Food: Dine Out Scotland at Two Fat Ladies with 5pm

two fat ladies in the city glasgow 5pm Dine Out Scotland lunch

 Dine Out Scotland with Two Fat Ladies

Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery has long been a favourite of ours, so much so that we hadn’t made it to the other restaurants in the Glasgow group! This was soon sorted with the launch of the 5pm Dine Out Scotland promotion.  From 21st May to 4th June, you can dine around Scotland for just £15.95 in over 40 top restaurants across the country.  Each offer includes 2 or 3 courses (sometimes even with a drink!).

Ambience

The restaurant looks good from the outside and the classic styling is carried on inside the Two Fat Ladies.
two fat ladies in the city glasgow 5pm Dine Out Scotland lunch
Outside of the ‘Seriously Fishy’ Two Fat Ladies in the City, Glasgow

 

A quirky mix of cutlery and crockery adds to the relaxed feel of the restaurant.  Large windows flood the restaurant with light, with the fish on the window making it look a bit like an aquarium – ok, exaggerating slightly but I felt like I had walked into a restaurant in Barcelona with the Gaudi vibe.

Inside Two Fat Ladies in the City, Glasgow

Menu

two fat ladies in the city glasgow 5pm Dine Out Scotland lunch
Menu, Two Fat Ladies in the City, Glasgow

Food

two fat ladies in the city glasgow 5pm Dine Out Scotland lunch
My dining partner picked St. James smoked salmon with gin-soaked fruits, wasabi mayonaise and soda bread.  The smoked salmon made a lovely light starter. Served with a small salad and slice of brown bread, it set lunch off to a tasty start.
I picked the Cullen skink, not really the weather for it but I do love a good hearty soup so it would have been rude not to order it.  Lots of chunks in the soup, however the potatoes could have been cooked a little longer and the soup base wasn’t as thick or as creamy as I would have liked.
two fat ladies in the city glasgow 5pm Dine Out Scotland lunch
 Next up was fillet of Seabream with samphire and scallop roe sauce.
two fat ladies in the city glasgow 5pm Dine Out Scotland lunch The sea bream with scallop sauce and samphire looked great! Two fillets of sea bream crispy skinned and juicy inside. The scallop roe sauce provided a tasty mayonnaiselike emulsion while the lightly fried samphire added a nice umami crunch.
two fat ladies in the city glasgow 5pm Dine Out Scotland lunch
Let’s not forget the veggies, potatoes, courgette and carrot, all perfectly cooked (so not sure why the potatoes in the Cullen Skink were undercooked).
I picked the dazzling and bright fillet of salmon with roasted broccolli, spinach puree and red pepper coulis.  A perfectly fried piece of salmon.  Moist interior with a crisp skin.  The red pepper coulis was a fresh accompanyment.
two fat ladies in the city glasgow 5pm Dine Out Scotland lunch
By this point we were both full to the brim, just  enough space for a cuppa and some tablet.  A relaxing end to a relaxing meal.
 two fat ladies in the city glasgow 5pm Dine Out Scotland lunch
This is not the place to come to if you want a gimmicky meal, but ideal if you are looking for expertly-cooked fresh fish with simple tasty accompaniments.

TL;DR

+ Relaxed dining
+ Excellent fish
– Cullen Skink wasn’t as good as expected

Where

Book

To book the 5pm Dine Out Scotland deal click here.
two fat ladies in the city glasgow 5pm Dine Out Scotland lunch

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  • Mrs Foodie aka Emma loves to snuggle with Fred and Cleo, sleep and read. Can be found with gin or a pint in hand.

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  • Anna Makridi
    Fantastic restaurant! I love it!

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