A wet windy Wednesday seen us both work in Glasgow for the day, and with no real rush to go home and a list of recommendations of eateries in the City in our back pockets, it seemed a good idea to take advantage. The first place to be ticked off the list was The Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery, tucked away in an unassuming part of Argyle Street in Anderston. The Buttery is a Glasgow Institution where service is friendly and formal and the food traditional and delicious, using the best ingredients that Scotland has to offer.
We started off with a little aperitif (as you do!) of an Old Fashioned, a simple classic cocktail, which was really well made, enjoying this while we deliberated over the menu. The menu itself has quite a fish theme going on which is great as I now love fish! (something I wouldn’t have said a few years ago!). For Starter, Stuart went for the Five Spiced Shredded Duck & Stornoway Black Pudding, I nabbed a bit of the duck and it was delicious, especially served with the Red Wine and Raspberry Jelly. I went for the Pan-fried West Coast Scallops on Sesame Prawn Toast, three delicious pieces of the lightest softest scallops I think I’ve ever had! The accompanying Asian style Cucumber dressing was a tasty fresh addition to the plate.
For our mains we went for the same ‘Surf & Turf’ Mignons of Beef Fillet with Coriander Mash , King Prawn Tempura and a Sweet Chilli Cream. This came not how we imagined, but tasted exactly as we had expected. The Beef (cooked to order) was perfect, with creamy mash that wasn’t overly coriander-ed and a crispy tempura prawn, of which I would have happily devoured a plateful!
As full as we were, there is always time for some dessert, Stuart choose ‘light’ with a Brandy Snap Basket filled with 3 Ice Creams (passion fruit, coconut and orange fudge – all met with the mmmm seal of approval!). I tried to keep it light with Meringues with white chocolate, passion-fruit & caramelised pineapple and lemon sorbet. The Meringues where light and chewy as I like, the sorbet refreshing and flavoursome caramelised pineapple, a dish that actually was a lot bigger than it looked.
The downside to eating out in another city, is the trip home! Luckily we had a 10 min walk to the train station to try and walk off some of the food (it may have been a slow 10 minutes mind you!) and then were able to have a short nap on the train! We loved The Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery and are already thinking about when we will be back!