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 includes a bottle of wine 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, accompanied by a bottle of wine.
You can choose a starter and a main course. Individual menu items can change, but here is a selection of what you can expect:
North Atlantic prawn cocktail
Chopped baby gem, lemon, tangy cocktail sauce
Classic caesar salad
Baby gem, parmesan, garlic croutons, creamy caesar dressing
Char-grilled mediterranean vegetable bruschetta
Hummus, rocket, balsamic dressing
Camembert and cranberry tart
Cumberland dressing, arugula and frizzy salad
Rich chicken liver parfait
Spiced fruit chutney, arran oatcakes
Vegetable and chick pea madras
Steamed rice, naan bread
Roast breast of free-range chicken
Wild mushroom risotto cake, creamed leeks
Herb crusted baked fillet of haddock
Dauphinoise potatoes, lemon butter sauce
Fresh market dish of the day
Please ask your server for today’s choice
Pie, mash & gravy
Slow cooked lamb and haggis pie, creamed potatoes and rich lamb gravy
100% prime steak beef burger
Brioche bun, jalapeño relish, monterey jack cheese, skinny fries
Char-grilled 8oz scotch beef sirloin steak
Hand cut chunky chips, portobello mushroom, tomato and your choice of sauce: red wine jus, bearnaise or peppercorn (£10 supplement)
This deal is available until the end of September.
Option one is £25 and available noon-9pm, Sunday to Thursday.
Option two is £35 and available Fridays and Saturdays, noon-9pm.
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 perk of a bottle of vino will certainly add some vim to the proceedings.
Available until the end of September 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.