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City Merchant

#78 of 1,892 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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City Centre
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97-99 Candleriggs | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
+44 141 553 1577
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12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hot Seafood Platter - amazing. Great variety of fish and seafood. Friendly staff and excellent service. Can't wait to visit again to try something new.

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Thank Fiona R
Estoril, Portugal
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was looking for the best haggis in town and I might have found it. Also, the brownie comes with Ferrero Rocher ice cream. Who could ask for anything more?

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Thank Frederico R
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb food. We had lunch which was absolutely delicious.£11.95 for 2 courses and a glass of wine. The staff were very professional and attentive. Well worth a visit.Best meal out in a long time. I'll definitely be back.

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Thank alliso
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another revisit after a while. Rather like Scran and Scallie in Edinburgh this is more of a very well run gastropub than a restaurant and that's fine with me. Good fish - I had hake in pancetta and mussels to start - and enough else on the menu I thought for the dogged fish haters ( who sadly are populous... More 

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Thank jenevs
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The usual weekly team meal. Pleasant souroundings, service seemed a little slow, but not an issue. Food was good,we covered the menu,everyone happy with their meals. Only downside after the meal while waiting for our taxis one of the party went back into the restaurant to use the toilet and wait out of the cold as his cab was taking... More 

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1 Thank Gerard C
Jennifer W, General Manager at City Merchant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent meal with us, it seems in the main that your team all enjoyed their evening. Regarding the toilet issue, I didn't recognise the gentleman when he came back in as he was wrapped up to face the elements with big coat and hat. We were closed at this point and I was... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy restaurant with welcoming decor and a good atmosphere. Much to like and yet I felt it underdelivered on its fresh Scottish fare pitch. The choice of fish dishes was actually quite limited. Cooking was competent but lacked inspiration.

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Thank S M D
Jennifer W, General Manager at City Merchant, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments following your recent meal at City Merchant. I am a bit dismayed that you found the food to be uninspiring and fish dishes limited, I'm not sure what you were looking for? As a seafood restaurant we obviously have a varied selection of fish and seafood on offer, it would not be practical to have every... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here on Saturday night - we have eaten here before and always had a fantastic meal. It was my husband's birthday and i had arranged for champagne to be at our table on our arrival - which it duly was. We were given a good siized table and enjoyed excellent service from the waiting staff. The food... More 

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

Many thanks for posting an amazing five star review, we are delighted you chose to celebrate your husband birthday with us. Your fantastic comments, recommendations and continued custom are very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went for a Friday evening dinner at the end of a busy week for us. The welcome was friendly and the service was attentive yet discreet. We both had a delicious fish platter, accompanied by a glass of good sauvignon blanc. I then had Caramel Pannacotta, which was subtle, and we both had coffees. We were... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a great five star review, it is pleasing to read your comments regarding the attentive service and quality of food that we have on offer. We look forward to seeing you again sometime. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as a group of 12 and was met by a very friendly and helpful waiter who explained the menus to us and took our drinks order. Food took a little bit of time to come out, but they were extremely busy so that stands to reason (and is always a good sign). Not necessarily one for me as... More 

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Thank hazyjane01
Jennifer W, General Manager at City Merchant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, your comments are much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you again sometime. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to visit City Merchant as often as possible and we also recommend it to other people. We went for the pre-theatre this time, the portions were fantastic for the price, everything was cooked well, tasted wonderful, but most of all the service was exceptional. Our main waiter was a gent originally from Arizona. His manner, service and attentiveness... More 

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

Thank your for your exceptional five star review and for highlighting the wonderful food and service provided by Aaron who is new to the team, but is fast becoming a great addition. Your continued custom and recommendations are very much appreciated. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$48
Cuisine
Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?