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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.

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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City Merchant Turkiye Merchant City, Glasgow

Mediterranean, Turkish, BBQ

Formerly a Glasgow institution serving up Scottish dishes, the City Merchant has transformed itself into City Merchant Turkiye. Turning its focus from Scotland to sunnier climes, it now specialises in offering the taste of Turkey and the Mediterranean to city centre diners.

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Swadish Merchant City, Glasgow

Indian, Seafood, Vegetarian/Vegan, Modern

A family-run Indian restaurant which opened in 2019, Swadish offers an appetising combination of seasonal Scottish ingredients prepared using both modern and traditional Indian techniques and spices. The kitchen brigade is run by a chef who trained in many of India's top hotel restaurants and his cooking will come as a refreshing surprise to anyone who still thinks that chicken tikka masala is the pinnacle of Indian cuisine. The setting, a former fire station, is as stylish as the food.

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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

39 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 »

Green Gates Cafe Merchant City, Glasgow

Indian

15 reviews

After the success of its sister restaurant in Stirling, Green Gates is now bringing home-style, regional Indian cuisine to the Merchant City. Situated on Candleriggs, the restaurant offers an intimate, candlelit space with splashes of tartan. Diners can sample flavours from both North and South India, cooked up by a head chef who has trained extensively in India.

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City Merchant Turkiye Merchant City, Glasgow

Mediterranean, Turkish, BBQ

48 reviews

Formerly a Glasgow institution serving up Scottish dishes, the City Merchant has transformed itself into City Merchant Turkiye. Turning its focus from Scotland to sunnier climes, it now specialises in offering the taste of Turkey and the Mediterranean to city centre diners.

Make a free reservation at City Merchant Turkiye »

Green Gates Cafe Merchant City, Glasgow

Indian

15 reviews

After the success of its sister restaurant in Stirling, Green Gates is now bringing home-style, regional Indian cuisine to the Merchant City. Situated on Candleriggs, the restaurant offers an intimate, candlelit space with splashes of tartan. Diners can sample flavours from both North and South India, cooked up by a head chef who has trained extensively in India.

£9.56 Offer: 20% a la carte discount

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Avant Garde Merchant City, Glasgow

British, Mediterranean, Gastro Pub

304 reviews

An inviting space with a cool, contemporary décor, Avant Garde is a lively music bar and restaurant on King Street in the Merchant City. The huge windows are great for people watching but much of the attention focuses on the regular live music, especially the weekend ceilidh and jazz sessions. The kitchen delivers a popular mix of bar classics and Mediterranean favourites with a strong Greek and Italian emphasis.

£35 Offer: 2 Person Offer - £35 for 1 course from a la carte menu + bottle of wine

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Boteco Do Brasil Glasgow Merchant City, Glasgow

South American, Tapas, Brazilian

340 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.

£9.90 Offer: £9.90 for 2 courses on pre-theatre menu + soft drink

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Cossachok Restaurant Merchant City, Glasgow

International, Russian, Traditional

544 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.

£19.95 Offer: £19.95 for 2 courses on a la carte menu

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Reviews of Merchant City restaurants

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    First visit certainly not the last

    Sadly due to the current covid situation my husband and I were the only ones in the restaurant the lunchtime we visited. It was a belated wedding anniversary meals to ourselves after yet another lockdown! The food was beautiful and tasty, just the right size portion, excellent table service and a very safe and clean environment. We will be heading back as soon as we are able to.
    dined in Dakhin – 28/12/2020
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 4

    Value: 4

    Another great Christmas Eve

    For many years now I have dinner with my now grown up children on Christmas Eve in Glasgow City Centre. Despite the restrictions caused by the pandemic, Osteria Italiana enabled us to have another enjoyable experience. We are very grateful.It was populated by families who also clearly enjoyed the evening
    dined in Osteria Italiana – 27/12/2020
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Something special

    The first thing I noticed was how lovely the décor was. Staff made us feel very comfortable. The fixed menu was limited but quality of food was great. We will be returning to try the a la carte.
    dined in Green Gates Cafe – 25/12/2020
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    Another great meal

    Service with a smile as usual even under these difficult circumstances. Food was just as delicious as usual. Can’t wait to go back when we can have a glass of wine with our meal. Well done to all staff
    dined in Mediterraneo – 23/12/2020
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    One of the best curries I've ever had

    Really beautiful food, one of the best curries I've ever had, flavours were so delicate. Delicious!!
    dined in Dhabba – 20/12/2020
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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

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…