Sure, Glasgow has plenty of steakhouses to choose from. However, a great steakhouse needs more than just a fancy name and flashy décor. A great steakhouse is a place where fresh local produce meets the skilful hands of a chef, where food is treated with respect and the service seems effortless. Well, what if we told you all that and more is present at one of the best steakhouses in the world, Porter & Rye, right here in Glasgow.
Moreover, the World’s Best Steak Restaurants released a shortlist recently of 101 Best Steakhouses around the globe, and, unsurprisingly, Porter & Rye made the cut. The restaurant took the respectable 55th place on the list, putting it on the map for more meat lovers to discover.
Located on Argyle Street, Porter & Rye offers an indulgently meat-filled experience with their well-known dry-aged large cuts. The restaurant celebrates the Scottish larder, with both locally sourced and fully traceable beef and seafood available for everyone to enjoy. What is more, all the beef is aged in-house to reach optimal levels of flavour.
The interior reflects Porter & Rye’s philosophy, with a balance of modern splendour with a touch of rustic elements and woody tones, as well as a welcoming, intimate atmosphere spread across two levels.
The food concept is straightforward: for dinner, guests can choose from several small plates to start, moving on to the dry-aged prime beef cuts or large cuts to share. The menu is abundant in steak choices, making it truly hard to choose just one.
Secret Glasgow got to try the spot first-hand, experiencing all the delicious goodness. To start the culinary journey, the perfectly cooked Barra Scallops doused in coconut and lemongrass broth topped with charred lime jam and basil offered a tender taste, with the sauce merging all the flavours.
And for the main event, we went with the tender flavours of the Chateaubriand large cut, accompanied by the Roast Black Garlic and Rosemary Mash, Glazed Heritage Carrots and Blood Orange Yoghurt, as well as the Asparagus, Poached Egg and Black Truffle Proscuitto.
The meat is as tender as expected, and flavoursome sides are just as important for the perfect steak experience. What is more, the homemade butter was just as phenomenal: the black truffle butter, as well as the smoked tomato butter, were the cherry on top we never knew we needed.
Porter & Rye also offers a generous range of wines on their list, neatly organised by their flavours instead of the country of origin. The cocktail list is just as interesting, such as the Meloney, with watermelon tequila, grapefruit, coriander and prosecco.
Overall, it is safe to say Porter & Rye is deserving of the ‘Best Steak Restaurant in Scotland’ title, boasting a caring service, respect for the environment and, of course, the food itself. It will even convert people into die hard steak lovers!