We normally start a Big Deal by telling you why we think it’s so good.
This time around, we’re just going to re-print a very recent review of Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery which was left by a customer on the 5pm restaurant site.
We’ve edited it for length but not for meaning because we couldn’t have written a more glowing review if we tried:
‘Excellent, excellent, excellent.
After booking on 5pm we were greeted with a friendly smile… The service was superb, friendly and attentive but not overbearing and the staff knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. The food deserves a review of it’s own with superb seafood, fish and meat courses, all rounded off by the grand desserts platter. Visit as soon as you can, you won’t regret it and you’ll want to return as soon as you leave.’ Rating 5/5
If you want to see why that happy diner was blown away, today’s Big Deal is for eight people to dine in either the Snug or the Chef’s Table, the two private dining rooms in Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery.
The Chef’s Table has a ringside view of all the action in the kitchen but, shielded by a window, diners are protected from the heat and noise of the kitchen team working at full throttle.
After being shown to their room, each guest will enjoy a glass of Prosecco with canapés followed by a three course set menu. Included in the deal are four bottles of house red or white plus coffee and petits fours to finish.
Individual dishes may vary depending on what is available from suppliers on the day but there will usually be a choice of four starters, main courses and desserts.
Typical choices might be starters such as the warm smoked duck salad with pomegranate vinaigrette or the shellfish and saffron risotto with scampi butter and lime cream cheese.
Main course options might be something along the lines of the sea bream fillets with Indian spiced mussels and Savoy cabbage cream; lemon sole Meunière or the poached supreme of chicken with a spinach and Stornoway black pudding stuffing and a leek and mustard seed cream.
Desserts might include a summer berry pavlova, crème brulée or the selection of pasteurised and unpasteurised cheese served with chutney and Arran oatcakes.
As the above review makes clear, lots of people love the Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery and it enjoys some of the highest customer ratings on 5pm. It’s also one of Glasgow’s oldest restaurants and is well known for its unique interior of oak panelling, stained glass and the wonderful mahogany and marble bar.