About City Merchant
This is the second time we have visited City Merchant and cannot speak highly enough of the whole experience.
Would highly recommend it
Staff attentive and professional
Food varied menu and very tasteful
Value for money pre theatre excellent
City Merchant excellent as usual
Its been 15 years since we visited the City Merchant due to circumstances. The food and service were excellent as before. Well done.
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.