The best lunch in Glasgow? Look no further than The Buttery.

16th August 2023

Glasgow, Scotland’s vibrant cultural hub, is renowned for its rich history, architectural marvels, and warm   hospitality.   But beyond its landmarks, Glasgow’s culinary scene is a treasure trove of delights, and among the city’s hidden gems   lies the Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery. Nestled in the heart of Glasgow, our charming eatery promises an unrivalled   dining experience that you won’t forget in a hurry. The menu boasts a delicious selection of Buttery favourites at an   accessible price point.

In this blog post, we invite you to embark on a culinary journey and discover six reasons why lunch with us should be   at   the top of your foodie to-do list.

A Tale of Tradition:

Buttery is where tradition takes centre stage in a bygone era. Housed in a historic building with centuries-old   interiors, the restaurant exudes an old-world charm that immediately makes you feel at home. Inspired by classic   Scottish tradition, we boast a menu that celebrates local produce and timeless recipes, ensuring an authentic dining   experience that pays homage to our city’s culinary heritage.

A Symphony of Seafood:

In our wee country, us Scots are so lucky to have some of the best ingredients in such close proximity. The freshest   catches of the day are sourced from nearby coasts and our trusted supplier, The Fish People, the restaurant is able to   showcase some of the finest Scottish seafood.

From smoky Cullen skink, seared scallops and Gigha halibut, we are proud to be able to use some of the freshest   produce   Scotland has to offer.


Culinary Creativity:

While rooted in tradition, Two Fat Ladies is no stranger to innovation. The restaurant’s talented chefs aim to blend   classic Scottish flavours with contemporary techniques, resulting in dishes that look to both surprise and delight.   Whether you’re a seafood lover or prefer poultry, beef or vegetarian options, the lunch menu caters to all palates,   ensuring every guest finds something to enjoy.

Warmth and Welcoming Ambience:

Beyond Two Fats’ cuisine, what truly sets The Buttery apart is its warm and welcoming ambience. The staff’s friendly   demeanour and genuine passion for hospitality create an inviting atmosphere that makes you feel like a cherished guest   rather than a customer. Whether you’re a solo traveller, a couple seeking a romantic lunch, or a group of friends   looking for a memorable meal, the restaurant’s ambience embraces everyone from the minute they walk in and makes each   visit something truly special.

Friendly on the pocket

Two courses start at £28, and three for only £35. This is one way to experience the delight of The Buttery on a   budget.   We run our lunchtime and early evening set menu every day that we are open, but please be aware that times change   depending on which day it is. Whenever you decide to visit, you will be graced with a delightful menu, filled with   many   Buttery favourites. We can see why our guests think this is one of the city’s best lunchtime offerings.

You can view our menu right here, and if you would like to make a reservation, please head to our bookings page to   secure a space. We always recommend reserving a table ahead of joining us. Even midweek, our restaurant is often full   for lunchtime.


Venue hire in Glasgow? Look no further than The Buttery.

12th July 2023

Venue hire in Glasgow? Look no further than The Buttery.

Are you planning a birthday, wedding or really any sort of soiree? Well, you have come to the right place. Our two private dining areas are perfect for this sort of thing. Everything from intimate gatherings to larger-scale celebrations can be catered for with ease at Glasgow’s premier venue for hire.

At The Buttery, we believe in crafting moments that linger in your memory, leaving an unforgettable feeling of joy and delight at the time spent with your loved ones in our private dining areas.

We have two that are available to hire for private events, The Snug and The Belles, with the former seating up to eight guests and the latter thirty-five. Both are guaranteed to come with that iconic Buttery charm we all know and love.

The areas really cater to most events – birthdays, weddings, reunions, and corporate. You name it. We can host it.

Let’s get into our two function areas and how they will suit your next celebration.

The Snug

Step away from the lively buzz of the main dining area and jump right into the delightful embrace of The Snug, our hidden gem, a private dining room tucked away in a tranquil corner of one of Glasgow’s most iconic venues.

Seating up to eight guests comfortably, this area is the perfect fit for anyone looking to host a more intimate gathering with their nearest and dearest. The room is closed off from our main dining area, offering you complete privacy as you enjoy your celebration.

The Belles

Our larger function area is perfect for nearly any function. Big birthday? Wedding? Reunion? We’ve got you covered.

The area comfortably seats up to thirty-five guests for dining and boasts both a private bar and kitchen too.

We have hosted many different celebrations at The Belles, so you can rest assured yours will be just as memorable as any we’ve had before. You will, of course, have dedicated senior team members looking after you and the whole party from start to finish.

Our bookings team are on hand to make those dreams a reality, creating unforgettable moments with the ones you cherish.

Food that is truly iconic

Now you’ve heard about the rooms, let’s talk about the food. All of our dishes are prepared to the highest standard by a very talented kitchen team. We use only the finest Scottish ingredients in all of our cooking, and the bookings team are on hand to create a set menu just for your event.

An event that is truly yours

Each celebration is different, and as such, they should be bespoke to you. When enquiring with us, be sure to let the team know of any requirements you may have. Be that decorations, specific music, or if you require the use of our televisions for presentations.

Please note: we can cater to all dietary requirements at The Buttery, but do let us know in advance when booking your celebration.

