Mono

Mono Glasgow is an iconic staple in the local vegan restaurant scene. It opened back in 2002 and has ever since been dedicated to serving good food, good beer, good live music and a good atmosphere.

Part of the restaurant is a small record shop, so you can rest assured that the music in the background of your meal will only be the best.

On the menu you find staples, like burgers and pizzas, but also Scottish classics which you thought you'd never eat again after your non-vegan days were over! There is also always a variety of daily specials to choose from.

Tofu Fish & Chips at Mono Glasgow.
Tofu Fish & Chips and Spicy sausage pizza at Mono Glasgow.

Mono is a cafe bar, restaurant, music shop and live venue, all in one. It is a very popular restaurant, not only among the vegan community, but it was one of the first places to bring a fully vegan menu to the city.

Since my partner and I had our first date here (long before we went vegan), it is always nice to come back here and try a different dish every time. On our last visit, I finally brought the camera, so I can show you more, but believe me, whatever you order, you're gonna love it.

So, this time round, we went for Dolmades and Mac & Cheese for starters, and tofu "fish" & chips and a spicy sausage & fennel pizza for mains. Not a huge fan of Mac & Cheese to begin with, I really enjoyed this version, as it was crunchy on the top and creamy in the middle. The tofu reminded my of a smoked haddock supper and had a great consistency - only the chips were a bit too greasy for my taste. The pizza however, was absolute knockout. If you've never tried vegan cheese before, do it here!

On other occasions, I also tried the burgers and most importantly, most of the desserts. My favourite is by far the coconut sponge which comes with lemon curd, coconut flakes and vanilla ice cream; but the raw chocolate and avocado cheesecake is also great!

Whenever we go to Mono we usually also pop by the music shop, Monorail Music, which is under the same roof as the restaurant. It's nice to browse new releases and find some old favourites in mint condition. 

 

Budget: I would consider Mono a mid-budget restaurant - maine are between £9 and £11, desserts around £5. A meal with three courses (good luck, eating all that) and two drinks would probably be around £25-30 per person.

Mono gets really busy in the evenings - to avoid waiting time, I'd call ahead and book a table!

Last visited: January 2018

100% Vegan

Tofu Fish & Chips and Spicy sausage pizza at Mono Glasgow.
The interior of Mono Glasgow.
Tofu Fish & Chips at Mono Glasgow.
Our starters at Mono Glasgow: a small portion of Mac & Cheese and stuffed vine leaves called Dolmades.
Outdoor seating at Mono Glasgow on a sunny day.

Opening Times: Sun - Thu 11am - 11pm; Fro+Sat 11am - 1am; Kitchen 12pm - 9pm
Address: 12 Kings Court, G1 5RB Glasgow
Phone number: 0141 553 2400
Website: http://www.monocafebar.com/

A small dish of Mac & Cheese as a starter at Mono Glasgow.

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