Vegetarians, look away, it’s time to round up the best places to get a steak! For the carnivores out there, I’ve chosen five of my favourite spots to get a great steak, but to be honest, there are so many more I could have included, such as Alstons Bar & Beef, The Spanish Butcher, MEAT Bar, and more. I’ve picked these five based on my personal experience and the experience of others, so if you fancy a great steak, look no further…
PORTER & RYE
An obvious choice, but a great one none the less. The first time Sam and I went to Porter & Rye, we ordered the special of the day, which was a 55-day aged Porterhouse. I do not exaggerate when I say the steak was so good it brought a tear to Sam’s eye. There are a great range of sides and sauces available, from truffle salt fries to port and blue cheese sauce. A steak for two will set you back around £70, but if you catch their lunch menu, you can get a rump steak for £12! If you have room for something other than steak, I recommend sampling one of their ever-changing starters or desserts, the plates are always works of art and full of fresh, seasonal flavours.
Sort of still new to the scene, this little steakhouse is tucked away in Hillhead on Otago Street, and is definitely a hidden gem. Their signature bone-in steaks are a wonder to behold, and if you fancy splurging, go for the prime rib on the bone for two, which costs around £70. For an extra special treat, they also offer an extra matured fillet steak which is cut to order. The smoked garlic butter is delicious melted on top of a juicy steak, and you can add all sorts of toppings, from king prawns to haggis!
BUTCHERSHOP BAR & GRILL
A favourite among locals, you’ll almost always find the Butchershop on any shortlist for steaks in Glasgow. The appeal of the Butchershop lies not only in the quality of their steak, but the value for money. They run fantastic value set lunch & pre-theatre menus, offering three courses for £18.95, and their a la cart menu is perfect for meals that are a bit more special. The real appeal of this restaurant though, is their Burger vs. Steak Frites Tuesday. Every Tuesday, they offer two burgers or two rump steaks, skinny fries, and a bottle of wine for £30 per couple, and it has served them well these past few years, and will no doubt continue to do so!
BO’VINE MEATS & WINES
Perhaps not everyone’s first choice, this restaurant on Byres Roads boasts, in my opinion, one of the best value steak deals around, and I can honestly say I’ve never had a bad meal there. Available between 5.00pm and 7.15pm Sunday to Thursday, and 5.00pm to 6.30pm on weekends, Bo’Vine’s market menu offers three courses for £18.95, including a sirloin steak and NO supplement fee. This is quite a rarity. Most set menus would either provide a rump steak, as it’s a cheaper cut, or make you pay an uplift to order the steak, but not here. The peppercorn sauce is one of my favourites in the city, and their starters and mains are always on point.
MILLER & CARTER
Located in the heart of Glasgow city centre, Miller & Carter has quickly become a go-to destination for steak lovers across the city. Providing a range of both on and off the bone cuts, you will surely find the right steak for you – although I do have to recommend the Long Bone Tomahawk sharing steak for two, which is priced at a not unreasonable £49.95. If you fancy a mid-week treat, head along on a Thursday with your favourite steak companion for their Dates & Steaks offer, which is a three-course set menu for £24.95 per person, including a range of steak cuts, plus a starter and a dessert, available on Thursdays from 6pm.
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