New bar spy - The Citizen

Newspaper-themed bar and restaurant to open in former Trading House spot

The Citizen

Last updated . By Faith Strickland.


Now Open

What they say:

The former Trading House restaurant has been taken over by Di Maggio's Restaurant Group and turned into a restaurant and bar which harks back to its history as a newspaper headquarters. The group, who already own The Atlantic and Anchor Line, have transformed the space with interiors that include newspaper-lined walls and original prints and articles from the Evening Standard Newspaper. The iconic, red, sandstone building was first opened in 1889 and has gone from offices to restaurant over the years.

What we say:

While we were sad to hear The Trading House had shut its door, The Citizen looks like it's going to be an exciting new addition to the Glasgow eating scene. Located in a beautiful building, we're excited to see how they incorporate the venue's history as the former headquarters of The Evening Citizen into the decor. With a bar, restaurant and private dining room, all the space is being used wisely for the new opening, and the food menu is sticking with the traditional with pies, burgers and sandwiches. Beer includes Tennant's, which has been stored in a tank beer system for a fresher taste.