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, 16 August 2019

Using a itison voucher it was excellent value for money. Quality of food the best Service great two very good waiters Jack and Cal much appreciated their patience. Thanks for a great lunch.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Very enjoyable experience & will definately be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Great food and customer service , as always

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Once again this restaurant does not disappoint. The Staff are attentive and provide great customer service. The food is delicious. The steak cooked to perfection. The toughest thing you going to find is deciding what to order from the mouthwatering menu.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Food and service 1st Class

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

The food is always gorgeous. The chateau briand is the best steak I’ve ever eaten and the sides and wine are excellent too. Quite pricey but so worth it. Lovely staff. We’ll be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Make sure table staff know what the different cuts and items on the menus are! Ours didn’t.... Perfectly cooked, excellent chefs. Loved the food!!!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Excellent knowledge from staff in particular the young blonde guy with glasses (sorry forgot name) re menu and steak choices, service was 1st class would definitely recommend! .........And the food was exceptional!!!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

My friend and I had a fantastic time spent at Porter & Rye where we will both dine with you guys once again, not just us two but with other friends and family. Thank you guys and see you soon ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Fantastic food and atmosphere! Look forward to coming back here when I’m in Glasgow again!

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Enjoyed the food immensely with the exception of the salmon with fermented pickle slaw starter. The fermented veg / slaw didn't taste like I believe it should have, I am not sure if they hadn't been fermented long enough, however it mainly tasted of 'out of date veg', there was no real 'pickle flavour'. I have had similar dishes in other restaurants and usually enjoy them but something wasn't quite right with this one in my opinion.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

Great food, great service! What's not to like?

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

The steak we had was perfect. We also had one of the best cocktails we have ever tasted, Caught in the rain. Can you send us the recipe?

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

Lovely steak dinner with great wine and excellent service.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

Gorgeous food, wonderful wine and super service. Have never had a bad meal here, definitely one of Glasgow’s best restaurants.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Excellent food - used out itison voucher and enjoyed a great steak dinner and a wonderful wine pairing.

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 August 2019

excellent in all ways

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Amazing service the food was delicious as well as the cocktails. Our first time here and already plotting to come back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Great service and even better food. Delicious meal celebrating my partners 30th birthday! Thank you!!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Fantastic service from start to finish. Food was first class and Gluten allergy accommodated very well. Would definitely recommend highly to friends and family.

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Visited On Monday, 12 August 2019

Great evening as always and great steak. Only negative was that we were placed at the back of the ground floor behind the stairs and discovered that it's a bit of a dead zone where the waiters don't pass so it took an age to catch anyone's eye to get anything. I wouldn't sit there again. Otherwise we love the place.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

The service was excellent with very good recommendations of food and wine.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Meal was perfect for my hubby's birthday, steak was amazing and the ox cheek just melted away, would 100% recommend to everyone. The one thing I would say is there is no need for bottled water to be served, when someone asks for water for the table I would expect a jug of tap water not pay for water! Thank you for a lovely meal and brilliant service

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Was here for my friends 30th. Food and service was great. Nice touch from the waitress giving my friend a free desert with it decorated saying ‘happy birthday’ will be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Outstanding food with great service to match !!

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