A man will go a long way for a decent steak… as far as Texas in Alex Dean’s case. But, fortunately, an authentic steakhouse in Glasgow is a lot closer to home.
The Butchershop Bar & Grill in Glasgow’s west end is a New York-style restaurant and cocktail bar. Restaurateur, James Rusk, learned his craft at famed NY eatery, Balthazar, and decided to bring a slice of Soho to Scotland.
Food takes centre stage but if you’re a vegetarian look away now. Here it is all about the meat including a mouthwatering selection of 28-day-aged beef, Loch Fyne oysters and hand-dived Isle of Barra scallops, as well as an incredible list of sides. The chateaubriand for two, is hand-carved at your table.
As a certifiable carnivore, I opted for an à là carte menu of black pudding Scotch egg with perfect soft centres and a main course of fillet steak, glazed carrots with green beans & garlic, which melted in the mouth, and finished with créme brùlée.
And so to the steaks. Their menu consists of every cut of beef you can imagine. The Butchershop has a policy of using only Scottish grass fed cattle which is then hung on the bone and dry aged for at least 28 days and believe me it results in an unsurpassed enhanced flavour. They have also launched a new premium range of colossal Scottish steaks for sharing called Cuts On The Bone.
The wine list is both extensive and thorough, and attentive staff will guide you through. The leather booths and plentiful mirrors help create a sense of occasion, and the outdoor decking area is heated so alternatively, even on cooler days, you can dine al fresco and enjoy the wonderful outlook towards Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow University and Glasgow’s beautiful Park area.
It is easy to see why it is in the top 50 of the Telegraph’s best restaurants in the UK 2015.
Unpretentious yet uncompromising, with a warm atmosphere and stylish surroundings, an evening at the The Butchershop is a culinary delight.
The Butchershop Bar and Grill
1055 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G3 7UD