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City Merchant

#160 of 1,846 Restaurants in Glasgow
#174 of 2,002 Places to Eat in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
City Centre
Steakhouse, Seafood, Scottish
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97-99 Candleriggs St. | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
0141-553-1577
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12:00 pm - 10:30 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, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely restaurant in the Merchant City.

Really lovely food served by attentive wait staff, Stephen to name but one, and definitely worth a visit. Varied menu. Book ahead. Recently had a fabulous surprise birthday meal there with friends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Scotland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Really lovely food served by attentive wait staff, Stephen to name but one, and definitely worth a visit. Varied menu. Book ahead. Recently had a fabulous surprise birthday meal there with friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

booked the 5pm deal for 2 courses and a glass of wine for £9.95 lunch. food was fantastic ... amazing value for money.staff were friendly and helpful ( jason) highly recommend this restaurant and we will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Lunch menu is great vale for money. Two courses for less than £10. To start we went with mussels of the day which were in leek and bacon sauce- amazing. Followed by fish of the day, which was great. Service was brilliant too. I would definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A little celebration dinner with a friend.. staff are excellent, great service and really delicious food. I had perfectly cooked scallops and a lovely fillet steak which was a little rarer than I would normally expect for a medium rare but it was still delicious.. my friend had a gamefest of wood pigeon followed by venison which came with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

An excellent choice by my wife for a pre theatre meal, Good menu, excellent service. On the downside Sea Bass was a bit over cooked (slightly burnt, skin side) but al the same good to eat. Small portions but if you eat the full three courses you will be well satisfied. Coley excellent nice large fillet. All meals well presented.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It has been some time since I visited this restaurant, and I had forgotten how good the food was. It was beautifully presented , tasted wonderful and was great value for money. My friend and I had booked a special price lunch. £ 9.50 for two courses including a glass of wine. What a bargain! The restaurant specialises in fish... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Disappointed with warm mussel and potato salad for starter. Small portion. Main course of lamb was lovely flavour but small portion served with some cous cous and a handful of salad leaves for the veg. Left feeling hungry . 4 slices of bread came in a basket for a portion and was £2.50 ish for this but filled you up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Another visit for lunch. The price cannot be beaten given the excellent choice and quality. Mussels as a starter were plump and tasty as were the Dunsyre cheese bon bon. Sea Bream as the main course delicious, The wine choice and price is very good and the staff cannot be faulted. Welcoming and friendly. This is now a regular choice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant especially if you like fish. Scallops and oysters both on offer and both very tasty and good value. The design and detailing of the dining area was very interesting. An historic area of the city. Highly recommended.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

lovely restaurant with very friendly staff. Went for lunch on a Saturday. Menu looked great. Soup wasn't seasoned and even after much salt was still tasteless. Main was SeaBass which was badly burnt. Not just a bit black at the edges but burned black. This made the whole dish taste of acrid bitterness. Vegetables were also overlooked. As I was... More 

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

I am disappointed to read that your recent meal with us was not up to our usual standard. As you can see from the vast majority of our reviews on this site and others, the customers generally rave about the quality and originality of our dishes, unfortunately we don't seem to have delivered on this occasion, for which I apologise.... More 

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Additional Information about City Merchant

Address: 97-99 Candleriggs St. | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
Phone Number: 0141-553-1577
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 48
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Scottish

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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, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?