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Established in 1988, City Merchant is a family run restaurant in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City. The restaurant is as popular with business diners as it is with couples out for a romantic dinner. It is also handy for a pre-theatre dinner before shows at the Old Fruitmarket, City Halls or the Tron.
A member of the Scottish Beef Club, the City Merchant serves plenty of fillet steaks, sirloins and surf ‘n’ turf combos along with Highland venison and Scottish lamb. While meat-eaters have plenty to get their teeth into, Scottish shellfish and fish are arguably the main focus at the City Merchant; the a la carte menu is a great showcase for Scottish seafood, with West Coast mussels, oysters, langoustines, scallops, lobster all on offer. The daily seafood specials range from dishes such as seared fillet of bream with a red pepper crust to oysters served with Tabasco and a shot of Stolichnaya vodka. There is also the option of the Flavours of Scotland menu featuring Cullen skink, Shetland salmon, haggis and marmalade pudding with Glayva ice cream, it staunchly flies the flag for Caledonia’s culinary achievements.
As well as the main restaurant area, City Merchant also offers private dining options. The VIP loft area is ideal for small intimate gatherings or business meetings between 12-16 people. The Cellar Function Suite is available for up to 45 people, self contained with its own bar, the ideal rendezvous for informal gatherings.