I have been missing writing my blog and am now finding it a bit hard to get myself going again. I was writing my final essay for my history course and now it is a strange feeling not to have any deadlines. It is completely over. Very unbelievable.
I found this restaurant by chance while looking up some other information and I thought it was very interesting because I had written a blog about the Merchant City in Glasgow a while ago. This is a restaurant in the same district and it has some amazing dishes. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the privilege of eating there myself but hopefully some day I will at least get the chance to see it and maybe even go inside and be able to sample this delicious sounding fare.
The City Merchant is known as Glasgow’s leading seafood restaurant and people come from all over to experience the fine food served there in a rustic yet warm atmosphere. It can be found just 5 minutes from George Square and in an area known, in the 17th and 18th centuries, for fine mansions of prosperous merchants.
The restaurant began in 1988 with the Matteo family and was extended and upgraded in 1996. The menu offers traditional Scottish fare as well as local and exotic fish and prime Scottish steaks.
Here is a sample of the menu:
Rainbow Trout Fillets, hollandaise sauce
Baked Cod, mornay sauce
Pan Fried Mackerel Fillets, garlic butter
Roast Chicken Breast with Copacabana sauce
Beef Stew with Dumplings
8oz Rib-eye Steak Garni
Deep Fried Haddock in beer batter with chips, tartare sauce
Home-made Lasagne with Garlic Bread
and for a touch of Scotland:
smoked haddock, potato and parsley soup
Mild Smoked Salmon
home-pickled cucumber and baby onions, granary bread
Smooth Chicken Liver Pate
rhubarb and ginger jam, oatmeal bread
Cockburn’s of Dingwall Haggis
champit tatties and bashed neeps
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Fillet of Shetland Salmon
warmed ribbons of vegetables, chilled gazpacho salsa
West Coast Fish and Shellfish
poached in white wine and cream bree, served with a savoury fishcake
Supreme of Chicken stuffed with Haggis
wholegrain mustard jus
Grilled Sirloin Steak (10oz)
Eat Scotland says “An enduring favourite in Glasgow’s dining out scene, the City Merchant continues to present a menu packed with fresh Scottish produce, with seafood headlining. Staff are professional and friendly and the restaurant exudes a relaxed ambience.”
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