Citation Taverne & Restaurant

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£26 to £40
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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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Daily 4:00PM - 9:00PM

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S
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Went for a 2 course meal offer. It is nice, clean and quiet so perfect for a chat. Starter came swiftly but main took 30 mins for mediocre, you could tell it was pre-made and only needed heated up. There wasn't much of an atmosphere. After our mains were cleared, waiting staff didn't approach us.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Soup not very warm mains ok desert not what was ordered was not charged for it staff very attentive quite cold in restaurant

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Poor service, quality of the food was very poor tasteless fish dish fatty steak.

SB
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Love this place. Got our meal on a deal portions could be bigger but worth it

MA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

I would recommend to a friend but make sure I tell them first it’s like a nightclub! Certainly not a romantic night out. Food was good and service was ok. I don’t think I would book again though. This was our third visit and I don’t remember it being so annoyingly loud. We couldn’t hear each other honestly.
We had a voucher for chateaubriand and it was lovely and cooked as we asked and we had a starter each which were a bit pricey but lovely. Salmon and caprese salad. After dinner we left.

D
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Initial welcome felt offhand.....could this have been because we had a voucher? I hope not! I often try a place out in this way but I wouldn't return if the service was poor.
The food was average but starter of pate came with far too few little oatcakes for the amount of pate and the main course veg was cold.
The building, decor and ambience is great and our waitress (1st night on the job) was lovely but the welcome, or lack of it and the food let it down.

EM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

House wine wasn’t great. Prawn cocktail was little tiny prawns, would have expected more..
Salmon with mussel broth - salmon was delicious, but broth was more of a creamy sauce and too rich..
Service great. Lovely surroundings.

CT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent value for money, very attentive and friendly staff, food was great. Was on the quiet side so lacking a little on atmosphere, however we visited quite early on a Sunday

AM
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Slow service, variable food, but a nice venue, just needs to improve

DS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place , staff were very attentive despite it being a busy Saturday afternoon. It was my sisters birthday and she was surprised with cake and candle🎉☺️Food was very nicely presented and tasty

H
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my mum to Citation for her 70th birthday and it was outstanding. The service and food was fabulous, we will definitely be back. The bar downstairs is a bit noisy but the restaurant upstairs is quiet. There is a lift for people who need it but you do need to ask a member of staff to assist you. Thank you Citation for helping to make my mother’s birthday a memorable one.

c
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Lovely upstairs dining room and Great service.
Food was amazing we both had seafood special with handcut fries. Generous portions ( 2 courses) good choice and it all included a bottle of wine .
Just brilliant

S
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Beautiful surroundings and service was good but food was nothing special in face the chips were not even edible. Think they had been lying for days and were definitely not fresh.

JM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Disappointing to find both upstairs and downstairs empty at 13:30hours. I thought since you had special offers on it would have been busier. I appreciate the competition in your area is severe but I still think you should have gotten a better response. It really seemed good value but the portions were very small. On my previous visit the portions were much larger. Regards, john

S
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Had a voucher but in order to have adequate amount of foor you must then order sides at £3 a pop. Was also seated quick enough but had to wait a while on drinks.

CS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service much poorer than previous visits,seated at table which wasn't set, eventually set and order taken after about 5 mins. Soup was lukewarm,main course good,asked for dessert menu waited almost 10nins for it. Wine was just drinkable. Really disappointed on this occasion and probably not go again in near future or recommend it to friends.

HP
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing venue, fantastic atmosphere, fabulous service, value for money and absolutely georgeous food.

PM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak and bottle of Rioja, lovely surrounding , great atmosphere and very attentive waiting staff.
Will definitely be back.

M
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Poor deal offered as next table meal presented we looked like the 1/3 portion size as it was a birthday gift treat and the food poor not offered coffee/ tea or sweet menu have been previously but WILL never be back or recommend such a shake because stunning venue

ED
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and staff will definitely be back. Would recommend to others.

WB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was okay a wee bit too fatty meat with the chicken dish but otherwise good food

AH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

On this visit I felt the choice of menu was not so good but I would return again and hope to see improvement on the menu

MG
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My soup starter and my main plate of the roast dinner certainly was not the warmest. My husband really enjoyed his starter however he had to purchase a side dish to accompany his main course which spoiled things

MA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal as always, great service. There was a very noisy table that was a bit distracting but it didn't detract too much from our night

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was gifted the meal by a friend to celebrate my retirement. The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. I will definitely return for another meal.

EM
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I were given a gift of a two course meal and bottle of wine for two,the staff were exceptional went out of thier way to help you and the food and wine delicious. We opted for a starter where we paid a surcharge but it was great value for money and the dessert of lemon posset shortcake was five star we will booking up soon ourselves and hope to make this a monthly treat thanks to all in citation .

K
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Have been 3 or 4 times now and have loved it but feel the chef changes to much and you never get the same twice. The times before I’ve not had a complaint but this time the jus wasn’t very nice and the prawn cocktail has pepper etc, I understand that a personal choice but I didn’t expect to order it for the 4 th time and it to b completely different. Also wine was different for the last time and we ordered 2 different drinks from the menu and they had neither. Overall a good experience can fault the staff.

MG
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our visit was due to a birthday gift for my husband's 60th Birthday
Food was lovely & cocktails delicious

TR
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely lunch with good food and drink in nice surroundings.

a
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Already discussed with head waiter but certainly a change of menu, a change of staff does not add to what was an excellent location....let's see what the new menu from 1st October has to offer and let's make sure the staff bring it all together

LC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

STARTERS
Menu seemed a little limited in choice at first sight.
However the mushroom / tarragon soup was delicious and the mozzarella was equally delicious.
MAINS
the fish dish - - although small went down well .
The chicken dish was very flavoursome but required a delightful portion of crisp skinny fries .
SWEETS
The tarte tatin was a little heavy.
Overall a good meal and value for money.

LI
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and the service second to none. ... Very quiet though
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e
Glasgow
7 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal again I had the market special of beef with roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding and veg, it was delicious. Great atmosphere and nice surroundings.

LM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was lovely ! Staff very efficient and pleasant

JT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Visited this restaurant on a number of occasions. Lovely surroundings, friendly staff and good food. Although the special menu is normally limited we felt this time even more so. If you were not prepared to pay a supplement then there was next to no choice.
Not sure that we would return.

f
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

2nd visit and not last. Busier than the last one on a Sunday but still good

PA
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Lovely restaurant and a nice ambiance even although the restaurant was quite quiet at the time of our visit.
The staff were friendly and the service was efficient.
Downside was that portions are quite small and some dishes have "extra"price supplements which I believed to be overpriced for the portion size received.
Although the food we had was nice.
Our meal deal included a bottle of "house" wine. This wine was not very palatable so I left most of the bottle! On their wine menu this bottle of wine cost £17.50. I think this is very overpriced for the quality of the wine.
On the whole we had a pleasant experience (apart from the wine).

CL
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Staff were friendly and knowledgable. Lovely eveing

WM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food choice was very minimal and poor choice. Fish, pork links , or chicken that was it. Soup was just warm, which we told them about. We had been here before and it was far better than it was this time around.

YH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed a lovely lunch with my friend, food and service were very good. Will go back for sure.

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