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72 Candleriggs | Merchant city, Glasgow G1 1LE, Scotland
+44 141 553 1488
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just had a meal around the corner and looking for a nightcap when we heard the music and popped in. Nice decor and comfortable seating. Drinks not too expensive and place was pretty lively. You should try it.

Thank cpwalker
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an excellent lunch sitting in the square people watching. The staff were very friendly and informative. The catch of the day was recommended to us ( Plaice), and was extremely tasty. The Roll Mop Herring are definitely great value.

Thank tony m
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a busy weekend I was looking forward to nice lunch at the Metropolitan. How disappointed was I. Although the cocktail was spot on the food could not be described that way. There was quite a wait between ordering and having our lunch served. The Croque Monsieur was more akin to a Scrambled egg sandwich. It should have been crisp... More 

Thank bobili16
Ayr, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a family meal booked in the restaurant on the balcony before moving to a private room for the function. Food and service was excellent at the meal- quick, efficient and catered for my vegan nephew. Moved through to an excellent large private room which my daughter had paid for- around 60 guests came. They had music playing but she... More 

Thank Secnarf9
Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long wait for food which was disappointing. Service was shocking. When asked when food would be served - after a wait of nearly 2hours - a "manager " came to our table and suggested I was lying about the waiting time. An apology has been received. However, with sincerity, I'm not so sure.

1 Thank suekat6143
greenock inverclyde
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136 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was lucky enough to be treated to an afternoon tea by a mutual friend, she had purchased an offer for six people. The restaurant is fantastic the layout offers various different atmospheres and upstairs on the balcony area offers a great opportunity to people watch and enjoy the feeling of being outdoors while protected from the elements The service was... More 

Thank geemel79
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the balcony restaurant at the Metropolitan to take advantage of the excellent early evening deal. It includes two courses and a bottle of of wine for only £30 per couple! The waiting staff are extremely friendly and attentive. The balcony part of the restaurant overlooks bar square in merchant city and the ambience is perfect. Our orders arrived quickly... More 

Thank David M
Dalry, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for an afternoon tea using an itison voucher, which was £19 for two which included a glass of prosecco each. We thought it was all excellent and extremely good value for money - service was great, lovely venue, tasty sandwiches, warm scones and yummy tiny cakes and tartlets. We also indulged in an additional cocktail which arrived promptly... More 

Thank lynnmr111
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday for lunch and cocktails. The lunch was faultless however the waitress customer service was shocking. One member of our party asked about the cocktails with brandy in them, the waitress explained them as there were only 3. However she then said 'I can't stay any longer, I'll get into trouble'! I don't think one person... More 

Thank emccprem
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this evening (02.04.17) for a hen-do, we were a group of twenty. I arrived early with my mum, and were told that the table was not ready yet - absolutely fine, it was our fault for being so early. We were then told to take a seat anywhere else, and it was table service so someone would come over... More 

1 Thank Korina M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Candleriggs | Merchant city, Glasgow G1 1LE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 553 1488
The award-winning Metropolitan cocktail bar, late night style bar, piano lounge and Scottish a la carte restaurant is situated within the Merchant Square, which is at the heart of the Merchant City, Glasgow’s cultural, fashion and food quarter. You can chose to enjoy a cocktail in our cosmopolitan bar, relax in the courtyard, dine on one of the balconies, admire the surroundings of the champagne booths or enjoy live music in our decadent piano lounge.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?