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City Merchant

97-99 Candleriggs | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
+44 141 553 1577
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“mussels” (95 reviews)
“seafood” (67 reviews)
“venison” (46 reviews)
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Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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97-99 Candleriggs | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for a lite bite. We both had soup, different kinds. Good service, friendly staff. Would recommend it.

1  Thank mazlaz2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit the restaurant based on the reviews and we wasn't disappointed. Plumped for the gourmet menu as wished to try as many different dishes as possible. Cullen skink and haggis for starters delish, chicken for one I had fish both meals well presented...More

1  Thank Deeman56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We often go here for a pre-theatre meal prior to attending at concert at the City Hall across the road. The pre-theatre menu is good value, with a fair range and choice of food. It is always possible to add one of the 'specials' or...More

2  Thank 1Sanda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit here a great selection of food which tasted exquisite friendly staff and the price was great .WE will be back.

2  Thank Alex M
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Delicious food - especially recommend the fillet steak, and the cheese board is amazing. Lovely staff and atmosphere. Right in the centre of the Merchant City.

2  Thank Brian H
Maria N, Owner at City Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Our fillet steaks are often praised, and for good reason! We only use selected suppliers and all our beef is matured aged which gives it its depth of flavour. Thank you for your review Brian, hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 13 April 2018

We came upon this restaurant by sheer coincidence and greatly enjoyed the set menu dinner which offered very good quality food at reasonable prices. The restaurant was directly opposite the City Halls and Old Fruithalls and was full the night we went for pre-theatre dinner...More

1  Thank PatrickLLLLL
Maria N, Owner at City Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for your review Patrick!

Reviewed 7 April 2018

Its been years since I have eaten in this restaurant and based on my experience tonight would not go back. Saturday night restaurant less than half full no comparison to how it used to be. Plenty of hard working staff but food was poor and...More

1  Thank carolinemorrison
Maria N, Owner at City Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Sorry to hear of your disappointment! We noted that you dined on the Easter weekend when all the restaurants in the Merchant City were especially quiet. We very rarely have any negative feedback especially about a perennial best seller like our mussels. If you had...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018

Third time here and still excellent. Great tasting quality food, really well presented and great service. Lovely area of Glasgow easy to get to and good parking nearby. Restaurant has lovely decor and atmosphere.

Thank faypat
Maria N, Owner at City Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you for your lovely review!

Reviewed 1 April 2018

We had our wedding dinner in the City Merchant 29 years ago shortly after Tony opened the restaurant. We like to return on our anniversary. Enjoyed an excellent pre theatre dinner yesterday. Great quality at very reasonable price. Friendly helpful staff Highly recommenedMore

Thank david b
Maria N, Owner at City Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you David! We strive to maintain a consistent level of excellence and hopefully this is reflected in the quality of food and service too. Please contact me on 0141 553 1577 to arrange your anniversary booking so we can make it as memorable as...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018

Me and my partner were recommended the restaurant by a chap named Bo. We arrived on a busy Friday for the pre-theatre menu. The restaurant is a cozy wee spot in Merchant city, in the midst of lovely cocktail bars and next to the Merchant...More

Thank KristyLikesSnow
Maria N, Owner at City Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you Kirsty for your lovely review, see you again soon.

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Natalie C
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Response from Hardygirl | Reviewed this property |
Hmm I don't see a question!
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Response from Mariemcvie | Reviewed this property |
Yes! When I was there last week my husband and I ate from an itison lunch menu deal. The chap next to us had the a la carte menu. So no problems here!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 48
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 553 1577
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