The Citizen Bar & Dining Rooms

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About Us

Our dining rooms offer an unashamedly Scottish menu with a few international dishes added in showcasing the best of this country’s ingredients, with a focus on supporting local suppliers

Serving brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, the dining rooms also offer a 1 course and 2 course lunch menu from 12 to 4pm and 2 course and 3 course pre-theatre menu from 4pm to 6pm from Monday to Saturday and our Sunday lunch menu that is available all day

Our specially selected wine list is an international affair that has something for all palates and budgets and a Moët & Chandon Champagne list to add some sparkle!

The large bar showcases an extensive collection of Scottish craft spirits and whiskies with a cocktail list that takes you on a tour of Scotland and the world. The Citizen Bar is the only venue in Glasgow to serve Tennent’s Tank Beer with the 2 copper tanks dominating the back bar and on Friday and Saturday nights, a DJ provides the chilled out back-drop for all occasions

The Editor’s Suite, a beautifully designed room that has the feel of a private members lounge from yesteryear where afternoon tea is served with an array of warm savouries, fresh baked scones, hand-made cakes and pastries all prepared daily by our Pastry Chef accompanied by a large list of teas from around the world

 

Specially commissioned artwork, photography and pages from the Glasgow Evening Citizen fill the walls providing and historical and satirical exhibition of the history of the building and the wonderful people of Glasgow who give this city its vibrancy and colour

The Glasgow Evening Citizen

Set in the beautiful surroundings of the completely restored grade A1 listed building, The Citizen Bar & Dining Rooms is located at 24, St Vincent Place, Glasgow

Bought Over In 1897

Founded in 1842, The Evening Citizen was one of the first evening newspapers in Glasgow. In 1889 their new offices opened in St. Vincent Place in Scotland’s first red sandstone building

The Citizen Bar & Dining Rooms pays tribute to the glory days of the Evening Citizen newspaper as well as celebrating Glasgow’s past, present and future

The Evening Citizen, was an evening version of the Glasgow Citizen (a daily newspaper founded in 1842). It was first published in August 1864 and was one of the first of three evening newspapers to be printed, published and sold in the Glasgow area

Both papers were founded by James Hedderwick, a University of London dropout, and eventually became one of Glasgow’s most successful newspapers. In fact, it was so successful that an evening edition of the paper was founded in 1864. Hedderwick’s success allowed him to move on to establish other evening newspapers throughout the UK, most notably the London Echo. The Citizen comprised of a daily edition, an evening edition and a weekly supplement

In 1881, Hedderwick was granted an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow. In 1889 the paper’s publishing offices moved to 24 St. Vincent Place. The building was also one of the first buildings in the city to be fully electric

Final Edition 1974

They would eventually move to offices on Albion Street where they printed the newspaper right up until their final edition on Friday 29, March 1974