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The Merchant City's Grandest building  - Citation, Glasgow,

Citation

4.1
4.1
996 Reviews
£26 to £40
Scottish

Split over two floors and in the throws of Glasgow’s irrepressible atmosphere, Citation comes alive as we make memories that sparkle. Citation becomes the ultimate backdrop for festive celebrations as it opens its doors to create the most vibrant and luxurious Christmas parties. Dressed in fairy lights and with romantic period features, Citation captures the ambience of a stately home and radiated historic glamour combined with the electric energy of the city centre. Whether you decide to take over the venue for you and your guests or book in for dinner or drinks, any visit to Citation is charged with a sense of spellbinding allure designed to make the most wonderful time of year that extra bit special.

Book your table for festive dining with Citation now or get in touch if looking to book in the bar or something a little more bespoke.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00 - 23:00 Friday - Saturday: 10:00 - Midnight

  • Phone number

    0141 559 6799

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Colin McMeechan

  • Area

    Glasgow

  • Cross Street

    40 Wilson Street, Merchant City Glasgow

  • Parking Details

    Lots of on street parking at the restaurant

  • Public Transit

    10 minutes from Glasgow Central Station.5 minutes from Glasgow Queen Street Station.10 minutes from Buchanan Street Bus station.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 996 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Service absolutely exceptional in beautiful surroundings, food was ok.

  2. BG

    BillyG

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal for Mothers Day.Food and staff first class especially Grant and Robert.Cant wait to return Everything about the restaurant was great.

  3. M

    Molly

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Absolutely lovely Mothers Day experience. Ambience and service was excellent. Unfortunately mum's meat dish was difficult to cut and chew. Apart from that it was delightful 😊

  4. AR

    AndrenaR

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We couldn't fault our night spent in Citation's very capable hands. Food was incredible, the staff were attentive, supportive without being overbearing. The overall ambiance was cheerful and festive from the doormen to the waiting staff. In the bar, same level of service from the staff and we ended our night out on a very merry note.

  5. WC

    WilliamC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    As always FANTASTIC. So much so we will back again this weeknd

  6. AL

    ALEXM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent venue to dine. Terrific food and service.

  7. EK

    ElaineK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were given a voucher for Christmas and decided to use it on 17th March, thankfully things were still relatively normal albeit very quiet. The bar downstairs was empty and there were only about 10 couples having lunch, so it was quite quiet. The waiter was very pleasant and we ordered our drinks and lunch. We had the lentil soup which was beautiful with plenty of flavour accompanied by lovely bread and butter. Next we had the chicken with leak, bacon and sticky risotto with cream sauce which again was beautiful with plenty of flavour. Would we go again, definitely and would definitely recommend to others.

  8. M

    Mags

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, great service, enjoyed every minute

  9. JD

    JosephineD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience1

    Food was lovely but think you need to get your staff to be a bit more cheerful !! Also when she approached us after we had finished our meal she stood and said “are you finished “no smile and didn’t even ask how was our meal !!!

  10. L

    Lorraine

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience1

    The meal we had was prawns, chicken on risotto, and Pana cotta. It was really delicious and a glass of prosecco.,just finished our meal. The waiters were very attentive and we have no hesitation in recommending the Citation to anyone. We shall certainly be back.

  11. MA

    MARGARETD

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Service was very good Very friendly staff and nice food.

  12. MH

    MattH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Food was good quality and was served quickly , unfortunately the only time we were asked how our meal was was when we were given the bill , service was non existent, real shame

  13. f

    foodx2

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience1

    Usually go on Sunday noise level.very high didn't stay for coffee due to this

  14. LA

    LorraineA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Welcoming staff and efficient. Good food and great value for money will return and would definitely recommend to others

  15. J

    John

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Main course garlic bread was so burnt it had to be sent back. Pasta and meatballs that arrived was cold and no flavour not to my tasting at all.

  16. FG

    FionaG

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had booked an itison deal of a 2 course meal with a bottle of wine to share for 2 people. The choice on thr menu was great and the food and service were excellent. Would visit again and highly recommend.

  17. j

    jas2

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Friendly service, staff were helpful and attentive. Food was varied and very tasty. We will definitely be back

  18. JB

    JamesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Good food, friendly, nice surroundings & good atmosphere. Will definitely go back again

  19. JJ

    JJL67

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Poor experience this time. Usually the service and food are good in there but this time both were quite poor

  20. PM

    PamMF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and the food was amazing. Good selection on the menus.

