Porter & Rye

1131 Argyle St, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G3 8ND
Critics Review 4.5/5
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Open daily for Lunch and Dinner

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Free WiFi
  • Gluten Free Available

About Porter & Rye

Fine dry-aged meats & classic mixed drinks.
Molecular cooking & small plate dining.

Cuisine: Small Plates, Steak, Fine Dining
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Critics Review
Review by Emma - of Food and Drink Glasgow
4.5/5
Part of Kained Holdings, the innovative team behind The Finnieston, Lebowskis and Crafty Pig; Porter & Rye is a meat filled jewel located in the middle of the Finnieston strip. We booked in advance as it's not the biggest and always very busy when we pass by. The well-stocked bar stands out on arrival and this is one of the few places in Glasgow where you can have a glass of Rye Porter from WEST brewery, walk past the bar and it’s meat eaters’ heaven. A huge dry-aging cabinet is filled to the brim with hunks of beef and prime cuts at that: Onglet (Hanger), Rib Eye, Chateaubriand and Porterhouse. We dragged ourselves away from the display of meat to our table and made our choices. The vibe here is cosy and intimate; small tables with subdued lighting and a stripped-back interior. An amuse bouche of Smoked Haddock beignet (small fritters) with a lemon emulsion arrived quickly and was like superstar scampi: plump smoky fish with a tart lemon sauce for dipping. We cleared the plates quickly- a trend that would prevail well into the night! Sweet doughy bread and salted butter came next and was devoured before the starters could arrive. The Starters: Grilled Scottish Langoustine with braised sticky pork belly, apple and vanilla purée with thyme-compressed apples first, and thankfully no wrangling with langoustine shells was required. The moist and sticky sweet pork belly was delicious with the crisp thyme apples, an excellent pairing. Our other starter was a huge bowl of Ox Broth served with a couple of mini cheese scones. This was a rich beefy broth with threads of meat, full of flavour which begged for the scones to be dipped in. Before the main event, it was time to pick our implements: a selection of steak knives of differing styles and sizes was presented – serrated, full metal or a wooden handle? The choice is yours! he main event we opted for the Porterhouse menu choice which comes with two sauces and two sides. The Porterhouse: a 54 day-aged beauty from Tom Rodgers butchers, aged in-house. It’s a great cut, providing two types of steak, tenderloin and strip steak. We left it to chef to cook as he recommended; it came chargrilled on the outside, pink and moist on the inside. For the sides we chose beef dripping chips and Brussels sprouts, kale and lardons. We regret not ordering two portions of chips- as they were perfect. The earthy sprout/kale /lardon combination was delicious too, but beef dripping chips dipped into our sauces were to die for. The sauces: a classic béarnaise and a smoked oyster with roast garlic emulsion. The smoked oyster sauce was creamy with an anchovy saltiness accompanied by the welcome taste of garlic. We finished our mains and thought we might need to call it quits...however the siren song of dessert came calling. The peanut butter and banana crème brulee arrived at the table flambéd. It was creamy, full of peanut butter, with a crunchy sugar topping and served with a huge soft cookie. The hot toddy cheesecake with the accompanying clementine flavoured whisky was a bold choice, but proved ideal for the cold night we visited. Service was friendly and attentive and a great meal was had. We would certainly recommend booking here as it’s a busy restaurant in a popular area. Ease of booking: 5/5 Service: 5/5 Quality of food: 4/5 Quality of drinks: 5/5 Atmosphere: 4/5
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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

Friendly welcome Great service and amazing steaks. Cant wait to revisit

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Visited On Thursday, 16 January 2020

Fantastic service and really great tender steaks!

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Visited On Thursday, 16 January 2020

Fantastic meal again, this is the third time we’ve been and it’s always fab.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

I usually love Porter and Rye, and have been a few times both for dinner and also the Sunday lunch. Unfortunately this time wasn’t as good as previous. The food just wasn’t up to its usual standard and was almost bland. Front of house service was great as always, and when it was noticed that I hadn’t ate my starter (pigeon) the info was passed to manager, who immediately came to our table and apologised and took the price from the bill. This was appreciated.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Ordered 2 rumps. Unfortunately, both had a fair amount of sinew that resulted in places, fairly chewy steaks. Service was excellent and it’s a lovely restaurant. A bit disappointed in the steak though.

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

Very good food, nice relaxed feel. I had to try and catch attention for service at times.

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

Great steak!

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

Food and service were both fantastic. We brought our dog with us and felt so welcomed. We had a great night and couldn’t recommend it enough. The girl who was serving us was very attentive. Thank you for a great night!

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

Great value for money deal

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 January 2020

Beautiful meal with extremely friendly and helpful staff. Examined any menu queries we had very well and the staff were very attentive and friendly especially towards our toddler. We had a lovely, relaxing and enjoyable meal. The meat was delicious and tender meat. Great experience all round. Thanks

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

great Service

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Friendly, professional service with time given to chat and and decide what to order. Good quality ingredients and flavours went down well with everyone.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Excellent service

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Staff were lovely, very attentive and helpful. Food was out of this world - best steak I’ve ever eaten. Sides was amazing too. Already booked to go back. Will recommend to everyone.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Had a fantastic lunch with amazing food and wonderful service. Will definitely recommend to friends.

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

We booked using a voucher received as a Christmas present but we will certainly be back as the food and service was excellent. All plates were cleared completely, the service was friendly and we didn’t wait long between courses. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 January 2020

Lovely meal

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Visited On Thursday, 02 January 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal, and the service was impeccable! Will recommend to anyone who will listen, and will definitely be back! Cheers!

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Service was brilliant, food was gorgeous as always! I’ll continue to come back here as I always have a really nice experience!

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

This is a great little restaurant, with great service and fantastic intimate atmosphere. Steaks are also fantastic.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

The staff were very kind and helpful, the food was amazing and I would throughly recommend Porter and Rye.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

One of the best meals we have had. From perfect food to amazing staff, we will definetly be back soon!

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

Food was out of this world. One small thing was my blue fillet probably didn’t rest enough as the blood was running into my Bernaise sauce which left it a little runny but it was still delicious! Service was great and felt completely relaxed

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Visited On Thursday, 26 December 2019

Great dinner, very knowledgeable staff! Lee persuaded us to try the tomyhawk sharer and we had no regrets. Well worth the ££

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Lovely place to eat, food is great, staff and atmosphere also great. Would definitely recommend.

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