The 13th Note Café/Bar

The 13th Note Café/Bar
50–60 King Street, Glasgow, G1 5QT
  • Telephone 0141 553 1638
  • Opening times Daily noon–midnight.
  • Bar open Mon–Wed noon–11pm; Thu–Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Wed noon–9pm; Thu–Sat noon–10pm
  • Average price £13 (set lunch); £13 (evening meal)
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The 13th Note Café

A vegan bar-restaurant popular with musicians, veggies and food-lovers alike.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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The sign of a really good vegan restaurant is not just its appeal to those who have chosen a meat-free existence, but the way it wins round those that haven't. The 13th Note attracts food fans (carnivores included), musos and those in pursuit of a mid-week pint in comfortable surroundings alike. Thanks to its basement gig space, where bands of the louder variety perform nightly, you can be sure that the restaurant and bar upstairs are always filled with an interesting mix of punters. The Note’s menu excels in the finer things in life – carbs and cheese – including the exotic-sounding Lebanese potato harra, or spicy roast potatoes. Its famous chips, cut from Ayrshire tatties and dusted in rosemary salt were born to be eaten with a halloumi and red pepper kebab – takeaway food reimagined and upgraded. No doner-induced guilt the next morning comes as a welcome bonus.

  • High point: Imaginative vegetarian food
  • Low point: Curry could do with fuller flavour
  • Notable dish: Red pepper and halloumi kebab
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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Jukebox - customers' choic
  • Live entertainment: Bands/comedy/theatre/arts
  • Capacity: 45
  • Largest group: 45
  • Open since: 1997
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £14.50 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 7 events at this location

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Eugene Chadbourne

Cult experimental guitarist from the States, influenced by everything from blues to free jazz.

Fri 27 Oct

£7 / 0141 553 1638

  • 20:00

The Hollows Xmas Party

Join The Hollows for a festive celebration on Friday 1st December at The 13 Note. Support will come from The Lightning Trip and George Anderson.

Fri 1 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 553 1638


Solo exhibition by Gavin Macqueen, fine art and fashion photographer.

Mon 30 Oct

Free / 07762933108

Tue 31 Oct

Free / 07762933108

Wed 1 Nov

Free / 07762933108

…and 32 more dates until 3 Dec

Surf Manchu

Surf punks influenced by Dick Dale and Laika & The Cosmonauts.

Sat 11 Nov

£5 / 0141 553 1638

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Terra Naomi + Support

An evening in Glasgow with Terra Naomi

Sun 12 Nov

£13.45 / 0141 553 1638

A Very Vinegar Glasgow Bonanza W/chrissy Barnacle, Slonk And Victoria Willmott

Lo-fi surf-psych pop band from Bristol Vinegar bring their tour bus to Glasgow on Thursday 26th October at 13th Note joined by Chrissy Barnacle and Slonk with a printmaking workshop from artist/illustrator/printmaker extrordinaire Victoria Willmott Vinegar lo-fi surf-psyche…

Thu 26 Oct

£4.40 / 0141 553 1638

The Working Man

Five-piece band from Blackburn.

Sat 11 Nov

Over-18s only

£5 / 0141 553 1638

With Performance Enhancing Suppositories.

  • 19:30 – 23:30

Comments & ratings

2. Sparky2414 Mar 2013, 1:48pm5 stars The 13th Note Café/Bar Report

This is as described by cosmic hobo - confidently scruffy and good healthy, reasonably priced food and drinks.
Cafe saramango at CCA also good for veggies, but all meat eating boys I know happily suggest eating here when we're in the area, which w/out generalizing is not that usual with vegan restaurants.
Good jukebox too.

1. the*cosmic*hobo20 Sep 2009, 7:37pm4 stars The 13th Note Café/Bar Report

This place is a perennial favourite. Gorgeously scruffy, it is the perfect place to feel comfortable if you have a tendency towards clumsiness. In many Merchant City watering holes if I accidently knock over my beer, I'm panicked that it's stained a hand polished slate floor and splattered up some Timorous Beasties wallpaper.

For my money, this is still the best place in town to chow down on some vegan and vegetarian food. Their cheesecakes are delicious, if a little heftily priced, but really worth it as a sweet treat. The service is casual, friendly and not intrusive and the seats and tables are basic but comfy, with the alcoves adding a nice feeling of cosy privacy.
On my last visit, I ordered a quinoa dish which came with honeyed peanuts and this has been the first meal I've had here which was actually quite bad. Most times the food is tasty, cheap and filling. They also do a burger and pint deal during the day in the main bar area, so it's great for students and if you're strapped for cash.

A must to visit if you're veggie, vegan or gluten intolerant as there's something tasty for everyone.

Average rating 4.5/5 from 2 reviews of The 13th Note Café/Bar.

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