So sorry Westenddazies that I have been behind with my blog posts recently. Life has been a bit hectic.
We have been sticking to our clean eating (semi-)religiously and are feeling great for it. However, every so often we feel the need for a little treat. Dinner at the Butchershop Bar and Grill one rainy Tuesday filled this need and more, whilst not totally ruining the diet, which is a big plus. Situated across from Kelvingrove Museum the Butchershop Bar and Grill matches this prime position with great food, service and atmosphere.
Service 3.5/5: Service at the Butchershop is friendly and attentive. Food and drinks were all brought in a timely manner and the staff knew the menu well. Not a lot of chat from the servers but they did their job well.
Food 4.5/5: I had the Goats Cheese Panacotta for starter, which is served with apple and beetroot puree, toasted hazelnuts, candied walnuts endive and croutons. Before I review this starter I have to be honest I didn’t really pay enough attention to the description. It was like a Panacotta made with Goats cheese- you are thinking duh!!It says that on the tin Anna!! Well this didn’t register in my mind and I was expecting a goats cheese salad not mousse, so it was a bit of a surprise, especially as I am not a fan of panacotta. But this was totally my fault. It was tasty but I did find it slightly odd. It was sweet like a dessert and I wasn’t sure that I liked the combination of the fizzy apple sauce with the goats cheese mousse.Whereas, Colin had the Scallops, which were amazingly delicious- these are what i would order again.
After my food envy at the Dakota (see review here) I ordered the ribeye steak, with mashed potatoes, green beans, garlic mushrooms and a béarnaise sauce. It was carnivore heaven on a plate. Not as overwhelmingly huge as the Dakota but still a good, big meal. The steak was flavoursome and the sides were all cooked to perfection. I think this may be my favourite place for a steak. YUM, YUM, YUM.
The Butchershop bar and grill boasts that its beef is ‘only the very best of dry-aged, grass fed Scotch beef’ and in my opinion, you can taste it. The presentation of dishes is lovely, especially the starters with the use of slate and chopping boards.
Atmosphere 5/5: The atmosphere is lovely at the Butchershop Bar and Grill. As you come in off the street, having admired the views of Kelvingrove Museum and the University tower you are ensconced in a warm, welcome and relaxing atmosphere. The lighting is intimate, the wood tables are gorgeous and the leather finishings are stylish. It is almost like being in a cosy, old school study with some quiet jazz playing in the background.
Price £££: For two courses and a large sparking water between us the bill came to £79. As was expected steaks are expensive but they were delicious. I would say it is worth it for a lovely night out and worth saving up for, for a special occasion. They also do deal nights which it would be worth taking advantage of, such as Burger vs Steak on Monday to Wednesday nights, where you can have two burgers or two rump steaks with skinny fries and a bottle of house wine for £30.
Overall 13/15: If like us, you love a steak, this is the place for you. On the more expensive side but with some good mid-week deals, and you definitely feel that you get what you pay for; efficient service, lovely atmosphere and great food. Go on get those incisors sharpened and head down….