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City Merchant

#190 of 1,893 Restaurants in Glasgow
#204 of 2,051 Places to Eat in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
City Centre
Steakhouse, Seafood, British, Scottish
As featured in One day in Glasgow
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97-99 Candleriggs St. | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
0141-553-1577
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 336
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  • 154
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 34
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Scottish fare at its best

I've used this restaurant in the past but not for a few years so thought it about time I paid a further visit. We arrived at 12.20pm and the place was deserted but by the time we left at 1.45pm it was reasonably busy for a wet and windy Tuesday lunchtime. The a la carte menu is packed with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Robert W
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Carluke, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went here with friends we were met as soon as we arrived and shown straight to our table by a friendly and efficient member of staff. The food was excellent all 4 of us cleared the plates. The staff were attentive but were also easily attracted if needed. Would recommend the restaurant and we will definitely be back

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I've been up in Glasgow for the week househunting, so have eaten lots of meals out and this was a real highlight. I was staying nearby, and wandering in circles looking for a simple restaurant, rather than a trendy wine bar (had got a bit bored of those). I happened to walk passed City Merchant, it looked inviting from the... More 

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Jennifer A, General Manager at City Merchant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your fantastic five star review and your kind comments. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your lunch with us and found it to be one of the best meals you've had in Glasgow and a flawless dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you again once you have settled in Glasgow. More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is right in the heart of Candleriggs, a trendy area for bars and restaurants. Inside is nothing special, a warm surrounding but staff were cold and distant. Was it because I asked to have the £50 for two, two courses advertised on their website? I hope not. The al a carte food is good but very expensive and... More 

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Jennifer A, General Manager at City Merchant, responded to this review

I am disappointed to read you comments in your recent review, in particular what you refer to as inappropriate pricing, which I totally disagree with. All our steaks are supplied by John Gilmour butchers who provide top quality 35 day aged produce, I don't think that £26.50 for a fillet steak of that quality is overpriced and having looked at... More 

london
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Haven't been for a few years, so when we walked by we thought we would stop for a wee bite. A large plate of langoustines, whole lobster, chips, a bottle of wine & a gallon of garlic butter later we were very satisfied. It's good, you should go.

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Jennifer A, General Manager at City Merchant, responded to this review

We are delighted to read that you were very satisfied after your "wee Snack" and felt it worthy of a five star review. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Have been a few times at lunch and dinner. The set lunch menu offers good!or value with tasty food on offer. The fish is especially good. The a la carte menu gives good variety with the emphasis on fish dishes although the steaks are excellent too. An extensive wine list too which enhances the good food. Well worth a visit... More 

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Jennifer A, General Manager at City Merchant, responded to this review

Many thanks for giving us a five star review after your recent meal with us. Your comments are greatly appreciated and thanks for highlighting the wide selection of food and wine we have to offer. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

great foods yet again, steak was cooked to perfection, atmosphere always goods and waiting staff attentive and polite

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Jennifer A, General Manager at City Merchant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your 5 star review, it's great to read that your steaks were cooked to perfection and you found the food fab. Hope to welcome you again soon. More 

Island of Malta, Malta
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We visited this restaurant on a Saturday evening and sat upstairs. Restaurant has a great warm feel to it, service & food were top notch! Will definitely return

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Jennifer A, General Manager at City Merchant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments on your fantastic five star review. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Carluke, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I've used this restaurant in the past but not for a few years so thought it about time I paid a further visit. We arrived at 12.20pm and the place was deserted but by the time we left at 1.45pm it was reasonably busy for a wet and windy Tuesday lunchtime. The a la carte menu is packed with wonderful... More 

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Jennifer A, General Manager at City Merchant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review after your recent lunch with us, your comments are appreciated. We hope you'll dine with us again soon. More 

Wels, Austria
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

athmosphere is nice, not too big, small tables and mediterranian flair. Service was also good. But the food left us a bit disappointed. The Haggis for example was tasting very boring.. nothing special...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

First evening of the Merchant City festival and out first visit to City Merchant. Stephen our waiter helped us navigate the menu and could not have been more helpful without being intrusive. The rest of the staff were fab - even accommodating us with an adjustment to our time slot as we were very early! Food was fantastic and we... More 

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Jennifer A, General Manager at City Merchant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your recent review and for highlighting the fantastic food and fab staff, in particular Steven. Hope you enjoyed the festival despite the miserable weather! Look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 97-99 Candleriggs St. | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighborhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: 0141-553-1577

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 48
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?