- Telephone 0141 559 6799
- Bar open Mon–Sun 10am–midnight
- Food served Mon–Sun 10am–10pm
- Pre-theatre times Sun–Fri noon–10pm, Sat noon–6pm
- Average price £12.95 (set lunch); £22 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £12.95
- Website www.citation-glasgow.com
Neo-classical columns front Citation's split-level form, which contains a ground-floor tavern and more opulent dining room upstairs.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
If the building’s history is firmly judicial, having once housed Glasgow’s Sheriff Court, then Citation’s interior, particularly the first-floor dining room, pertains to more opulent decree. The restaurant blends Baroque-esque furniture – salon chairs with cream wooden frames and aureate upholstery – with more contemporary features, such as glimpses of exposed brickwork and a marbled bar. Steady national grounding is found through a carpaccio of Highland venison, sensibly paired with a sharp celeriac remoulade to balance the meat’s richness. Less bold, though equally impressive, are king scallops – deserving of their regal appellation – lightened by an apple and fennel salad. Classical notes are struck throughout mains: a croustade of confit lamb is gloriously rich and dark, with black pudding and a thyme jus. Loin of cod, wrapped in pancetta, has a punchy dressing of hazelnuts, parsley and anchovies. Chocolate fondant, forever the barometer of precise confectionary (and downfall of many a Masterchef contestant), arrives with a compliant centre of warm and ready-to-run chocolate – an accurate testing ground for, and exhibition of, the kitchen’s proficiency with classic dishes.
- High point: Wine list – seven reds dip under £20
- Low point: Cheeseboard rather sad looking
- Notable dish: Croustade of lamb
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: soft rock
- 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: £16.95 per bottle