'A great find'
Raymond O'Neill - 31/05/2015
8 of us went to Arta having seen the reviews but never been before. This place is really great - what a beautiful building and the bar and restaurant have been decorated brilliantly. A great atmosphere - helped by the huge number of candles lit all around you. A great place for a group and equally good for a quiet meal for two. Food and service were great and as we took the 5pm deal giving 20% off A La Carte then great value too. We had a great night, and drank lots and still it cost very little more than £20 per head. Very highly recommended - you won't be disappointed. Will definitely be going back.
Maria Lyttle - 03/04/2015
Great value for money. Lovely good and LOTS of it. Great wine. Lovely location!
Chic Mediterranean restaurant in Merchant City
Located in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City on Walls Street, Arta is truly a sight to behold. The main bar will fill you with a sense of antique Mediterranean elegance and splendour, with its enormous standing candelabras and staircases worthy of a castle. The restaurant is a contemporary delight – long and low with an arched ceiling, Arta’s open plan dining is enjoyed in an atmosphere of well-heeled chic. Open Thursday to Saturday, Arta offers authentic tapas and sangria in attractive surroundings.
Spanish cuisine in a traditional setting
The restaurant caters for romantic meals for two as well as larger parties celebrating a special occasion, and if guests aren’t quite certain what tapas dishes to order from the menu then Arta’s friendly servers will help with recommendations.
Some tapas options in particular that are popular with diners are the seared scallops and black pudding with a Spanish brandy sauce (chamuscado vieiras); the red peppers stuffed with cream cheese, pine nuts & raisins (pimientos rojas); the breast of chicken wrapped in Serrano ham with thyme roasted potatoes; and, of course, the chorizo sausage with red onion & Rioja sauce. Regular customers also advise to leave room for Arta’s Valencian orange sponge dessert (bizcocho de naranja Valenciana) which is served with orange sorbet and a passion fruit syrup.
Close to High Street & Argyle Street train stations
Arta is on Walls Street in the Merchant City and a 5 minute walk from both High Street and Argyle Street train stations. Bus stops are also located nearby, with Buchanan Street and St. Enoch Subway stations each a brisk 10 minute walk from the restaurant. Paid parking can be found at the Q-Park car park on Albion Street, a few moments from Arta.