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Travel Review: Two Fat Ladies ( Glasgow, Scotland)

Two Fat Ladies ("TFL") is a highly popular restaurant with three branches throughout Glasgow. It focuses on fresh seafood on a minimalistic menu.

The West End branch that I visited is very small and definitely requires a prior reservation. The interior speaks of a compact living room, covered with bold colored wallpaper and large paintings. We managed to snag the last table, more sized for 2 rather than the 3 of us.

Skipping the appetizers, we dove straight into the mains. While waiting, we were served ordinary cold bread on pretty English bread plates.

I was ravenous when the food finally came. All mains were served with roasted vegetables. I ordered a whole sea bass stuffed with white beans, red onions and feta cheese. A side salad was also served.

I was blown away by the bean salad stuffing. The bold flavor of the feta was complimentary to the simple flavor of the bass. Yet the al dente beans also added some bite and texture. I loved the pairing!

The roasted vegetables were decent an provided some more carbs.

The other girls had a generous serving of a whole sole with clam butter sauce, which was kindly deboned upon request, as well as the Moroccan inspired ling fish that was tender and flavorful. Prices were reasonable too. I believe the mains were hovering around £16.50-20.00. Definitely renders a return!


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