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Porter & Rye

1131 Argyle Street, Glasgow , United Kingdom
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 Saturday, 11 August 2018

Fillet steak was beautiful and cooked to perfection. Starter of scallop was good but 1 scallop at £14 is not enough (regardless or weight) - wine was tremendous. Served by Lily great knowledge and good chat.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Food is worth the money.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Excellent service and delicious food, best steak I’ve had in a long time.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Quite expensive for what it is. Tables really close together but it’s not a big restaurant. Had no idea what the server was saying at any point in the evening, he spoke like he was in a hurry to be elsewhere. Food was good but not cooked to perfection, I asked for well done yet I still had blood on my plate when I cut into the meat & ended up giving half of it to my husband who does like it that way. But it’s not what I asked for. They did check but by that time I’d given it away so didn't say anything. Not in a rush to go back here, trying to be super fancy with their starters & canapés but they’re not actually that great. Ok, just not amazing for the price they are charging

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Will definitely be returning very soon. Thank you for a fantastic afternoon.

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

Great steak with attentive service.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Excellent steaks. Very pleasant and helpful service. I will certainly be back. Really enjoyed it.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Food was good, service a bit slow, bad table at the back in between two seats. I think given the amount of great steak restaurants in Glasgow it’s a bit over priced.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Good food but expensive served in cramped surroundings

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Great spot for a steak lunch and a glass or two of vino.

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Visited On Monday, 30 July 2018

Fantastic and attentive service. Steak was cooked to perfection. The special soup and bisque with tomato and scallops was simply devine. Thank you so much!

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Visited On Monday, 30 July 2018

Brilliant

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Itison deal - 4 course + prosecco. Good VFM, tasty steaks and great wine. Would recommend and will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Fab food excellent restaurant Our server for the evening made our night most enjoyable he was very knowledgable, approachable and nothing was too much bother. Hang onto him P&R he is great for your business.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Great staff, welcoming atmosphere, great food.

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

We came in on a Friday afternoon and although the restaurant looked great and was a little quiet the poor service lead to a lack of atmosphere. The waitress that served pur table, was extremely quiet, mumbled her way through the little service she provided and really didn't seem interest in her job or us as customers. For a restaurant that charges the price that you do, I expect a better more rounded customer experience. The food was nice, however it did not deliver anything different to competitors and have had a better meal in places like CAU, Miller and Carter and in comparison to price, Alston bar and grill. He experience in the three restaurants was far superior and at times, cost half the price. I can't understand the reason for the expensive menu when the visit left a bad taste. A real disappointment for the price.

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

Linda and Felix were especially great!

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. Steaks were stunning and service great. Will be coming back.

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

Lovely meal!

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Visited On Thursday, 26 July 2018

Excellent food and very good value with Itison voucher.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 July 2018

Disinterested waitress. Slow service. Sent last bottle of wine back having waited 35 minutes. Ribeye steak tough. Ran out of deserts so left early

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Another delicious meal with great wine and service

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the evening

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

The food was tremendous, as were the drinks. Felt very welcome and had an excellent evening. Can't recommend Porter and Rye highly enough. Best steak in Glasgow. The Chateaubriand was world class and the sauces complimented them perfectly. Will be back sooner rather than later.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Fab food, delicious drinks and superb service! Love this place x

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