The Spanish Butcher

The Spanish Butcher
80 Miller Street, Glasgow, G1 1DT
  • Telephone 0141 406 9880
  • Opening times Mon–Thu & Sun noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am.
  • Bar open Mon–Thu noon–midnight Fri/Sat noon–1am Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Thu noon–6pm, Fri/Sat noon–5pm, Sun 5pm–6pm
  • Pre-theatre price £15
  • Email
  • Website www.spanishbutcher.com
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Superior Spanish meat served New-York steakhouse style.

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There may be more to food in Spain than tapas, but virtually every Spanish-themed restaurant in Glasgow focuses on small plates for sharing. Here’s the exception – a smart dining room where your meal is likely to be a traditional and serious three-course undertaking, best tackled with a steak knife. The Spanish Butcher – part of the Rusk and Rusk group who have Hutchesons and the Butchershop – specialises in the beef of blond Galician cattle from the green north-west of the country, dry-aged for up to 45 days and served as cuts priced by weight. Rare even in Spain, this is arguably some of the best beef in the world – but if you don’t fancy it there’s iberico pork from acorn-fed pigs, a few deftly handled fish dishes and even a token cauliflower steak. Accompaniments are appropriately simple and satisfying – chunky fries with Manchego cheese, charred broccoli, romesco and salsa verde sauces. While prices can climb high here, the two-course lunch and pre-theatre is remarkably good value for the quality (and quantity) on offer. There’s also a Sunday roast deal, and regular promotions based around special cuts of meat to share.

The List's rating
7.6

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Martin Cross visited The Spanish Butcher on 6 March 2018
  • High point: Carnivorous joy
  • Low point: Expensive à la carte
  • Notable dish: Prime rib of Galician blond cattle, dry-aged 35 days
  • Average price: £15 (set lunch); £35 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 26 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: (Rather loud) funk, R&B, jazz
  • Capacity: 75
  • Largest group: 26
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

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