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City Merchant

#88 of 1,931 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
City Centre
As featured in One day in Glasgow
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97-99 Candleriggs | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
+44 141 553 1577
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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6 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend and I had a wonderful meal. We were disappointed that macaroni choice was not available and chose the battered haddock instead. We were so pleased we did as it was simply delicious! Great value for money and it's a lovely restaurant. Hadn't been before but will definitely be returning.

Thank ccrw77
Billings, Montana
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We picked this restaurant to try some Scottish style food. My wife had the venison which is basically seared, which is the way it should be. I had the special which was a bouillabaisse which was delicious. Great food and wonderful staff made for a nice evening.

Thank Curtis O
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this restaurant and visit here regularly. Perfect for lunch as 5pm offer a great menu which includes two courses and a glass of wine. The service is always great and food is exceptional. Would highly recommend.

Thank 2007_amanda
Rutherglen, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday Lunchtime sojourn into the Merchant City, looking for a new place to try. The "City Merchant" was a promising venue. It was pretty quite for a Saturday, and other restaurants also looked equally empty, as well, when we were walking around . We were attended to immediately and had Soft drinks ordered. We then ordered off the Lunch Menu,... More 

Thank Detroiter01
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for my partner's birthday. Lovely menu, great food, delicious desserts. Very friendly staff and comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. It was good not to be rushed but the time lapse between ordering, serving and courses was a little longer than we would have liked. Main disappointment was regarding drinks - firstly, my partner asked for a glass of wine but... More 

Thank Lbrad1
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friend and I really enjoyed our lunch. The restaurant is quirky, with friendly, efficient staff, who gave us plenty of time to chat and choose our food. The Scottish menu features many fish dishes, but my friend had lamb and loved it. The dishes du jour were explained, and the food was delicious. After soup and a main course. it... More 

Thank Valerie M
Rothesay, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Glasgow for the day touring the city. I Googled places to eat that served haggis and this place came up in the search. We told the waitress we were from out of town....and country (Canada), and had never tried haggis. She was excited to explain it to us and we had a great conversation with her. She... More 

Thank Karen B
Houston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was delicious but my main course portion was a bit on the small side, even for a pre-theatre. I had smoked haddock in batter and it was absolutely wonderful. It's just that I could have done with a bit more than the three small goujons I was served. The mussels I had as a starter were meaty and tasty.

Thank j0hnmcev0y
Paderborn, Germany
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had American friends visiting, and wanted somewhere that showcased good Scottish produce, cooked well, and that was family friendly, in the Merchant City area. Not only did City Merchant tick all these boxes, but they were friendly and helpful, from the moment we made our reservation (by phone), to when we left, satisfied and happy. Our table included 3... More 

Thank globalfamily100
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great selection of fish and seafood at reasonable prices; food came quickly and we were very well served by Jason. One of the best meals I have had recently.

Thank Chris R

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?