Every so often, you have to head to a restaurant that makes you feel like a movie star.
We’re thinking an epic, elegant venue with towering colonnades lit up by fairy lights. That kind of place.
In fact, we’re thinking somewhere like Citation in the Merchant City. So it’s lucky that the lovely people there are offering you a two course meal for two with today’s Big Deal.
And did we mention that this offer has the option to include either a glass of Prosecco each or a bottle of wine to share too?
Elegant meal for two
Citation is a truly impressive Glasgow restaurant, perfect for a romantic date, pre-theatre treat or special celebration.
Today’s Big Deal is for a two course meal for two from the 5pm menu – option one includes a glass of Prosecco each to accompany the meal, and option two includes a bottle of wine to share.
You can choose a starter and a main course. Individual menu items can change, but here is an idea of what you can expect:
Soup of the day, bread and butter
Crispy bacon Caesar salad, gem lettuce, garlic croutons, Parmesan cheese, creamy Caesar dressing
Hog roast rillettes, melba toast, pickles, apple sauce
Rich chicken liver parfait, spiced fruit chutney, oatcakes
Mediterranean vegetable & quinoa salad, harissa marinated tofu and hummus
Smoked peppered mackerel & potato salad, crème fraiche, beetroot and lemon
Haggis bon bons, spicy tomato dipping sauce
Baked fillet of salmon, mussel and clam broth, curly kale
Thai spice & coconut cream risotto, vegan cheese and rocket
Fresh market dish of the day
Penne pasta, roasted tomato sugo, Mediterranean vegetables, Parmesan, garlic bread
Parmesan and chilli pork & beef meatballs, roasted tomato sugo, Mediterranean vegetables, penne pasta, garlic bread
Drunken chicken, roasted pepper, Thai spice & coconut cream risotto
Chargrilled 8oz sirloin steak, Portobello mushroom, vine-ripened tomato, peppercorn sauce and hand cut chunky chips (£7 supplement)
Sides are available, including hand cut chips, french fries, creamed potatoes, house salad, seasonal vegetables, garlic bread and green salad, for £3 each.
This deal is available from 2nd January to 31st March 2020.
Landmark Merchant City venue
Citation Taverne & Restaurant is housed in the magnificent former Sheriff Court building on Wilson Street. From the moment you arrive you know that you’re in for a special meal, as it’s easily one of the city’s most impressive dining spots.
The Tron Theatre, Old Fruitmarket and Princes Square are all within easy walking distance, so you could pair this with a show or day out shopping.
There is limited on-street parking nearby and pay parking on Glassford Street. Central and Queen Street stations are both a ten-minute stroll away.
Here are a couple of recent rave reviews for Citation from 5pm diners:
‘Superb. A very relaxed dinner. Food was excellent and plenty of choice on the 5pm menu. Service especially good. We had a party of 12 and given our number I was particularly impressed by the service and attention.’ 5/5
‘Top class food, location, staff and atmosphere. The best gem I have discovered in the centre of merchant city. Once you have gone you will be a regular. Class with reasonable prices. Can’t wait to return.’ 5/5
Dine in style at Citation
If you’re in the mood for a dining experience that’s a little bit special, then today’s Big Deal from Citation certainly fits the bill. Plus the added option of a bottle of vino will certainly add some vim to the proceedings.
Available from January to March for lunch and dinner, you will have plenty of opportunity to plan your meal. As mentioned, you could pair it with a birthday celebration or trip to the theatre.