Visited City Merchant a few times previously & been nothing but impressed with every aspect of the food & service but on this occasion i was slightly disappointed. The service was impeccable, the atmosphere was idyllic & just right but the food wasn't. I had the Cullen Skink soup as a starter, which was delicious to be fair, made to perfection but my partner had mussels which were absolutely boiled into nothing...they were small to begin with but out of around 20 mussels she managed to find 2 edible ones...for the mains, I had salmon, which again tasted superb but was slightly overdone, my partner had cod, which was overcooked, dry & tasteless. I do not know if this was down to the fact we used a voucher or not but I expected our food to be of a far higher standard.
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Scott McConway - 01/05/2015