About City Merchant
Best restaurant ever.
The meal yesterday was amazing. I had mussels then hake and a ginger paracotta which was to die for. My friend who hadn't been there before loved the meal too. Definitely recommend it. £12.50 for a two course was a steal and of course booking it through 5pm.co.uk we received a complimentary glass of wine each.
First time at City Merchant, certainly not the last. On arrival we were greeted by a very pleasant gentleman and then shown to our table. Service was excellent & not the slightest intrusive. The food was amazing. My sea bass was cooked to perfection. I visited with 2 friends and none of us could fault any aspect of this restaurant. We have booked to return on 27th of December. Can't wait.
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.