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“Excellent Seafood Restaurant”
Review of City Merchant

City Merchant
Ranked #196 of 2,682 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$48
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Scottish
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Reviewed March 14, 2017

We arrive just before the lunch menu was scheduled to end for the day but were still given that option and were seated and served promptly. Iced water was brought to the table without request and bread was offered as an extra.
The chicken roulade was really good, as was fish soup starter which was actually a vaguely Italian tomato sauce which was stiff with fish.
Mains were crispy skin sea bass with a gorgeous vanilla sauce over vegetable tagliatelle, accompanied by lots of clams and lardons. The hake was beautifully cooked - still moist and soft - along with a terrific chorizo cause that seasoned it all perfectly.
The service was excellent as well. Highly recommended. In fact the only *slight* disappointment was that we couldn't tip by credit card - I watched the waitress skip through that option on the card machine - as the service more than warranted it. If you're reading this - sorry, but we don;t carry cash!

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Thank MikeDickson
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

My friend and I went to this restaurant and had a bit of a mixed experience. The food we had was very nice, as was the wine, but the service of one staff member made us feel unwelcome. We thought it might have been because we didn't order large meals, but there were empty tables in the restaurant, and we were only taking up a table for two, so we didn't feel like that should be an issue. Most of the staff were friendly, but the lady who took our order and served the food was frosty. Her attitude changed slightly when we ordered a second glass of wine each, which enforced the idea that she'd had an issue with our relatively small order. It did put a damper on our evening.

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1  Thank clairemcfetridge
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Jennifer W, General Manager at City Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2017

First of all thank you for your review and am glad you enjoyed the food that you had ordered.
It is not our policy to make customers feel uncomfortable regardless of their order. I can only apologise that you felt unwelcome by one of our staff members however the one thing we are praised for is the friendliness of our staff as an overall which you can read in all of our reviews.
Once again please accept my apologises .

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Reviewed March 7, 2017

This was a deal for two people, 3 course dinner with a bottle of wine, £49.50. Excellent value, food superb and friendly staff. We were on a short break in Glasgow, we will definitely go back to this restaurant.

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Thank Avril G
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

Good service and interesting decor. The concentration is on seafood and Scottish cuisine, and I enjoy it here everytime I go. Food great - especially the soups! Good value.

Thank Abigail507
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Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

Came here yesterday for dinner for the first time and it was lovely. We booked a table for 7pm but arrived 30 mins early and was seated with no problem. The food was amazing, oysters were so fresh and steak was cooked so well. The staff were so friendly and will hopefully be back soon!

Thank Louisa95x
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