Tron Theatre Bar & Kitchen

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Tron Theatre Bar & Kitchen
63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB
  • Box office 0141 552 4267
  • General enquiries 0141 552 8587
  • Opening times Tue–Sat 10am–midnight; Sun 11am–midnight; Mon 10am–6pm, later for shows.
  • Bar open Mon–Sat 10am–midnight; Sun 11am–6pm; Mon 10am–6pm (later on show nights)
  • Food served Mon noon–5pm; Tue–Sat noon–8pm; Sun noon–5pm
  • Website www.tronbarandkitchen.co.uk
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An open and welcoming space where you can dine and drink in contemporary style at reasonable prices

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2019 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

Small plates dining caters to the contemporary love of sharing, tasting and grazing and is well suited to a pre-theatre meal or an extended evening of snacking, chatting and drinking. The new menu at the Tron Bar and Kitchen designed by the head chef caters for a wide range of tastes and preferences. Into the mix add incredibly reasonable prices, an informal setting, outstanding events and performances and an extended children’s licence and you have a venue with endless appeal. Soups are prepared daily and served with interesting sandwiches at lunchtime. However, inventive small plates such as the luscious Ayrshire chicken croquettes served with a flavoursome cock-a-leekie pearl barley risotto or the zingy spiced lentil potato cakes with kale slaw and tomato and chilli chutney are the real winners. Desserts include toffee apple with a sea salt and thyme caramel parfait and a pecan crumble or the cake of the day accompanied by good coffee. Of further interest is the Scottish craft gin menu and a new range of Thistly Cross organic ciders.

The List's rating
8.4

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Jane Allan visited Tron Theatre Bar & Kitchen on 29 March 2019
  • High point: Freshly prepared interesting small plates menu
  • Low point: Tables for two a little small for all those small plates
  • Notable dish: Ayrshire chicken croquettes with cock-a-leekie pearl barley risotto
  • Average price: £6 (set lunch); £15 (dinner)
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  • Private dining: 80, 65 seated
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Easy listening
  • Live entertainment: Theatre Productions. Jazz once a month and a singer/songwriter night
  • Capacity: 65 (12 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 80 (in the Vic Bar)
  • Open since: 1998
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 14 events at this location

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Ali the Magic Elf

Festive show about an elf working in the North Pole, suitable for ages three to six.

Fri 29 Nov

Changing House

£6–£9 / 0141 552 4267

Sat 30 Nov

Changing House

£6–£9 / 0141 552 4267

Sun 1 Dec

Changing House

£6–£9 / 0141 552 4267

…and 23 more dates until 31 Dec

Annie Ebrel Quartet with Jean-Michel Veillon & Yvon Riou

During a career spanning more than 30 years, the renowned Breton singer Annie Ebrel has collaborated across numerous styles and genres, from jazz to musical theatre. Breton singing, rooted in the dance-oriented kan ha diskan tradition, nonetheless remains at the heart of her artistry, stunningly showcased in her…

Sat 1 Feb 2020

£16.50* / 0141 552 4267

Boo Hewerdine & Gustaf Ljunggren: Before and Katherine Priddy

In characteristically unexpected contrast to the full-band, full-bodied pop sound of 2017’s Swimming in Mercury, Boo Hewerdine’s new album Before seeks to capture songs at their earliest, arguably purest point of creation: before too much thought creeps in. Hewerdine then enlisted Swedish musical polymath Gustaf…

Fri 24 Jan 2020

£17.60* / 0141 552 4267

Cinderfella

A fun twist on the classic pantomime.

Wed 27 Nov

£12–£23 (£15–£18; Children £15–£18) / 0141 552 4267

Thu 28 Nov

£12–£23 (£15–£18; Children £15–£18) / 0141 552 4267

Fri 29 Nov

£12–£23 (£15–£18; Children £15–£18) / 0141 552 4267

…and 30 more dates until 5 Jan 2020

Ewan McLennan and support

From a BBC Folk Award to his work with Transatlantic Sessions through to his recent critically-acclaimed collaboration with the author George Monbiot, Ewan McLennan has come to be known as one of the finest troubadours, singer-songwriters and balladeers of his generation. As well as some of the favourites from his…

Thu 30 Jan 2020

£15.40* / 0141 552 4267

Gnoss with Barry, Folan and McGowan

Orkney/Glasgow four-piece Gnoss – on fiddle, flute, guitar, percussion and vocals – combine outstanding musicianship, deep traditional roots and contemporary compositional flair, as showcased on their highly-praised debut album, 2019’s Drawn From Deep Water. “A richly coherent unit… as strong creatively as they are…

Fri 31 Jan 2020

£16.50* / 0141 552 4267

Jamie MacDougall: Lauder

A former coal-miner and flax-mill child labourer, the remarkable Sir Harry Lauder (1870-1950) was the first global superstar - the first UK artist to sell a million records, the first music-hall knight – sharing his couthy humour, unashamed sentimentality and homely poetic charm with audiences across four continents.

