Mharsanta

4.2
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£25 and under
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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

St Andrew’s Night Dining Experience for £32.50 pp

Come and celebrate St Andrew's Night at Mharsanta.

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 30 November 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Sat 18:00-22:00

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: 30 November 2019

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: 30 November 2019

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: 30 November 2019

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: 30 November 2019

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: 30 November 2019

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: 30 November 2019

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

Glasgow Restaurant week: 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: 30 November 2019

Availability: Wed 17:00-19:00

Glasgow Restaurant week:2 courses £12.95

From the pre theatre menu (three courses £15.95)

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

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 1 July 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

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

What 62 People Are Saying
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NF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely fish and chips. Staff grrat

Mharsanta
Responded on 3 November 2019

Thanks for the fab review, our Fish and Chips are a favourite.

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GJ
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Having been a few times we still had a lovely meal but the fish was a disappointment this time. It was clear the staff were busy and as we were in a rush we did not say anything as it was edible just not the same quality we have come to expect. It will not stop us visiting in future.

Mharsanta
Responded on 3 November 2019

Gillian, we are very sorry to hear your experience wasn't the usual standard, we do hope to have you back soon

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R
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dad who is 86 said it was the best fish and chips he has ever had, now that’s a great compliment

Mharsanta
Responded on 3 November 2019

Hi Ruth, Please do let us know when you are coming back in. We are so glad your Dad enjoyed his Fish and Chips

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LJ
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a mixed aged family group from 19 to 88 years old, everyone enjoyed every part of their meal & couldn’t find any fault.

The staff were excellent, very chatty & friendly.

We will definitely return.

Mharsanta
Responded on 3 November 2019

Hi Lynda, We are so glad you enjoyed your special occasion, thank you for the lovely comments

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SR
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My first visit to Mharsanta and I don’t know why I haven’t been sooner! Every aspect of the food was beautiful, and the drinks were lovely too. I found it all to be great value for money, not overpriced.
My only reason for knocking a star off ‘service’ was that we had a long-ish wait between starter and main (around 20-30 mins), but our server was apologetic; kept checking in with the kitchen and it was a busy Saturday night. We were in no hurry so really didn’t mind, especially when our mains came out still piping hot and delicious. Will definitely be back!

Mharsanta
Responded on 4 October 2019

Stacey, thank you for your lovely review, we really do hope to welcome you back again soon

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LB
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very last minute decision to stay in town for dinner and so glad I remembered this restaurant was nearby.

Only booked online an hour before reservation time but when we arrived we were offered a lovely table at the window.

The food was piping hot and delicious and staff very attentive, we enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere so much we decided to stay for after dinner drinks.

Thank you for a lovely evening we will definitely return

Mharsanta
Responded on 4 October 2019

Linda, thank you for your rating and review, we are so glad you chose Mharsanta. We hope to welcome you back again soon

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KM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night, the food and band was amazing.

Mharsanta
Responded on 4 October 2019

Karen, Thank you for your review and rating. We have been getting excellent feedback about our live music

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SC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd visit to the restaurant. The first was for breakfast, the second was for a birthday dinner for my husband.
On both occassions the food and service have been fantastic. It's so nice to find such an extensive menu of quality Scottish food . The cranachan desert was amazing will definitely be returning.

Mharsanta
Responded on 4 October 2019

Sally, thank you for such a lovely review. We do hope to welcome you back for a third visit soon and try our new menus that are about to launch

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AS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have already recommended this restraunt to my freinds.
The service is fab along with the food. Will be back.

Mharsanta
Responded on 4 October 2019

Thank you Angela for spreading the word about Mharsanta, we really appreciate you taking time to rate and review us

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AG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely evening. The food was great and the service was first class. Will be returning sometime soon .

Mharsanta
Responded on 4 October 2019

Alan, thank you for taking time to rate and review us. We look forward to seeing you again soon

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JH
Glasgow
9 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Yet another good meal. The ribeye streak was excellent. This is a great bistro.

Mharsanta
Responded on 4 October 2019

Jim, thank you for your review and kind comments, we do hope you will be back soon. Our steak night offer is on every Wednesday

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S
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly service. Able to take our time. Would be happy to go again.

