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

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  • 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 Sunday, 10 November 2019

Food was delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Pricey for the portion size.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Good value Itison deal.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 November 2019

Steak was tough even although medium cooked, lacked any taste. Presentation was unattractive. Very cold & draughty where we were seated, had to ask staff member for my coat back.

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Visited On Monday, 04 November 2019

Food was amazing and the Service was superb, a wonderful experience

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Visited On Monday, 04 November 2019

Fantastic meal great service from a friendly staff.Would recommended it.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Our second visit to Porter and Rye and still the best steak in Glasgow! Excellent service from start to finish and a delicious sirloin steak with trimmings.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

My husband’s requested his ribeye medium and it was closer to rare, but he still thought it was nice. My fillet was requested medium and it was dry and overdone. I told our waitress as I had left quite a bit of the steak and she apologised and said she would tell the chef. I did not see her go near the chef while we were still there. All in all, very disappointing considering you specialise in steaks!!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

excellent beef, and the service was exceptionally good.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Very nice

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Fantastic meal and experience. Slight issue with one of the steaks but was quickly resolved and was offered complementary dessert. Very attentive staff. If anything, servers could ask if everything was okay with the food sooner after it has been served. Thanks for a lovely evening. We will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

One of the best Sunday lunches I have had in a long time. Will 100% be back and will spread the word. Thank you for a great experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

We very much enjoyed our visit and had a super tasty lunch. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

There was only really 1 waiter serving the 2 mezzanine floors so we waited a little bit for our orders to be taken. Steaks could have been a little hotter but still tasted amazing. Overall a lovely meal with great wine!

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Visited On Monday, 28 October 2019

Your staff excelled themselves on our recent visit for my husband's birthday. All dishes were utterly delicious. Thank you all.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

The waiting staff were absolutely fantastic!! So polite, helpful and attentive. We had a brilliant evening, and will definitely be back! Food was unreal!

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

Had a great meal here, steak is cooked to perfection and the place is warm and welcoming.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Stunning and still my favourite restaurant in Finnieston

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

Beautiful steak

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Foods are lovely but a little bit cold when people in/out , should put a door curtain to keep the restaurant warm

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Visited On Monday, 28 October 2019

Staff, atmosphere and food excellent. Will definitely go back.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Another lovely meal - one of our favourites. The 2 person deals keep us coming back.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

The nicest meal we have had in Glasgow in quite sometime. Lovely service in a lovely setting. The food is gorgeous. Best steak in a restaurant in Glasgow. Fillet and T Bone cooked beautifully. Well worth getting a reservation in this understandably busy eatery.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Everything was fab, I’ve been a few times now, the fillet is lovely, ox cheek amazing too! the only thing that let this visit down was how you charge the breakdown of any changes/supplements - I had to give the bill back twice because we were charged for 2 glasses of wine that were included in the voucher we bought and then overcharged a starter supplement the server had misquoted us at the start of the evening P Then they broke down the bill and tried to explain the itison voucher is different but in my head I ordered a caraf value of wine £16, a side of Mac and cheese £3.95 and chose the scallops so was £9 instead of £15 (£6 for the value of the itison menu was deducted) thats £28.95 but we paid just under £31 - the manager tried to explain and did as a good will remove a liquor coffee but I Accepted the breakdown of the itison voucher albeit it is complex and should be more clear on your bill. Love the place and great food, the staff were really helpful and friendly - would recommend, I would maybe just opt for the set menu next time for easiness

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Lovely evening, perfect location for date night

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