This restaurant has ceased trading.
- Telephone 0141 552 3530
- Food served Sun–Thu 9am–10pm; Fri/Sat 9am–1am
- Average price £14 (lunch); £21 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £13.50
- Website www.centralmarketglasgow.co.uk
This review is taken from the current (2015) edition.
It’s the hugely stylish interior that first beguiles customers in Central Market. With its dark floor, pristine white tiled walls, marble tabletops and the greenery that hangs from the mezzanine over an open kitchen and bar right in the heart of the restaurant, the chic and sharp contemporary design represents everything the venue tries to achieve. It may have changed owners in the last year, but the focus remains on a tight menu of Scottish-inspired dishes (though a Spanish influence is imminent). There’s a warm atmosphere that is enhanced by the heartiness of the dishes. Rich and earthy flavours are a hallmark, from a tangy beetroot salad or Cumbrae oysters to start, to a main of venison stew that is thick and bursting with spicy cinnamon. Game features strongly and fish dishes, too, are worthy of praise. Desserts are limited, but light and fragrant – such as poached pears with blackberries. There’s a strong wine offering as well as cocktails that can be enjoyed either pre-dinner or in a newly created bar area.
- High point: Inspiring interior
- Low point: Limited vegetarian options
- Notable dish: Venison Stew
Central Market Glasgow, a new café, restaurant and deli, has opened its doors on Bell Street in Glasgow’s historic Merchant City. Inspiration for the name was taken from the old fruit, vegetable and cheese markets which thrived in the area in the early 19th century and were referred to as the ‘central markets’.
The restaurant will be serving modern British food. Chefs Andy Lambert and Neil Palmer have developed a menu which includes the very best in seasonal and sustainable produce. Plates include: grilled sardines, oysters, steak tartare, roast ling, ox cheek stew and Iberico pork shoulder steak. A sandwich menu is available all day. Andy and Neil previously worked at Urban Brasserie and Malmaison respectively.
With 50 covers, Central Market Glasgow will be open from 8am Monday to Friday; 10am on Saturday and Sunday. Appetisers are from £4.50 and plates start at £9. Wines have been carefully selected to match the food. Six ‘Wine Flights’ each consisting of three different wines in 100ml servings, allow customers to try a wider selection from the wine list.
The deli area will be selling the full wine list; artisan breads from Different Breid; coffee from Coffee Chocolate Tea, both local suppliers, and a range of oils and vinegars from A l’Olivier.
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- Private dining: Up to 36 covers
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables
- Music on stereo: jazz
- Capacity: 56
- Largest group: 36
- Open since: 2012
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £15.95 per bottle
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