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Steak Frites Extended

Happy New Year steak fans! How’s your 2016 shaping up? Got that I-Just-Wanna-Watch-Box-Sets melancholy after the winter break? We feel ya. So much so, we’ve just some juicy Butcherclub deals for you to sink your teeth into. :)

Burger vs Steak Frites Tuesday

Burger Vs Steak Frites

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in February from 12 pm – 10 pm

Our glorious Burger Vs Steak Frites is backkkk. What’s it going to be? Two juicy Butchershop burgers? Or what about two dry-aged Scotch rump steaks with melted garlic & herb butter? Or are you the kind of duo that will order one of each and share the awesomeness?  At £30 for TWO including a bottle of house wine, you can afford to come back, again and again, to ensure your choose your winner carefully.

Tomahawk Thursdays

Tomahawk Thursdays

Every Thursday 12 pm – 10pm

The original, the best, the home of the TOMAHAWK!!! Your favourite neighbourhood steakhouse has gone and done it again, brightening up another dreary day in this fine city of ours. With the return of TOMAHAWK Thursdays, it’s the ideal way to munch away those January blues  with the BIGGEST, the BADDEST & the BEST steak in Scotland!

If there has ever been one cut to conquer all, then it has surely got to be our 1.2kg 45 day dry aged TOMAHAWK. A cut so kick-ass, it’s named after a deadly weapon!

So grab a friend and get 2016 of to a very meaty, very tasty, very AWESOME start at The Butchershop!

You can join us EVERY Thursday in February for the return of our legendary TOMAHAWK THURSDAYS. Only £70 for two people, you’ll enjoy a 1.2kg 45-day dry aged TOMAHAWK to share, plus two sides, two sauces & a bottle of wine between two.

Available dates: 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th of February. Subject to availability. Make your reservation today to avoid disappointment, simply quote ‘Tomahawk Thursdays’.

New Year 2016

Lots of MEATing madness = December is in full swing at Butchershop HQ! If you’re joining us this festive season, our team are ready to help you party and meat your way through it.

Here’s the beef on what we’ve got planned to see us through into 2016.

Hogmanay 2015/2016

Hogmanay Butchershop Tomahawk Steak

Make your last meal of 2015 AWESOME! Our menu is bursting with Scottish goodies. View Our Menu For Yourself Scottish lobster & ox cheek risotto, pan seared partridge breast, thyme roasted guinea fowl, turbot with tiger prawns & scallops all sit alongside Butchershop staples like sirloin of Borders beef, mammoth Tomahawk steaks & our classic chateaubriand.

With a live DJ we’ll be partying through until 2am on New Year’s Day 2016. Limited number of tables left available Call us on 0141 339 2999 to book your table – don’t miss out!

New Year’s Day 2016

New Year's Day Comfort Food

Is all about comfort eating at The Butchershop this New Year. Open from 12:30pm on New year’s Day 2016 we’ll be serving a kickass menu that’ll give a much needed comforting hug to even the most killer of hangovers, alongside our a la carte. From Thai chicken noodle broth, to buttermilk fried chicken & baby back ribs… Go on, geez a hug!

View our Menu For bookings contact our team on 0141 3999 2999 or book via our website.

Beef Up Your December


It’s about to get crazy at Butchershop HQ… We love Glasgow, and thankfully Glasgow loves us right back. :) If you’re trying to bag a table to enjoy our beefy goodness this Christmas, give our team a call to check our limited availability before Meat Mania AKA December kicks off!! For those of you locked in and reserved, our team is PUMPED and ready to help you party.

DING, DING, IT’S NEARLY DECEMBER… We’ve got your backs for:


gift voucher Glasgow restaurant The Butchershop Bar & Grill
If we could send you a juicy steak in an envelope, we know you guys and girls would love it but you’ll just have to content yourself with gift vouchers for the time being.

Take the stress out of Christmas shopping and give your friends something they really want. Meat, meat, meat and more meat!!! You know who we’re talking about, we’ve all got that one friend… you know the one? No, not THAT one!  The one that’s always talking about food 24/7.

