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Movember 2014

Movember is back at The Butchershop!

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For the third year running The Butchershop Mo Bros and Sisters are once again on the quest to raise awesome mo money in the fight against testicular cancer. After such an incredible response from the last two years (and to be honest its was pretty fun too), we are once again donating every time a guest dines with us at The Butchershop.

The Butchershop will be donating:

  • £1 from every Movember Pre theatre sold. We recommend the meatball starter!
  • £1 from every signature cut sold
  • £1 from every bottle of signature wine
  • £1 from every Movember signature cocktail sold throughout the month of November (Movember)
  • All donations from our Butchershop Meatballs Closing Party charity dinner on Monday 1st December.
  • All raffle prize donations from our charity evening

This is an all singing all dancing charity dinner with a MEGA SWAG raffle down at the Butchershop “PAY WHAT YOU THINK ITS WORTH” with a minimum donation of £20.

How to get involved with The Butchershop Mo Bros

Details on our Butchershop Meatballs Closing Party

Three course charity dinner on Monday 1st December hosted by our effervescent owner, James Rusk who be in charge of the raffle and the likes of the esteemed accolade of Best Mo. The evening is ‘Pay What You Think It’s Worth’ with a minimum donation of £20 pp. Proceeds from the evening will be going to the very deserving Movember.


One of the amazing prizes on the evening will be a Host Your Roast Christmas Jumper Party Date for six with all the trimmings. Not to forget Chef John will carve your roast in his Christmas jumper on National Christmas Jumper Day (Sunday, 14th December) and our Mo Bros will also serve you in their Sunday best (Christmas jumper that is). Awesome right? For your chance to win donate to The Butchershop Meatballs and  book your place at our Movember Meatballs Closing Party!

Movember 2014

When: Monday, 1st December 7:30pm
Where: The Butchershop Bar & Grill
Booking: Call our reservations team on 0141 339 2999 to book your table!

Going nutty for Nutini

If you’ve got the hottest ticket in town for Paolo Nutini at The SSE Hydro then we’ve the perfect treat pre gig for you!! Inspired by the singer himself, our staff have gone all nutty with this Nutini cocktail!


Made with Frangelico and chestnut liqueur, we’ve got a feeling this one might be sticking around on the menu!

And remember if you are heading to see Paolo tonight or tomorrow at The Hydro, dine with us on our a la carte menu and get this Nutini cocktail complimentary. Just show your gig tickets to your waiter and get that #RockStarDining offer on us!

Paolo Nutini at The Hydro

Tonight’s the first of two sell-out nights at the Hydro. Backed by a ten-piece band the Paisley-born star will play a bumper set with play songs from his Number One album “Caustic Love” as well as a few well-known crowd-pleasers from his earlier records.

Nutini at Home

Didn’t get a ticket? Make the Nutini at home, here’s the ingredients:

  • 1 shot frangelico
  • 1/2 shot chestnut liquer
  • 1 shot simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 shot lemon juice
  • 1/2 shot lime juice
  • Dash of angostura bitters
  • Crushed hazelnut rim

Have a listen to Paolo whilst you make it here:


STV Appeal is On!

The Butchershop is backing the STV Appeal

What’s the STV Appeal?

One in five children and young people in Scotland live in poverty in Scotland, affecting around 200,000 people.

For some, the issue is so acute that some families have to make the heartbreaking decision each day as to whether it is more important to heat their house or sit down to eat.

It was in the face of such frightening statistics that the STV Appeal was launched.

And for the second year running The Butchershop Bar & Grill is backing the appeal, all you gotta do is dine with us over the next fortnight and we’ll do the rest!

Fundraising Efforts

Every time one of our customers order one of our 35 day dry-aged signature steaks – chateaubriand,  cote de boeuf or t-bone we will donate £1 from every cut, £5 from every one of our 45 day dry-aged TOMAWHAWK steaks sold (only four of these cuts per rib y’know) and £1 from every Hugo cocktail.


So join us as we fundraise for the STV APPEAL!

photo 1What’s in The Hugo? Ladies love him so…

Prosecco, Elderflower Liqueur, mint leaves and lime. He’s a charmer!

For bookings call our team on 0141 339 2999 or use our online booking form.

Scot Food Fortnight Special

The Butchershop is showcasing our signature Scottish steaks in celebration of the Scottish Food Fortnight 2014 and boy do we have a treat in store…

We’re all about the locally-sourced, dry-aged 100% Scotch beef and for that reason we’re backing the #EatScottish campaign and sharing our amazing signature Scottish steaks at a special rate during the fortnight to celebrate our awesome suppliers, and our awesome staff too!

Our specials during Sept 6 – Sept 21st

Based on two people, choose from the melt-in-your-mouth 500g cote de boeuf or  t-bone steak or our sublime Chateaubriand for two, with your choice of four sides and a bottle of our house white or red wine wine for £70 per couple.

Available Sun – Thursday 12 – 10pm or Fri/Sat 12 – 5pm.
Advanced booking essential by calling The Butchershop direct on 0141 339 2999 and quoting ‘Scot Food’.

What’s included: 

2x Cote de Boeuf or T-bone steak

1 x Chateaubriand steak for two

4 sides

Bottle of house red or white wine

= £70 per couple

6th September – 21st September

Commonwealth Athletes Parade

Team Scotland is set to thank the public for its support during the Games with a parade throughout the city starting outside Butchershop HQ this Friday, 15th August 2014 from 4:15pm. The athletes will be in be leaving from the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in a seven-strong fleet of vehicles. Make sure you grab the hottest seat in the house on our decking and show your support for the amazing sporting talent!

