City Merchant

Rated 4.3/5
97-99 Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NP

Quick Facts

Rustic Merchant City seafood restaurant

Prime Scottish seafood and steak account for the popularity of Glasgow’s City Merchant restaurant and since its establishment in 1988, it shows no sign of floundering. An atmospheric restaurant on Candleriggs in the centre of Glasgow’s fashionable Merchant City district, the City Merchant is pleasantly decked out with rustic wooden fittings and a subtle Celtic motif. As popular with corporate diners as it is for romantic dinners, is handily located for Glasgow city centre’s offices and nearby theatres and concert halls.

Local produce, Scottish cuisine

The City Merchant will always hold a place in the hearts and stomachs of Glasgow’s seafood lovers. The Merchant City favourite sells plenty of highland venison, haggis-stuffed chicken and Scotch Beef Club steaks but it is the fish, lobsters, oysters and mussels of the clear Scottish waters which are its trump card. Play it simple with some oysters on the half shell or test the kitchen a bit more with dishes like the ginger infused monkfish on wilted greens with a chorizo & mussel broth.

The seafood platter is a monster catch of langoustines, oysters, scallops, mussels, prawns and dressed crab. If you really want to push the boat out then you can add on a half lobster. The excellent Scottish cheeseboard is another reason to return to Glasgow’s City Merchant.

Close to Queen Street & High Street train stations

City Merchant is a 5 minute walk from both Argyle Street and High Street train stations, Queen Street train station a 10 minute walk away. Taxi ranks and bus stops are nearby and if drivers are unable to find on street parking, the Q-Park on Albion Street has payable car parking available.

Popular Offers at City Merchant

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  • £14.50 For 2 Courses + Drink

    £14.50 per person for 2 courses on the pre-theatre menu. £18 for 3 courses. Includes a 175ml glass of house wine or soft drink. Booking Conditions: Please ensure you bring a print-out of your booking confirmation to present when you arrive at the restaurant
    A discretionary 10% service charge will be added to the bill for tables of 6 people or more
    Please note to receive 2 course offer must be starter and main course ordered

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City Merchant Features

Average price of 2 courses is £28.50 A La Carte
Highchairs, smaller portions available Child Friendly
Wheelchair access, disabled toilet Disabled Access
£14.95 per bottle House Wine
Seated area Outdoor Smoking
On street Parking
Private Bar Private Bar

"Recent Reviews" for City Merchant (view all)

  • Delicious Experience!
    Really enjoyable experience here today with amazing service from Stephen our waiter which was then b...
    Helen Baskerville - 04/04/2014
  • Wonderful lunch
    Lovely food, beautifully presented. Friendly staff
    Sheila Hayes - 04/04/2014
  • Very unusual food
    Very fish-based, which suits me. Classic Scottish ingredients but with a very inventive flair.
    Claire Wilson - 29/03/2014