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, 15 June 2019

As always, everything was just right. Steaks were delicious - as was all the food we had. Can't wait to return

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Amazing food and cocktails, and lovely staff. Although I didn't give 5* for value, it's not as if you don't know what prices to expect coming to a top restaurant. Have been a bunch of times, and will be back again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Outstanding

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Excellent lunch, highly recommend

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 June 2019

We came to porter and rye with an itison voucher. The starters and drinks were fantastic, but the steak and peppercorn sauce were definitely not the nicest of either we’d had! The sirloin wasn’t fairly tasteless, and although the fillet was more tender it was also fairly tasteless compared to steaks we’ve had elsewhere recently

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Staff food ambience. All perfect

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

My wife and I had a fantastic meal to celebrate our anniversary. The service was great from the second we arrived to the second we left. Would highly recommend Porter & Rye

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

We had the worse seat in the house under the stairs. Cramped and not a nice view at all. Loved it here last time so returned but we were both really disappointed this time round. Mushroom Soup to start with wasn't very pleasant. Only ate a few mouthfuls, waiter asked if it was ok and we said it had a very strong overpowering taste of what we thought was fennel. I dont expect mushroom soup to have such a taste. He said he would ask the chief but then never came back to us on this matter. Also the cost had gone up from the last deal we got. The deal itself was the same price however it had one less course included and also a £5 supplement on each of the steaks. One last point to mention, the childrens high chairs are stored in the disabled toilet! Do you know how many germs fly around in the air each time the toilet pan is flushed and you store high chairs in there! That's a disaster waiting to happen!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Usually come for the steaks, but decided to try the burger for a change. Didn't regret it. Fantastic. Cheers!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Steak was the best I’ve eaten in Glasgow. Staff were very attentive & we were very looked after. Good recommendations with menu too. Ambience of the restaurant was lovely, we dined with friends & we could chat well in the seating set up. Great night in Finnieston. Thanks very much Porter & Rye

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

First time and food was great

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Good :)

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Had a lovely meal here on Friday. Food was outstanding from start to finish. Steak was cooked perfectly.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 June 2019

Excellent service and fillet was perfectly cooked as directed by our waiter. Best steakhouse in Glasgow. Thank you

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Visited On Thursday, 06 June 2019

Great meal as always!

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 June 2019

Possibly - one of the finest steaks served to me, absolutely perfect.. Double points for selling alcohol free weiss bier, oh so many place could learn from you guys. 10/10 guys and thats a bit on the low side !!

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Visited On Thursday, 23 May 2019

The food was wonderful - best scallops starter we’ve ever had. The service was exceptional. My dietary requirements (diary, soy and gluten free) were catered for in the best way I have ever experienced. I told them on the reservation and was then provided with a personally edited menu, automatically adapted amuse bouche and bread offerings, all without having to ask or remind them. Looking forward to going back again on our next trip to Glasgow.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Excellent food, discreet friendly service.

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Visited On Monday, 03 June 2019

Fantastic meal! Service was great and we really appreciated the special accommodations for our dietary restrictions/preferences!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

It was my wife’s birthday and it was a enjoyable night which we both enjoyed and will be back soon. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 02 June 2019

Service was great. Waiter couldn’t have been more helpful. 1 or 2 of the dishes were a little peculiar in taste but all in all, really good food.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 May 2019

Great food and location. Awesome staff!

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

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Visited On Thursday, 30 May 2019

Great drinks, great starter, awesome steak.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 May 2019

Excellent food and service. I’d come back soon

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