The Citizen

The Citizen
24 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, G1 2EU
  • Telephone 0141 222 2909
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 11am–midnight; Sun noon–midnight.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Thu noon–6.30pm; Fri noon–6pm.
  • Pre-theatre price £13.95
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  • Website www.thecitizenglasgow.co.uk
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Bar and restaurant with all-day offerings of upscale pub food, in the impressively refurbed former offices of the Evening Citizen.

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Another venue from the Di Maggio’s Restaurant Group, who are rather taking over this corner of town – Anchor Line and the Atlantic next door, Café Andaluz opposite. Here they’ve tarted up the former offices of the Evening Citizen newspaper into an opulent sweep – large bar up front (Tennent’s tank beer, Drygate on draught), stools and high benches around privacy-screened tables, grandiose staircase to the upper floor, dining area (and only for diners) at the rear. It’s the sort of place Glasgow likes – informal, accessible, bit of bling. It’s a beacon for business get-togethers and groups oohing at cocktail-laden trays whizzed around by white-shirted servers in braces. Food is upscale pub grub – burgers and pies appear – at upscale prices. Spicy buttermilk chicken comes crunchy-coated with a pleasant kick, while ox cheeks main is rich and satisfying with mash that just passes muster. Brunch and decent set menus, including gluten-free, and a good wine list bolster the offerings.

The List's rating
7.2

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Jay Thundercliffe visited The Citizen on 5 April 2018
  • High point: Charming staff …
  • Low point: … telling you not to tip as they get little trickle-down
  • Average price: £13.95 (set lunch); £22 (dinner)
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 18
  • House wine: £17.95 per bottle