The butcher's blog

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

Mmm Mumm. Win a Magnum of Champagne

Celebrate Mother’s Day in the best possible way, with a magnum of Mumm. Courtesy of our great friends at Bibendum Wine we’re giving away this special bottle to the best photo shared on any of our social networks – Facebook, G+, Twitter or Instagram.

All you have to do is a post a picture of a dish at The Butchershop Bar & Grill and either tag us on Instagram, tweet us on Twitter, post to our timeline on Facebook or G+ and voila you’ll have entered our competition. You have from today (Wednesday, 19th March) until Wednesday 26th March to post your pictures. Winner will be announced on Thursday, 27th March via their chosen network. Enter as many times as you like! So go on share your pictures and win a magnum of Mumm.

Good luck y’all!

More on Mumm

Mumm Magnum

Situated within Reims, G.H. Mumm is one of the largest Champagne producers within the region. It was founded in 1827 by three German brothers with winemaking heritage dating back to the 17th Century and in 1876 Georges Hermann Mumm gave the Champagne House his initials and decorated the bottles with the now famous, Cordon Rouge -a symbol of excellence, inspired by the Legion d’Honneur.

Comedy Festival 2014 at The Butchershop

The Glasgow International Comedy Festival has started!

Bring on the laughter when you dine at The Butchershop with our comedy special offers when you show your tickers for any of the planned shows.

Comedy Festival Offers

  • Monday – Friday, 12 – 4pm: Enjoy a glass of house wine when you dine on our set lunch or a la carte menus during the duration of the festival when you show your comedy ticket. *One glass of wine per customer.
  • Comedy Rock Star Dining (RSD) Cocktail: Look out for updates on our Facebook or Twitter for our RSD cocktail for any of the comedy shows taking place at The Hydro. Just dine on our a la carte menu in the evening before or after your gig and receive a complementary RSD cocktail on us!

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Some information on the comedy festival below. Find out more by visiting GlasgowComedyFestival.com

The Glasgow International Comedy Festival is the biggest comedy festival in Europe and runs from 14th March to 5th April. Now in its 12th year, the Glasgow International Comedy Festival offers nearly 105,000 tickets for 416 shows at 46 venues all over the city.

Mother’s Day 2014

Mothering Sunday is not that far away and because mums are just awesome we’re giving all mums that dine with us a complimentary glass of bubbly this Mother’s Day (Sunday, 30th March)!

Just bring your mum down and we’ll make her day that extra special. We’ll be serving our a la carte and roast menus so make sure you book to avoid disappointment.

Mother's Day at The Butchershop

Diners’ Choice Winner 2014

We’ve just been voted on to the 2014 Diners’ Choice list by toptable.com and OpenTable, which means our customers rated our restaurant as one of the best! Thanks to every one of our amazing guests who helped us earn this commendation.

OpenTable also awarded our restaurant one of the best in the UK for service and we would like to give to give a shout out to our hard working awesome staff members too. Here’s to a wonderful 2014!

DIners Choice

All The Single Ladies

Queen Bey is coming to the Hydro and we got a cocktail just for her….

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Check out our Apple and Raspberry Mrs Carterita….remember and show your Mrs Carter ticket before or after the show and get our RSD (Rock Star Dining) Mrs Carterita on the house when you dine on our a la carte menu.

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Apple and Raspberry Mrs Carterita…

Brilliant hand-crafted silver tequila from Tapatio, shaken with raspberries, fresh apple juice, lime juice and Chambord raspberry liqueur then served with a salt rim, wafer thin apple slice and finished with a wedge of lime.

It’s sweet, sexy and edgy just like Queen Bey.

Valentines Day

Romantic Sharing Menu at The Butchershop

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so why not treat your loved one with our sexy romantic sharing menu and wine flight available Thursday, 13th February until Saturday, 15 February 2014.

£65pp

Starter: The Butchers’ Platter 

Sharing plate paired with a 250ml carafe of Mas Peuch Picpoul Di Pinet, Beauvignac, France. This wine transaltes as ‘lip-smacker!’.

