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“NOT UP TO USUAL STANDARD”
Review of The Chophouse Brasserie and Bar - CLOSED

The Chophouse Brasserie and Bar
Price range: US$8 - US$34
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Scottish
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Chophouse Brasserie specialises in top quality Angus steaks. We are also famous for our “fall of the bone” baby-back ribs. We have a fine range of mouth-watering burgers. Our 2 course lunch at £7.95 is the best value home cooked menu in Glasgow. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Not really happy to give the Chophouse a negative report as I have always given it a big thumbs up in the past.
On this occasion when I booked a table for my family whom I had given it a really possitive glowing report to all that were about to dine, so I was really upset that a number in the party did not enjoy the experience that I had previously enjoyed.
The starters were mostly ok apart from the fishcakes (which had a lot of bones) The pate was fine but side salad was not fresh and the French onion soup was returned untouched.
Now to the mains.
The pork chops were cremated on the top/ The fish was full of bones and stodgy(3 people had it and agreed)
One of the fish dishes was replaced by a burger of sort which was also cremated as was the other one served. The mac,n, cheese was bland and the chips were bland/limp and not the usual ones normally served in the Chophouse.
The couple of sweets we had were the best part of the meal and the service was of the usual high standard we have come to expect from Steven and the team.
I suggest a word to the chef regarding the drop in standards could be required as the food was not cooked to the usal high standard I have come to accept.
Hope this is helpful as it is meant to be and not to be taken the wrong way as it does not need all that many tweeks to bring it back to 4/5 stars again.

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1  Thank williamhughes101
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

1st time in Glasgow & it soon became apparent on Friday evening that it is impossible to find anywhere to eat without a reservation. As someone who chooses mainly not to eat in chain type restaurants I was not particularly expecting a marvellous gastronomic experience when in desperation we asked for a table as it was looking we may end up in McDonalds but I was blown away with just how terrible our meals were. Firstly the starters: the 'fall off the bone' ribs did live up to their name, unfortunately there was not a lot of meat to fall off , the baked Camembert appeared to have already been baked & then reheated as most of the cheese had hardened leaving a minuscule amount that was eatable , the chicken liver pate appeared to have been spread over the plate with some stale looking salad as an accompaniment & the garlic mushrooms were served with lots of fried onions despite no mention of this on the menu. We returned this dish to the kitchen as it was horrid - the waiter was extremely apologetic & agreed to not charge us as after speaking to the chef as it was agreed that onions are not normally included on that dish or specified on the menu & no one knew why the chef decided to add them!
The main courses were similarly 'strange' - the chips which were served in a little frying basket which was a case of style over substance as they appeared not to have been fried recently as they were all a bit cold & soggy & did not taste of anything at all, the fish was covered in a thick soggy batter & tasted of a fishy mush that I think it wouldn't get past Birdeye's quality control, the burgers had a faint taste of liver & the pork chops - another menu abnormality were not chops at all but pork steaks grilled to such an extent that they were completely dry - thankfully the apple purée/jam served with them gave some form of moisture to help the swallowing action- but then the powdery residue in the mashed potato added to the overall dry impression. All our meals were left half uneaten & if it was not for the polite manner of the waiting on staff & simply just wishing to leave the culinary disaster behind I would have had no issue in requesting for the bill to be discounted to reflect that not one meal had been finished. The staff were all quite young & obviously were just serving what they were given from the kitchen so it felt churlish to complain to them but someone e needs to look at the quality if food served from that kitchen.....when you're paying for a meal I would expect I to be better than home cooked food but this was akin to running to Farmfoods & buying the cheapest frozen meals possible & still managing them to make them taste worse than expected.

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Thank mrmilo
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Have eaten in several places at The Merchant City area and tried "The Chophouse" for the first time. The lunch menu is great value, where we splashed out and paid the extra £1.50 for the steak. Finally, a place that does real chips....Peeled and cut with the skins on, making them extra crunchy.. YUM....
Gem of a find....Really enjoyed it....

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1  Thank JEAN P
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Trip Advisor provides us with the opportunity to share good experiences with others and to warn of inadequacies and inconsistencies. Thus it provides an important and useful service. So good was our first experience at the Chophouse in December we were eager to share with our close friends.
Starters
Having extolled the virtues of the “Falling off the bone ribs with Piri piri, BBQ or Honey glaze sauce” you might imagine our disappointment when the ribs were brought to the table without a sauce and to be told that the sauce had been absorbed by the meat. In fact they were dry and bland. The smoked haddock and bacon fishcakes turned out to be singular i.e. one modest fishcake. The soup was, however, very good.
Main
My Braised steak “A slab of the most tender popeseye steak braised for hours in vegetable stock & silverskin onions served with dauphinoise potatoes” arrived looking like a rather large meatball. The reason for this turned out to be that it was, without exaggeration, about 40% gristle. No self-respecting Chef would have let that plate out of his kitchen. The manager did apologise and offered a complimentary cup of coffee by way of compensation. The dauphinoise potatoes came in a small unappetising square slab and were indeed bland. Perhaps a bit of additional gratin and better seasoning might help. My wife fared better with the fillet steak in a brioche bun. That was a novel idea which worked very well. The salmon too was a good choice.
Dessert
We enjoyed, Knickerbocker Glory and Chocolate Ganache. The coffee was good.
The cost for four of us was £60 including soft drinks.
In conclusion the portions were modest, the staff were still great but the chef let everyone down including front of house staff, myself, our friends and of course himself. We are so sorry that the Chophouse proved to be inconsistent. Will we return to the Chophouse? Maybe but probably not. There are many interesting eateries in this area.

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Thank Pat and Mike B
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

Discovered this gem not long ago and can't stay away. Great service, good food at low prices and its a bonus it's in merchant square. Would recommend to anyone

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Thank MariaLucas1
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