What song do fish like most? Cod This Be Love by Bob Marlin and the Whalers
OK, that one may have missed the back of the net but today’s Big Deal with City Merchant one of Glasgow’s finest seafood restaurants, is definitely the catch of the day.
Prime Scottish seafood
Established in 1988, City Merchant on Candleriggs is famous for its Scottish fish and seafood but also has plenty of options to keep meat eaters smiling.
Available Sunday to Friday, from noon to 6.30pm, today’s Big Deal with the Merchant City venue is for one person to enjoy a starter, main course and dessert from the Big Deal menu.
The specific dishes will change according to what is in season and available in the markets that day but typical starters might be the mussels of the moment; the clam and smoked trout chowder or the country pâté served with plum chutney.
Popular main courses include dishes such as the seared sea trout with a tomato and tarragon sauce; the smoke haddie fishcakes or the City Merchant Tower burger.
The desserts on offer might include the poached rhubarb fool; chocolate mousse; apple and almond tart with vanilla ice cream or the duo of Scottish cheeses.
Today’s Big Deal would be perfect for a pre-theatre meal or simply a very pleasant change from an al desko sandwich in front of the computer at work.
Lots of 5pm users have enjoyed their meals at City Merchant. At the time of writing, just under 200 reviewers have given it a fine combined rating of 4.2/5.
This is what a couple of recent reviewers had to say:
‘Lovely wee restaurant. We had the 3 courses for £24.50 and it was well worth the money. The staff were really friendly and could not do enough for you. Will be back very soon. Xx’ Rating 4.25
‘Merchant City Gem. I organised my son’s 21st family dinner here last year for 16 people. Words cannot describe the overall experience. From arranging the menus, the food, the service and the overall experience – everything was top notch. Had a revisit for a small family dinner and again found the whole experience just as enjoyable.’ Rating 4.8/5