatre menus. For more details of those, and the other restaurants in the Two Fat Ladies stable, see their website.