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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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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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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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Isola Sarda Merchant City, Glasgow

Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Isola Sarda is an Italian restaurant in Glasgow’s Merchant City which showcases cuisine from the island of Sardinia. The restaurant has a strong focus on authenticity;  the menu features traditional Sardinian dishes, produce shipped in from the island, and pasta made fresh in the kitchen each day.

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City Merchant Merchant City, Glasgow

Scottish, Seafood

992 reviews

Prime Scottish seafood and steak account for the popularity of Glasgow’s City Merchant restaurant and since its establishment in 1988, it shows no sign of floundering. An atmospheric restaurant on Candleriggs in the centre of Glasgow’s fashionable Merchant City district, the City Merchant is pleasantly decked out with rustic wooden fittings and a subtle Celtic motif.

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Charcoals Cafe Merchant City, Glasgow

Indian, Traditional

142 reviews

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

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Osteria Italiana City Centre, Glasgow

Italian, Vegetarian/Vegan, Pizza

860 reviews

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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Cossachok Restaurant Merchant City, Glasgow

International, Russian, Traditional

488 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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Grosvenor Casino and Grill - Merchant City Merchant City, Glasgow

International, Steaks & Grill

162 reviews

Based on Glassford Street, Grosvenor Casino and Grill – Merchant City is a sleek, contemporary entertainment space. Open 24/7, the restaurant is decorated in a retro-chic style and serves up a range of contemporary dishes, with premium grill items as a speciality. There, diners can enjoy a relaxed, informal meal while surrounded by the thrill and buzz of the casino. The Grosvenor also has two bars, one of which boasts wraparound city views and the biggest HD plasma screen in Scotland.

£9.95 Offer: £9.95 for 2 courses on Set Bubbly and Bet

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

Scottish

1261 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.

£16 Offer: £16 for 2 courses on pre-theatre menu

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City Merchant Merchant City, Glasgow

Scottish, Seafood

992 reviews

Prime Scottish seafood and steak account for the popularity of Glasgow’s City Merchant restaurant and since its establishment in 1988, it shows no sign of floundering. An atmospheric restaurant on Candleriggs in the centre of Glasgow’s fashionable Merchant City district, the City Merchant is pleasantly decked out with rustic wooden fittings and a subtle Celtic motif.

£49.50 Offer: £49.50 2 person offer- 3 course gourmet dinner + bottle of wine

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Mediterraneo Merchant City, Glasgow

Italian

517 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.

£17.95 Offer: £17.95 2C festive dinner menu + drink

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Reviews of Merchant City restaurants

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Cafe India rocks

    Food and service were very good. Great value for money! No unexpected add ons. Great city centre location.
    dined in Cafe India – 05/12/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Great food and value for money

    Loved the spicy mushroom starter. Dosa out of this world!
    dined in Dakhin – 21/10/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Delicious

    This was our second time at the Spanish butcher. Had the lunch menu which is fantastic value for money. Mussels to start with the lobster bisque was very tasty. Then the Iberico pork is just outstanding as are their fries. The service is also on point. £21 for two courses is very good value for money as it is good decent sized portions. Worth a try if you like hot fresh tasty food.
    dined in The Spanish Butcher – 20/10/2018
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    One of the best locations

    First impressions were great when you walk in at night and the Merchant Square is lit up. The restaurant and food did the location justice. Lovely food and great value for money on the pre-theatre deal and it was easy to swap our alcoholic drinks with an alternative.
    dined in Metropolitan Cocktail Bar & Restaurant – 19/10/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 4

    Value: 5

    Excellent choice for birthday dinner and drinks

    Great service and lovely food table that was provided was a bit small for size of party!
    dined in Osteria Italiana – 19/10/2018
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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…