Mharsanta

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Scottish

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Situated in the heart of Merchant City, Mharsanta brings a taste of Scotland to you. We have a passion for using seasonal, local produce from Scotland and are here to ensure our guests have the very best experience from the moment you walk through the door.

We serve a variety of Scottish food from mussels and scallops to home cooked favourites including mince and tatties and steak and sausage pie. Our resident chef Dom and his team serve an array of culinary delights to suit every taste at affordable prices.

Enjoy live Scottish Trad Music every Friday night.

Then there’s our unique private dining room – The Hideout @ Mharsanta, a charming space ideal for a variety of events from corporate dinners, networking events, press launches, intimate gatherings, small boutique weddings and private parties with seating for up to 40 guests and up to 55 for more casual events.

Special Offers

Bubbles and Bites for £19.95 pp

The Bubbles & Bites menu is available every day from 12 - 6pm. It's a twist on afternoon tea, giving you a taste of lots of sweet and savoury treats, along with a bottle of prosecco for two.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. 24 hours cancellation.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 20 September 2019

Ends: 27 May 2020

Availability: Daily 12:00-18:00

Traditional Sunday Roast for £12.95

Choose from Roast beef or half roast chicken served with mashed and roast
potatoes, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding & gravy.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 20 September 2019

Ends: 27 May 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-22:00

2 for 1 on Fish and chips £10.95

2 for 1 fish and chips from the main menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. 24 hours cancellation.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 20 September 2019

Ends: 27 May 2020

Availability: Sun-Fri 11:00-22:00

3 course meal and a glass of house red/white/rose for £19.95 pp

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. 24 hours cancellation.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 20 September 2019

Ends: 27 May 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 17:00-19:00

3 course pre-theatre for £16.95 pp

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. 24 hours cancellation.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 20 September 2019

Ends: 27 May 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 17:00-19:00

2 course pre-theatre for £13.95 pp

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. 24 hours cancellation.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 20 September 2019

Ends: 27 May 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 17:00-19:00

Steak Night with a bottle of wine: £40

2 6oz Scottish Sirloin steaks with hand cut chips, choice of sauce and a bottle of wine for only £40 (per couple)

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 1 July 2019

Ends: 27 May 2020

Availability: Wed 17:00-19:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun - Fri 7:00PM - 10:00PM

What 98 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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R
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Mharsanta. The food was delicious, service was very efficient and fast, and the atmosphere was intimate yet lively.

OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Being new to the city, we are trying out all different cuisines. Tonight was Scottish, and we loved it.

HC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service
Informal so good ambience
First visit ..will definitely return

VL
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very quiet Thursday night in the restaurant. I had Cullen skink and Balmoral chicken. The Cullen Skink was OK. the Balmoral chicken was very dry overall and hard at the edges. My colleague had Scallops and Vegetarian Haggis which she enjoyed. Would have expected better quality food here.

D
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was average, portions were on the small side. Not good value. Felt staff had a bit of an attitude when I mentioned I had a voucher I’d won at a charity event. Wouldn’t go back.

WM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice Scottish food, loved the stovies and brother in law from NZ said the Balmoral Chicken was the best meal he had in Scotland

S
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous would definitely go back again soon

BL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Traditional Scottish Fare. We ate from the main menu rather than the lunch menu. I thought the lunch menu looked very good value for money. We had three courses each and every course was tasty. If I visited again I would choose from the lunch menu.

MM
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice lunch. Great value, service and choice. Would highly recommend

Mharsanta
Responded on 8 January 2020

Thank you for the great feedback and recommendation to other guests

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SW
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, service excellent good location in the merchant quarter
Will definitely be back next time we are in Glasgow even if it’s just to have the black pudding fritters which were really tasty

Mharsanta
Responded on 8 January 2020

Thank you for your lovely comments Susan and we do hope to welcome you back the next time you are in Glasgow

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Great value for money. Highly recommended.

Mharsanta
Responded on 8 January 2020

Thank you for the great rating and comments, we appreciate it

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K
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Service was ok but a good few things off the food and drinks menu. One starter returned as tasteless and served with stale bread.
We were a group of 6 seated to the rest of the place with high chairs, till and service point - not the best. Disappointing visit

Mharsanta
Responded on 8 January 2020

We are extremely sorry that your visit wasn't of the high quality that we strive to deliver. We will look into the date of your visit further. Thank you for taking time to give us your feedback.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not my first visit but not been in a while- I am a fan and it certainly didnt disappoint. Great range of cocktails, beautifully made and great choices on the lunch menu from straightforward mince n tatties to mega club sandwiches.
Service was attentive without being invasive and we had a long lunch and didn't feel rushed at any time.
Will be back soon 😁

Mharsanta
Responded on 8 January 2020

Jenni, Thank you so much for your lovely comments and feedback, it is very much appreciated. We really look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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AM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and the service was generally very good. What let them down was the very small table for a party of 4. These tables were not designed for comfortably sitting 4 people.

Mharsanta
Responded on 8 January 2020

Thank you for your comments Andy, we are sorry you were on a smaller table and will look into this

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JS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good as was the service. Restaurant was not busy so no atmosphere. I would return but when the restaurant was busier.

Mharsanta
Responded on 8 January 2020

Thanks Janis for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back on a busier evening soon.

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RT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was very good service was fast and staff very helpful all six of us enjoyed our night

EJ
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food
Good value
Good music
Great attentive service

CB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal in Mharsanta. Restaurant is laid back and relaxed - music is great and food very tasty. Good value for money.

