The original Two Fat Ladies (see separate review) is a Glasgow institution that’s been serving up acclaimed seafood in an informal bistro environment in the West End for many years. In autumn 2005, the owners ventured into the city centre with this altogether more plush & contemporary sister establishment. The bright staff, buzzing environment, modish decor, & fantastic fish all work together to produce one of the city’s most fun restaurant experiences. Starters include a creamy cullen skink with decent chunks of smoked haddock, or top-notch smoked salmon (from Ullapool in Scotland’s far north west) sitting on a sun-dried tomato & tarragon pancake, a novel but successful combination. There are always shellfish options for mains (mussels, prawns, scallops) & dishes such as roast monkfish with leek, fennel & saffron broth, or excellent halibut fillet with parmesan crust & chunky ratatouille. The short wine list won’t break the bank & desserts such as creme brulee & sticky toffee pud will put a smile on your face.