Citation Taverne & Restaurant

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803 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Scottish
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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.
Our Chefs are passionate about using the very best seasonal local Scottish produce. Their drive, knowledge and enthusiasm for innovation and creativity reflect in the quality of their renowned dishes.

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Daily 4:00PM - 9:00PM

What 803 People Are Saying
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Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was lovely ! Staff very efficient and pleasant

JT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

PA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Staff were friendly and knowledgable. Lovely eveing

WM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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

LP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Food wasn't great. Sea bass overpriced and didn't have all the ingredients listed. Kids food not edible.

MS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delicious meal, the staff were very friendly and attentive. The decor is beautiful and very comfortable to dine in. The music was just right, we would recommend a visit.

AG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Booked through itison, so very good value. Set menu was limited, but food quality high. Service was efficient and professional. Biggest issue was cramped table for two (against wall with curtain divider behind one seat) - very unappealing. There were other table options available, but maybe not for voucher customers!

F
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I would normally recommend Citation as we go there quite often but both my husband and I
were disappointed this time. We both chose chicken as our mains. It came on a bed of
mushrooms floating in a gallon of gravy. We ordered bread to mop up some of it.
Then best thing about this offer was the bottle of wine.
We will give Citation a miss for a while.

RM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I have been to Citation Restaurant wuite a few times and it's been great, very good value, but when i went on Sunday i was surprised that the prawn cocktail in the starter had a £3.50 supplement which i thought was a bit much, as ut was small. I know to expect a supplement if you want a steak in the mains. I wasn't as happy this time .

D
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely Sunday lunch and sharing platter on an Itison deal. Prosecco and anti pasta sharing board in the bar downstairs, then roast beef cooked to perfection with all the trimmings in the restaurant upstairs! What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Fantastic value for money!

h
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Slow service ,sides charges over priced potatoes should be included in price of dinner

TO
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good location, Lovely food and friendly efficient staff. Will definitely go book

CW
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

My husband and I have visited Citation many times, and this was the first time we have been disappointed!
Both starters were good, my husband had the onion and chilli soup, I opted for the mozzarella salad. Both main courses were very disappointing. Husband chose chicken breast which was very small and served with far too much jus, I had the beef Bourguignon, two pieces of beef six new potatoes and vegetables ( this was the stew) served with mashed potatoes, and absolutely swimming in gravy !
The wine included in our deal was Italian 11% and not very good, I checked the wine list and they are charging £17 for this.
I did complain, and was told my comments would be passed on to the chef.
Citation was very quiet for a Friday afternoon.
We won't be back until the menu changes including the wine in their deals !

A
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious meal in beautiful surroundings. An all round lovely evening. Staff very professional and helpful. Looking forward to going back again soon!

CM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a really nice lunch in citation.. pleasant efficient service.. food was delicious and great value for money.. we enjoyed background music and ambience was pleasant..

VC
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely evening celebrating a friends 60th birthday, just what we needed, both of us had a great time. 1 of many visits.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Greeted by a lovely female member of staff and quickly shown to table. Drinks served almost immediately by a friendly waiter followed by an excellent meal and coffee. Would certainly recommend for excellent food and service.

A
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff very attentive and the food was fab large portions and hot

JO
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All four of us had a lovely meal which was slightly tweaked to our liking without any fuss or problem whatsoever. A lovely place staffed by knowledgeable and very pleasant staff. My first time there but will not be my last. Thank you.

JT
Dunbartonshire
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

I would now never return to the Citation after the last 2 visits and the poor menu choice on the market Menu. I have always rated this restaurant in the past as great value for money but it has really went down hill. When I asked the waiter why the menu had changed and he seemed disinterested and just said it's the chef choice and he made the decisions! Broccoli & Stilton soup is not a good choice on this type of menu especially when there is only 2 choices without paying supplements

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

What promise may be held in the stately decor of the building is quickly and abruptly dashed by utterly incompetent (if existent) service. 15 minutes for drinks - 40 for a “signature cocktail”, which was eventually comped.

