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City Merchant

#174 of 1,868 Restaurants in Glasgow
#188 of 2,025 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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Today
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good atmosphere

Deceptively larger than it appears from outside, there is good buzz to the atmosphere. I had not eaten here for many years, and I was delighted that it was just as good as I remembered it. Whilst it is known for good seafood, it has a fairly balanced menu, which makes it ideal when looking for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
lockey1979
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Scotland
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  • Special occasions
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

It may have been a bad day at the office but the service on the night we visited was just a bit slow and uninspiring. We had won different people eve us during the meal and both had to return to confirm our order. There after desire it not being that busy it seemed to take an age for them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Visited this restaurant for the first time yesterday after it being recommended by a number of friends and were certainly not disappointed. The service and food was superb (and so was the wine) I had scallops followed by sea bass and it was so fresh and tasty. Thanks for the great dining experience City Merchanf and one things for sure.................. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If I could give zero stars I would! Had a booking with restaurant for a business dinner. Called to confirm numbers had reduced slightly from 20 to 17 several days before. Speaking with staff they were blunt and obnoxious! I was told my card details would be taken to hold booking but was never told I would have to give... More 

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

I'll take this opportunity to go through your points you've raised and to highlight what you left out and those which are total nonsense. You firstly booked for a group of 20/25 for Friday 9th July and we asked you to call with deposit details by the previous Friday which would ensure us to staff adequately for the forthcoming week,... More 

Hamilton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Visited for birthday (no deal!) Ordered langoustines as per recommendation - finest ever tasted. Kept on the seafood for the mains, platter for me, lobster for the wife - utterly fantastic, with excellent service to boot.

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

Many thanks for your ongoing support and giving us another 5 star review. I see you kept to your promise in your last review to eat from the a la carte menu next time, its seems this was a great decision with the best ever langoustines and utterly fantastic lobster, great comments! Look forward to your next visit. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Deceptively larger than it appears from outside, there is good buzz to the atmosphere. I had not eaten here for many years, and I was delighted that it was just as good as I remembered it. Whilst it is known for good seafood, it has a fairly balanced menu, which makes it ideal when looking for somewhere to go with... More 

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

Thanks for your kind comments in your recent review and for highlighting not only the food but also the service and atmosphere. Look forward to your next visit. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I brought my parents here for lunch and had a thoroughly enjoyable visit. We were warmly welcomed and the service throughout was friendly and efficient . Lovely atmosphere , great food and fantastic value for money . I would very much recommend the City Merchant and will definitely be back .

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

Many thanks for your 5 star review after your recent lunch with us with your family, your comments are greatly appreciated. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Having read a review in a reliable publication we made a reservation (Saturday evening). It was an inauspicious start as we were whisked to a table, menus unceremoniously scattered and before you could blink the staff member was gone. Coats ? Sort your selves out. Drink while you wait? Only if you helped yourself at the bar. A member of... More 

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

Thank you for your review, I am pleased that you enjoyed your meal despite the start, for which I apologise. We were perhaps caught a bit short staff wise and while I appreciate this should not have affected the service you received, it may serve as an explanation for what is not the norm. Our staff generally received great praise... More 

Reggio Emilia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Amazing seafood, friendly staff, a bit expensive that not more than the average. Go there and ask for advices to the staff.

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

Many thanks for you great review, I glad to read you enjoyed the amazing seafood. Hope you'll come again on your next visit. More 

Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had lunch here with my partner and daughter this week. We had the lunch deal, which was incredible value for money. 3 x 2 course lunch plus a side of bread and a bottle of prosseco came in at £55. The food was amazing and my usually fussy daughter enjoyed it all. Really friendly staff, that's our second visit, we... More 

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

I am delighted to read that you had a wonderful lunch with us and that your daughter enjoyed her meal too, thanks very much for your kind comments. Look forward to you dining with us again soon. 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, British, 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, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?