26 Bell St, Glasgow, , G1 1LG
Food 4/5    
Service 4/5    
Setting 5/5
Value 4/5    
Gaelic for “Merchant” this Scottish based restaurant Mahrsanta is in the heart of the Merchant City. Once “Pancho Villas” this space across from the Merchant Square is a case of “Adios” to Mexican and “Och Aye” to some brilliant choices of Traditional Scottish comfort food. Arriving to a pretty impressive floral display this venue is extremely inviting. Inside the decor is Scottish artwork and the music is amazing. Mostly Scottish artists like Deacon Blue, Simple Minds and Texas are playing which adds to the theme.

🙎🏼‍♂️ Starter for myself was a Haggis Scotch Egg which was with a mustard & rocket dressing. This was extremely well made, a great combination of flavour and one of the nicest Haggis dishes I have ever had. The main course was a Sunday Roast which we both choose. This was a lovely dish & a decent portion. For me, it’s all about the Yorkshire Pudding with this dish & I found it a little dry. The meat was good but would have preferred a little pinker. Our service was also typical of Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 warm and inviting.

🙍🏻‍♀️ For my first course I had Haggis Bon Bons which were a delight. The meat was succulent and well seasoned. It was coated in a crunchy breadcrumb. Accompanied by a creamy whisky sauce. Adding to the flavour was the peppery taste of the rocket. It was a taste sensation. Feelings were mutual regarding the main course. It was everything you would expect from a Sunday Roast with all the trimmings. I would highly recommend the Honey Glazed Sausages on the side. Ordered a dessert which was a home made chocolate brownie and vanilla ice cream. As a massive lover of chocolate desserts this fell short. The texture was rather dry and more of a sponge cake than a brownie. I voiced my opinion to the waiter and it was taken off the bill which I was pleased with.
To sum up we had a lovely experience here and the food was of a really good standard. Just short of perfection with the desserts and some tweaks to the Sunday Roasts.