Butchershop gift vouchers are the perfect prezzie for foodie friends and if they want anything else, then they’re probably not your real friend anyway. #BeefBuddies

Purchase our gift certificates online and gift via post, email or text. Or pick them up from your Butchershop server.


Is that the sound of New Year bells chiming or is it ‘TOMAHAWK-time’ I hear?

There’s only one way to bring in the bells in Glasgow and it doesn’t involve standing outside in the rain, or sharing the turn of the year with ***ahem*** Glasgow “characters”.

Tomahawk Steak

It’ll  be TOMAHAWKS  aplenty as we countdown to New Year at The Butchershop; with a live DJ, steaks on the grill and fizz-a-flowing, you’ll be glad you choose to celebrate in a cosy restaurant rather than under a cloak of Glasgow drizzle.

View our New Year’s Eve / Hogmanay menu


Lucozade? Check. Berocca? Check. Irn-Bru? Check.

When you’ve toasted every person you’ve loved, lost, or well.. anyone you’ve ever met! Then the ensuing hangover will need more than bright orange liquids to make it go away.

New Years Day Glasgow

Obviously, that’s where we come in with our epic New Year’s Day menu packed full of hangover-busting delights. From fried chicken to ribs, to roast sirloin of Border’s beef, we will have something to chase those hangover demons away.

View our New Year’s Day 2016 menu 

For reservations contact our team on 0141 339 2999

Rib Shack

RibShack Glasgow

Lip-smackin’, tongue-tinglin’, finger-lickin’ Rib Shack epicness has arrived in the Merchant City!!! The Candleriggs Christmas Market is open, and we have set-up shop in Candleriggs Square for the duration of the Christmas countdown. That’s every day until Christmas Eve…

We’re running our Rib Shack spin-off at the market; serving up fiery brisket chilli, tender BBQ ribs & juicy slow braised pulled pork to hungry Christmas shoppers, lunch-time grazers and post-work tipplers.

Who doesn’t love a Christmas market in Glasgow? Open from lunch ’til late every day until Christmas Eve, there’s plenty of time for you to head on down and get that festive feeling while tucking into some seriously delicious meaty goodness. See you at the market! Oh and if you’re brave there’s a ridiculously high sky ride!


No reservations required, just pop along and get stuck into some epic RIB SHACK scran while browsing the Christmas stalls for your Secret Santa gifts.

Merchant City, we’re coming for you! #ThereGoesTheNeighbourhood

Where? Candleriggs Square in the Merchant City
When? Every day from 10am – late up until Christmas Eve

Stv Appeal 2015

THANK YOU to all our guests, staff and suppliers that helped us do our bit for the STV Appeal and help children living in poverty in Scotland.

This is the third year we’ve backed the campaign and Friday night saw our team creating complimentary cocktails and mocktails over at STV HQ, quenching the thirsts of fundraisers galore for their live show. This was a celebration of the efforts from across Glasgow, from RBS, Lidl, Glasgow Warriors to school groups, choirs and dancers, with even The Rusk Company – Butchershop and Hutchesons donating a cheque to Sean Batty live on STV! Well done to Martin (Assist GM, Butchershop) for rallying the team!

Rusk Company STV

Between both of our venues, we raised a massive £1500 from customer donations and sales of our AWESOME steaks. Our owners, James and Louise Rusk have generously matched this donation taking the total to £3000 which goes straight to helping children in Scotland. Thanks to everyone who donated and to our supplier Pernod Ricard for the appreciated support. Peach Appeal Perfect was indeed perfect!


Lorraine Kelly revealed the final total raised on Friday night - a total sum of £2,913,083 donated by STV viewers. Amazing results for an outstanding charity! Until next year!

Butchershop Pop-Up in The 158 Café Bar at Hutchesons

Butchershop Pop Up

We’re getting a mini-makeover and some well earned TLC on Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th of October! This means our doors will be shut #SadFace BUT it also gives us the perfect opportunity to move home for three days with an awesome Butchershop Pop-Up in our sister venue, The 158 Café Bar at Hutchesons.