Food was elegant, but bland and uninspired and did in not in any way make up for the disastrous service. We did not have the endurance to even attempt dessert.

An evening at any local pub is a better - and preferred option.

JM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

I would think twice about recommending Citation but that's only based on our experience on Saturday night. We were very disappointed in the service we rcieved from our waiter he bordered on being cheeky to us. Gave the impression we were an imposition. This is certainly not the service we are used to in Citation we know you were busy but no excuse for his attitude. Sorry I didn't get his name he was small bit older than the others and receding hairline. I must say the other members of staff were excellent in fact one girl took me down in the lift which I appreciated.

PM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

My wife and I have been going to this restaurant for about 10 year. For the past 2 to 3 year its gradually been declining in service and food. Menu used to have a few pages to choose from now only the one and not a great choice. Got the salmon starter which cost £10 pretty pricey for one mouthful. Service was shocking staff didn't seem to know what they were doing if it wasn't for a guy called stevie who was only there to help out service would be non existent. Unfortunately wont be back any time soon.

TB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

This was my 2nd time visiting the restaurant using an iris on voucher. Our food was good and well presented, and the wine with our meal was very good. I had also bought the cocktail offer to use with our meal but unfortunately this can only be used between 12-2pm.
Unfortunately I found the service staff to be abrupt and quite rude. We sat on the terrace as it was a lovely day however the service was intermittent at best.

AS
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time. Food was excellent as was all the staff. Would have given this a five star however it was let down by the worst Gaelic coffee I have ever had.

j
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This was my first time in this restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised,everything was good and
I couldn't fault it in any way.I certainly will recommend it to my friends

IB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Enjoyed the food unfortunately didn’t agree with both myself and husband.

MC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

WE were using an Itison voucher which we have done before. Usually the food is very good, although the service is usually pretty slow. Unfortunately, the food this time was very poor indeed and the red wine which was part of the deal was almost undrinkable. We were very disappointed and unlikely to return.

HA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been a few times now,great service,surrounds and food,what more can you ask!

H
Dunbartonshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious ,lovely atmosphere,staff very friendly and attentive . Definitely enjoyed our meal and will certainly return

AM
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

been going there for a while and usually cant fault it , however was there in July and the quality of food had changed was Ill afterwards, any how put it down to me not them, was there on Sunday 18th aug and found the menu was totally different, suplimenty costs on prawn cocktail which was much smaller portions . they cut the supplement on the steak to £7 yeah but also cut the steak size and it was full of fat the daily special was roast beef which they had on another special vocher cheap skates I'd have purchased the sunday lunch voucher if I wanted roast beef. They took the fish dish away and put bangers and mash on , Oh and supplemened the sparkling wine by £5 no mention on the voucher as to these changes
I'd have preferred if they just put the cost of the voucher up ,was well worth it at £24 would not mind paying a little extra for the original menu,they've ruined it all to save money poor quality, oh and the bailys Irish whisky were frozen cold, twice! with sour cream yuk , only consolation was the staff are lovely and helpful they wont have a job much longer though if they don't get there act together

SK
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Came again to Citation early Sunday evening for a meal before a concert. A great bargain with the 5pm Deal, 2 courses and a bottle of wine for 2 people £25. Food was nice , we both had prawn cocktail followed by dish of the day which was roast beef with trimmings and both dishes were lovely, however prawn cocktail now carries a £3 additional charge as does the cheese board option on tge dessert list. Our bill therefore came to £31. Choices are more limited than previously but still good value. Wonderful service. Staff are really lovely, especially the waiting staff, welcoming, friendly and efficient.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of out favourite places to go never disappoints

TD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Food was lovely , place is lovely , been a lot of times , but on this particular night service was terrible, let down to your lovely restaurant and bar

M
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food in a nice atmosphere served by friendly staff.

R
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Never been before....Will be back!! Great value, good food and staff lovely.

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