The Shandon Belles

940 reviews

652-654 Argyle Street, G3 8UF

City Centre, Glasgow

Cuisine: Bistros & Brasseries

About The Shandon Belles

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5


    my bf and I found ourselves having a baby-free Tuesday, so decided to go out for dinner. had a quick look on 5pm and saw a deal for Shandon Belles for £8 for 2 courses. I had been before (and liked it - see previous review) so decided we couldn't really go wrong. Tbh, we weren't expecting that much, because, £8 for 2 courses...seems crazy. BUT, I couldn't actually believe how lovely our dining experience was from start to finish. Offered tap water as soon as we arrived, lovely, then ordered, was then served bread and butter (tbh - bread actually wasn't the nicest, didn’t taste the freshest, but I cannot complain about this). For starters, I ordered mozzarella with a chilli sauce and my bf ordered pate. Both portions were really big, the mozzarella was smoked, and omg - delicious - 10/10, the chilli sauce it came with was quite mild and complimented it beautifully. My bf ordered the chicken liver pate. It was served as two quite 70's looking piped portions, but again, delicious, and a very generous serving. Pate came with a slice of toast and both had a nice side salad with pesto. Mains - I had steak pie and chips. Steak pie came in a ramekin, nice pieces of well-cooked steak with a thick gravy and shallots, and chips. Steak pie was lovely - not fine dining, obviously, but good tasty hearty food. My bf had the chicken schnitzel. He did enjoy this, it came with spaghetti and a tomato sauce. It wasn't spicy like an arrabbiata, just a tomato sauce. He felt the pasta was a bit watery which meant the chicken became a bit soggy, and also felt the chicken was a bit thick, he prefers his schnitzel thinner. HOWEVER this isn't a complaint either. Service – FANTASTIC. My wine, and our water was topped up regularly, and our server was lovely and professional. I had a half bottle of wine and my bf had 2 bottles of Innis & Gunn, bill all in was £32.00. The wine was £6 and the beer was £5 a bottle.
    - dined in restaurant 21/02/2017
  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Lovely place, staff and meal again

    Always had great food, and excellent service here. Excellent menu choices and knowledgeable staff for my specific dietary requirements
    - dined in restaurant 29/10/2016

Cosy bistro towards Glasgow West End

Sitting in a quiet residential part of Glasgow’s Argyle Street, on the western side of the M8, The Shandon Belles is a cosy little bistro. Part of the Two Fats family, it nestles below Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery. With exposed stone, stained glass features and walls lined with curios, it is a warm, inviting and quirky space. The decor has more homely charm than the grand, historic setting of the upstairs restaurant but The Shandon Belles has the same emphasis on thoughtful cooking using top quality ingredients.

Hearty cooking, affordable prices

Dishes from around the world can be found at The Shandon Belles. The menu changes regularly but typical starters might be the smoked chicken and chorizo terrine or the goats’ cheese and caramelised balsamic red onion crostini.

Main courses might be a saag aloo curry, chicken saltimbocca or the house cottage pie. Each day, there is also a fish and meat special. Dessert choices could include a trio of Scottish cheeses; creamed rice pudding or the Shandon Belles’ cheesecake. The prices at The Shandon Belles mean that visits do not have to be restricted to special occasions. The cocktail menu and wine list are just as attractive.

Transport links to Argyle Street

The Shandon Belles is underneath Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery on Argyle Street. The nearest low level train station is Anderston. The Shandon Belles has its own car park and offers easy access to the M8. The SECC and Hydro are within comfortable walking distance or they could be reached by a short taxi journey.

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