The butcher's blog

Butchershop Roll Out: Serving up breakfast for annual Taxis to Troon

For over 70 years Glasgow’s taxi drivers have been donating their time, and decorating their taxis, to give Glasgow children a totally awesome day out.  It’s practically a city institution at this point and should need no formal introduction, but really,we just love the epic work those guys do over there.  13413157_1494304457251856_7805173097353615413_n

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Glasgow Taxi’s have taken children with special educational needs on an annual big day out down the Ayrshire Coast. Today over 300 children along with their parents and carers join the annual taxi outing to Troon. With over 150 taxi drivers lining the streets in their decorated cars the atmosphere was positively buzzing – even Glasgow weather couldn’t put a damper on spirits here!

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The annual outing leaves just across the road from us here at The Butchershop,so we wanted to do our small bit and make sure everyone was well fed before hitting the road. With sausages and bacon donated from our suppliers Cairnhill Farms and more tattie scones than you can shake a stick at, our staff handed out over 300 rolls to keep those bellies full for the long drive.  Our owners James and Louise also mucked in, donning their Butchershop aprons for the big morning breakfast run. Louise said – “We wanted to show our support and praise the commitment of the taxi drivers involved by serving up bacon and sausage rolls to everyone involved before their journey to the seaside. We are delighted to play our part and we only hope this small gesture will making a positive difference to their day”.

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We wish all those involved with the Glasgow Taxi Outing Fund an awesome day, let’s hear it for Glasgow’s epic tax driver force! Find out more about their amazing work here and see you again next year!

 

Celebrate Super Dad’s at The Butchershop Bar and Grill

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It’s time to celebrate the real Super Heroes and is there a better way to thank your Dad than an awesome Steak dinner at Glasgow’s Best Steakhouse? Yeah, we didn’t think so either!  We’ve got our epic cuts on the bone, some insanely good roasts and all that other good stuff that you need for a truly super Father’s Day.  So get Dad booked in now and raise one to Dad with The Butchershop Bar and Grill!

Steak Frites Extended

Burger vs Steak Frites available Monday to Wednesday all day throughout February!*

With our Burger vs Steak menu running Mon – Wed being such a hit through January…we’ve decided to extend it once again to run throughout February!

That’s right, every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday (excluding Valentine’s Day), you can enjoy Two juicy Butchershop burgers, two dry-aged Scotch rump steaks or are you the kind of duo that will order one of each and pit these two rivals against each other?! Whatever your combination, it’s just £30 for TWO including a bottle of house wine!

 

*excludes February 14th

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New Year 2016

HOGMANAY 2016/2017

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Make your last meal of 2016 AWESOME! Our menu is bursting with some lip-smackingly good dishes, using some of the very best seasonal Scottish produce! View our menu New Years Eve menu HERE

This years menu features treats such as Scottish Lobster & Slow Cooked Ox Cheek Risotto, our famous Borders Sirloin and it wouldn’t be a proper Butchershop celebration without our legendary Tomahawk on offer!

We’ll be open until 2am on New Year’s Day 2016. There’s only a limited number of tables left available, so call us on 0141 339 2999 to reserve yours now!

 

NEW YEARS DAY at THE BUTCHERHSOP BAR & GRILL

New Years Day at The Butchershop is always a great day out! Whether you’re toasting to the year ahead with friends or even having the first family lunch of 2017, there’s no better place to be than with us, enjoying our special New Years Day Set Menu just for the occasion.

Seeing as New Years Day also falls on a Sunday this year, we’ll be serving up our classic Sunday Roast menu, which you can you view HERE.

To reserve your table for New Years Day 2017, please contact our reservations team on 0141 339 2999.

 

 

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Beef Up Your December

DECEMBER MEAT MADNESS

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:

PRESENTS

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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.

HOGMANAY

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

NEW YEAR’S DAY

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.

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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

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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!

RESERVATIONS

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!

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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!

AMAZING RESULTS..

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

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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 www.butchershopglasgow.com or follow on Twitter @ButchershopGLA or Facebook.com/Butchershopglasgow

*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