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, 15 September 2019

Fantastic meal and service

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

very good

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Both the food and cocktails were faultless, great service too!

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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

Fantastic food and an all round great dining experience every time we have been. Great attention to detail and would go again. A little pricey but the food is worth it.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Service and food was awesome. The staff looked after us brilliantly!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Lovely food but order incorrect. Quickly fixed but then delay on dessert which ended up being on the house

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Excellent food and service - it was our waiters first night and she was absolutely lovely and went over and above for us! Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Went in on Saturday for our wedding anniversary. Service was absolutely fantastic and so was the food. Will be back. Actually going to buy a voucher for my brother for his Christmas. Thank you x

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Excellent steak! Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 September 2019

Service was excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

We had a great time and a lovely meal here.we had Sunday roast which was good value for money. The starters were excellent and the beef main course was delicious. The accompanying veg was a little undercooked, and lacked any sort of seasoning, but this wasn’t a big deal. Unfortunately the desserts we had were a bit disappointing - flavourless pana cotta and dry cake. This didn’t ruin our experience in any way, but we’d probably steer clear of dessert here in the future.

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Visited On Monday, 02 September 2019

Slightly cramped seating areas and despite other available seats we were give the one at the top of the stairs next to the toilets. Table Service was excellent, knowledgeable and efficient, however the wait for starters and main was too long for a Monday evening when the place was quiet. Thanks, Jim

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Visited On Monday, 02 September 2019

Great service and delicious meal

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Visited On Monday, 02 September 2019

Lovely meal enjoyed by my meat loving husband and my vegetarian self 😊

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Very good as always! The bill seemed a little confusing, it made the itison deal seem like it was not good value and that we weren't saving anything... However, food was beautiful and steak one of (if not the) best in Glasgow

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Loved my sirloin steak and dessert. Pistachio and olive oil cake. Was soo good. Unfortunately my boyfriends fillet steak was slightly over cooked. But I loved my meal!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

We all enjoyed our night and food was great. We’ll be back

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Visited On Thursday, 29 August 2019

Wonderful food and excellent service. The tomato & cucumber Gazpacho was so tasty. My rib-eye steak was cooked to perfection. The house wine was also very good . Thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

We had a lovely meal and the service was great. Will definitely be back

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Great restaurant and great meal - our waiter was absolutely fantastic!

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Visited On Thursday, 29 August 2019

Staff were accommodating and efficient.

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Visited On Friday, 30 August 2019

Lovely food and service. Over priced wine.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

I asked for a rare steak but it was medium rare :(

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

A warning about the stairs might be helpful to those of us less mobile

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Loved our visit, food was excellent and our waitress was lovely. Only minor thing was we alone for lot of the time, perhaps we should have dinner earlier or later, but didn't deter from a great experience.

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