Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery is ten years old!
The Argyle street restaurant has been part of the Two Fats family for ten years but its history stretches back to the mid 19th century.
Over the years, it has been a spit and sawdust pub and a wine shop as well as a restaurant. As might be expected, it has had its ups and downs during its long existence.
In fact, before The Buttery became Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery back in 2007, there were fears that it might lie empty and fall off the restaurant radar.
Happily, it is enjoying a new lease of life.
We spoke with Two Fats boss Ryan James about the restaurant’s past and its place in Glasgow’s dining scene. Watch the interview in the video above.
As well as showcasing the best of Scotland’s larder, especially its fish and seafood, Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery is well loved for its unique ambience.
Oak, mahogany, stained glass and dozens of vintage tea sets give it a timeless atmosphere. Eating here always feels like a special occasion.
And that’s the case even if you are nipping in for a quick working lunch – great value at £16.95 for two courses on the lunch menu when you book in with 5pm Dining.
Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery review
The Guardian’s Marina O’Loughlin reviewed it in 2013 and she pretty much nailed its enduring appeal:
‘It’s restaurants like The Buttery that make me mourn today’s short attention span, our rampant restaurant neophilia. It’s not there to win attention from the makers of lists or the awarders of French tyre-makers’ stars. It’s there to welcome people and send them back into its curious neighbourhood well-fed and happy. Job done, I’d say. Lang may its lum reek.’
We couldn’t agree more.
And judging by the restaurant’s 5pm Dining rating, a lot of 5pmers feel the same way. At the time of writing, 1250 reviews have given Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery an average rating of 4.7/5; one of the highest ratings of all the restaurants on site.
Happy birthday indeed.