12 Kings Court, King Street, Glasgow, G1 5RB
  • Telephone 0141 553 2400
  • Opening times Mon–Thu 11am–midnight; Fri/Sat 11am–1am; Sun noon–midnight
  • Bar open Sun–Thu 11am–11pm; Fri/Sat 11am–1am
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–9pm.
  • Average price £11.50 (lunch); £11.50 (evening meal)
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Long-established music bar with live bands, a record shop and vegan-friendly dining, plus fizzy pop brewed in-house.

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Music is strong at Mono, evidenced as soon as you enter, with stage on the right and Monorail record shop on the left. The connection to the Glasgow music scene makes this place something of a Glasgow institution and, along with places such as Saramago and Stereo, it helps to make the city a very vegan-friendly place. On the animal-free menu you will find fava dip, to-fish'n'chips, and seitan (or 'wheat meat') burger with hand-cut chips. For dessert, the chocolate fudge banana split ice-cream sundae is surprisingly good and they are rightly proud of their home-brewed ginger beer, and raspberry and rose lemonade – made on the premise in large, shiny brewing vats. There’s lots of space for the regular gigs, DJs and art events, which also makes it popular with families, particularly when the baby disco is on.

  • High point: Have a drink and buy records in the same place
  • Low point: Long gap between courses
  • Notable dish: Spicy vegan sausage pizza
  • Average price: £11.50 (lunch); £11.50 (dinner)

Don't mistake the slender couple of shelves in the back room of vegan venue Mono for a lightweight enterprise. Owner and muso Stephen Pastel has been setting Glasgow's hipster pulse from here for years.

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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Alternative music
  • Live entertainment: Bands and DJs - occasional art events
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2002
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £14.50 per bottle

Events at this venue

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Billy Nomates

The latest addition to Britain's post-punk sprechgesang-wave, Billy Nomates is heading out on the road in 2021 following the release of her debut album, Billy Nomates, released by Invada Records on 7 August.

Tue 18 May

Cancelled / 0141 553 2400

Wed 6 Oct

Sold out / 0141 553 2400

Crack Cloud

Vancouver multimedia collective to some, many-headed BEAST to others. This (at the moment) seven-person-strong collective produce punk dance anthems that they use as a means of therapy for addiction. Restless punk and and explosive hip-hop narrative that's gonna go off live. This is an 18+ event.

Tue 31 Aug

£12.37 / 0141 553 2400


Irish DJ also known as Seamus Malliagh plays techno, dance, hip hop and electronica tracks.

Sat 2 Oct

£15.75 / 0141 553 2400

Joan Shelley

Singer and songwriter from Louisville, Kentucky.

Fri 21 May

£12.93 / 0141 553 2400


Surf grooves, sunshine pop, sizzling psychedelia and garage rock - buoyant, sleek and undeniably sexy.

Tue 8 Mar 2022

£11 / 0141 553 2400

Margaret Glaspy

Indie-rock singer-songwriter.

Sat 11 Sep

£15.75 / 0141 553 2400

Ozric Tentacles

Arcane techno hippies, named after an imaginary breakfast cereal, naturally, channel the spirit of Hawkwind and Yes through the hardware of Orbital.

Wed 1 Dec

£16.50 / 0141 553 2400

Porridge Radio

Indie rock band from Brighton.

Sat 27 Nov

£12.37 / 0141 553 2400

Shawn James

American singer and songwriter who performs both solo and with his backing band, The Shapeshifters.

Mon 11 Oct

£16.87 / 0141 553 2400

Yard Act

Indie band from Leeds.

Thu 3 Mar 2022

£11.25 / 0141 553 2400

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2. ellyrice31 Jul 2008, 5:53pm Report

I had a not dissimilar food experience to the comment from Jule9, so I thought it worth adding my thoughts. Myself and 3 friends went to Mono for some lovely vegan food. I had been before and very much enjoyed the food on offer. Unfortunately the standard had dropped and we were left disappointed on this occasion. This would not however put me off giving them another try.

The difficult bit to fathom was the logic behind sending all of our courses at once! The table was overflowing, and of course the main courses wre cold by the time we had eaten the starters. When we spoke to the staff we were told it because we'd ordered them together. We felt they were a little too cool for school therefore not worried about the poor service. It is a real shame as the place has a nice atmosphere and clientel, and normally fantastic food on offer. I will think twice about taking friends there again as our vegan guests were less than impressed!

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