An independent restaurant in the Broomhill area, serving locally-sourced meat and British fish. A down to earth venue, offering seasonal and delicious dishes with a fine-dining vibe. Overall rating 8/10.
Last week for our “Eat Out to Help Out” meal, and on the hottest day of the year so far, we visited Butcher & Catch. Based in the Broomhill area (street parking only), this independent restaurant has a menu that covers Meat dishes, Fish dishes, a bit of both, Burgers, Platters and a small selected of Vegetarian dishes.
The restaurant was busy when we got there at half 6 on a Wednesday night, which is great to see the discount scheme working and independent restaurants being booked up. However I think because the restaurant was so busy and it was so hot, the atmosphere was far from relaxed and it was quite loud in our dining area we could barely hear each other, which unfortunately effected our dining experience there and is why I couldn’t rate it any higher this time. The food however was perfect.
We decided just to stick to Mains because of the atmosphere and the temperature in the restaurant, but we still wanted to experience as much of what the restaurant had to offer as we could so we decided to try both of the dishes off the “Butcher & Catch” part of the menu.
Beef & Scallops – Smoked and slow roasted beef cheek, Scottish scallops, beef cheek bon bon, charred baby gem, buttered carrots, pickled onion & a sticky beef glaze – The beef was cooked to absolute perfection and just fell apart and the gravy was divine. The scallop was also cooked to perfection and we both really enjoyed this dish. Definitely a dish leaving you feel pleasantly “stuffed”.
Cod & pork – Pan roasted cod fillet served on a smoked ham, pea, cockle, mussel bread bean, potato & mussel chowder. Topped with a crispy duck egg & parmaham crisp – This dish was delicious! The fish just fell apart, the chowder was really tasty and the whole dish was fresh and light. I was full but without that heavy feeling, so I would absolutely order this meal or something similar again.
The drinks menu covers various wines, cocktails, gins and beers as well as a house lager and some local guest ales on cask. Ben was able to try the guest ales before he decided which he wanted a pint of and in the end tried two. I washed my meal down with a glass of white wine.
With the current discount offer the bill came to around £38 which we felt was fairly pricey for one course each and 3 drinks after discount. To pay the full price we would have been hoping for a more relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. We really enjoyed the food though.
Check out more about Butcher & Catch on their website here.
Happy munching 🙂
Jen @ jensfoodblog