Bloc Bar Glasgow

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117 Bath St, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 2SZ

Serves meat, vegan options available. Few things on the menu marked vegan such as veganoid hot dog & falafel and the veggie burger can be made vegan if cheese is removed. Do a breakfast for £5 on a Saturday and Sunday. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-3:00am.

Categories: Lacto, Fast food, Beer/Wine, European, Non-veg

5 Reviews

First Review by chameleojo

Fab creative vegan options - Edit

Edit 28/08/17

I've heard Mad Chef no longer works at Bloc, and I'm sorry I hadn't gotten in before now for the vegan breakfast. There wasn't a mention of potato scone on the menu or I'd have asked for another one of those in exchange for omission of mushrooms (my request) rather than a sausage. The black pudding was alright - I've never eaten the meat equivalent - it was a bit like falafel. I'm not much of a fan of Linda McC sausages. The tofu scramble seemed like a packet of silken tofu had been opened + quickly heated in a pot with cayenne pepper. No turmeric, black pepper, kala namak (black salt), nutritional yeast.... the things usually found in a tofu scramble. It was super basic. I know it was only £5 but I'd rather pay £6 for a bit more creation and flavour. I'll go with three stars now as there are other vegan options on the menu which sound promising that I'm keen to go back and try.

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(Nov 2016) The chef at Bloc 'Mad Chef' posts often on social media photos and videos of his dishes and it's refreshing to see someone who genuinely seems to enjoy working with food and looking at ingredients as art tools to make creations - when you see the same old, same old menu options, with particularly dire vegetarian and vegan options, you wonder why some people become chefs.

On menu they have a freshly made vegan burger and a couple of hot dogs with all sorts of spices, fruits, and nuts inside and atop. Tonight I got to sample his latest 'Nofu, a blend of chickpeas and tofu, maple syrup, peanut butter, cashew nuts, and spices. SO good. A portion of tofu-not-tofu that satisfies and not the 2 or 3 chunks one usually gets in a noodle dish.

Knowing we'd probably have room for more food we also ordered falafel dogs and chips, which were on their Friday £4 deal. Nothing vegan available to buy as extra toppings - they use butter in their caramelised onions - but we had ketchup and mustard out on the table so that was fine. Would be good if they used a different brand of meatfree mince other than Quorn, allowing their chilli to be suitable for vegans, and vegan cheese available.

Staff were very friendly, attentive, quick, and chatty and it was a great dinner. I can't wait to get back to try their weekend vegan breakfast.

It's usually very busy, booking advised.

Updated from previous review on 2016-11-18

Pros: Interesting options, Great service, Reasonable prices

Cons: Some dishes a bit basic, Difficult to get a seat at night, Music quite loud at times

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Two pizzas for £8.49 with vegan cheese! boom! - Edit

We went on a Monday night. Sadly the pasta Mondays deal (pasta for £3) did not have a vegan option. We had two pizzas for £8.49 (before 9pm) which comes with two toppings plus vegan cheese. Thin and crispy. Bargain.

We tried the vegan bean chilli nachos, and the vegan bean poutine (chips in a bowl with vegan cheese, sour cream and chilli)
all good

we were treated to some live music from 10pm by a 4 piece musical combo playing foot tapping tunes.

Pros: cheap! 2 good sized vegan pizzas for £8.95, helpful staff

Cons: Not a totally vegetarian or vegan venue

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rough round the edges - Edit

they offer a few things but having seen other peoples reviews i went for the vegan god, and side of fries with beans. the fries were really salty although the topping was interesting.
my dog was like eating a cereal box, hard bun and not sure what the dog was but it wasn't great.
i need to lie down i feel a heart attack coming on.

Pros: nice staff, location

Cons: junk food, not very good, not value for money

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Veganoid - Edit

I used to be a regular at Bar Bloc and always ordered the NotDog made Vegan. Today I tried the Veganoid and it was ridiculously tasty. Definitely a must taste

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Tasty and good value breakfast - Edit

We had one of the best vegan breakfasts at Bloc and I thought it was good value (£6.50 including two slices of buttered toast). The breakfast includes mushrooms, beans (in a pot - yes!), black pud, scrambled tofu, fried tomato and sausage (think it was a Linda McCartney). It looks like the vegan brekkie is the only type of brekkie they do and there was also a vegan hot dog and vegan tacos on the menu. Staff were friendly too! Definitely coming back :-)

Pros: Multiple vegan options Vegan breakfast is the only

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