Mharsanta
Responded on 8 January 2020

Clare, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit, we get great feedback about our music playlist.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very good portions and prompt service. Will go again.

t
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely place. Tried it for a quick lunch and wasn't disappointed. Next time we will come for dinner as the choices available on the main menu sound lovely.

SB
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our seating area was lovely space as much as the restaurant was very busy we did not find it noisy at all, the food and portions size where excellent staff very attentive and pleasant we all had a wonderful night. I will be back again and would certainly recommend it to friends and family.

C
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were a party of 3. Ate from the daytime menu... food choice was okay but quality poor. Aubergine roll starter bland. Main tasted like frozen fish; fish meat nice... batter soft not crispy at all oven chips tasted like Mc Canns. Tartar sauce nice. We were asked if everything was okay the waiter never hung about for our answer. Pride in their homemade Irn bru cheesecake failed to impress. We did finish our food ( hadn't eaten since early morni ng) The place was very quiet yet attempts to remove unfinished dishes and drinks were made on several occasions by different staff. I've eaten here when it first opened and it was a completely different experience

LT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Came for a work lunch. There were a few tables but only 1 waiter, and someone helping every so often, so it was very slow. Took an age to order a drink, then for it to come. Food was warm and seemed like it had been sitting waiting with bo one to bring it. Ate as some of us had to get back to work. 1 dessert was missed so was given for free so good service there. One person had paid before leaving which apparently froze the bill! Crazy. Biggest irk was that the management, 3 members of staff were having a meeting with someone near us and not once did anyone help the person on the floor on their own. Very poor show. Had been previously when it was rammed and had a great experience, but not even a tenth of this service and experience this time round.

MM
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We only had the one course at lunch. Steak and sausage OK. Not to much steak though. Other two guests really enjoyed the fish. Said it was lovely. No complaints from other guest. Only down side. Desserts seemed just a tad high in price. All enjoyed would return. Food very good for the price.

BG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of 8 friends all thoroughly enjoyed the food and service will be back

LK
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic & great value for money. Service was great. Will definitely be back.

S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice food and drinks and nice setting. Disappointed the cocktails are no longer on offer.

GM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely lovely afternoon. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Such a relaxed atmosphere.

DF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal, ambience, staff. Collectively make for a good choice if dining in Glasgow.

V
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Afraid to say I was disappointed with the food. Cullen Skink was luke warm. Veg were very Al dente and my piece of lamb was a tad on the small size for the price. My partner is ex chef and never sends anything back to the kitchen. Staff were lovely and attentive but won't be returning.

JD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Mharsanta we have told everyone about our experience. We went for our Wedding Anniversary so it was special. We were not disappointed, the food was outstanding, my steak was melt in the mouth, every single thing we ate was delicious. The choice of cocktails was really good, and at reasonable prices, so we tried a few and again not disappointed. I would 100% recommend this place. The staff were really friendly and helpful, the place, the ambience was just perfect.

GG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reviewed this restaurant on Trip Advisor. This was our second visit and once again we were delighted with our meal, the service and the overall appearance of this venue. I would have said noise level was low but a party of 7 arrived and the noise level rose but we were just finishing our meal so did not disturb us too much. It is really difficult to keep noise levels down when a large group arrives.
I would have o hesitation in recommending this restaurant - especially fish dishes.

Mharsanta
Responded on 27 November 2019

Thank you for your lovely review and rating and for your Trip Advisor review. We do hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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M
London
24 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mharsanta is a lovely place. The food is not exactly the best in Glasgow but it's well cooked and tasty. Also it's great if you like simple Scottish cuisine. Service was excellent the night we dined, unfortunately the place was very quiet so ambience was somewhat lacking.

Mharsanta
Responded on 22 November 2019

Thank you for the comments, we do strive to deliver good quality, home-cooked favourites. Many Thanks The Mharsanta Team.

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were lovely, and food was amazing. Very reasonably priced too. Couldnt have asked for better. Thank you

Mharsanta
Responded on 22 November 2019

Thank you so much for the lovely comments.

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LM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The steak pie was lovely, but the chips a were just plain old oven chips and veg was from frozen too. Would have expected fresh food for the price of it. A bit disappointing.

Mharsanta
Responded on 27 November 2019

Thank you for your review. We can assure you the chips are the best quality chips on the market and our carrots are fresh as is our steak pie. We will monitor the quality going forward as always.

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M
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a relaxing atmosphere. Definitely recommend it and will be back soon

Mharsanta
Responded on 22 November 2019

Thank you for the super rating and review, it is very appreciated.

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NF
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing ! Very friendly service would recommend here for some traditional Scottish food.

Mharsanta
Responded on 22 November 2019

Nicole, we are delighted you had a great visit. Hope to welcome you again soon.

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MB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely Clydeside whisky cocktail. Friend had Margarita. Cocktails very reasonable. Both had pre theatre menu. Steak and chips. Cooked to perfection. Go in quite often after work. Nice atmosphere and good background music.

Mharsanta
Responded on 22 November 2019

Mary, thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Friends joined us afterwards for drinks.

Mharsanta
Responded on 22 November 2019

Thank you for the 5 star rating and lovely review

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L
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My first visit was not too bad ....food was ok ....service and ambience ok too ....

Mharsanta
Responded on 3 November 2019

Hi Loribelle, Thank you for your feedback. Please do let us know how we can improve your visit next time.

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