Having read so much about it Stuart and I decided to pay The Butchershop in Glasgow a visit. We could only get an early evening table, which was fine as it give us plenty of time to enjoy the meal and still make a train back to Edinburgh!
The Butchershop can be found at the top of Sauchiehall Street, not too far from Kelvingrove Gallery. We received a warm welcome into what was a very busy restaurant; and it was only 6pm! The menu which obviously specialises in meat, was not massive, but had a wide variety of dishes – all tasty sounding and it was hard to make up our minds!
I opted for the Warm Goats Cheese Cake with Caramelised Apple and Walnut to start, and Stuart went for the Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Seaweed and Noodle Salad and a Wasabi Mayonnaise. Both were delicious, well balanced starters. Stuart had never had Soft Shell Crab before and I think he would definitely have it again!
For main, well I couldn’t really not have meat could I? I went for a Fillet Steak (cooked well done –sorry!) topped with a Garlic and Mixed Herb Butter, and healthy side of hand cut chips. My steak was tasty and cooked just the way I like it! The chips were crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside – heavenly! Obviously being brave and the polar opposite to me, Stuart went for the Steak Tartare with Duck Egg and chips. Since I like my food cooked, this didn’t appeal to me, but it smelt great and Stuart said it tasted really good too, the meat tender and well seasoned.
Sadly we didn’t have any room left for dessert! However, we weren’t rushed to leave, so we enjoyed a coffee and chatted until the food digested and off we went for our train home. I would really love to go back to The Butchershop, especially for their ‘Burger v Steak Frites Tuesdays’! I would recommend paying The Butchershop a visit, great food and great service!