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.

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Special Offers

Scottish Trad trail tour, folk music & food: 2 courses £36.50

From a set menu (3 courses £39.50). Enjoy an hour-long, folk-music-themed, guided walk around some of Glasgow's oldest streets followed by a two course meal of hearty, home-style food at Mharsanta Scottish restaurant. The evening includes a contemporary folk music session from a rotating line-up of Glasgow's up-and-coming talent.

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 11 April 2020

Ends: 25 July 2020

Availability: Sat 18:00-18:00

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: 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

Treat your mum this Mother's Day

Free Sunday Roast for every Mum when all guests are dining from our main menu. Plus we have a special offer on our Russian Spring Punch Cocktail with a bottle of Perrier Jouët for £60 instead of £80! *T&C’s 1 free mum per booking, minimum table of 3.

Sunday, 22 March, 2020

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

What 110 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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LM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and good value lunch deal. Friendly, attentive staff and good atmosphere. I recommend the fish and chips and the cheesecake. We will return and will recommend to friends.

MF
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Dined at Mharsanta 2 nights in a row as it was well located for Celtic Connections festival gigs at City Halls and The Old Fruitmarket. Service was friendly, helpful and quick but not rushed, which suited us well as we didn't have a lot of time before our gigs.
The first night I had the Peterhead haddock and chips. The fish was fresh and beautiful cooked (although I like a bubblier batter). The second night I had the veggie burger topped with veggie haggis, which was tasty and moist - the best veggie burger I've had in a long time. Both nights, my fellow diners were very pleased with their meals (beetroot casserole, stovies, steak & sausage pie and the meat burger). Great value both nights, especially the Pre-Theatre Menu we had on the Friday night.

JT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

We were a group of five who had booked a table. Drinks took 30 minutes to arrive and my daughter's choice wasn't available so had to reorder. It came eventually at the same time as the food. So much for a pre-dinner cocktail. Our chosen wine was also out of stock. Overall service very slow. Very very poor choice of gluten free options. Coeliacs and those on gluten free diets should definitely give it a miss. Overall I was really disappointed.

JM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and I couldn’t believe the value. Will defo be back.

JS
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good selection on menu, however no lobster and no chocolate brownies :(
The staff were very helpful and attentive but left us alone to enjoy our meal. Plates and glasses cleared regularly from table.
Lovely food and a lovely restaurant, would highly recommend

PE
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the Shipyard Bards experience downstairs and then a great meal upstairs. The waiting staff were fantastic, attentive and friendly. The meal was a Celtic Connections special menu, amazing value and the produce was great. Best Cranochan I've ever tasted.

J
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Not our first visit and great food & service as usual
Comfortable surroundings
We had fish & chips and Steak & sausage pie Both yummy
We are before a Celtic Connections event in the function room downstairs
Would definitely recommend Mharsanta for tasty traditional Scottish food with a twist

RM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Wem
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For .lunch .100%.
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Staff.

RA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good service, could do with including some veg with the fish dish.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Burns supper

AH
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we walked in the staff were very friendly and helpful. Service was impeccable, we ordered from the lunch menu and the food was delicious! Cocktails were also very nice.
Can't recommend enough.

RM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fab lunch... hubby
Andi .had mushroom soup.
And
Fish .and
Chips.
Fab 100%.and . management.
Staff.

Mharsanta
Responded on 26 January 2020

Thank you Roberta for the great review, glad you enjoyed your lunch.

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R
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
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.

Mharsanta
Responded on 26 January 2020

Thank you for your lovely review Rebecca, we appreciate your kind feedback

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OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

Mharsanta
Responded on 26 January 2020

We are so glad you tried us and do hope you come back again soon.

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HC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Mharsanta
Responded on 26 January 2020

Thanks Helen for the 5 star rating and your lovely feedback, it is much appreciated

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VL
Glasgow
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.

Mharsanta
Responded on 26 January 2020

Thank you for your feedback, we will certainly look into this with the team

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D
Glasgow
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.

Mharsanta
Responded on 26 January 2020

We are extremely disappointed to hear this, we strive to deliver excellent customer service and food. We support a lot of charity events and will feed back your comments to the team.

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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

Mharsanta
Responded on 26 January 2020

Wow William, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and glad your brother in law enjoyed is Balmoral Chicken

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S
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous would definitely go back again soon

Mharsanta
Responded on 26 January 2020

Thanks for the super rating Sarah, we do appreciate it

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BL
Toronto
3 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
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
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
Austin
1 review
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
Glasgow
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
7 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
2 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
Glasgow
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
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.