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“Well worth a visit. Good food and ambience.”

The Butchershop Bar and Grill
Ranked #69 of 2,413 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: West End
Transit: We are located close to the Kelvingrove subway stop and on one of the main bus routes between the City Centre and Glasgow's West End
Description: One of the most talked about steakhouses in Scotland, The Butchershop Bar & Grill prides itself on serving the finest Scottish grass fed beef; locally-sourced and dry aged hung from between 21-35 days.Inspired by owner James Rusks’ time in America, The Butchershop is a stylish, modern haven for foodies with an ethos focused on delivering outstanding service, exceptional food and vibrant atmosphere.Award winning chefs create mouth-watering daily specials by using the best produce Scotland has to offer including freshly caught seafood and traditional grill classics. The complementing Butchershop bar is home to expertly-mixed signature cocktails, liqueurs, whiskies and an impressive array of wines.Located in the vibrant West End of the city, this steakhouse and cocktail bar offers stunning views of Glasgow University and The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and is truly a must visit for anyone stepping foot in Glasgow.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit. Good food and ambience.”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Having been recommended to us more than once, we decided to visit the Butchershop Bar and Grill on a Wednesday for their pre-theater menu before a show at the Clyde Auditorium. Very glad that we did!

Initial expectations were fairly low. Afterall, a steakhouse is a steakhouse, right? Wrong!

The restaurant was surprisingly busy for an early midweek evening, and the ambience was warm and inviting, with relaxing soft jazz playing in the background.

The menu seemed rather unimaginative at first, and surprisingly, only one steak dish (a rump steak) on the menu, and at £3 supplement to the £13.95 price tag for a two course early dinner. The proof of the pudding (so to speak), was in the eating however. Both courses were of the highest quality, well presented, and cooked to perfection. Starters were chicken liver parfait with oatcakes, and tomato salad with caramelised onions and blue cheese. Both delicious. Both of us ordered the rump steak, both cooked rare (a dangerous choice for a rump steak!). The cut was narrow and thick - perhaps 2", rather than the more typical flat steak cut, and cooked to perfection. The meat was obviously of a high quality, well hung, and absolutely delicious!

Wines ranged from £18 to £160 per bottle, and our choice of red (around £25 as I recall) was more than acceptable.

A thoroughly enjoyable meal, and we'll certainly be back to try the "grown up" menu rather than the pre-theater.

  • Visited November 2013
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“Wedding anniversary meal. ”
Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Came here for our wedding anniversary on a Friday night. Had a table booked, on entering the restaurant we were greeted by the front of house, told us our table would be ready shortly, no problem as there was room at the bar. At the bar we ordered a bottle of red, said we we're eating and could he put it on the bill, never asked anything again i.e. what was our name and booking etc, everything was just observed and noted, excellent. After a while the front of house took us through, seemed (was) very busy but the table we had, at an angle, meant we felt quite alone (in a good way) as we weren't elbows touching, chairs banging or could really hear actual conversations. Superb. Ordered our food, mussels to start then the chateaubriand, the meat was brought to us before cooking to observe then cooked perfectly, medium to rare. Had some sides brought too, if I had any criticism it would be portion sizes, meat excellent size but the mash for example, was just one big spoon size. Deserts were fantastic and the waiting staff first class, Dominique was ours, very friendly and personable. Overall we had a fantastic night, superb food served fantastically. Wouldn't hesitate to return.

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“We'll be back !”
Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Popped in here as a last minute thing after a wander around the art galleries, just across the road. The service is fab & the place is modern, but cosy. Went for the pre theatre set menu. Gob smacked at the standard for the money. Only £16.95 for a starter & a main, would have been £13.95, but I really fancied the rump steak with garlic butter which is an extra £3......well worth it !
Had the chicken liver parfait served with oatcakes to start, was very nice & for main....I have never had a rump steak like this one. If I didn't know better I'd have thought it was a different cut, melt in the mouth & so tasty. I like my steaks medium rare, which I find doesn't always happen, but this was cooked to perfection, love it when a chef gets it spot on & they did, a lovely thick, juicy steak.....heaven !
We wouldn't hesitate to return. No wonder it was busy, & on a Sunday night, always a good guide !

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Frankfurt, Germany
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“They know what they do, and do it well”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

I've visited the Butchershop three times over the past year (twice for dinner, most recently for Sunday lunch) and it's been excellent every time.

It's a steak place, they source their meat well, and cook it well and the staff are friendly and professional. If they don't know something, they'll go and find an answer.

They have a bar with a good selection of spirits and bartenders that know how to mix a classic cocktail well. The wine list isn't enormous, but has a decent selection of wines that go with the foot and at a reasonable range of prices.

In short, the Butchershop doesn't try to be all things to all men, and is all the better for it.

  • Visited November 2013
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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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“Probably one of the best steaks in Glasgow”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

It was my wife's birthday so was looking for somewhere different and special to go to, and after looking on TripAdvsior, this place came up and looked to be exactly what we were looking for.

Finding a good steakhouse in Glasgow I have always found to be a challenge, as you will either pay well over the odd's for a few grams, or get a really fatty bit of meat.

From reading the reviews and looking on their website, they did a really good pre-theatre deal where for £13.95 you got a starter and main course (£16.95) for a 3 course, but if you take the steak, it is a extra £3.

My wife took the soup of the day (Curried Lentil) and I took the meatballs in a tomato sauce, with us both taking the steak (250g) and chips, with a pepper sauce, as a main.

My starter was rather small (3 small meat balls served in a tiny frying pan) but my wife got a good helping of soup with two think slices of bread to go with it.

When the main came the steak was cooked to perfection, not a trace of fat on it, and was to die for.

My wife thought it might have been to much for her, but even she cleaned her plate as it was so good.

Excellent surroundings, though we booked for 4pm and it was rather busy, but by the time we left at 5pm it was starting to get rather busy.

Staff were absolutely fantastic and really went out of their way to serve you, and would ask about 4 times if everything with the meal was to our liking.

Will really make a point to return here again one day

  • Visited October 2013
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