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“Tasty well cooked food but left feeling a bit stung”
Review of Central Market Glasgow - CLOSED

Central Market Glasgow
Cuisines: Scottish, Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, 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 11 May 2014

I don't mind paying for a high standard of food but I couldn't help feeling that the value of this place is really poor for Glasgow. Many of the mains (which they sneakily call "plates") do not come with anything but the main ingredient even though they are already £14-£17 - you have to order sides to turn it into a meal! The soup starter at £5.50 was not even served with a slice of bread which just felt a bit mean. Many similar establishments go round offering fresh bread for free as standard. I'm guessing the value isn't there just because it's the "Merchant City".

The tables are also tightly packed in together and the chairs are not very comfortable at all - small, wooden and rickety. The type of music was also rather annoying for a restaurant and more suited to a bar in my opinion. Service was sufficient - neither particularly good or poor.

Don't let any of that detract from the fact that the food we did receive was well cooked and tasty but there are many other restaurants of a similar calibre offering far better value for money. I'd probably revisit for a breakfast or lunch but I'm not so sure about dinner.

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1  Thank Sarah488
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Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

This is currently the best restaurant in the merchant city. Great at any time of the day, but a particular favourite for Sunday brunch. The omelettes should be tried. With the staff are all very friendly, this is worth a visit.

3  Thank JEDAye
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Visited today with friends for the first time. Lovely staff, our waitress was attentive without being invasive and she was really helpful when we were making our choices by her recommendations. The food was possibly one of the best meals out I have had in a long long time. The brisket starter is a must and the ham hock terrine delicious too. Mains were the cod special and the coley however the star main has to be the Iberico pluma. Desserts - yes we had to try these too Chocolate salami and the poppy seed cake were divine and a shared chees plate too. This restaurant offers fantadtic food at great prices and I hope will be a regular haunt from now on.

3  Thank Coniston50
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Indoors feeling like outdoors (no smoking).
Enjoyed real strong coffee and snacks.
Pleasant place good service...love the smiling people :)

2  Thank Mikeval19795
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

After an afternoon of shopping i decided to nip into Central Market for a spot of lunch.I have been before for drinks and found it to be a very relaxing and friendly.I ordered the chargrill chicken sandwich for lunch and waited no time at all for it to arrive.The chicken was on homemade sour dough bread with dressed leaves and was just delicious!.The portion was very generous and very reasonably priced.I found the staff to be very attentive,friendly,professional and as the title says,..very easy on the eye too..theres just something very sexy about chef whites ;) (open kitchen) As i sat and ate i noticed quite a lot of the dishes leaving the kitchen and they all looked like they had been prepared with care and a lot of attention to detail..i will certainly be back to try more.Central Market has aquired a rosette to its name and its easy to see why,the food and overall restaurant are really of a high quality.If you havent yet been to Central Market i strongly suggest you give it a try.

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2  Thank carolyn c
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