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Porter & Rye

1131 Argyle Street, Glasgow , United Kingdom
Critics Review 4.5/5
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Opening Information

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, 19 October 2018

It was a birthday meal! The waitress was so lovely and I received a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival. Then at desert I was gifted a pretty plate of treats. It was so so delicious in a fab place! Carrie (we will be back) 😊

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Food was delicious and the service was first class. I will definitely be back. Kind regards Susan

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Visited On Thursday, 18 October 2018

Learned of this restaurant when searching for "best cocktails in Glasgow" - and it didn't disappoint. Knowledgeable and attentive staff (trust all their recommendations), excellent food, and nicely intimate yet modern atmosphere. No question we will come back here on our next visit to Glasgow

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 October 2018

My partner and I visited Porter & Rye for our two year anniversary. The meal and experience was perfect from start to finish. The food, cocktails, staff and atmosphere were all 10/10. We will be back very soon!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

We were just back from eating at Pétrus in London and I personally preferred here. Each to their own but it’s just my opinion.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Terrific Sunday Roast

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Steak was absolutely delicious. The fillet was melt in the mouth. It could have been rested a little longer as it did leave blood on the plate but we don’t mind that at all.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Was very happy with both the food and service. The steak was cooked to perfection and staff were very friendly and attentive. Would definitely go back.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Had another lovely Sunday lunch, by far my favourite place to go!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Service was very good. We asked to move table and we were accommodated as soon as a table was available without any fuss. Excellent cocktails. Starters (ham hough and scallops)were both super. Steaks were also very good and cooked exactly as we requested.. Restaurant is a tad over expensive but we would still highly recommend it for steak buffs.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

First time at the restaurant and was really pleased with the overall experience. One of the best fillet steaks I have ever had.

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Prompt booking procedure by phone. Quiet time of day but nevertheless the service and attention could not be faulted. Food was very good too!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

Lovely staff. Lovely food. Would recommend to all of my meat eater friends

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

Beautiful quiet setting so nice

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Fantastic deal which i didn't know they offered. Will be back for a Wednesday night deal again for sure!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 October 2018

5* This place is great!

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Had a lovely meal on a wet Tuesday night! Our shared 160z rump was cooked perfectly and was just delicious. Loved being able to choose our knife too - bit of a novelty! Our Waiter was friendly, helpful and attentive. It was fairly busy with walk ins and there was a nice atmosphere. Will be back!

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Visited On Monday, 08 October 2018

Meal and stuff were great. Steak was cooked perfectly to my taste and the sides were great. Only problem was heaters underneath our tble would come on intermittently at high heat. But I have been a few times before and have enjoyed every experince.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Amazing as always

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Steak was nice but sides were cold on arrival

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Perfectly cooked fillet steak which was reasonably priced, portion size of side dish was tiny and very overpriced starters. Overall an expensive dining experience which did not feel value for money.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

I’d be nice to see a garlic butter served with the bread. Can’t beat the steak!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Another lovely meal - does what it says on the tin!

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

Great friendly welcoming service from Linda when we first entered the restaurant and seated at our table. Great service from the rest of the team all round. Shout out to the kitchen as the porterhouse steak was spot on! Great selection of sides. Nice cocktail selection, could have been a bit more selection like a wee cheeky pina colada. Also better selection of ciders - bottled or draught would have been good. Overall excellent experience, 10/10 would come again.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 October 2018

Best steak I've ever eaten, great place for a man date

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