The Butterfly and the Pig
- Telephone 0141 221 7711
- Seasonal times n/a
- Bar open Mon–Thu 11am–1am; Fri/Sat 11–3am; Sun 12.30–1am.
- Food served Mon–Thu noon–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–10pm; Sun 12.30–10pm.
- Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5–8pm
- Average price £12.50 (set lunch); £17 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £12.50
- Website www.thebutterflyandthepig.com
Chintzy décor meets granny's home cooking in this famous basement-level bar-cum-restaurant.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Hankering after granny’s home cooking? Instead of heading up the road to see her, exiled teuchters and city-born gourmands alike can head along to the Butterfly & the Pig to get their dose of retro chintz and quality comfort grub. Décor is a charmingly acquired taste, as flock wallpaper fights for attention with embroidered napkins and zany-patterned lampshades. Equally, menus, filled with riddle-like write-ups, read like an excerpt from Alice’s adventures, but embrace the madness and you’ll be richly rewarded. A starter of wild mushroom and white wine tart is alliteratively and gastronomically superb, with an added shaving of parmesan for richness and a dollop of crème fraîche to enliven tastebuds. Salmon and dill are bosom buddies in a Spanish frittata for main, but a word of warning – portions are enormous, so there’s no need to order sides. Of that, your nan would undoubtedly approve.
- High point: There's nowhere quite like it in the city
- Low point: Fans of Scandi-chic interiors need not apply
- Notable dish: Spanish frittata
- Private dining: Up to 40 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Nothing in the restaurant
- Live entertainment: Tue open mic; Wed–Sat swing, jazz, folk,blues, rockabilly, DJs;
- Capacity: 30
- Largest group: 40
- Open since: 2005
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
- House wine: £13.95 per bottle
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