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City Merchant

#79 of 1,914 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
+44 141 553 1577
12:00 - 22:00
Open now
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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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited with colleagues and what an experience. We were greeted on arrival and showed to our table which happened to be at the window. We chose our selection from the a la carte menu and spoilt for choice. The duck was beautiful, the oysters were amazing and I believe the fish soup was delicious. Then the main courses arrived -... More 

Thank mo60july
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mu husband and I celebrated my birthday with one of the best meals we have had and we love our food. We shared the scallops to start which delicious. The sirloin steak was cooked to perfection and the fish was beautiful also. My main compliment is for the the service the staff especially Jason were so attentive and are a... More 

Thank Seona P
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244 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely surroundings that hasn't changed over the years. The waiter was very pleasant . The food was amazing , the mussels were delicious with smoked salmon in a cream sauce. The scallops sat on a ham hough potato cake that was sublime. The fish and seafood platter was generous and could easily be shared by two. Although stuffed we also... More 

Thank Joanne M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant with my 2 best friends. On arrival we were greeted by a lovely gentleman. We were then shown to our table. Really nice atmosphere and service was excellent without being intrusive. Now the food.... OMG the food was amazing, absolutely faultless. Best fish I have ever had. We booked through 5pm and got 2 courses & glass... More 

Thank Kate M
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had venison which was delicious and beautifully presented. Would highly recommend. The restaurant is very attractive and the staff were friendly and efficient.

Thank VickyA7
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here in early December, recommended to us by a taxi driver in the city, very nice food, nice wine and all round good experience, would not hesitate to return although would probably try somewhere different when back in Glasgow again

Thank MaggieDublin2015
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On reflecting on 2016, I thought I better add a review as I had one of my best meals here back in May. Friendly staff and nice informal, in the best meaning of the word, surroundings. Specials starter of oysters, tobasco (I think) and vodka shots, a great quirky meal and probably my all time favourite starter, excellent. Shared Mains,... More 

Thank Mechanics
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food at reasonable prices. I have been twice for lunch and I enjoyed it both times. Staff are really friendly which is always a great thing in my book

Thank Andy K
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal, delighted they were still running pre theatre and a la carte as other restaurants on Christmas menus. Service was great. Will go back. A good shout for seafood lovers.

Thank Lovetolunch79
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for lunch on Saturday and was not disappointed. It was the normal lunch menu which is a bit inflated for December, this is expected. However, it is still fantastic value at two courses for £14.50 and a third course for £3.50. We booked in 5pm and so got a small glass of wine with it. I just had... More 

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

Many thanks for posting such an amazing review following your recent meal with us, I am delighted you found the food on the lunch menu to be a la carte quality. Your custom and recommendations are very much appreciated, we look forward to seeing you again sometime. More 

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Restaurant Details

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