Mono

Mono
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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  • Website www.monocafebar.com
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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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Kristin Hersh

The great Throwing Muses singer on a rare solo tour.

Tue 19 Mar

£22 / 0141 553 2400

The Rutles

The 'prefab four', satirical creation of Neil Innes and Eric Idle, starred in Rutland Weekend Television and the 1978 mockumentary The Rutles: All You Need is Cash. The group – that's Dirk McQuigley, Ron Nasty, Stig O'Hara and Barry Wom – play parodies of Beatles songs so intricately realised that you'd be forgiven for…

Sat 25 May

£22 / 0141 553 2400

She Drew The Gun

Dreamy, lyrical psych-pop.

Fri 22 Feb

£11 / 0141 553 2400

Snapped Ankles

Peter Ashtray, Giorgio Zampirolo and Mikey Chestnut make up the punkatronica, art wave dropout trio.

Mon 11 Mar

£12.10 / 0141 553 2400

Voicex / Gravelle / Quotes of the Dead

Voicex goes west! Edinburgh’s sci-fi glam-punk supergroup play Glasgow for the first time, supported by the superb Gravelle and Quotes of the Dead.

Sat 9 Mar

£5 / 0141 553 2400

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Student Guide 2016: LGBT – out and about

23 Sep 2016

Explore Glasgow and Edinburgh's thriving LGBTQIA+ scene

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Top chefs on their favourite St Andrew’s Day food

13 Nov 2014

Featuring Victoria Henderson, Calum Richardson, Mike Small, Joe Malik and Ruaraidh Skinner

Victoria Henderson – Head chef, Mono, Glasgow Vegan haggis, neeps and tatties For vegan haggis you really are unlimited as to what vegetables you put in. Mushrooms are good as they give it a nice depth and texture, with pulses, oats, onions and…

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5. FAZ12 Feb 2009, 11:41am4 stars Mono Report

I stumbled across Mono again a few weeks back was pleasantly surprised , had a fantastic veggie curry, huge portion for what we paid followed by fruit crumble which was delicious and again probably enough for two . The place has a really relaxed atmosphere and even had live music on the night we were in . Staff seemed attentive and the food came quickly , I'll definitely be going back.

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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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