The Butterfly and The Pig
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Managing to stand out from the abundance of culinary choices available in the centre of Glasgow is no mean feat. The folks behind The Butterfly and The Pig do so by creating an atmosphere that brings the pleasures of dining out to the forefront of the guest experience in new and fun ways. From the eccentric comfort of the couch-bedecked interior to the hilarious menu (it’s worth a visit simply to read it), a sense of playfulness pervades the place.
The Butterfly and The Pig’s team also excels when it comes to service, which is unpretentious and professional. The fare is clever and considered. Take, for example, our starters; the gorgeous black pudding, bacon and apple salad was gratifyingly salty and sweet while the Spanish-style prawns held just the right spicy kick. The fishcakes that followed were exquisitely presented and still steaming in the pan, and offered a hearty taste of Scotland thanks to crumbling flakes of salmon and peppery tatties.
Even though my partner also enjoyed a hearty dish – steak pie crammed with hunks of beef in a rich, velvety gravy – we somehow managed to have room for sweet delights of sticky toffee pudding and strawberry cheesecake, which we’d spotted in the dessert cabinet across the room. Both proved a sweet and satisfying finale.
Due to the brand’s continuing success, the business has expanded into Shawlands on the southside of Glasgow.