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)
Glasgow Larder

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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 23 events at this location

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The Acetones

British pub rock with a 1970s twist.

Fri 28 Jun

Victorian Bar

£8.50 / 0141 552 4267

Fri 26 Jul

Victorian Bar

£8.50 / 0141 552 4267

Alison Affleck Trio

Laid back jazz from singer Affleck and her trio.

Sun 12 May

Victorian Bar

£10 / 0141 552 4267

Candid Cabaret

Love and loss, pain and pleasure, hopes and happenings: Candid Cabaret brings a sparkling selection of solo cabaret performances across seven intimate evenings. Music from the pop, jazz, rock, blues and classical genres are reinvented and interwoven with humorous stories and shared experiences. Candid Cabaret is totally…

Thu 6 Jun

Victorian Bar

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Fri 7 Jun

Victorian Bar

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 8 Jun

Victorian Bar

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0141 552 4267

…and 3 more dates until 15 Jun

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

Electrolyte

  • 4 stars

Gig theatre exploring mental health for a contemporary audience, which follows a young girl who meets an ambitious singer-songwriter.

Wed 15 May

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Thu 16 May

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Fri 17 May

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 18 May

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Euan Stevenson & Konrad Wiszniewski

The widely acclaimed New Focus pianist and saxophonist turn their fabulous jazz talents to favourite standards from Duke Ellington and other sources.

Sun 9 Jun

Victorian Bar

£10 / 0141 552 4267

An Evening Of…

Angie Darcy performs covers of famous songs and artists.

Wed 12 Jun

Victorian Bar

£8.50 / 0141 552 4267

Celebration of women in country.

Father

One-woman show about the sexual abuse perpetrated by a father on his daughter.

Thu 18 Apr

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

  • 20:00

Fri 19 Apr

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 20 Apr

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Glasgow Knit 'n Stitch

Welcome to the Glasgow Knit 'n Stitch Group. We sit, we knit, we crochet, we stitch, we spin, we chat, we laugh, we eat & drink in venues all over Glasgow. Why not check out our Pages link to find out more about us? Membership: FREE. Sponsored by https://oldmaidenaunt.com/

Tue 23 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

Tuesday Night at the Tron

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Tue 7 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

Tuesday Night at the Tron

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Tue 21 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

Tuesday Night at the Tron

  • 18:00 – 20:00
…and 5 more dates until 30 Jul

A Hundred Different Words For Love

A story of love, loss and friendship from one of the UK's most celebrated storytellers.

Fri 19 Apr

£16–£17 (£12–£13; Children £12–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 20 Apr

£16–£17 (£12–£13; Children £12–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Locker Room Talk

Political drama 'inspired' by comments by Donald Trump during his campaign. A provocative exploration of how men speak about women in men-only spaces, by Gary McNair.

Thu 25 Apr

£14–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Fri 26 Apr

£14–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 27 Apr

£14–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Low Pay? Don't Pay!

Revival of Dario Fo's 70s farce, Can't Pay? Won't Pay!, which re-imagines the play in Glasgow.

Thu 2 May

£9–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Fri 3 May

£9–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 4 May

£9–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

…and 5 more dates until 11 May

Lynnie Carson

Pop singer/songwriter from Gourock.

Fri 26 Apr

Victorian Bar

£8.50 / 0141 552 4267

Marie

  • 4 stars

A darkly comic new play inspired by the life of Mary Queen of Scots.

Thu 25 Apr

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Fri 26 Apr

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 27 Apr

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Mayfesto

Mayfesto celebrates edgy and provocative new work and theatre that focuses on what's going on in the world, responding to recent events.

Wed 1 May

Times & prices vary / 0141 552 4267

Thu 2 May

Times & prices vary / 0141 552 4267

Fri 3 May

Times & prices vary / 0141 552 4267

…and 28 more dates until 31 May

The Mistress Contract

A play by Abi Morgan based on the book The Mistress Contact.

Wed 1 May

Changing House

£7.50–£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Thu 2 May

Changing House

£7.50–£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Fri 3 May

Changing House

£7.50–£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

…and 6 more dates until 11 May

Outside Eyes

Trons performance scratch night Outside Eyes returns, presenting a curated selection of brand new ideas from live artists of all disciplines to an audience made up of anyone who wants to see the newest, most exciting performance Glasgow has to offer. Stephanie Says by Kevin P. Gilday & Jenna Clayton Stephanie…

Tue 23 Apr

£5 / 0141 552 4267

Rachel Jackson & Friends

Monthly comedy show hosted by Scottish actress and comedian Rachel Jackson, featuring a changing line-up of established comics and up-and-coming stars.

Wed 24 Apr

Victorian Bar

£8.50 / 0141 552 4267

Wed 29 May

Victorian Bar

£8.50 / 0141 552 4267

Wed 26 Jun

Victorian Bar

£8.50 / 0141 552 4267

Wed 31 Jul

Victorian Bar

£8.50 / 0141 552 4267

Richard Michael

Richard Michael, familiar as the director of the Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra for many years, does a nice line in jazz piano interpretations of Burns songs

Sun 14 Jul

Victorian Bar

£10 / 0141 552 4267

The Starry Skies

Glaswegian power-pop.

Fri 24 May

Victorian Bar

£8.50 / 0141 552 4267

Tandem Writing Collective

Tasters of new scripts by three writers, performed script-in-hand by local actors and directors. Established by Amy Hawes, Jennifer Adam and Mhairi Quinn.

Tue 4 Jun

Victorian Bar

£5 / 0141 552 4267

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

What happens when your world is turned upside down and you have to find your own way? When triplet sisters are abandoned in a forest by their father, three resolutions are made - one walks one way to find purpose, another the opposite way to find adventure and the third stays right where she is. Over many years having…

Fri 17 May

£10 / 0141 552 4267

Sat 18 May

£10 / 0141 552 4267

The Ugly One

Marius von Mayenburg's comedy about beauty, identity and moving up in the world. Lette is talented but extremely ugly. After deciding to make a change to his face, he discovers that he may just be too beautiful.

Thu 4 Jul

£9–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Fri 5 Jul

£9–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 6 Jul

£9–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

…and 10 more dates until 20 Jul

Reviews & features

Best arts venues for food and drink in Glasgow

17 Apr 2018

Classy cafés for impressive lunching with a large side order of art

Glasgow is a city packed full of museums, galleries and arts venues, and with this huge array of attractions comes a great selection of places to eat and drink. From restaurants in beloved Glaswegian landmarks that feeds the hungry masses, to smaller…

Play time: raising the curtain on experimental and traditional theatre

23 Sep 2016

From the Royal Lyceum to Buzzcut Festival, Gareth K Vile looks at theatrical extremes in Edinburgh and Glasgow

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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