The Spanish Butcher opens its doors

GLASGOW restaurateurs James and Louise Rusk have opened their latest venue, The Spanish Butcher, in Glasgow’s Merchant City.


Setting up shop at 80 Miller Street, the husband and wife team behind Rusk & Rusk say the 80-cover eatery will continue in a similar vein to its sister restaurants, The Butchershop Bar & Grill on Sauchiehall Street; and Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie on Glasgow’s Ingram Street.

With a major focus said to be on Spanish and Mediterranean flavours, the group’s latest venue will focus on premium meats, with Spanish meat and fish said to be taking “centre stage”.

The menu will feature the likes of 30 month salt-cured Iberico Jamon, whole Turbot, Grade 9 Galician steak, and grilled octopus; alongside this, the best home-grown produce from Scotland’s larder will reportedly be on offer, with an emphasis on “delivering a unique interpretation of steak and seafood”.

Design wise, The Spanish Butcher has taken inspiration from New York’s dining scene; the end result is a Manhattan loft-style venue.

Co-owner Louise Rusk commented: “Restaurants, for us, are about evoking emotion and creating memories, people not only expect great food and service, we believe our customers want to experience great spaces, so it’s pivotal that our restaurants are designed with that in mind.

“Whilst the best quality produce and excellent customer service are crucial components, so too are the settings in which they’re housed.”