The Spanish Butcher to open in Glasgow

Independent restaurant group, Rusk & Rusk, are set to introduce their latest concept to Glasgow’s Merchant City this November when they open The Spanish Butcher at 80 Miller Street.

The Spanish Butcher will be the third addition to the groups growing portfolio, with award winning venues including Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie and The Butchershop Bar & Grill already well embedded in Glasgow’s restaurant scene.

With Spanish and Mediterranean flavours at the heart of the inspiration for The Spanish Butcher, diners will be treated to the highest grade Galician Beef, fine Iberico Ham and fresh seafood alongside a wide selection of Spanish wines, beers & cava.

The 3’600sq foot venue on Miller Street will house a 100-cover restaurant, a wine and cocktail bar and will offer the very best authentic, beautifully sourced produce. Group development Chef, John Molloy said “As a chef you want to work with the best produce in the world and this is as good as it gets. Food is seen as central to Spanish culture and the depth of flavour that Basque beef will offer on our menu at The Spanish Butcher will be extraordinary.”

Rusk & Rusk restaurants are already highly regarded for sourcing the most premium quality produce and while The Butchershop Bar & Grill is widely renowned as one of the leading lights for Scotch beef anywhere in the UK, The Spanish Butcher will extend this authority geographically as it seeks to plate up the highest standard of beef sourced directly from Northern Spain.

Co-owner James Rusk said: “We are well known in Glasgow, and beyond, for working hard to serve up the most flavoursome cuts of Scotch beef to be found. With The Spanish Butcher we are taking this approach further afield, introducing a very different flavour profile with Spanish reared Galician beef”.

Known for their eye for style, detail and interior design, Rusk & Rusk will aim to emulate the calibre of visual aesthetic that each of their current venues boast, Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie is regularly quipped as ‘Scotland’s Most stylish’ restaurant.

With chic, modern New York loft-inspired interiors, including exposed brickwork, crittall glass windows and highly polished concrete flooring, The Spanish Butcher promises to be as eye catching as it is delicious. Group co-founder Louise Rusk said: “for us, a restaurant is about more than just the food; it’s about the whole experience, the theatre of the moment with the setting playing a crucial part in that. Combining our focus on food, service and design we love to create lifestyle dining environments that are dynamic yet relaxed, spaces we to love to dine in”.

Glasgow based architects Mosaic have been appointed by Rusk & Rusk to develop the new city centre restaurant and work is currently underway. The company plan to create 40 new jobs as they expand their restaurant portfolio in Scotland.

The Spanish Butcher will open it’s doors mid- November 2016, becoming the latest addition to Miller Streets burgeoning restaurant and bar scene. From it’s high quality food offering to its designer interior, the venue will aim to become an immediate hit with the people of Glasgow.


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