Mharsanta
Responded on 19 September 2019

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience at Mharsanta and do hope to welcome you again soon.

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MD
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ate here prior to attending a show. Service was good - friendly and prompt. Food was good quality - we both had steak and like it done at opposite ends of the spectrum, both were spot on.

Mharsanta
Responded on 19 September 2019

Hi Marion, Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your steaks and that they were cooked to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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JH
Glasgow
9 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mharsanta provides very well cooked food at a very reasonable price. We had a six once steak from the pre-theatre menu. It was thick, juicy and with a great flavour cooked exactly as we’d requested. The rest of the food we ordered was of the same good quality. The wine list is very well priced. My only criticism is that the lower level seating is a little austere. This restaurant hits its target of good food at a great price.

Mharsanta
Responded on 19 September 2019

Hi Jim, Thank you for your kind comments about our food and drink. We hope to welcome you back when you can experience our upstairs restaurant with the large airy windows and vibrant atmosphere.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The scallops and haggis bonbons were delicious. We all ordered the roast beef Sunday dinner. While the beef had a nice flavour, it was very chewy and disappointing. The cranachan was nice but the sticky toffee pudding was very dry. The music was too loud. Service was good. Overall, the food was too much of a miss than a hit to recommend the restaurant.

Mharsanta
Responded on 19 September 2019

Hi Lisa, Thank you for your comments and feedback. We take all comments extremely seriously and will feedback your thoughts on the dishes to our chef and management.

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JS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Starter was warm, not hot, prepared to overlook this, but main courses were not good. Sausage steak pie - chewy and pastry soggy, not fully cooked. Balmoral chicken was dry and had obviously been microwaved as end inedible. Waitress made no comment to amount of food left on plates and when I said chicken was dry (half of meal still on plate) she made no comment.
Overall very disappointing experience and would certainly not recommend base on our experience.

Mharsanta
Responded on 19 September 2019

Hi John, We are extremely sorry to hear about your experience, this is not indicative of the level of food or service we strive to deliver. If you could send us an email to info@mharsanta.co.uk we can look further into your dining experience.

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NI
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and staff were very attentive. Really nice atmosphere and I liked the Scottish music in the background as well, would definitely recommend.

Mharsanta
Responded on 19 September 2019

Nicola, Thank you so much for your feedback, we strive to deliver great food and excellent customer service, we will pass on your kind comments to the team. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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SB
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit but won't be my last.
Traditional Scottish food served efficiently by a friendly and attentive waiting staff.
I couldn't fault this restaurant and can't wait until I'm back in Glasgow to go back and
Sample something else from the menu.

Mharsanta
Responded on 19 September 2019

Stuart, thank you so much for your truly lovely feedback about out food and service, we really appreciate your comments. We do hope to welcome you again the next time you are back in Glasgow.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food, cocktails & service are all excellent at Mharsanta. I would not hesitate to recommend it to friends & family & I certainly will revisit.

Mharsanta
Responded on 19 September 2019

Hi Jan, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the food, cocktails and service, we are very proud of our team and do hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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TD
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Service was excellent, staff were all very friendly and helpful.
Food was well cooked and presented and drinks served were nicely chilled.
Background music was a bit cheesey. All Scottish artists in mixed loop tape.
Portions could have a lot bigger for the money to be honest. No complaints about the food at all though.
We ordered from the a la carte menu as the lunch menu was a bit restrictive. Not bad value though.
Would I go back? Possibly. Not a bad experience at in the place and again the staff were all lovely.
I think the restaurant is aimed more towards the tourist market and no doubt they will love it.

Mharsanta
Responded on 19 September 2019

Hi Thomas, thank you for taking time to write your review and for your feedback. We will absolutely take all of your comments on board, especially in regard to the choice on our lunch menu. We do welcome guests from all around the World and do hope you will come back and try us again soon.

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KJ
London
26 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Looking for fresh new takes on traditional foods known in Scotland for centuries and found that here. We enjoyed small plates, vegetarian dishes, and dessert. Often a distraction or annoyance, the music tracks played before the live music was pleasant and au courant. Service was appropriately attentive and timely.

