There are Miller & Carter Steakhouse restaurants across the UK and I had been aware of their Glasgow city centre location for quite some time, but had never had the opportunity to visit. However, when they opened another restaurant just by where I live, in Newton Mearns, I couldn't not go and experience what they had to offer.
Although it's technically a chain, there is no bog-standard, one size fits all grub on offer here. Everything is cooked to your liking in a chic brasserie-style environment. Their speciality is, of course, steak and they put great importance on using quality meat that they can trace right back to the field.
My Mum and I visited and we had three courses each, two sides and soft drinks for just under £70. Everything was delicious and on the whole it was good value for money. For our starters, I went for the Baked Cheddar Mushrooms in a creamy garlic and cheddar sauce, served with garlic ciabatta. This was full of flavour and just the right portion size. My Mum went for the Salt & Pepper Calamari with lemon aioli. These were crisp and cooked perfectly. You got a good amount and there were none of the horrible tenticle pieces.
For my main course I had to try a steak. I went for one of the mid-priced options - the 45 Day Aged Rump 9oz and I had this cooked Medium. In addition to their steaks, Miller & Carter are also famous for their Onion Loaf that is served with each steak. This hearty deep-fried delight is basically just like a large slice of onion pakora without any spices. You need to try it! My steak was tender, full of flavour and amazing quality. At Miller & Carter you get parsley butter and fries with the steaks and you can also choose a sauce on the side. I went for the Porcini Mushroom and Black Garlic and was really pleased with my choice. If this wasn't enough, with your steak order, you also get a large lettuce wedge with your choice of salad dressing; making it great value for money.
My Mum went for a Vegetarian option and thoroughly enjoyed it, so this is a great place to dine for non-meat eaters too. She had the Sweet Potato & Red Bean Burger with cucumber ribbons and sour cream. Fries came with this also. The burger was so thick and beautifully flavoured with herbs and spices. We loved our main courses, but what let the meal down was one of the sides. The garlic bread portion size was perfect, but the Mac 'n' Cheese was ridiculous for £3.95 as you literally only got two tablespoons.
For dessert, we both went for the Raspberry Creme Brulee - Madagascan vanilla sugar-glazed brulee, with fresh raspberries and a raspberry sugar crunch. This was utterly amazing - sweet, and tangy from the raspberries, at the same time - and came served with two homemade shortbread biscuits. Overall, we had a great time and might just head back for Mother's Day.
Have you eaten at a Miller & Carter Steakhouse before?
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