New modern Scottish steakhouse set to open in Glasgow’s Merchant City

Promising a modern take on top quality Scottish steaks, expertly crafted cocktails and opulent interiors, The Merchant Steakhouse is set to open next month in the heart of Glasgow’s vibrant Merchant City.

The ‘decadent’ split-level venue – which takes over the former Canteen 58 unit on Ingram Street ­– will focus on Scottish provenance and presentation, working with ABR Fine Foods to source top quality beef from Millers of Speyside, direct from the Highlands.

Serving only eight premium cuts of meat of 28- and 45-day dry-aged Miller Aberdeen Angus, The Merchant Steakhouse aims to become a must-visit for any steak fan, under the expert weye of executive chef William Lee, formerly of Michelin-starred and Rosette venues.

Pursuing a modern perspective on dining and Scottish culture, the space is undergoing a ‘sleek and stylish’ transformation, with prominent features throughout from Mark Hogarth, creative director at Harris Tweed.

A new venture from Bow Hospitality, the team behind popular venues Mezcal and Saki Maki, The Merchant Steakhouse will bring 30 full time and part time jobs to the area, with a capacity of 80 covers.

Director at Bow Hospitality, Ryan Bowman, said: “We’re excited to finally announce the launch of The Merchant Steakhouse! Our team have been working hard behind the scenes to curate a uniquely Scottish experience with a modern slant – from the very best meat in the country to Harris Tweed decor throughout.

“Our vision for the restaurant is to become one of the country’s premium steakhouses and ensure every guest through the door has an unforgettable experience and top quality steak. Stay tuned for sneak peeks of our menu – we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been cooking up at The Merchant Steakhouse!”

The Merchant Steakhouse is recruiting now for staff – email