That’s right, there’s no need to worry about Butchershop withdrawal symptoms as we up sticks and take a three day vacation to the glitz and glam of Glasgow’s Merchant City!

We’ll be running our famous Burger vs. Steak Frites for the duration of the pop-up, as well as taking a truck load of our awesome TOMAHAWKS with us for those that just can’t handle the thought of going three days without a steak fit for Fred Flintstone.

Call 01415524050 to make your reservation today. Simply quote ‘Butchershop Pop Up’ when booking.

Merchant City, we’re coming for you! #ThereGoesTheNeighbourhood

Address: 158 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1EJ

Option 1:

The original and best battle of the beef will be available throughout the pop up as The 158 Café Bar at Hutchesons plays host to the greatest match up since Ali vs. Frazier. The choice is simple… Are your burger or are you steak?

At £30 for TWO, you can choose between a Butchershop burger or our delicious 35 day dry aged rump steak – both served with fries and a bottle of wine to wash it all down!

Option 2:

When your server approaches the table with this beast of a steak… meat carved and resting over a half metre long rib bone, other guests will tremble in awe, basking in your magnificent steak prowess and impending entry to carnivore nirvana.

As a Butchershop Pop-Up special, you can enjoy a 1.2kg TOMAHAWK steak, two sides, two sauces, plus a bottle of house red or white wine for only £70. #BOOM

Superheroes, Steaks and The Flash in Finnieston

Costumes, Comics and Heroes take over The Butchershop for MCM Comic Con Annual Show at The SECC

Join our superhero steak squad and get in character for the MCM Comic Con (or simply ‘Flash’ your ticket) to get your very own superhero steak dinner this Sunday!

1.2kg TOMAHAWK Steak to share + 2 sides + 2 sauces + bottle of house wine = £70 per ‘Dynamic Duo’.

No superhero story would be complete without a good plot at heart and every guest that dines with us at The Butchershop Bar and Grill will be helping to fundraise for the STV Appeal. A discretionary £1 per table will be added to guests’ bills from today until October 16th with owners James and Louise Rusk matching the total raised to help fight child poverty in Scotland.

Superhero Steak

Picture courtesy of Jamie Simpson/Herald and Times

Superman, Ironman and Spider-Man – just some of the superheroes you’ll find hiding out at The Butchershop this weekend, where they’ll be using their superpowers to serve supersize Scotch steaks to the expected 30,000 attendees of the sold out MCM Comic Con at the SECC this weekend!

In the spirit of the UK’s largest pop culture and comic memorabilia festival, we’re offering you your own superhero steak dinner – a humongous Flinstone-esqe bone in rib steak aptly known as the Tomahawk with four sides and a bottle of house wine for £70 per couple* to those who join our superhero steak squad and cosplay as a comic character or their favourite TV hero (this Sunday 27th September or show your MCM Comic Con ticket)

Or what about a specially created supercharged elixir – The Flash: a vibrant red concoction that will keep any villain at bay and quench the thirst of your heroes! Made with equal parts Tequila, Chambord, a helping of raspberry purée, mint leaves and zesty lime.

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Speaking about the Steak Superhero Squad owner James Rusk of The Butchershop Bar & Grill and Grade A Listed dining venue Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie, says:

“Our staff are our superheroes every day and we wanted to celebrate and have a bit of fun during the September weekend for the masses of people attending Comic Con. Our Tomahawk steak looks as if it’s straight out a comic book so it’s a great fit!

James who has just been announced as Visit Scotland’s Hospitality Hero for Glasgow continues:

“We hope that our guests will join in the cosplay comic spirit and help us fundraise for a great cause at the same time.”

MCM Comic Con is the UK’s largest and most popular Comic Con pop culture event and Memorabilia Collectors show, bringing together the newest game releases, merchandise buying and an opportunity to meet leading actors, directors and animators of favourite shows and comics.

