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“Good lunch ideas.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Central Market Glasgow - CLOSED

Central Market Glasgow
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, British, Contemporary, Scottish
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Bielefeld, Germany
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“Good lunch ideas.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Went for a late lunch on the recommendation of our son.It is in a good location and with good decor.We were placed next to the window upstairs which did not have a particular interesting vista!
The service was very good indeed and the food was fine,but not the wow I had expected.The cod went down well but the other meals were more show than substance. The portions were very canny.
However,the great plus of our visit was that they charged us for a bottle of wine instead of a glass and when this was pointed out the young man quickly rectified his and took a couple of soft drinks of the menu,which was appreciated.
This was a decent enough dining experience but maybe more show than deep taste.

  • Visited August 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic birthday meal!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

I recently had my birthday dinner at this restaurant and it could not have been better. Although it was quite busy and we were sitting upstairs the staff could not have been more attentive and friendly. We had a mix of starters and oysters and they were all fab! We all really struggled to pick our main courses as everything sounded so good - always a good sign in my book! All of the food was absolutely amazing, so so tasty! The only negative comment was that one fish dish was slightly overcooked.

Following our meal we sampled some of the cocktails which come with a chocolate pairing which is a great alternative to dessert and again were all delicious! The staff were so friendly and even sang happy birthday to me as they brought out my cake! The atmosphere is great, not too stuffy with great decor. I can't wait to go back and sample the new menu!

  • Visited July 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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“Delightful bistro”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

A very nice bistro in the merchant city, the staff are very helpful and polite, the food standard is high with a good choice. A very good wine selection. This is the third time I have been here in the last month and the standard of service and food has been of the same high standard on every occasion.

  • Visited July 2013
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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Enjoyable dining experience - food, service, setting.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Situated in the heart of the Merchant City area of the city, Central Market is a small cafe/bar/bistro with a modern, relaxed ambience. There is an open kitchen where one can see the chefs diligently cooking and preparing the meals. The menu offers modern British cuisine using fresh, seasonal ingredients with a choice of light bites, sandwiches as well as traditional restaurant dishes.

We have now dined at Central Market on two occasions in the past month - a recommendation in itself. The quality of the cooking is excellent, the service welcoming and friendly, the ambience casual and relaxed. We have been impressed by all the dishes we have tried so far. Their beef burger must truly be the best available in Glasgow.

Definitely recommended!

  • Visited July 2013
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glasgow
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“Lovely place, will definitely return”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Visited here in a party of 7 on a busy and very warm summer's evening. Service was first class, especially the lovely male Polish waiter who was polite, charming and a real credit to the restaurant. Food was of a very decent standard, and all meals were brought out to the table at the same time, so no member of the party was left waiting in eager anticipation! We had oysters, duck terrine and smoked peppered mackerel for starters, then guinea fowl, coley, plaice and sirloin steaks for mains. Every dish was fabulous, no complaints from any of us and clean plates all round! The bill for 7 of us was around £250, which included 4 very decent bottles of wine and a round of cold beers. Have given this place 4 instead of 5 stars, as our only gripe was the heat within the restaurant was almost unbearable, and whilst I know we don't often get such hot weather in Glasgow, an air conditioning unit instead of a floor standing fan, which just circulated the hot air about the place, would have made our visit much more comfortable, and we would have stayed for desserts and coffee! Overall though, a fab place and we will be back!

  • Visited July 2013
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