Citation Taverne & Restaurant

4.1
992 reviews
£26 to £40
Scottish

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Citation Taverne & Restaurant is housed within the former landmark Sheriff Court building in the heart of Glasgow's Merchant City and offers a variety of classic and contemporary dishes to suit every palate.
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WilliamC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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ALEXM
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue to dine. Terrific food and service.

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ElaineK
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.

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Mags
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, enjoyed every minute

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JosephineD
Glasgow
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 !!!

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Lorraine
Glasgow
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.

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MARGARETD
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was very good
Very friendly staff and nice food.

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MattH
Glasgow
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

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foodx2
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience1

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

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LorraineA
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

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John
Glasgow
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.

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FionaG
1 review
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.

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jas2
Glasgow
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

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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JJL67
London
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

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PamMF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KenF
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.

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AlexanderP
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.

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Sammy
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.

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GillianM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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johnp
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LindaG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JacquiK
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely venue but portions very small!! Staff very attentive

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ClaireY
Glasgow
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

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JanW
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.

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FayP
Glasgow
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.

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GraemeG
1 review
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.

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Alison
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Excellent service. Excellent value with itison voucher

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RichardA
1 review
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.

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EddieJoe
Glasgow
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.

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Fitzee
Glasgow
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 .

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SandraG
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.

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StephenF
Glasgow
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

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annmarieg
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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Jasper62
Glasgow
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.

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Drewper
Glasgow
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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TeresaM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Ordered steaks for both of us. Could new chew them they were that tough. However staff were very courteous when we spoke to them and were happy to change. We had fish which was ok. The restaurant is larger but was full to bursting and noisy. Probably why the food wasn’t great .
The staff were really nice and the manager did apologise and agreeed the quality of the food was not up to scratch. Quite disappointing overall which is a shame as the waiting staff were so friendly and helpful.

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LindaM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The portion size was ok for me but my partner was still hungry food was nice but not enough

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Eileen
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service. Lovely restaurant. Good value.

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LesleyM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Tables are packed so close together, service was very slow, food was average. I really like Citation for drinks but won’t be back for food.

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Citation Taverne & Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 992 OpenTable diners.

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