This the third annual Comic Con and this years special guests include Robert Llewellyn who plays Kryten in Red Dwarf, (which starts filming two new series in November), Robert Picardo of Star Trek: Voyager, Karl Yune who played villian Maseo Yamashiro in Arrow, Maile Flanagan, who voices the title role in animated series Naruto, Femi Taylor, who was Jabba The Hutt’s slave dancer in Return of the Jedi and the director and animator of animated series The Rolling Girls, Kotomi Deai and Hiroshi Shimizu.

The Tomahawk steak ranges in size from 1.2g to 2kg and is part of their cuts on the bone colossal steak range, this cut is hung on the bone by their fourth-generation master butcher who hangs the grass-fed Scottish beef for 45 days, allowing each cut the correct amount of time to reach the optimum buttery melt-in-your-mouth flavour level.

What makes these cuts extraordinary is the specialised dry-aging process of hanging cuts on the bone; this process allows for an enhanced ageing period as the bone retains more moisture, delivering that unadulterated taste perfection.

Located at 1055 Sauchiehall Street reservations can be made in advance by calling their reservations team on 0141 339 2999 or booking online.

For more information visit or follow on Twitter @ButchershopGLA or

*Available Sunday 27th September from 12 noon to 10pm. Cosplay or dress up to claim the offer or show your MCM Comic Con day ticket to your Butchershop server.

Tomahawk Thursdays

Tomahawk Steak

It’s so big it’s beautiful! We’re sick of the rain at Butchershop HQ and have decided to brighten and beef up Thursdays with this meat-tastic delight to celebrate one of our favourite Cuts On The Bone – ‘The Tomahawk’.

Join us EVERY Thursday in August for the return of our legendary TOMAHAWK THURSDAYS at The Butchershop Bar & Grill. Only £70 for two people, devour one of our 1.2kg (it’s that big) 45 day dry-aged TOMAHAWK steak sharers, plus two sides, two sauces and a bottle of house red or white wine for two.

Still to try one of our Tomahawks? Book in for Thursday NOW. You’ll be shouting #sorrynotsorry when you Instagram that wondrous piece of meat.

Available all day on these dates from 12 noon ’til late:

  • Thursday 6th August
  • Thursday 13th August
  • Thursday 20th August
  • Thursday 27th of August

Make your reservation today to avoid disappointment, simply quote ‘Tomahawk Thursdays’ by calling on of our reservations team on 0141 339 2999.

What is a Tomahawk Steak?

One of our colossal Cuts On The Bone, this cut is so kick-ass, it’s named after a deadly weapon. Our 45 day dry aged TOMAHAWK steaks are a rite of passage for any true meat aficionado. Aged, cooked and served with an entire, half-meter long rib bone, the meat is packed with the most intense beefy punch of any cut you’re likely to try and, of course, comes with that added ‘wow-factor’ you only get with this Flintstone-esq cut! An ideal sharing steak for a special occasion or the ultimate indulgence for an ambitious one.

August at The Kelvingrove Bandstand

Magners Summer Nights

Magners Summer Nights kicks off with a spectacular lineup at The Kelvingrove Bandstand, running from 6-8 and 13-15 August 2015.

Shows start from 6pm, so if you’re planning on dining with us be sure to book your table in advance to avoid disappointment!

For a round up of events in August visit our Around Us page



In celebration of the West End Festival kicking off on Friday and with summer just around the corner, we’re bringing you a whole new pop-up dining experience on our decking!

Butchershop Bar & Grill Rib Shack Pop Up Glasgow

Here at Butchershop HQ, we’ve listened to our customers who demand more! More meat, more tender, juicy slabs of protein, more epic carnivorous creations for you to get your teeth in to… Well ladies and gents, welcome to The Rib Shack!

There are few things in life more satisfying than a glistening, smoky rack of ribs; without doubt one of the most finger-lickingly delicious foods in existence. best eaten with your hands, a pile of napkins and a cold beer.

So leave your table manners at the door, roll up your sleeves and get messy on the Butchershop terrace this summer.