Wed 22 Jan 2020

£19.80* / 0141 552 4267

Jock's Jocks and Joe Aitken

For over 50 years, the great bothy balladeer Jock Duncan’s other vocation was interviewing north-east Scotland’s Great War veterans, faithfully transcribing their Doric dialects on an old manual typewriter. Published in 2019, the resulting book was edited by piper and professor Gary West, who features here in his own…

Sat 25 Jan 2020

£16.50* / 0141 552 4267

The LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club

Free monthly social dance club for lesbian, gay, bisexual, gender diverse and intersex elders and allies.

Sun 17 Nov

Free / 0141 552 4267

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 12 Jan 2020

Free / 0141 552 4267

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 16 Feb 2020

Free / 0141 552 4267

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 2 more dates until 19 Apr 2020

New Tradition: Gillian Fleetwood, Rebecca Hill & Sarah MacNeil

Fittingly for Scotland’s oldest instrument, new harp music has been a cutting-edge force in our contemporary folk renaissance since Sileas and Savourna Stevenson’s early days. Building on that proud track-record, three of those artists’ leading current successors present their own original compositions. Gillian…

Fri 17 Jan 2020

£16.50* / 0141 552 4267

Noah Gundersen and Bess Atwell

Washington State native Noah Gundersen’s singular brand of indie-folk has progressed from yearning acoustic beginnings to a genre-busting blend of confessional lyrics, pop melodicism and boldly adventurous arrangements, including electric guitars, synths, electronica and powerhouse drumming. Previously featured on such…

Sat 18 Jan 2020

£18.70* / 0141 552 4267

Rob Roy (192) with live music by David Allison

Screened at the Tron Theatre, 2pm and 8pm Filmed in Stirlingshire, silent movie, Rob Roy, prompted round-the-block cinema queues when it was first released in 1922.  For Celtic Connections, that classic version of the Rob Roy MacGregor story is screened along with a live soundtrack by multi-instrumentalist David…

Sun 26 Jan 2020

£15.40* / 0141 552 4267

Rob Roy (1922) with live music by David Allison

Screened at the Tron Theatre, 2pm and 8pm Filmed in Stirlingshire, silent movie, Rob Roy, prompted round-the-block cinema queues when it was first released in 1922.  For Celtic Connections, that classic version of the Rob Roy MacGregor story is screened along with a live soundtrack by multi-instrumentalist David…

Sun 26 Jan 2020

£15.40* / 0141 552 4267

Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

A theatrical companion-piece to singer and multi-instrumentalist Rowan Rheingans’s acclaimed debut solo album, 2019’s The Lines We Draw Together, this Fringe First-winning performance – likewise inspired by her German grandmother’s 1940s childhood – combines original songs and storytelling with fiddle and banjo…

Thu 23 Jan 2020

£16.50* / 0141 552 4267

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Both Glasgow and Edinburgh have strong traditions of popular and experimental theatre. Although the major venues on both coasts of the central belt often collaborate, each of the cities have their own particular performance personality: Glasgow goes for…

Christmas Food Q&A: Mark McKenzie – Tron Bar & Kitchen

25 Nov 2015

Executive chef Mark McKenzie explains why Japanese Wagyu black beef is on his Christmas wishlist

For an unusual twist I’d recommend replacing your festive turkey with a chicken – they’re a great price this time of year and you can be guaranteed they’ll be really really succulent. I’d stuff the chicken with wild mushroom, pork and sage and wrap the…

Tron Theatre announces Autumn / Winter programme

30 Jul 2015

Featuring a rich mix of original productions and adaptations of classic texts

Drama, darkness, science, comedy... Tron Theatre left nothing behind when preparing the Autumn / Winter 2015 programme, which aims to keep with the tradition of 'breathing new life into classic plays', the company says. The most anticipated acts…

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