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72 Candleriggs | Merchant city, Glasgow G1 1LE, Scotland
+44 141 553 1488
10:00 - 03:00
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place has an interesting ambience. Like Glasgow trying to have an alfresco scene but recognising its rainy weather. The decor and environment is nice, with lots of fairy lights. The menu is kind of typical "trendy bar restaurant" fare. The soup was very nice. The mains were fine but bland. Only salt was used to try add some flavour.... More 

Thank TywinCR
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a lovely meal here in the upstairs Restaurant on the balcony overlooking the courtyard in Merchant Square. Lovely surroundings and the staff were efficient and very helpful. There were 5 of us eating from the bar menu which was varied and the 2 courses for £12 was a nice surprise.

Thank SLD500
Cumbernauld, Scotland, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cracking Saturday afternoon with friends going through the cocktail menu Great atmosphere in a cracking location

Thank David K
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a last minute meal in Metropolitan Glasgow merchant city, had two course meal and cocktails. Lovely atmosphere, busy but fine for eating, really attentive and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.

Thank rke79
Tavira, Portugal
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my friend for afternoon tea, the sandwiches were not very good, dry bread and sparse filling.. cakes and scones were nice.. Staff friendly and helpful... would not rush back for afternoon tea, but would go back for the cocktails which were lovely..

Thank Ssandra D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually go here for a few cocktails if we are in the city centre. During the week it can be quiet but at the weekend it is mobbed and most of the time it is very hard to find a seat. Lovely location within merchant square. Love all the wide range of cocktails especially the Parma violet cocktails! Will... More 

Thank kimbrona
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

29 of my family including 5 children enjoyed a beautiful evening in this lovely balcony restaurant. Menu was the early evening dining one and everyone had a meal which suited their taste. My sister visits from New Jersey and always make a night for coming to the Metropolitan so where better for our family to gather for her 70th birthday... More 

Thank bridget s
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an Afternoon Tea Voucher, when we entered it wasn't very clear as to where to for this, however, we soon discovered it was upstairs. We got a table that sat out overlooking the Courtyard, the atmosphere and vibe from the market added to the experience. At the table, we quickly got our prosecco delivered, shortly followed by our... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I attended the Metropolitan for the early bird menu before our Jazz concert. The menu on offer was ok, nothing startling! I opted for the soup of the day which was hot and tasty. My wife opted for the Chicken and Chorizo terrine which was also ok. For Mains I opted for the Piri Piri Chicken with... More 

Thank Alan D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have to point out I was only here for an hour for a couple of cocktails so my review is very limited. I had the cranberry and lychee float and frozen strawberry dacquiri - both were amazing. The cocktail menu had a wide selection and featured a lot of cocktails I've never hear of before. Very unique and reasonably... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 33
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Candleriggs | Merchant city, Glasgow G1 1LE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 553 1488
The award-winning Metropolitan cocktail bar, late night style bar, piano lounge and Scottish a la carte restaurant is situated within the Merchant Square, which is at the heart of the Merchant City, Glasgow’s cultural, fashion and food quarter. You can chose to enjoy a cocktail in our cosmopolitan bar, relax in the courtyard, dine on one of the balconies, admire the surroundings of the champagne booths or enjoy live music in our decadent piano lounge.

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