However, we regret to inform you that our downstairs area, The Belles, is not wheelchair accessible. Our guests’ comfort and satisfaction remain a top priority, and the team are committed to accommodating your requirements as best we can.

To reserve a spot in one of our function areas, please head to our bookings page for further info and contact details. We look forward to welcoming you in.


Five reasons why you should visit one of Glasow's best restaurants

16th June 2023

Welcome to a gastronomic gem of Glasgow, The Buttery. If you’re a connoisseur of relaxed dining and seeking a unique culinary experience, look no further than this iconic establishment.

In this blog post, we will explore five compelling reasons why visiting us should be at the top of your foodie wish list. From our rich history to exquisite cuisine, we are a true testament to Glasgow’s vibrant eating scene.

A taste of tradition:

Walking through our doors is like stepping back in time. The iconic restaurant has been a Glasgow institution since 1856, preserving the city’s rich culinary heritage. With our elegant decor and timeless charm, The Buttery transports you to a bygone era.

Indulge in classic dishes that use the best of local Scottish ingredients, and our commitment to tradition ensures that every bite celebrates Scotland’s culinary legacy.

Culinary craftsmanship:

At The Buttery, Head Chef Stephen Johnson and his talented team combine their expertise with the finest locally sourced ingredients to create classic dishes with a contemporary angle.

From the freshest seafood to perfectly cooked meats, each dish showcases the best of the Scottish larder.

A remarkable wine selection:

Our extensive wine list features an impressive selection of new and old-world wines curated to complement our menu.

Whether you prefer a robust red or a crisp white, our knowledgeable wine aficianados will guide you towards the ideal pairing, perfectly elevating your dining experience with us.

An unforgettable dining ambience:

Housed in a charming, listed building, the restaurant boasts a warm and intimate atmosphere.

From the flickering candlelight to the soft background music, The Buttery is all about relaxed and intimate dining. Whether you’re enjoying a romantic dinner for two or celebrating a special occasion with loved ones, our ambience sets the stage for a memorable culinary journey with us.

Impeccable service:

The attentive and professional staff ensure that every guest feels important and well taken care of. From the moment you step through the door until the last bite of dessert, our service is attentive, knowledgeable, and personalised.

Whether you have specific dietary requirements or need guidance in selecting the perfect dish, wine or cocktail, the staff will go above and beyond to ensure your visit is something extraordinary.

When it comes to experiencing the best of Glasgow’s culinary scene, we are a must-visit destination. With our rich history, culinary craftsmanship, impeccable wine selection, unforgettable ambience, and top-notch service, we aim to provide a memorable dining experience.

So, whether you’re a local food enthusiast or a visitor to Glasgow, be sure to indulge in the flavours and traditions that make us one of the city’s most beloved and iconic restaurants.

Next time you find yourself in the city, treat yourself to the exceptional cuisine and welcoming embrace of one of Glasgow’s best restaurants.

Two Fats to You New Menu

27th June 2020

Now taking orders for next week.

Now able to buy a bottle of our house gin, Barra Atlantic, to go with your dinner, which is always a good idea?!

Happy ordering folks!

Two Fats, to You Delivery & Collection

15th June 2020

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It is been over two months since we closed our doors and having spent some time starching our whites, sharpening our knives and drinking what remained in our wine cellar, we are delighted to announce we are now taking orders for Two Fats to You!

Five indulgent courses for £35 (£30 for veggie menu) available to collect at The Buttery on Friday or Saturday.

We can’t wait to bring a bit of Two Fats flavour into your home! All of the dishes have been designed to make for minimal effort on your part but with maximum flavour.

For each menu, we will be matching up the food on offer with some suggested wines (we managed to hold some back) to make for a truly special night in.

The tasting menu offers a vegetarian alternative for each course and we expect to change our menu every fortnight.

Due to the nature of what we can offer at this time, we will be unable to fully alter our menu but will endeavour to provide an alternative.

We anticipate this could be a long-term venture and want to ensure you receive the best possible product. As such, we are starting out slow with just two collection days and one day set aside for delivery. To order follow link below

COVID-19 Update - 13th March

13th March 2020

With the current spread of Covid -19 across the Uk, we feel it necessary to let you know that we are committed to the welfare of both our guests and our team. We will be monitoring the situation with the utmost regard and our protocols will be adjusted according to official advice, strictly adhering to the Scottish Government’s guidelines as a minimum standard. 

We are currently open for business as normal across our venues, and at this point it is our intention for this to be the case indefinitely. The highest level of health and safety procedures have always been, and continue to be, adhered to across all of our restaurants. The frequency of current, and thorough, cleaning and hygiene procedures have been increased accordingly. Staff have been briefed on the symptoms and importance of self isolation and we urge that if you experience any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 to stay at home - all bookings can be rescheduled and we are honouring all deposit payments for transfer to future bookings. Ultimately, there is nothing more important than your health.

We will continue to maintain the high standards Two Fat Ladies is renowned for, while continuing to keep the safety of our guests and team as a priority. We hope that, wherever you are able, you continue to support local businesses during this turbulent and concerning time.

Where to find us

The Shandon Belles is located on Argyle Street in Glasgow City Centre.

Contact Information

The Shandon Belles

652-654 Argyle Street,
Glasgow, G3 8UF
Great Britain

+44 (0)141 221 8188

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