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5.4 /6 Excellent 10 Reviews

The Butcher & Tonic

City Centre European, British £££ +100
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About The Butcher & Tonic

The Butcher and Tonic is a new bar and restaurant that serves up amazing steaks and a huge selection of gin varieties in the heart of Lancaster. Found just a stone’s throw from Lancaster Castle, the main rail station and St Nicholas Arcades, The Butcher and Tonic is close to the city’s main attractions and sights. The restaurant is located in the upper floor of The Butcher and Tonic and serves incredibly juicy steaks cooked to your liking, as well as British-inspired mains like baked cod, crispy pork belly and rolled shoulder of lamb. Downstairs, you’ll find a fully functioning bar complete with over 80 gins and 11 tonics, all served by experienced bartenders who know a thing or two about making a cocktail. This city centre hotspot is known to stay busy, so book ahead of time to snag a table.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 20:00
The Butcher & Tonic, Church Street, LA1 1ET Lancaster

CHEF'S CHOICE

10 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 10 Reviews
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: short
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
02.08.2017 07:48

Excellent food. All beautifully cooked and presented. Service great too. Restaurant upstairs has fantastic windows and chandeliers with lovely photos of the area from the old days on the walls. Great selection of gin but we were driving so need to go back on a weekend.

1 review so far 6
26.07.2017 07:51

Excellent food and the best selection of gins in the bar. Nice atmosphere as the place hasn't tried to squeeze in to many tables. We had a large table of 14 stag do next to us and it was no bother at all and not to noisy. I would definitely eat here again if visiting Lancaster. Spot on!

1 review so far 6
09.07.2017 11:02

great steaks,third time we ve had our work do there and im sure we ll be back. Make sure you try the rhubarb and ginger gin cocktail with black peppercorns FAB

1 review so far 6
17.06.2017 10:34

Great food as always; strongly recommend the kebab sauce with the steak which adds a slight kick! Deserts are grat value for money and recommended.

1 review so far 2
11.08.2017 19:45

Having visited here a few times when it was 'church street chop house' we were quite disappointed with the service. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. When we arrived we were asked what we would like to drink, when we said we would like the wine list, the bar tender's response seemed that of surprise and disappointment at the same time - maybe everyone who comes here now always has a g&t. The wine list was limited but we chose a bottle of red. When the waitress brought it to our table she just put the bottle down unopened with two glasses and walked off! What happened to asking if you would like to taste it and pouring each glass? We ordered just mains as we didn't fancy anything on the starters, it was a shame there were no appetitizers, bread and olives etc. I asked for my chicken kebab with salad and a side order of fries. What I got was a kebab and a plate full of fries and a very small side salad. Presentation of the food wasn't the best. It looked like something I could throw together at home. My husband enjoyed his steak, which at £25 is a good job. We didn't order desert as they seemed very small when we saw other tables being served. Our main problem was getting hold of any service.. think everyone was too involved in the quiz downstairs. In the end we had to go down stairs to pay the bill at the bar! Think this place is now so focussed on its Gin that it has forgotten about its food offering. Shame as we used to live it here.

1 review so far 5
12.08.2017 08:21

What you get at Butcher & Tonic is delicious food and good service. I thoroughly enjoyed my steak and the cheesecake I had for dessert. I appreciate that they did not clutter the table with fake flowers or candles, but it would have been nice to have coasters for the glasses. This is definitely not my last visit to this restaurant. I highly recommend it.

1 review so far 5
18.08.2017 08:45

A reasonably good meal, with friendly and efficient service. The only negative is that the 'starters' are rather expensive. Leek and Potato soup priced at £6 is way 'over the top'. The bar stocks a very extensive range of small batch gins at reasonable prices.

1 review so far 6
11.06.2017 10:05

We used to go to this restaurant before ,and we were glad to find it still has fantastic food served by very friendly staff. The Gin selection is amazing , Well worth a visit

1 review so far 6
06.06.2017 09:06

Really great service, the staff were very friendly and knew a lot about gin! The food was delicious and the room and atmosphere were very nice.

1 review so far 6
14.06.2017 19:19

The meal was fantastic meal and we will definitely be going back very soon. The staff were very helpful as well I would highly recommend.