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Glasgow’s Best Pre-Theatre Menu


You won’t find anywhere better for a pre-theatre menu in Glasgow than The Buttery.

Known for its timeless charm and impeccable cuisine, The Buttery takes you on a journey through flavours that awaken the senses. Today, let’s explore the culinary masterpiece that is our pre-theatre menu.

Enjoy two courses for £30, and three for only £37.50!

A prelude of flavours: starters to savour

The symphony of your dining experience begins with the soup of the day, a tantalising creation that changes with the chef’s inspiration. Be sure to ask for today’s soup, a warming bowl of culinary heaven.

For those seeking an exquisite seafood experience, the trout and crab tian is a must-try. A harmonious blend of crab, smoked trout, avocado, apple, saffron, and lime mayo creates a dish that is truly bursting with freshness and delightful Scottish seafood.

seafood starter at The Buttery

The braised ox cheek offers a hearty and succulent experience. Slow cooked to perfection, the tender ox cheek is accompanied by cauliflower puree, roast cauliflower florets, and a rich Arran mustard jus. It’s a melody of flavours that are the perfect way to start your visit.

Cullen skink, a traditional fish soup, showcases the essence of Scottish seafood. With smoked haddock, leeks, potatoes, and cream, it’s a comforting dish that pays homage our country’s cooking traditions.

Vegetarians are in for a treat with the beetroot and fig. Salt-baked beetroot, roast fig, baby goat’s cheese, toasted hazelnuts, and caper dressing come together to create a vibrant and satisfying starter.

Main acts: culinary brilliance on every plate

The main courses at The Buttery are nothing short of spectacular. The woodland pigeon, cooked to medium-rare perfection, offers a delightful combination of pan-fried pigeon breast, braised red cabbage, roast root gratin, celeriac puree, and gin-flavoured jus. An indulgence for the senses.

For those with a penchant for premium cuts, the Scotch beef is a winner. Fillet of Scottish beef, roscoff onion, parmesan and polenta cake, wilted spinach, and roast onion come together to create a symphony of flavours. A small supplement that is well worth the investment for an unparalleled dining experience.

fillet of halibut with scallops

Seafood enthusiasts will revel in the pan-fried coley, featuring nduja, patatas bravas, and a tantalising tomato and cannelloni bean cassoulet. Or, our sea bream is a masterpiece with pan-fried fillets, mussel and dill risotto, and a shellfish and tomato sauce, topped with a refreshing salsa verde.

For those who appreciate bolder flavours, the chicken and haggis is a celebration of Scottish tradition. Chicken supreme stuffed with MacSween haggis, served alongside a haggis bon-bon, fondant potato, Arran mustard cream and red wine jus.

The grand finale: desserts that dazzle

No culinary journey is complete without a sweet conclusion, and The Buttery delivers with finesse. Our desserts, we’re famous for them.

The dark chocolate tart, a baked masterpiece, is accompanied by a strawberry and gin compote and clotted cream ice-cream. Consider pairing it with the classic Brandy Alexander for an elevated experience.

The coffee meringue, a gluten-free delight, features a coffee meringue, brandy ice-cream, chocolate sauce, and sugared walnuts. Enhance the experience with the White Lady cocktail, served in a tea-cup.

some chairs with a tartan design and table settings in front.

The plum and pear, a vegan-friendly option, presents a filo basket of roasted plums and pears, cinnamon oat crumble, and a chilli caramel syrup. Pair it with the crisp Elderflower Collins for a delightful contrast.

Round off your dining experience with a trio of ice-creams, with ever-changing flavours curated by our talented kitchen team. For cheese enthusiasts, a Selection of I.J Mellis cheeses with Arran oatcakes and homemade chutney awaits. Complete the evening with a fine Tawny Port for an exquisite conclusion to your culinary experience.

How to make a reservation

You can enjoy this menu every day that we are open (closed on Mondays). Two courses for £30 and three for only £37.50. This is the perfect way to experience The Buttery when you are on a bit of a budget.

Spaces for the lunch and pre-theatre menu do tend to fill up fast, so you best be quick if you’d like to secure a spot this week. Head to our dedicated bookings page and make your reservation today.

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