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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.

Osteria Italiana City Centre, Glasgow

Italian, Vegetarian/Vegan, Pizza

Osteria Italiana is an Italian restaurant in the Italian Centre on Glasgow’s John Street. 'There is no rush' is the motto around here and the emphasis is on enjoying the warm, Italian hospitality and traditional decor. During the warmer months, the outside dining area is a popular place to sit while away for a couple of hours, dining or enjoying a snack and a couple of after-work drinks.

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Brutti Compadres Merchant City, Glasgow

Mediterranean, Tapas

Brutti Compadres - it means ugly mates - is a laid back and stylish cafe bar tucked away in Virginia court. Built on the site of the original tobacco exchange, it is an innovative space that combines a soft industrial decor with witty pieces of art.

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Fanelli's Merchant City, Glasgow

Italian, Seafood, Pizza

A family-friendly and extremely welcoming restaurant, Fanelli's is in Merchant Square in the Merchant city.

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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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Cossachok Restaurant Merchant City, Glasgow

International, Russian, Traditional

456 reviews

Cafe Cossachok has a distinctly bohemian feel with it's rustic heavy wood tables and walls simply painted in red and hung with a few pictures.

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Aga Mezze Palace City Centre, Glasgow

Mediterranean, Turkish

32 reviews

With a warm, colourful and traditional Turkish decor, diners are made to feel very welcome at Aga Mezze Palace on Glasgow's Dundas Street. Just in case the name and decor have not made their point, then the belly dancers - available on request - should leave diners in no doubt that they are in a Turkish restaurant. In fact, the owner opened what may well have been Scotland's first Turkish restaurant in 1981.

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Guy's Merchant City, Glasgow

Bistros & Brasseries

669 reviews

Relaxed, informal and warm with great food.

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A'Challtainn at Barras Art and Design Merchant City, Glasgow

British, Seafood, Modern

3 reviews

A’Challtainn is an award-winning seafood restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of Barras Art and Design at the Barras. It is pronounced A Cawl Tain, after the Gaelic for Calton. As well as being the name for this part of Glasgow, it also means the hazel wood. The restaurant is on a mezzanine level overlooking the BAaD courtyard. The cocktail bar nestles under the restaurant and provides views of the chefs at work.

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SoHo on Miller Street Merchant City, Glasgow


974 reviews

SoHo on Miller Street is a buzzy pizzeria serving rustic Italian 
food, fantastic cocktails and a wide selection of beers. If you’ve ever tried Little SoHo in Jordanhill, SoHo on Miller Street is its big sister. Friendly service, great food and a central location all make SoHo on Miller Street a winner.

£7.95Offer: £7.95 for a main course on the express lunch menu

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Cafe Source @ St Andrews in the Square City Centre, Glasgow


1192 reviews

Cafe Source is a contemporary restaurant in Glasgow city centre, and aims to use the best Scottish fare to create quality dishes to satisfy both traditional and modern tastes.

£19.95Offer: £19.95 for 2 courses on market menu + glass of wine

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Wild Cabaret Merchant City, Glasgow

British, International

66 reviews

Located in Glasgow’s vibrant Merchant City, Wild Cabaret and Wicked Lounge combine scintillating performance art with fine dining and top quality drinks. Featuring a cabaret restaurant and late night lounge bar, the Candleriggs venue aims to provide a memorable experience whether you are in for a lunchtime burger and acoustic singer set or a three course evening meal and cabaret.

£15Offer: £15 for 2 Courses & Kids eat free + Family Show

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The Italian Kitchen Merchant City, Glasgow


147 reviews

The Italian Kitchen is a classic Italian restaurant on Ingram Street in Glasgow's Merchant City. Wheelchair accessible and child-friendly, the restaurant is both stylish and classic with rich red leather seats and booths providing comfort as well as elegance.

£11.95Offer: £11.95 for 2 courses on lunch/pre-theatre menu

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Reviews of Merchant City restaurants

  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    A good Restaurant Clost ot Argyle Street Shopping

    This restaurant is particularly convenient to the Tron theatre where we had booked a show. The pre theatre menu is varied and good value particularly if you like Scottish fare. The restaurant was very busy but despite this the service was quick and attentive. The main meal was good and the sweet, in my case, three scoops of different ice cream, was excellent. We have been before and will go again when in that part of town.
    dined in Cafe Source @ St Andrews in the Square – 21/01/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Great food & service

    Food was excellent. Great Sea Trout dish.
    dined in City Merchant – 21/01/2018
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    Interesting menu

    pre-theatre menu which was varied and interesting, all with a Scottish twist, Service was very good, however a big disappointment was in not being able to buy non -alcoholic beer. It is an absolute necessity these days especially in a restaurant which benefits from proximity to theatres/concert halls.
    dined in Ingram Wynd – 21/01/2018
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Always good food & wine

    Enjoyed everything. Pre-theatre menu was excellent value for money. Would particularly recommend the hake dish.
    dined in Gandolfi Fish – 21/01/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Fantastic meal

    Great choice on the pretheatre menu, every course was delicious. Not our first time visiting and won't be our last! Thanks
    dined in Cafe Source @ St Andrews in the Square – 21/01/2018
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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…