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Explore Glasgow Merchant City restaurants

Walk a few minutes east from the city centre to Glasgow's Merchant City, where the stylish eat, drink and play in the area's numerous restaurants and bars.

Spectacular Victorian buildings, once home to wealthy Merchants, now house a range of lively restaurants, bars and cafes to tantalise all tastes.

Whether you're looking for fine dining or a casual bite, Italian, Indian, Scottish or even a Mongolian BBQ, you'll find them all and more in Glasgow's Merchant City restaurants.

The Spanish Butcher Merchant City, Glasgow

Mediterranean, Spanish

The Spanish Butcher is on Miller Street in the heart of Glasgow's Merchant City. Spanish design and cuisine are riding high at the moment and The Spanish Butcher does both with verve and imagination. Designer lamps, a loft-style dining room split into several sections and an eye-level viewing window into the kitchen make for a theatrical dining space. The service is as deft as the welcome is warm.

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Rab Ha's Merchant City, Glasgow

British, European, International, Seafood, Vegetarian/Vegan

Named after a legendary 19th century Glasgow glutton, Rab Ha's is a welcoming bar and restaurant with rooms on Hutcheson Street. In the summer of 2017, new owners gave the much-loved Merchant City institution a thoughtful refurbishment. The very opposite of a bland chain, Rab Ha's is an independent, family-run with business with oodles of character. Visitors can look forward to a cosy and tranquil space with stripped stone walls, an open fire and wood panelling in the bar and restaurant.

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O'Neill's Merchant Square Merchant City, Glasgow

British, Modern, Irish

One of two O'Neill's in Glasgow, the Merchant Square branch is on Albion Street in the heart of the Merchant City. Billed as 'the original Irish bar in Glasgow', O'Neill's is proud of its warm welcome, laidback atmosphere and, of course, the craic. All the major sporting events are shown on the big screens at O'Neill's and there is regular live music plus DJs throughout the week.

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Mharsanta Restaurant & Bar Merchant City, Glasgow

Scottish

Mharsanta is a newly launched restaurant & bar on Bell Street in the Merchant City. Named after the Gaelic for ‘merchant’, it serves classic comfort dishes alongside Scottish seafood and signature cocktails. Inside, you will find a smart minimalist space with windows prettily lit up at night by fairy lights. Mharsanta is a great spot for a relaxed lunch or to dine in the evening before heading to a concert or nearby bar.

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O'Neill's Merchant Square Merchant City, Glasgow

British, Modern, Irish

0 reviews

One of two O'Neill's in Glasgow, the Merchant Square branch is on Albion Street in the heart of the Merchant City. Billed as 'the original Irish bar in Glasgow', O'Neill's is proud of its warm welcome, laidback atmosphere and, of course, the craic. All the major sporting events are shown on the big screens at O'Neill's and there is regular live music plus DJs throughout the week.

Make a free reservation at O'Neill's Merchant Square »

Mharsanta Restaurant & Bar Merchant City, Glasgow

Scottish

26 reviews

Mharsanta is a newly launched restaurant & bar on Bell Street in the Merchant City. Named after the Gaelic for ‘merchant’, it serves classic comfort dishes alongside Scottish seafood and signature cocktails. Inside, you will find a smart minimalist space with windows prettily lit up at night by fairy lights. Mharsanta is a great spot for a relaxed lunch or to dine in the evening before heading to a concert or nearby bar.

Make a free reservation at Mharsanta Restaurant & Bar »

The Spanish Butcher Merchant City, Glasgow

Mediterranean, Spanish

16 reviews

The Spanish Butcher is on Miller Street in the heart of Glasgow's Merchant City. Spanish design and cuisine are riding high at the moment and The Spanish Butcher does both with verve and imagination. Designer lamps, a loft-style dining room split into several sections and an eye-level viewing window into the kitchen make for a theatrical dining space. The service is as deft as the welcome is warm.

Make a free reservation at The Spanish Butcher »

Rab Ha's Merchant City, Glasgow

British, European, International, Seafood, Vegetarian/Vegan

99 reviews

Named after a legendary 19th century Glasgow glutton, Rab Ha's is a welcoming bar and restaurant with rooms on Hutcheson Street. In the summer of 2017, new owners gave the much-loved Merchant City institution a thoughtful refurbishment. The very opposite of a bland chain, Rab Ha's is an independent, family-run with business with oodles of character. Visitors can look forward to a cosy and tranquil space with stripped stone walls, an open fire and wood panelling in the bar and restaurant.

Make a free reservation at Rab Ha's »

The Spanish Butcher Merchant City, Glasgow

Mediterranean, Spanish

16 reviews

The Spanish Butcher is on Miller Street in the heart of Glasgow's Merchant City. Spanish design and cuisine are riding high at the moment and The Spanish Butcher does both with verve and imagination. Designer lamps, a loft-style dining room split into several sections and an eye-level viewing window into the kitchen make for a theatrical dining space. The service is as deft as the welcome is warm.

£19 Offer: £19 for 2 courses on Sunday Galician menu

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The Italian Caffe Merchant City, Glasgow

Italian

55 reviews

The Italian Caffe in Glasgow’s Merchant City offers a varied menu of classic Italian food but in a novel way, with an emphasis on unique, small plates dining. The perfect combination of chic and comfort, The Italian Caffe’s sage green leather booths, walnut furnishing and bright, modern dining room add to an enjoyable dining experience.

