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The Buttery is one of Glasgow's finest treasures. You must eat here before you leave the city, even if you have to push around your budget a bit. Experience regional cuisine served up fresh and wonderful. You will not be disappointed!

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The Buttery describes itself as “one of Glasgow’s oldest, most enduring and celebrated restaurants, well known for its relaxed atmosphere and unique interior of oak panelling, stained glass and wonderful mahogany and marble bar.”

The Buttery serves up British and Scottish seafood in a traditional and innovative way, and offers both a set menu and a la carte. The set menu comes with a glass of wine.

The Buttery is known for its unpretentious, friendly and attentive service, who are highly knowledgable about the dishes and how they are prepared.

The tone of the atmosphere is pitch-perfect: decor is elegant and the music sets the mood, making you feel like you’re somewhere special but without being uncomfortable or out of place.

The menu is diverse, high in quality, and also in value. he midweek 5pm deal of 2 courses and a glass of wine for £16 is just great. Start with the poached salmon pieces in tempura batter. Try the wood pigeon, the scallops, the Lemon Sole, or the Sea Bass. There is an excellent wine selection at reasonable prices. Plus vegetarian options!

The Lunch & Pre/Post Theatre menu, incredibly sumptuous looking, is priced fairly at 2 Courses £16.00, 3 Courses £18.50

The Buttery may be located outside the city’s center but do not let this deter you from making a trip to one of Glasgow’s finest.

Two Fat Ladies opened a second restaurant on 2004 in the heart of the City. The City Centre menu is primarily seafood. There is also a West End location and, located in the basement of Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery, is The Shandon Belles.

Hours: 12pm-3pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm 
Address: 652 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8UF 
Get There: Via the Anderson Rail Station

London has notoriously fickle, at times inclement weather. King George infamously referred to the English summer as "three fine days and a thunderstorm." But don't let a little rain put a damper on your trip! Pack thoughtfully and dress smart and you'll be just fine.

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Layers, layers, layers. 
London weather can shift dramatically a few times in a day. As such, you’re going to need a variety of clothing options to accommodate whatever climate you find yourself in. Pack neutral clothes that can be easily layered.

From December through March bring plenty of cozy, warm clothing. Winters are quite chilly. It’s not uncommon for it to snow in April either. Pack gloves and a hat that covers your ears. Wear high shoes or boots to keep your feet warm and dry. Leather or waterproof is best.

May through August you should be safe with summer clothes, but pack some sweaters and a jacket with a hood for drizzly weather. Skip the sandals - they’re miserable in the rain and you’re probably going to be doing a lot of walking. Wear comfortable sneakers (“trainers”) or otherwise.

Leave the umbrella at home. They’re less useful than hoodies and will take up too much space; besides you can very easily pick one up around town. Check out J. Smith at 53 New Oxford Street - they’ve been selling umbrellas for over 150 years. They’re also readily available (and cheap) at any London high street shop.

And don’t worry! If you forget to pack something remember that you’re in one of the fashion capitals of the world. There’s fantastic shopping everywhere, so you are sure to pick up some neat items for your trip (and to take home!).

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