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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 Italian Caffe Merchant City, Glasgow


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.

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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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Gin71 Merchant City Merchant City, Glasgow

British, Eclectic, European, Modern

From serving 70 different varieties of gin to the gin-inspired dining menu, Gin71 is a one-stop shop for lovers of the juniper-flavoured spirit. Tucked away on Victoria Court, in Glasgow's Merchant City, this evening venue is popular for after work drinks, pre-theatre meals and dinner with friends and family. As well as gin tasting events, they offer a wide variety of gin cocktails along with other spirits, beers and wines.

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Guy's Merchant City, Glasgow

Bistros & Brasseries

650 reviews

Relaxed, informal and warm with great food.

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Obsession of India Merchant City, Glasgow


77 reviews

Opened in the autumn of 2015, Obsession of India is a welcoming Indian restaurant by Glasgow's Merchant City. An airy space with chandeliers and a timbered ceiling, it is on the High Street and conveniently located for a curry before a show at the Tron or a gig at Barrowland.

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Aga Mezze Palace City Centre, Glasgow

Mediterranean, Turkish

14 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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Blackfriars Merchant City, Glasgow

Gastro Pub

5 reviews

Since 1995, Blackfriars has been giving Merchant City real ale fans plenty to smile about. With twelve beer taps - five real ales, many Scottish - alongside some 40 bottled beers from all over the world, there is plenty of choice. It is not hard to see why Blackfriars has won CAMRA’s Glasgow Pub Of The Year twice. The basement venue hosts regular club nights with DJs and bands playing the hippest music from the 1950’s onwards. If many of Blackfriars neighbours are style bars, this is more of an honest to goodness pub.

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Wild Cabaret Merchant City, Glasgow

British, International

62 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.

£25Offer: £25 afternoon tea for 2 + Gin and Wild Cabaret show tickets

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Mediterraneo Merchant City, Glasgow


423 reviews

Mediterraneo is an Italian restaurant located in the Italian quarter of Glasgow's Merchant City. The restaurant's open plan kitchen adds to the lively atmosphere in Mediterraneo as guests can watch the chefs as they cook.

£12.95Offer: £12.95 for 2 courses on Market Menu

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Bar Soba Merchant City Merchant City, Glasgow

Japanese, Thai, Pan-Asian

81 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.

£13.95Offer: £13.95 for 2 courses on pre-theatre menu + glass of wine

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Boteco Do Brasil Glasgow Merchant City, Glasgow

South American, Tapas, Brazilian

257 reviews

Boteco Do Brasil is a restaurant and bar providing authentic Brasilian food and culture in Glasgow's Merchant City. Open until 3am, evening visitors are promised an even more memorable experience when the Brazilian music begins to play and carnival atmosphere begins.

£3.78Offer: 2 for 1 burgers - average price for a burger is £7.57

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West End

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South Side

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Reviews of Merchant City restaurants

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 3

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    Good food at reasonable price

    The food offered on the Market Menu was great, good variety of starter and mains. Service was quick and staff were very attentive. Only negative was choice of table which was a small table for 2 with not enough space and very close to next table. Tables for two are too close together and a booth would have been much nicer.
    dined in Mediterraneo – 19/07/2017
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Hidden gem!!

    Been here twice and have loved both visits. Staff are so friendly and the chef comes out to your table to ask if everything is ok. Portions are huge and the complimentary bread butter and olives are to die for. Definitely worth a visit
    dined in Aga Mezze Palace – 18/07/2017
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 4

    Value: 5

    Lovely meal, great deal

    Really enjoyed my first trip here on a 5pm deal (essentially pre-theatre menu with a free glass of wine). I had crayfish starter - small but perfectly made, and left room for the delicious fish'n'chips that followed. One of the best fish suppers I have had in a long time :-)
    dined in The Spiritualist – 18/07/2017
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Great food, friendly staff

    Food is delicious, i have never had a bad meal from here. Staff are friendly and attentive. Voucher deal is fantastic value for money.
    dined in Cafe India – 18/07/2017
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 4

    Value: 5

    Never disappoints

    Had another nice pretheatre meal which includes a glass of wine.good food and service.
    dined in City Merchant – 18/07/2017
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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…