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City Merchant

#77 of 1,850 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
City Centre
Seafood, European, British, Scottish
As featured in One day in Glasgow
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97-99 Candleriggs | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for dinner on a Friday evening. We ordered a bottle of Chilean cab sav along with the venison and potato gnocchi. The mains arrived within 25 mins. The gnocchi was excellent but the venison was overcooked. We sent it back with no argument and 12 mins layer a replacement arrived that was perfect. There were apologies and a... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After another long day of conference events it was time for a different type of meal and several wanted British beef. This spot served a tasty combo of surf and turf that pleased all. The sirloin and lobster as well as the filet and lobster were plentiful and tendered, as we ordered them medium rare. With a side of garlic... More 

Thank Adderley3C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service itself was very friendly and attentive however the food was nowhere near value for money. My main of fish cakes was three tiny fish cakes the size of small marshmallows and my wife's main of beef risotto ( £ 5.50 extra ) was low quality meat. It's been a while since we'd been there, which was terrific then,... More 

Thank johndicksonmcmillan
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are some non fish items on the menu, but if you are going to a great Glasgow fish restaurant why bother. We had fish soup, trout, fishcakes and hake. All cooked to perfection and wonderfully presented. Service was fast and efficient. Reasonable value for money. What else is there to say. Well worth giving it a try.

Thank Simon W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing the decoration is quirky and like no other place ive been. Food amazing fresh and tasty i can say enough about how great this place is staff are friendly and attentive

Thank Emma H
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just called in by the City Merchant while on a walk around the Merchant City in Glasgow and were immediately impressed with the welcoming service from front of house staff and with the selection available. The quality of service from all staff was perfect and unobtrusive

Thank selkiesave
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where do I start with this place....it is utterly sublime! Cannot fault one thing, the food was cooked to an amazing standard, lovely wine and a very nice relaxed feel to the place. Would definitely go again. More expensive that the usual restaurants around there but you certainly pay for what you get and more!

Thank DK28
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for the Glasgow Fair Monday and the City was very quiet. Excellent day for Shopping with very good sales on offer. Booked for Lunch at 1.00pm and were delighted with the welcome on entry as it was our first visit and we had a problem finding the Restaurant in Merchant City with so many other Restaurants in the... More 

Thank SaintAndrew2014
Jennifer W, General Manager at City Merchant, responded to this review

Many thanks for providing us with a fantastic review, we very much appreciate your compliments regarding your recent lunch with us. We hope to welcome you again soon. More 

Norwich, UK
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so as a rule I avoid surf and turf but the langoustines here are the sweetest juiciest little fellas I've tasted in a long time. The bearnaise sauce to go with the rare fillet was freshly made with lashings of fresh tarragon, delicious.. And the scallops to start were perfectly cooked and so sweet. The best of everything. Highly... More 

Thank saryharris
Jennifer W, General Manager at City Merchant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your amazing 5 star review and your delightful descriptions of the food you enjoyed. Your kind compliments and recommendations are greatly welcomed by the team, we hope you'll visit again soon. More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We initially found this through searching for meal deals and they had an offer,3 course for 2 including wine for £49.95 However the menu had our mouths watering with a fantastic selection we opted for the ala carte Could not praise the chef enough. Everything was so fresh and tasty. The staff were extremely attentive. Highly recommended

Thank nickytams1
Jennifer W, General Manager at City Merchant, responded to this review

We are delighted to read your amazing review, thanks you for your amazing feedback and for rating us so highly. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $48
Seafood, European, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97-99 Candleriggs | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighborhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: 441415531577

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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?