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City Merchant

#158 of 1,840 Restaurants in Glasgow
#171 of 1,984 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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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 312
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    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Relaxing place, tasty food

Although quiet when we arrived, the restaurant became busy but still remained relaxed and friendly. It specialises in fish but has a good range on the lunch menu. The fish soup was deep and tasty; the ham terrine was a good portion beautifully garnished. The sea bass that I had was perfectly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Colin R
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Gourock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Have been eating at City Merchant for over 20 years and have got to say that we have never been disappointed. The food is always of a high quality and the staff are efficient, friendly and unobtrusive. We decided to take family for the 5pm lunch deal and were delighted to find that the choice and quality of food was... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Although quiet when we arrived, the restaurant became busy but still remained relaxed and friendly. It specialises in fish but has a good range on the lunch menu. The fish soup was deep and tasty; the ham terrine was a good portion beautifully garnished. The sea bass that I had was perfectly cooked and came with lemon gnocchi. Good sized... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Having eaten here a few times in the past and really enjoyed it, I was looking forward to lunch the other day. Maybe we shouldn't have gone for the fixed price menu but that shouldn't mean disappointing food and portions. May be back but not for a while. Suspect that staff realised that I wasn't too happy and stayed out... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Popped in for lunch today with my girlfriend. We didn't have a booking and on arrival the staff were very friendly and showed us to a nice table. We went for the set lunch menu which is £9.95 for starter and main. Lots of choice on offer and for the price it is an absolute bargain to be honest. Fish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have been a few times now and have never been disappointed. Great food, great value, lovely atmostphere and friendly staff. What more could you want?

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I came a few weeks ago for a quick bite before heading to work, food was delicious and service was good -restaurant wasn't too busy at the time. My food came promptly and I had a special of sea bream which was fabulous - moist with a crisp to it. Lemon pannacotta was refreshing and finished it off perfectly.

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East Kilbride
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely pre theatre meal in this restaurant 2 days ago. The menu is always very varied which I find really good. There were 4 of us in our group, 3 of them like seafood and fish dishes, I don't but this wasn't a problem we all really enjoyed our food. We had a table by the window... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I have been to this establishment a few times now, consistently top notch. Situated in the every trendy Merchant City, it simply ticks all the boxes.

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Rome, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Nice restaurant near George Square. Personnel kind and warming, very helpful and caring. Good food: I tried the Scottish venison duo and it was lovely, and my colleagues said that both the Haggis and the fish were awesome. Worth a visit!

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

Thanks very much for you kind comments in your review following your recent dinner at City Merchant, they are greatly appreciated. I look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Ate here on set menu tonight and was very disappointed. Starters were fine, however mains failed to impress. The hens egg on rosti -2 of us ordered this and both agreed that rosti was very bad with no crispness at all. Feedback from chef was that he must have put too much sauce on plate but I'm sorry this was... More 

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

I'm sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your recent meal with us, it seems we have fallen short of our usual high standard on this occasion. We would encourage all our guests to bring any dissatisfaction to our attention at the time so any issues can be resolved immediately. I would also like to add that our chef puts... 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, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?