  21. KF

    KenF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2020

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    Paid £3 extra for Prawn Cocktail that was totally tasteless cheapest of cheap prawns, apart from the overpowering lime juice. My Meatball main course had tasteless tomato sauce for the pasta, the meatballs were mediocre. The poor waiter was rushed off his feet as he was the only one taking orders and serving with the restaurant pretty much full - well done to him, shame on management for not having more staff on.

  22. AP

    AlexanderP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    We enjoyed our two course mid-week lunch. Food, service and timings were all good. The only thing that let the place down was that the furnishings were a wee bit tired and worn. After our lunch we went downstairs for a drink. Again a wee bit tired decor wise and the temperature of the room was below comfortable. My wife sat with her coat on.

  23. S

    Sammy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This was our first visit and were well satisfied. Ambience and general surroundings were very good indeed. Staff service was friendly, attentive and efficient. Food and wine were both very good with substantial portions. Only minor point was the background music - not our taste and a little intrusive. Would definitely go back again.

  24. GM

    GillianM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a very enjoyable time! The service was great and food was lovely.

  25. j

    johnp

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    very good all round meal .service and ambience would go back again .

  26. LG

    LindaG

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon, delicious food and not rushed for the table

  27. JK

    JacquiK

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Lovely venue but portions very small!! Staff very attentive

  28. CY

    ClaireY

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food lovely but a couple if mistakes with the bill. Easily sorted though to be fair. Really enjoyed our night

  29. JW

    JanW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    We have been to the citation numerous times as have my family and friends. On this occasion it left a lot to be desired. We dont drink prosecco and asked for a wine instead but they wouldn't oblige so had to take a soft drink. Previously you did have the option of wine. Starter was ok and arrived quite quick. Main course took about 30 minutes to arrive (lamb on a bed of wilted spinach). Lamb was very undercooked on a bed of mushy spinach served on a plate which was far too large. As we had a train to catch we decided not to complain as this would have held us up. We didnt get asked whether we enjoyed the meal anyhow. Wont be back.

  30. FP

    FayP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and wine.. Staff were attentive and friendly. All told a great deal in a lovely location.

  31. GG

    GraemeG

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Really enjoyed. The food was good. Service was friendly, very attentive. Good value. The only negative was the decor getting slightly tatty(the upholstery on our chairs was a bit stained) and the windowsill was a bit grubby. However, positives outweighed the negatives. Would return.

  32. A

    Alison

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food. Excellent service. Excellent value with itison voucher

  33. RA

    RichardA

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Really good service and food was on an itison 2 course deal which was magic. Only down side was that order some deserts and a cheese plate which was priced at £8., expensive for what you got.

  34. EJ

    EddieJoe

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    We've been here lots of times before and really enjoyed the food and setting. This time we were very disappointed. The usual upstairs restaurant was shut off and we were asked to pick a table downstairs near the door. All the tables for two were crammed together to make maximum use of the limited space. We were seated for 18:00 but our starters didn't arrive until 18:33. The food served was very good but the bottle of white wine included with the meal was cheap and tasteless. It was so bad I couldn't finish it. It's a shame that one of our "go to" places in Glasgow turned out to be so disappointing. I don't think we'll be back.

  35. F

    Fitzee

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was very nice and presented well. Washed down with a pleasant wine. An interesting place despite being a bit tired in some areas. Worth a visit .

  36. SG

    SandraG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Had a lovely meal - mushroom soup, chicken roast dinner & sticky toffee pudding. All came well presented & warm. Had a bit of a wait at the start, people arriving after us were served earlier than us, but wasn’t too long. Restaurant could’ve been a tiny bit warmer, but not freezing. All in, a nice Sunday night out. Will return.

  37. SF

    StephenF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and the best Sunday roast I’ve ever had, can’t wait for another visit

  38. a

    annmarieg

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    was a gift but woukd buy again mysekf food was luvky staff great really enjoyed dinner

  39. J

    Jasper62

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and booked this last minute. Food was excellent and the service was as good as the food. Music was great too and we stayed till closing time. Would definitely go back and am thinking of booking for my daughters 21st.

  40. D

    Drewper

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The service was ok. Prawn cocktail was a bit bland and not worth the £3 supplement. We felt overall quality of food could have been better.

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Citation is rated 4.1 stars by 996 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Citation

40 Wilson Street Glasgow, G1 1HD

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    40 Wilson Street, Merchant City Glasgow

  • Area

    Glasgow

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00 - 23:00 Friday - Saturday: 10:00 - Midnight

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Lots of on street parking at the restaurant

  • Public Transit

    10 minutes from Glasgow Central Station.5 minutes from Glasgow Queen Street Station.10 minutes from Buchanan Street Bus station.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Colin McMeechan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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