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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

712 reviews

Relaxed, informal and warm with great food.

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Obsession of India Merchant City, Glasgow


92 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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Cossachok Restaurant Merchant City, Glasgow

International, Russian, Traditional

482 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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Rab Ha's Merchant City, Glasgow

British, European, International, Seafood, Vegetarian/Vegan

28 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.

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Obsession of India Merchant City, Glasgow


92 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.

£14.95Offer: £14.95 for 2 courses on 5pm menu + rice/nan + glass of wine or soft

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


1233 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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Boteco Do Brasil Glasgow Merchant City, Glasgow

South American, Tapas, Brazilian

279 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.

£6.95Offer: £6.95 for 2 courses on express lunch menu

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Charcoals Cafe Merchant City, Glasgow

Indian, Traditional

139 reviews

Charcoals Cafe on Glasgow’s Trongate is the little brother to the more established and multi-award-winning Charcoals on Renfield Street.

£9.95Offer: £9.95 for 2 courses on pre-theatre menu

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Find Dining Deals at Restaurants in Glasgow

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Glasgow Merchant City restaurants

Merchant City

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West End

Long a haven of Glasgow bohemians, the West End also offers up a diverse range of restaurants, both affordable and elegant.

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Glasgow South Side restaurants

South Side

Between matches at Hampden Park or gigs at the Academy, tuck in to the great range of restaurants on Glasgow's south side.

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Reviews of Merchant City restaurants

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    Love Ingram Wynd but 5pm deal not as good as usual!

    Love Ingram Wynd, the food is always lovely however it was disappointing this time that when our main courses arrived there were no vegetables on the plate. One of our party then said they had noticed side orders on the menu at £3.50 each but I don't remember ever having to order veg separate on set menu before. Surely it wouldn't be a great hardship to restaurant to include a small amount on plate.
    dined in Ingram Wynd – 17/06/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Best Service in Glasgow

    Everything about our experience was excellent. Would recommend to all.
    dined in Rab Ha's – 10/06/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Great Deal, Great Food, Great Service!

    Got this as a last minute deal. Food was outstanding and the service was great. Merchant square has a good atmosphere on a Friday night. Good gluten free options as well. Def be back!
    dined in Bar Soba Merchant City – 09/06/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5


    The food and service were both fantastic and will most definitely be returning.
    dined in Citation – 09/06/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 3

    Service: 5

    Value: 5


    Absolutely stunning restaurant with fantastic food....scorcher of a day but it was air conditioned so very comfortable. Very empty though so not much atmosphere...maybe down to the day being so hot.
    dined in Mharsanta Restaurant & Bar – 09/06/2018
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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…