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.


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

Taste Our Best Award

Butchershop is proud to be recognised in Visit Scotland’s quality assurance scheme with a Taste Our Best award.

Taste Our Best

More about provenance:

At The Butchershop Bar & Grill we work hard with all of our suppliers to ensure the quality, provenance and traceability of all the ingredients we use.

Beef and Lamb

We’re members of the Scotch Beef Club and only serve the finest dry-aged Scotch beef and lamb. Our butchers are John Gilmours and Cairnhill Farm – four-generation farmers in Ayrshire, who provide us with grass fed, dry-aged beef from Limousin and Black Angus cattle. For our signature cuts we have our own dry-aging room at Cairnhill Farm where our beef is hung up to a period of 45 days ensuring a consistently high-end product.

Read about about our meat here

Seafood and Poultry

McCallums of Troon is our wonderful seafood and shellfish supplier, hand-picking and delivering the freshest catch from the west coast of Scotland and fish markets in Shetland, landed from boats fishing in the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean.  They also provide us with free range poultry.


Our Scottish cheeses are delivered from Glasgow cheesemonger, George Mewes. Where possible our fruit, vegetables, dairy and eggs are from Scotland and supplied by Direct Foods who source the freshest in-season produce.

Coffee is fairtrade from Italian Roma in Glasgow, while our tea selection is from Edinburgh-based Eteaket. Ice-cream is supplied from award-winning manufacturers Chocolate Box in Lanark.

Say I love you… with Steak

Valentine's Day

Celebrate Valentines with an awesome steak feast at The Butchershop. Go all out and share a 1.2kg bone-in Tomahawk steak. Or what about a 28 day dry-aged chateaubriand, paired with a smooth bottle of Catena Malbec with layers of red cherry fruit

We have four days of romance lined up with our Valentines Set Menu running from Wednesday, the 11th to Saturday, the 14th February – allowing ample opportunity for you to show the one you love that you truly care. Give the gift of steak this Valentine’s Day and you’ll reap the rewards for a long time to come.

Reservations: Call our reservation team on 0141 339 2999 or book online A la carte available all day.

Butchershop Gift Experience

Looking for that romantic treat? Can’t make it out for Valentines? Why not spoil your other half and surprise them with one of our gift certificates. You can pop in and pick one up or alternatively purchase online and send with a personalised message via text or email, or posted in a custom gift wallet.

Festive Menus and Hogmanay

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It’s Christmas! The festive season is here and we’re serving a spectacular three course festive menu that boasts pulled beef croquettes, truffled parsnip and parmesan bruschetta, slow roasted free range turkey, pan seared seabass, steak of course, and our traditional Christmas pudding creme brulee. Fancy some festive eating? View our full menus here: Christmas Dinner or Christmas Lunch.


It’s happening. Join us this Hogmanay as we toast to 2015 with a special Feast of Meats menu, in true Butchershop-style! We’re open late with live DJ entertainment to make the night go with  bang. Celebrate with us as we as close the curtain on a phenomenal year at The Butchershop! Bookings now being taken. Limited availability. Hogmanay set menu served from 5pm.

Reservations: Contact one of our reservations team to book your Christmas lunch, dinner, Hogmanay or New Year’s Day table by calling 0141 339 2999.

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.