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 £9 (lunch); £12 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website
The 13th Note Café
Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2015/16 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

This review is taken from the current (2015) edition.

This feels like the kind of place you might go to for a drink and leave as a member of a new band. The venue downstairs features up-and-coming bands, mainly hardcore, metal and rock, but the jukebox upstairs is easier on the ears. The food shines when compared with other restaurants, not just other vegan/vegetarian places. The Greek salad is pretty authentic with rich Kalamata olives and a snowfall of crumbly feta. For main course, the halloumi kebab is an excellent choice as is their veggie burger, which has been around considerably longer than some of the bands on the jukebox, and for good reason. They also do bar snacks, such as their award-winning chips: hand-cut from Ayrshire potatoes and sprinkled with rosemary and salt. But it’s also a great place to have a drink – a welcome alternative to more self-conscious city centre bars.

  • High point: One of the best veggie/vegan places in town
  • Low point: The chips are so good your friends will steal them
  • Notable dish: Veggie burger in a sesame bun with salad and handcut Ayrshire chips
Glasgow Larder

Listed in the Glasgow Larderorder a print copy (free + p&p).

  • 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: There's jukebox with alternative, rock, indie, etc.
  • 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

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.

Post a comment

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

RSS feed of these comments