-Sautéed Calamari,Chorizo & Serrano Ham.
- Pressed Chicken, Foie Gras & Smoked Ham Terrine.
-Hot Roast Smoked Salmon Rillette.

All served with toasted country bread.

Main: Premium Scotch Beef

Main course paired with a 250ml carafe of Cahors Chateau du Caillau, France, Bordeaux

- 500g 28 day, dry-aged CHATEAUBRIAND Carved at your table and served with hand cut chips, flat cap mushrooms, confit tomato with a bearnaise and pepper brandy jus

Dessert: 

Trio of Desserts paired with two glasses of Royal Tokaji, Late Harvest, Hungary

- Creme Brulee
- Apple Tarte Tatin
- A Rich Chocolate Pot

Spend Valentine’s Day at The Butchershop Bar & Grill in Glasgow. Book your table online or by phoning our reservations manager on 0141 339 2999.

Glasgow Cook Betters Cook Book

HOT NEWS!

We’re excited to announce our involvement in a Glasgow Cooks Better cook book created by the Glasgow Restaurant Association (GRA) in support of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice. As part of the GRA we have collectively pledged to raise £100K to help build the kitchen in the new hospice facility being built at Bellahouston Park.

Glasgow Cooks Better cook book

Our superfood steak salad features in the book alongside celebrity recipes from Ken Stott, Carol Smilie and Alex Norton. Priced at £15, you can buy yours from The Butchershop Bar & Grill. The official launch happens on February and proceeds from the cook book with go towards our dedicated charity.

Thanks for your support!

Beef and Burns at The Butchershop

A Man’s a Man for A’ That! In celebration of The Bard, we’ve got a few Burns inspired specials.

First up a salute to “Great chieftain o the puddin’-race!” our beef en croute with haggis; a 28 day dry-aged scotch fillet steak coated in haggis, wrapped in puff pastry and baked until crisp and golden. Served with bashed neeps, champit tatties, and a red wine jus.

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No Burns Night is complete without whisky so let us present our “wee , sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous beastie”; Jonny Walker Black Label, Glayva Whisky liqueur, Martini Rosso and Fee Brothers Whisky Barrel Bitters. Specially designed to cause “O’what a panic in thy breastie” Stirred through ice and served straight up.

Beastie Cocktail

And finally as a salute to our AWESOME customers, all tables booked after 17:30 will receive complimentary haggis bon bon canapes.

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The Selkirk Grace

Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
And sae let the Lord be thankit.

Robert Burns

Top Gear in Glasgow

Top Gear is debuting in Scotland this weekend at The Hydro and to celebrate our master mixologists have engineered some Top Gear-inspired cocktails to complement your dining at The Butchershop.

Dine with us on our a la carte before or after any of the Top Gear Live shows at The Hydro, and we’ll treat you to a complementary cocktail on the house. Just show your ticket to one of our servers. Rev up your weekend!

“Butchershop Does Top Gear”

Friday: Captain Sloe Gin Sour.. Concocted with Sloe gin, red wine, Chambord, lemon ‘n’ sugar syrup

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Captain Sloe Gin Sour. This ones for you James May!

Saturday: The Alexander Clarkson. Cooked up with Jack Daniels, chestnut liquer, half and half. Grated with nutmeg.

The Alexander Clarkson

What Jeremy drinks, naturally. (In our head anyway)

Sunday: Twice-spiced Hammond. Engineered with care using Kraken black spiced rum

The Twice-Spiced Hammond

The Twice-Spiced Hammond

Cocktails engineered by Gary. Butchershop Bar & Grill 2014

Going to the Top Gear show? Here’s what to expect: Hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May together with driving legend ‘The Stig’, Top Gear Live brings to life the massively popular BBC 2 TV programme and features the incredible Top Gear Live Stunt Team, the world’s most beautiful cars and some outrageous challenges. Book tickets here.