Mharsanta
Responded on 19 September 2019

Thank you so much for taking time to review Mharsanta, what lovely comments. We really do hope you will join us again soon for some more home-cooked Scottish food and our live music on a Friday night

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OT
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We stood at the front desk for at least 10 minutes while staff walked past and ignored us, the food was ordered from the market menu,it was ok but nothing spectacular. One of us had a starter of chicken goujons two of the smallest pieces of chicken! I had a sweet,sticky toffee pudding with one very small piece with hardly any sauce.we mentioned our feelings to the waitress, her response was as we ordered from the market menu this is the portion size. If you ever go to this restaurant I advise you not to order from this menu!

Mharsanta
Responded on 19 September 2019

We are extremely sorry to hear about your dining experience with us. We strive to deliver excellent food and service and are regularly praised on the generous portions, it is disappointing to learn on this occasion that this was not delivered. We will take all of your comments and feedback to the team to rectify this for future visits.

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EM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and excellent service.
Food was overall very good but I had the steak and sausage pie which was nice but had a bit of a strange taste...as though there was tomato in the gravy. If it had more beef flavour and some chunkier sausages it would have been lovely.
Ice cream was a bit expensive for 2 scoops also.

GR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I was in Glasgow for the Pipe Band Championships. The kids wanted to eat after the competition finished. We had a group of seven and I knew the city near the event would be busy so I turned to Open Table to find us a booking. We booked and then walked the mile or so to the restaurant. We were only there because of On Table. Upon arriving I was told “You only made you booking 15 minutes ago and you should always call ahead.” We then waited 20 minutes for the table and subsequently endured a very slow dining experience. I think they just couldn’t handle the booking which is cool but next time don’t leave it showing as available. I still tipped the staff well but we won’t be back.

DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Interesting menu. Scotch egg with haggis amazing. Will definitely be back.

TM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great please with tasty food and friendly staff.
My order was- Haggis,neeps & tatties - big portion of Gaddis, potato and sweet potato. tasty ingredients, very good balanced in taste! - stuffed auberginerolles- delicious and hot🔥-cranachan- strong Scottish desserts with raspberries and whisky ( really strong!)

BC
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly helpful staff who did not rush us although they were expecting a bus trip in.

P
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was lovely and staff were attentive without being obtrusive.

D
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Nice welcome on entering had booked our table, was really busy so glad we booked. Got the lunch time menu, good deal with plenty choices. Had the mushrooms on toast it was delicious and friends had chicken goujons which were nice. Service was quite slow. Mains were steak pie which was lovely, fish and chips club sandwich which were all good. My brother in law ordered a plain burger with cheese and bacon but it came and had mayo on it. Sent back and came back with no bacon or cheese, sent back again and came back correct on the third go. The slow service didn’t bother us too much as we were chattering away so suited us but waited a while for drinks. However as I said it was busy, but this should be taken into consideration. I would definitely return, had a look at a la carte menu and looked good. So will give that a try

LH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our table was for 2pm and we eventually got our starters at 3.30, service was poor constantly having to ask where our drinks/orders were, nobody took away a wine bottle and asked if we’d like anything else

LW
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great food. Great choice. Love the music.
Service was a much slower than last visit and the waitress didn’t ask if we wanted anymore drinks throughout our visit. Overall, I’d recommend

CR
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant...food excellent...service excellent..value for money..excellent....background music excellent...looking forward to my next visit ....highly recommended 👍👍

DG
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice place. Starters were good (spicy prawns & black pudding fritters) however the mains were poor. The chicken Balmoral was dry and over done & the Haggis in the H,N&T was to moist and pretty tasteless.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I found the service was very slow. It took about 1/2 for our drinks to arrive after ordering and also the food was slow to come out. We also asked for further drinks later in the night and again this took a while to arrive at the table.
This was my first time at your restaurant to whom I brought my family to while visiting from Canada. I will not be recommending your restaurant and will not be back as the service was very disappointing.

KH
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Relaxed and convivial. Having a brunch menu until 1pm was just what I fancied. My friend enjoyed the buzz and her open sandwich and also the location.

A
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, good surroundings & good atmosphere.

Would definitely recommend it 👍