The Best Restaurants In Merchant City

No area highlights Glasgow's wide and varying culinary offerings better than Merchant City. From melt in the mouth meat to signature Scottish haggis and fresh oysters, this small pocket boasts eateries that are well-loved by Glaswegians and visitors alike. Whether you're looking for a romantic date night spot or the perfect birthday location, check out our pick of the best restaurants in Merchant City.

Situated in Merchant City's George Square, this elegant eatery is the perfect place for celebratory dinners, date nights and splashing out. The menu features a plethora of à la carte classics, alongside affordable afternoon teas, and handcrafted cocktail to wash it all down with.  

Glaschu is a swanky fine dining restaurant in Merchant City, putting a unique twist on traditional Scottish. Serving elevated dishes such as whelks and cockles, grilled beef and pineapple carpaccio from local producers, it evokes memories of home cooking in a stylish, modern setting.


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Spread over multiple floors with various rooms and courtyards, Arta is one of Merchant City's top restaurants. The extensive tapas menu includes all the classics as well as a few innovative surprises. Complete with its own Romeo and Juliet balcony, this place is a winner for date night. 

Pronounced 'var-santah' meaning 'merchant' in Gaelic, Mharsanta offers a truly authentic Scottish dining experience from Merchant City. The menu focuses on the freshest local produce; from traditional haggis to hand-dived scallops with an equally impressive cocktail menu.