40 Wilson Street, Glasgow, G1 1HD
  • Telephone 0141 559 6799
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 10am–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Sun 10am–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Fri noon–7pm, Sat noon–4.15pm
  • Pre-theatre price £14.95
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Neo-classical columns front Citation's split-level form, which contains a ground-floor tavern and more opulent dining room upstairs.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2017/18 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

With a front door in the magnificent facade of Glasgow’s Old Sheriff Court and a great location in the heart of the Merchant City, Citation feels every bit like a glamorous destination for a big night out and a sumptuous feast. It’s a little surprising then that the rather formal dining room majors on a set menu (£12.95 for two courses including a glass of wine) that offers a real bargain and runs right through until 10pm every day except Saturday. Fixtures on the prix-fixe are fish and chips, pork belly and chicken breast, while more indulgent options on the à la carte menu include dry-aged Scottish steaks and a handful of fish and seafood dishes. It’s a slightly odd mixture of luxury and thrift, with two sparkling, well-stocked bars ready to mix a range of killer cocktails and dispense champagne while diners tuck into fairly homely, well-priced food. A recent change of ownership of the restaurant may lead to some developments during 2017.

  • High point: Handsome, historic building
  • Low point: Tired furniture
  • Notable dish: Pork belly with broccoli, pommes purées and cider jus
  • Average price: £14.95 (set lunch); £23 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Piano and guitar, roughly twice a month
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 120
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £17.95 per bottle