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As the days grow shorter and a chill fills the air, there’s a magical sense of anticipation that sweeps through the city of Glasgow. It’s that time of year again when we gather with loved ones, exchange gifts, and indulge in heart-warming feasts. And when it comes to Christmas dinner in Glasgow, The Buttery is the perfect place to celebrate this holiday season.
A warm welcome to The Buttery
Steeped in history, this iconic restaurant has been serving gastronomic delights for over a century. With its ornate decor, soft candlelight, and a warm, welcoming ambience, stepping into The Buttery feels like entering a bygone era where tradition and sophistication reign supreme.
Starters that truly sparkle
The journey into our culinary winter wonderland begins with some exquisite starters. Whether you’re a fan of the classics or crave something a bit more daring, our carefully crafted appetisers promise to tantalise those taste buds.
Cullen Skink (GF) £10: Dive into a bowl of comforting Cullen Skink, a traditional Scottish soup featuring smoked haddock, leeks, potatoes, and cream. It’s the perfect choice to warm your soul on a chilly winter evening.
Trout & Crab Tian (GF) £12: Indulge in our exquisite tian of crab and smoked trout for a true taste of Scotland’s shores. Adorned with caviar, avocado, apple, and saffron-lime mayo, it’s a seafood lover’s dream come true.
West Coast Scallops £17: An old classic from the Buttery’s kitchen brigade. Served with veggie haggis, a rich lobster bisque and spinach. You can also enjoy them as a main course, where they take centre stage alongside your favourite side order (£32).
Braised Ox Cheek £12: Dive into tender, slow-braised ox cheek, accompanied by cauliflower puree, roast cauliflower florets, and a flavourful Arran mustard jus.
Beetroot & Fig (V) £9: Our vegetarian offering features salt-baked beetroot, roast fig, Blackmount goat’s cheese, toasted hazelnuts, and a zesty caper dressing.
Mains that mesmerise
After starting your festive journey with our tantalising starters, it’s time to savour the main attractions. What will you have for Christmas dinner?
Highland Venison £30: Feast on a saddle of wild highland venison served with braised red cabbage, roast root vegetable gratin, celeriac puree, and a gin-flavoured raspberry jus.
Scotch Beef (GF) £38: Sink your teeth into a succulent fillet of Scottish beef, accompanied by roscoff onion, wilted spinach, parmesan, and a polenta cake, all crowned with a rich roast onion jus.
West Coast Halibut (GF) £32: Our west coast halibut is wrapped in Scottish smoked salmon and spinach to preserve the flavour of the fish. Served with smoked salmon, mussel, and dill risotto, and a vibrant salsa verde.
Monkfish & Prawns (GF) £30: Delight in the exquisite dish of roast monkfish tail and king prawns, accompanied by patatas bravas with nduja (Italian sausage) and a tomato and cannelloni bean cassoulet.
Roast Turkey £22: Of course, no Christmas menu would be complete without a nod to tradition. Our turkey ballotine is served with roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots, sautéed cabbage and bacon, chipolatas, and a rich turkey and tarragon jus.
A sweet conclusion
Now for the grand finale. The Buttery’s dessert menu reads like a wish list for Santa himself.
No Christmas dinner in Glasgow is complete without a decadent dessert, and The Buttery’s festive menu doesn’t disappoint. Our talented pastry chefs have crafted a selection of sweet delights that will leave your taste buds singing with joy.
Crème Brulée (GF without pie) £10: A classic crème brulée takes centre stage, accompanied by a mini mincemeat pie and a delightful mulled wine jelly. For the ultimate pairing, combine it with our Classic Champagne cocktail.
Chocolate Cremieux £9: Dive into the depths of indulgence with our dark chocolate Cremieux, almond nougatine, and a cherry compote. The Amaretto-soaked sponge finger adds a delightful twist. Enjoy it alongside our Frangelico Espresso Martini for an unforgettable symphony of flavours.
White Chocolate & Lemon Cheesecake £10: Experience the perfect balance of sweetness and zest with our white chocolate and lemon cheesecake, served with homemade raspberry ice-cream. Pair it with our Salt and Chilli Martini for a unique culinary experience.
Iced Terrine (GF, Vg) £9: A refreshing option for those seeking a fruity delight. Our roasted muscovado pineapple, orange, and pineapple iced terrine is accompanied by a tangerine and ginger sauce, creating a harmonious blend of flavours. Sip on our signature Limoncello Spritz for a perfect post-dinner match.
Golden Clootie Dumpling £9: Immerse yourself in tradition with our golden clootie dumpling, served with Glayva and cinnamon custard, alongside spiced Earl Grey and fruit compote. For the full experience, pair it with our Afternoon Tea.
The Buttery’s Grand Dessert £37: Can’t decide? Indulge in the best of all worlds with our grand dessert selection, featuring a combination of the above delights. Ideal for sharing, this option ensures you get a taste of everything.
Trio of Ice-creams £9: For those who appreciate simplicity and a touch of surprise, ask your server for today’s ice-cream flavours. And why not seek a recommendation for one of our delicious dessert wines to elevate the experience?
Selection of I.J Mellis Cheeses (GF oatcakes available) £15: For cheese enthusiasts, we offer a selection of fine cheeses from I.J Mellis. Served with Arran oatcakes and homemade chutney, this option pairs perfectly with a glass of fine Tawny port.
Reservations: a gift to yourself
As the festive season approaches, reservations at The Buttery are in high demand. To ensure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to indulge in the finest Christmas dinner in Glasgow, we highly recommend making your booking well in advance. Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner for two or a festive gathering with friends and family, The Buttery is the perfect setting to create cherished holiday memories.
Book your festive table today
Don’t delay – Christmas at The Buttery is an experience you won’t want to miss. Book your table today and embark on a culinary journey that captures the spirit of the season. We look forward to welcoming our guests and sharing the magic of Christmas with you all.