AVAILABLE Monday to Sunday 12-5:00pm

cooked in gochujang, rice wine vinegar, soy and seasame with cucumber kimchi BUTCHERSHOP

with toasted cornbread

cooked in garlic, ginger, chilli and star anise, coriander and brown sugar with charred sweetcorn and cabbage slaw

DISCLAIMER: Not recommended for a first date encounter, however protective clothing will be provided. The Butchershop & Grill will not be held accountable for Glasgow’s temperamental weather conditions… if it starts snowing, grab a blanket. We’ve got that covered. 


Remember it’s West End Festival Parade Sunday (June 7th) this weekend. Here’s the route for the parade. Samba from our decking!

#WEF2015 Parade Route: Botanic Gardens (3pm) > Byres Road (north) > Byres Road (south) > Dumbarton Road (3.45pm) > Art Galleries Kelvingrove Park (4.15pm) > Finale at Bandstand (5pm) > Samba special event at Art Gallery steps (5.30pm)

Butchershop Glasgow Cocktail

Cuts On The Bone


On our quest to source and serve the best steak in the world, we’ve launched a new premium range of colossal sharing Scotch steaks called Cuts On The Bone for our carnivore customers.

Perfect for sharing or for an adventurous one, four delicious cuts have been developed with each promising to deliver a steak explosion for every palate; from the exquisite jewel-in-the-crown buttery-textured fillet on the bone that’s rarely seen – even in some of the world’s best steakhouses, the ‘king of steaks’ porterhouse, the classic well-marbled sirloin on the bone and the succulent Flintstone-esque humungous bone in rib steak that is the Tomahawk.

Ranging in size from 700g to 2kg, these awe-inspiring cuts are hung on the bone in their own ‘Butchershop’ dry-aging room in an exclusive partnership with Cairnhill Farm in Girvan, where our fourth-generation master butcher hangs the grass-fed Scottish beef for 45 days, allowing each cut the correct amount of time to reach the optimum buttery melt-in-your-mouth flavour level.

What makes these cuts extraordinary is the specialised dry-aging process of hanging cuts on the bone; this process allows for an enhanced ageing period as the bone retains more moisture, delivering that unadulterated taste perfection.

Speaking about the new Cuts On The Bone steaks, restaurateur owner of The Butchershop Bar & Grill and Grade A Listed dining venue Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie, James Rusk says:

“Scotland is renowned for having the best beef in the world, and we wanted to heighten that reputation and create something truly spectacular for our customers and visitors to Scotland to experience.  As a company our ethos is to deliver the exceptional the same way every day and by working closely with our butcher we have created a serious range of big cuts with an even bigger unbelievable flavour that we’re proud to showcase and call our own.

“Our Tomahawk has already been a massive hit after an extended trial with customers, but it’s our fillet on the bone that’s really getting our kitchen team and staff in a meat frenzy.”

Butchershop head chef, John Molloy said:

“As a chef you want to work with the best produce in the world and this is as good as it gets. These cuts are phenomenal; the flavour from the fillet on the bone is like nothing you’ve ever tasted. Scotch fillet steak would normally be aged from 21 up to 28 days whereas with a fillet on the bone cut, the bone allows the meat to be aged for 45 days resulting in an unsurpassed enhanced flavour.

“We cook each cut simply allowing the superior quality and provenance of the meat to shine through. From our staple classic cuts to our new exciting cuts on the bone addition, there’s something for everyone.”

Cuts can be dry-aged for shorter periods of time like our classic and signature cuts which range from 21 – 35 days however after years of research with our butcher we’ve found that the optimum dry-aging time for the perfect flavour for the cuts on the bone steaks is 45 days. This length of time ensures that they keep the integrity of the great Scotch beef flavour but at the same time allow for optimum tenderness.

Cuts on the bone are available every day from The Butchershop Bar & Grill at 1055 Sauchiehall Street on a first come, first served basis or by reserving in advance by calling our reservations team on 0141 339 2999 or booking online.