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“The best things come to those who wait.......and wait......and wait some more!”
Review of Central Market Glasgow - CLOSED

Central Market Glasgow
Cuisines: Scottish, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Since opening in November 2012, we have enjoyed some great reviews and received many accolades including Most Stylish Restaurant at the 2013 Scottish Style Awards and an entry in the prestigious Waitrose Good Food Guide for 2014. We offer a relaxed atmosphere in a backdrop of soaring windows and a topography of metal, marble, tiles and mirror. Our modern, seasonal menu is Scottish inspired, featuring an array of locally sourced fresh produce. We're open from 9.30Am every day. Why not pop in for breakfast or some brunch? We also have an extensive wine list and great selection of contemporary classic cocktails served until 1am Friday & Saturdays.
Reviewed January 28, 2013

I was part of a large group who had pre booked on a Saturday evening, we were seated up in the Mezzanine level. Lovely surroundings and the food itself was nothing short of superb!

My only real critisism's were the huge amount of time we had to wait. 45 minutes before our orders were even taken and the best part of 1 hour 20 minutes before our starters hit the table.
Also £10 for a 100ml glass of wine is a bit steep. Running out of the house white by 7pm didn't help matters.

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Thank AllyFandango
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Visited for business lunch with a colleague - impressive looking venue, with open kitchen and seating by windows, or on mezzanine level.

Menu shows a seafood bias, though menu also has a wide range of other options too, and the wine list is comprehensive, so the venue can suit everything from a quick lunch / coffee to a more formal dinner.

Service is excellent, pricing is good value given the quality of the food served.

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Thank PDScotland
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

We visited here just after Christmas as I'd heard it had not long opened & I was intrigued to try it out.

We were seated in the mezzanine area, next to a large party but that wasn't an issue for us. We ordered the sardines & 6 oysters to share for starters - both were amazing. The sardines came with chorizo & lime oil which really complemented the fish.

Our mains arrived & were delicious! I had the spatchcock poussin which was perfect & accompanied by a sprout salad which was melt in the mouth perfection! My fiance had the market burger which also got the thumbs up.

Overall a really good meal & the it's a really chilled out atmosphere. The restaurant serves brunch & sandwiches as well during the day so will definitely be back!

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Thank glowworm27
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

I've been in here a few times since it opened & each time the food has been exceptional.

The white tiles and open kitchen area give this airy eatery a feeling of being a lot bigger than it actually is. Sitting at the bar area, it conjures up images of being in a restaurant next to a bustling fish market such as Billingsgate in London. The ice filled oyster bar just adds to this ambience and is a sure sign that the team at Central Market are serving nothing but the freshest and tastiest seafood in Glasgow.

I highly recommend the oysters, mussels & fruits de mer, also try the roast anya potatoes as a side dish.

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Thank Joseph-Glasgow
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

On Bell Street in Merchant City, a little part of Glasgow jam packed with bars and eateries vying for business - so in order to get ahead, you have to do something extra special and keep it consistent.

Voila - Central Market - a smallish 2 tier space on the eastern end of the city centre, with great windows, a minimalist feel, huge bar and balcony seating. Menu is quite short, but with some excellent options. Lunchtime - it can also provide the hungry diner with gourmet sandwiches!

We arrived on spec to a warm welcome and were shown to our table up the stairs with a great view of the street outside for "folk gawping". Drinks order taken - one glass rose and one pint of Moretti, and the menu, drinks list left for us to peruse. In the flash of an eye, water glasses were filled by the abfab Christina.

We started off with a dozen oysters (on both Fri and Sat full fruit de mer is available - other times with 24 hours notice). Expertly shucked, served on oodles of crushed ice, along with 3 accompaniments plus Tabasco. Of the 3, my favourite was the soya which complemented the oysters perfectly. Then along came baked shallots, beets and goats cheese - yum. Creamy, sweet and very warming.

The mains were a full sea bream and ling - which came along with Jerusalem artichoke, kale and clams. Sea bream served on the bone and rather super. Ling just right, with the almost mushroom consistency of the artichokes adding texture to the dish and the clams, perfectly cooked.

Whaal.

Then it got even better with the paired wine for our fish - recommended by Christina our server and it blew us both away - best white wine I have savoured for a very long time.

After a 10 minute break, we ordered up dessert - baked quince and a dark chocolate tort with creme fraiche. The quince - which can be a little sour - was perfect. Sweet - not clawingly so and cooked brilliantly. The chocolate needed the creme fraiche as it was a little too "fudgy" - if you know what I mean - but in the end, it worked.

After 2 teas - one mint and one earl grey, this substantial meal came to less than £95.00 - including drinks and a generous tip which was well deserved.

The food is very, very good, prepared with care, the service personal and informed.

We look forward to returning to this stellar eatery very soon. It is about to become our favourite eatery in Glasgow!

PS They also open for breakfast...something to be tried in the next wee while...

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Thank IanCar
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