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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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Tribeca Merchant City Merchant City, Glasgow

North American

0 reviews

Tribeca Merchant City is a New York style cafe/restaurant in the centre of Glasgow. It serves boundless brunches and classic American dishes. Exposed brick walls, leather booth seating and NYC street photography prints echo the interior of a Tribeca loft. Both the menu and the style is perfect for those whose heart belongs in Manhattan.

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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 »

The Spanish Butcher Merchant City, Glasgow

Mediterranean, Spanish

15 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

88 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 »

Arta Merchant City, Glasgow

Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

445 reviews

Located in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City on Albion Street, Arta is truly a sight to behold. The main bar will fill you with a sense of antique Mediterranean elegance and splendour, with its enormous standing candelabras and staircases worthy of a castle. Open Thursday to Saturday, Arta offers authentic tapas and sangria in attractive surroundings.

£15 Offer: £15 for 3 tapas on Tapas Menu + glass of cava

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Bar Soba Merchant City Merchant City, Glasgow

Japanese, Thai, Pan-Asian

119 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 for 2 courses on Soba Supper menu + glass of wine

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Cossachok Restaurant Merchant City, Glasgow

International, Russian, Traditional

511 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.

£9 Offer: £9.00 for 2 courses on lunch menu

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The Italian Caffe Merchant City, Glasgow

Italian

46 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.

£39.95 Offer: £39.95 2 person offer - sirloin steak with chips, sauce + bottle of wine to share

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Reviews of Merchant City restaurants

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Lunch box

    Booked for lunch box from 5pm. Excellent value and the choice of food was well balanced and tasted amazing. Service was very efficient we weren’t there very long but that was our choice would suit if you only got an hour for lunch or you were just meeting up with friends.
    dined in Mediterraneo – 19/07/2019
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    I would recommend all dishes everything perfect

    It was such a lovely experience and we had a wonderful time. It is one of my favourite restaurants in Glasgow.
    dined in Qua Italian Restaurant – 19/07/2019
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Brilliant night with friends.

    Fantastic food and even better service. Great value for money. I will definitely be going back with my friends.
    dined in Citation – 18/07/2019
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 1

    Service: 4

    Value: 4

    We enjoyed our meal. Efficient, friendly staff

    I have visited this restaurant with friends on several occasions at lunch time. I know the food and am happy to return. On this occasion, however, I went with my family in the evening. Again, excellent food and service. But we were most unhappy with the music volume. Far too loud and intrusive for conversation. Everyone around us was also shouting. Ray Charles is great but please play it as background music. As a consequence I would not recommend the Italian Caffe as an evening venue.
    dined in The Italian Caffe – 18/07/2019
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Fantastic 2 course and wine deal

    Did the midweek offer and it didn’t disappoint. Well presented food, tasty and fresh. 2 courses had good selection. Bottle of wine included. Highly recommend a visit here. Great service. 10/10.
    dined in Citation – 18/07/2019
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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

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

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