We will be offering a selection of athlete inspired specials to show our appreciation for Team Scotland. We’ll reveal these on Friday! In the meantime check out the route below:


Commonwealth ‘Steak as Usual’

Travel restrictions are now in play across the city and we would just like to let our customers know that we are open for steak as usual and will be operating normal hours, opening daily from 12 noon.

Part of Sauchiehall Street is partially closed for vehicles due to the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls events directly across the road but you can still easily access The Butchershop via a taxi or car from the top of Radnor Street or Clayslaps Street on Argyle Street.

In celebration of The Games we are running a special Commonwealth lunch menu available from Monday – Saturday between 12 and 5pm which you can view here. We do hope that you join us over the next two weeks of the exciting Games, and if you’re planning to enjoy the Culture and Festival 2014 celebrations at the Kelvingrove Band Stand and Park we’d love to have you at The Butchershop.

We’ve already had some of the visiting nation teams sampling our awesome Scottish steak, but from Team Butchershop to Team Scotland and every other athlete we’d like to wish you the very best of luck on Wednesday and hope that you enjoy our awesome city, awesome people, and our awesome food and drink!

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Butchershop Supports Glasgow 2014

Two weeks today the biggest sporting event is going to begin in Glasgow and we can’t wait to support the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014!

We’re surrounded by Games and Culture 2014 venues with the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls directly across the road, The Kelvingrove Bandstand a two minute walk and the SSE Hydro and SECC Precinct round the corner.

We want to wish all the athletes – especially Team Scotland, the very best of luck and let the Games commence!

And if you’re looking to dine in Glasgow throughout the Games, we will be posting our special Commonwealth Games lunch menu and cocktails soon.

Team Butchershop

Outside Dining in the West End

Our fabulous new decking furniture got delivered at Butchershop HQ last week and our customers have been loving al fresco dining and drinking in the sunshine. The weather has been spectacular and we think that our decking is the perfect place to dine in the West End.

If you haven’t seen our furniture yet, here it is in all its glory.

Outside decking at The ButchershopOutside decking Butchershop

Graduation: Class of 2014

Celebrate graduation with your family and friends at The Butchershop Bar & Grill with our £30pp three course menu. Our graduation menu is available from now until late summer to help celebrate the class of 2014. Maple braised short rib, soft shell crab, sea bream and our smoking steaks all feature alongside a glass of Prosecco to toast your graduate!

We have also pulled together a list of our favourite wines to accompany our dishes to make your day extra special.

White wine

If you’re looking for a very easy-drinking dry white, with flavours that go perfectly with seafood, in particular our beet salad, soft shell crab or our wild leek cannelloni then we would recommend the French Mas Puech, Picpoul de Pinet. Or for something a little more special try one of our exclusive wines to the Butchershop – the Chablis 1er Cru from the legendary wine producer, Bernard Legland which is a classic and complex wine that leaves a long lingering palate.

Red Wine

Steak is perfectly paired with a glass of Malbec, especially an Argentinian one. The best producers of Malbec have to be the Catena winery, with this family creating wines that are unforgettable. Our favourite is the Catena Alta Malbec which is a must with a ribeye.


We’re big advocates of dessert wine and adore the luxurious and silky Royal Tokaji, which is one of the most renowned dessert wines in the world. Great with our sticky toffee pudding or even on its own. For a lighter wine try the Tokaji Late Harvest which is available by the glass and makes a great accompaniment for any of our desserts.

Reserve your table for graduation to avoid disappointment. View our full graduation 2014 menu here.

Spring and Easter dishes

Is it spring yet? The rain may be still appearing but spring is definitely in the air at The Butchershop. Our chefs has been busy in the kitchen creating some great gastronomic starters for you to devour with the freshest of seasonal produce. Here’s a few of the wonderful dishes we have available.

Chargrilled new season British asparagus wrapped in Serrano ham, finished with a soft poached egg, old bay seasoning and a lemon and chive hollandaise.

British asparagus is regularly described as the best in the world due to its full-flavoured taste which is deliciously sweet and tender. The official British asparagus season is just beginning and our chefs just had to create this dish below:

chargrilled new season British asparagus wrapped in Serrano ham, finished with a soft poached egg, old bay seasoning and a lemon and chive hollandaise.

Scotch Lamb

Another seasonal wonder is Scotch Lamb, which is only available at certain points throughout the year due to it being naturally reared in Scotland. It’s simply beautiful.

We’ve created this Scotch lamb cutlet starter with potato fondant, chipotle and beetroot slaw, finished with a red wine jus.

Order these spring specials next time you’re at The Butchershop. They’re the perfect way to begin your meal before gorging on our beautiful Scotch beef steaks.

starter of Scottish lamb cutlet, potato fondant, chipotle and beetroot slaw with red wine jus.

Easter Weekend

Not to forget the long Easter weekend that’s fast approaching, we’ll be putting a boned and rolled roast leg of Scotch lamb served with mint sauce, gravy and all the trimmings; corn on the cob, roast parsnips, potatoes, carrots, green beans, and Yorkshire puddings on the menu.

We recommend reserving your table for Easter to avoid disappointment