About City Merchant
Very tasty and excellent value.
Loved the ‘feel’ of the place and was delighted with choice on offer on set lunch menu. Loved the mackerel served on a ragu with fennel and shallots. Excellent service, will definitely be back!
Great food and service. Good value, nicely presented. Friendly, attentive staff. Will return.
Rustic Merchant City seafood restaurant
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. As popular with corporate diners as it is for romantic dinners, is handily located for Glasgow city centre’s offices and nearby theatres and concert halls.
Local produce, Scottish cuisine
The City Merchant will always hold a place in the hearts and stomachs of Glasgow’s seafood lovers. The Merchant City favourite sells plenty of highland venison, haggis-stuffed chicken and Scotch Beef Club steaks but it is the fish, lobsters, oysters and mussels of the clear Scottish waters which are its trump card. Play it simple with some oysters on the half shell or test the kitchen a bit more with dishes like the ginger infused monkfish on wilted greens with a chorizo & mussel broth.
The seafood platter is a monster catch of langoustines, oysters, scallops, mussels, prawns and dressed crab. If you really want to push the boat out then you can add on a half lobster. The excellent Scottish cheeseboard is another reason to return to Glasgow’s City Merchant.
Close to Queen Street & High Street train stations
City Merchant is a 5 minute walk from both Argyle Street and High Street train stations, Queen Street train station a 10 minute walk away. Taxi ranks and bus stops are nearby and if drivers are unable to find on street parking, the Q-Park on Albion Street has payable car parking available.