The Butchershop Bar & Grill
The Butchershop Bar & Grill combines Scottish fare with the bustling atmosphere of a Manhattan bar. Located opposite the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and only a short stroll from Hydro and the Clyde Auditorium, The Butchershop is the ideal place to refuel after exploring the city.
The menu showcases Scottish beef. A selection of dry-aged, grass-fed steaks, both on and off the bone, come from a nearby family-run butchers, who have a long history of providing The Butchershop with high-quality cuts. Although the menu also features tempting options like pan-seared sea bass with mussels and scallops, and chicken breast paired with potato Dauphinoise and wild mushrooms, we couldn’t resist sampling the restaurant’s steak offering. I plumped for the veal T-bone, cooked to preference, paired with mash and drizzled in pepper and brandy jus. All of the components worked together perfectly, and I devoured every bite. Meanwhile, my partner enjoyed her sirloin steak, wonderfully rare as she’d requested – and well matched with hand-cut chips and mixed herb butter. On our waiter’s recommendation, we complemented our meal with an excellent red from the extensive, international wine list. Crème brûlée and frothy coffees rounded off our perfect evening.
After our meal, we were informed that the owners are opening a new venture this winter on Miller Street. This venue, named the Spanish Butcher, will also offer delicious food and top-notch service. I, for one, cannot wait.