After finally finishing all his deliveries, we imagine that Santa likes nothing better than kicking back with a great steak.
If you know someone else whose post-festive period would be greatly improved by a fantastic, dry-aged steak, today’s Big Deal from Finnieston’s fashionable Porter & Rye is big moos.
Dry-aged in-house, the superb beef at Porter & Rye is reared by the Brown family at Gaindykehead Farm near Airdrie. It is spectacular.
The Big Deal is for a 10oz sirloin steak each for two with a glass of wine for each diner.
Valid from early January until the end of February 2019, it would make a very special Christmas present for the carnivore in your life.
Chic and hip restaurant
Porter & Rye opened its doors to Finnieston in 2014. It is one of the chic and hip restaurants which have been responsible for the area’s burgeoning culinary reputation over the last few years.
Intimate and flatteringly dimly lit, it has a stylish decor that is half old school Manhattan steak house and half post-industrial warehouse.
It is a small space which is cleverly split between the bar and dining areas on the ground floor and mezzanine level. Rockabilly and early rock ‘n’ roll keep the atmosphere lively.
Available seven days a week, the offer is for two people to each have a 10oz sirloin steak. As well as a sauce and a side for each diner, the offer includes a chilled 175ml glass of wine.
Popular sides include the truffle salt fries, black garlic mash and the utterly decadent bone marrow mac ‘n’ cheese.
Choose from a selection of sauces which includes peppercorn and brandy, red wine jus, Béarnaise and salsa verde.
Porter & Rye gets lots of great reviews on their 5pm Dining page. Variations on ‘best steak’, ‘wonderful steak’ and ‘fantastic steak’ crop up repeatedly. These recent reviews have been edited for length:
‘Best steak ever…booked the Chateaubriand for two on 5pm deal. Lovely service and all agreed we had never tasted a more delicious steak.’ Rating 5/5
‘Will definitely return! Had a fantastic lunch… All of us struggled to think when we had ever had a better steak. All aspects of the meal were delicious and service was prompt and friendly. Will certainly be back…’ Rating 5/5
‘Delicious. Wonderful steak in a great restaurant. Couldn’t ask for more.’ Rating 5/5
Christmas gift idea
We have mentioned that this Big Deal would make a tremendous Christmas present.
We would be tempted to buy a couple and treat friends in the early part of 2019.
The thought of a juicy sirloin is a sure-fire cure for post-Christmas blues.
And, if you have plans to catch a show at The Hydro in January or February, Porter & Rye is very conveniently located for a pre-show bite.