£18.19 Offer: 20% a la carte discount + complimentary soft drink

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Bar Soba Merchant City Merchant City, Glasgow

Japanese, Thai, Pan-Asian

123 reviews

The latest addition to the Bar Soba family is on Albion Street in Glasgow's vibrant Merchant City. The Bar Soba brand is built on pan-Asian street food, cool cocktails, DJs and a hip manga/graffiti decor. This new branch is popular for lunch, after work drinks and, of course, weekend parties and pre-club drinks.

£13.95 Offer: £13.95 2 course Soba supper menu + glass of wine

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Citation Merchant City, Glasgow

European, Scottish, Modern

572 reviews

Citation Taverne & Restaurant is housed within the landmark former Sheriff Court building on Wilson Street, in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City. Outdoor terraces allow alfresco dining in the summer months. The restaurant’s Portico, nestled among the building’s Corinthian-style, exterior columns, is one of Glasgow's most impressive dining locations. Citation is the ideal location for a romantic meal, a night out with friends or a long and lazy lunch. Those who want to carry on socialising long after their meal can head to the ground floor bar.

£24.95 Offer: £24.95 for 2 courses on Festive Menu

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Reviews of Merchant City restaurants

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Osteria Italiana

    Great informal dining. Authentic food and nice drinks. Pleasant, discreet staff.
    dined in Osteria Italiana – 20/11/2019
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Great Meal - Great Atmosphere

    Booked for a table of 12 people for a birthday dinner. Staff were so friendly and welcoming. Food was fantastic - what a great deal they do for the set menu - hard to find better value in Glasgow for the price. Food was delicious, hot, served quickly and big, big portions. Will definitely be back. 5 stars.
    dined in Osteria Italiana – 20/11/2019
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 1

    Service: 1

    Value: 2

    Freezing cold restaurant

    On arrival we were sat at the table where everyone had a jacket on. No heating on at all, we then asked to be seated elsewhere and got moved a few tables away, where it was even colder. We ordered a starter (soup) which was cold and then waited for our main course. They didn't replace the napkins, just took the old ones away. I had to go to toilet to get some toilet paper as there was no staff to find. At the end I asked for the bill and to speak to the manager only to be told that I would have to wait a while because he was busy. Anyway manager arrived with no apology, told us that he has to wear two jumpers and he can’t do anything about it. There were people coming and going away as it was absolutely freezing. There is no way we would be back.
    dined in Citation – 19/11/2019
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  • Food: 1

    Ambience: 2

    Service: 3

    Value: 1

    We will not be going back. Meal was not worth the money.

    The food was cold. The toast for the pate was just warm dry bread. Main meal, the sauce was congealed on the plate and the chicken was tough in my dish. Ordered extra garlic bread which was not cooked. A slice of white bread with a little of cold garlic butter on it. The wine with the deal was horrible. Commented to the Manager about how terrible it was for house white. Was told it was not the house white they use for this deal. Manager would not consider our complaint as we did not say at the time but as we stated we had hoped it would get better. Do not understand how this was advertised as such a good deal. Left hungry very disappointed and £40 spent.
    dined in Mediterraneo – 18/11/2019
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  • Food: 2

    Ambience: 3

    Service: 2

    Value: 2

    Wouldn't go back

    Poor quality of food and the slowest service.
    dined in Avant Garde – 18/11/2019
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Videos from restaurants in Merchant City

Glasgow's Dakhin Restaurant Makes Paper Dosa

Dakhin Restaurant in Glasgow's Merchant City shows us how they make the impressive Paper Dosa, a long, thin and crispy bread spanning two to three feet.

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Showcase Dish: The Dhabba cooks Raan-E-Changeji (leg of lamb, north Indian style)

Parpeet Basi, co-owner of The Dhabba restaurant in Glasgow's Merchant City shows us his restaurant's showcase dish: Raan-E-Changeji, tender whole baby leg of lamb served on a sizzler on a bed of onions with rum sauce on the side.

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Merchant City blogs

A Food History of Glasgow’s Merchant City

Now a bustling hub of restaurants, clubs and cafes, the Merchant City has a rich history and a background of commerce, trade and rich residences and coinciding with this, a fascinating food and drink history.

The area around the Merchant City was where Glasgow, as a city, first began as a fishing settlement around the 6th century. Trading has always been key to the area’s wealth and daily activity; in the early middle ages the area had a salt market (the area has retained the market’s name, the Saltmaket, just south of the Merchant City), a fruit and vegetable market in Gallowgate, a meat market between Candleriggs and Glassford Street, and a fish market as well as a grain market near High Street…

Showcase dishes from Merchant City Indian restaurants

Glasgow’s curry credentials cannot be questioned – we’ve been the four time winner and four time runner up of the Curry Capital of Britain Award, more than any other city in the UK. Forget haggis, neeps and tatties – it can…

7 eclectic dining experiences to try in Glasgow’s Merchant City

You'll never be short of dining options in Glasgow's Merchant City. As well many Italian and Indian restaurants, the city's stylish neighbourhood offers a range of eclectic dining experiences from Mongolian BBQ to…

Why we think 29 – The Grill in the Square is the place to be seen

29 – The Grill on the Square is one of the most popular restaurants on 5pm and we’ve got a few ideas as to why that is. As its name sake says, 29’s specially designed grill is put to good use. The restaurant is well known for its…