Mono

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10-12 King's Court, King St, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 5RB

Cafe, bar and live music venue offering vegan food, local beer, and home-brewed soft drinks. Venue hosts live music, baby discos, art exhibitions, book readings, record fares, beer festivals, resident DJs and foosball. Dog and child friendly. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-11:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-1:00am, Sun 11:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Pizza, Fast food, Beer/Wine, British, Scottish

92 Reviews

First Review by kathyv181

Very good music cafe - Edit

The music at Mono is a little less loud than the one at the 13th Note next door, making this place a little more relaxed and better to have some nice pub food with some beer. This is still a music venue and as such it is a great place to hang out with others and enjoy some beers and snacks!

Pros: Nice vegan pub food, Good music

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Vegan Sunday lunch - Edit

We ate here twice over a weekend and enjoyed it both times. The burgers were tasty and the Sunday lunch was nice - very good seitan - although the yorkshire pudding was a little disappointing. Lovely setting in an old monorail station and with a great record shop attached which was ideal for Sunday afternoon browsing whilst waiting for our lunch. It does get busy but we managed to get a table on both occasions (Friday evening and Sunday lunch time). The dessert menu could possibly do with a few more options. We had the banana split and whilst I enjoyed it my partner wasn't hugely impressed. Nonetheless this is a great spot and well worth a visit.

Pros: Lovely setting, Nice food

Cons: Dessert menu could be more tempting

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Consistently Good Food - Edit

I eat at Mono a lot and have never been disappointed by anything on their menu. Just really delicious vegan food in a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and a good selection of drinks.

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Delicious food, shame about the live music - Edit

This place has a great selection of hearty vegan dishes. I look two non-vegans and they were really impressed. Would definitely go back but will avoid the live music and poetry recitals.

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Amazing food - Edit

I have been to Mono a few times now and the food is always amazing. There is so much choice of food and you can really go crazy as a vegan.

However, every time I have been there the staff is always just a bit rude. I don't know what it is but customer service is not their thing.

Good thing that the food is so good!

Pros: Amazing choice, lovely interior

Cons: Questionable customer service

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fun and tasty - Edit

Some lovely down to earth meals. Especially if you like a bit of batter. Lovely desserts too.

Pros: lots of choice

Cons: decor is a little strange in places... but not rea

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Top Scran - Edit

I’ve been here on a few occasions for lunches. I can highly recommend:

Banh Mi sandwich
Pizza crunch & chips (my guilty pleasure!)
Battered sausage & chips.

The battered sausage is identical to one you’d find in a chippy, I was seriously considering asking them to prove it was vegan!

Great little vibe with a broad mix of young, old, friends & families.

Pros: delicious food

Cons: soft drinks are perhaps a little pricey fir what t

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awesome food - Edit

All vegan food, great selection of drinks. The staff is polite. If you feel like grabbing a quick cruelty-free bite- this is your place!

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GREAT place - Edit

I loved it here!! It’s a pretty big space and music venue and they even have a vinyl shop inside! The pizza was amazing and I will definitely be going back here.

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Love It! - Edit

I've eaten here on a good few occasions, and never been disappointed. Proper filling portions (including lots of chips if those are part of your dish), nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

It's neither super-basic or very fancy, hits that nice middle ground where I'm happy to go on my own for lunch if passing by, but also good to go with a group of friends for a little celebration.

I can definitely recommend the to-fish and chips, and it's worth leaving some room for a dessert too.

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Absolutely amazing kitchen ! - Edit

Flipping TOFISH AND CHIPS - do I need to say more?

Pros: tofish and chips, good wine, excellent

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Yum! - Edit

The mac & cheese is delicious! The sharing starter is perfection!

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Mono :) - Edit

I've lived next to Mono for 10 years now so know it very well by now - it's basically Glasgow's most well-known and longest-running vegan place.
In short:
Very good Bahn Mi Roll and Hummus/salad wrap.
To-fish is excellent! Mac & cheese and the pizzas are above average but not amazing (compared to Zizzi's vegan rustica for example).
Chips are very good as are the artichoke fritters, a must-have! Cakes are also good, but most importantly they have Oatly :)
Various specials and soups pop up on the menu from day to day so keep an eye out for those.
The place is long-running and popular with the vegan community and various Meetup groups so can go from empty to full quite quickly even though they have a lot of tables for all sizes of groups, so be aware of this especially on weekends.
The staff are chilled and friendly (if you are ever waiting for service, just wander up to the bar and order there).
The wifi is good and it's a great place to chill and get some work done on mornings or quieter days.

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wow! - Edit

I have nothing bad to say about this place. I only went once and had the fish n chips, but it was the best meal
I had in Glasgow! When I come back to Scotland I'll be going right here!

Pros: the food , the staff, the location

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old favourite - Edit

Mono is a fave for any Glaswegian vegan! Their choice is great and there are some really indulgent options which is a rarity for most vegans in restaurants! I would say my favourite dish has to be the kale pizza but I've never had a bad meal here! I also love the bean burrito and my sister lives for their mac and cheese!

Cons: service can be slow and make sure you book in adva

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Nice food, nice service - Edit

I was only in Glasgow one night and this is where I decided to eat based on recommendations. I wasn't disappointed.

I wanted something deep-fried because I was in Scotland (I'm from Australia) so I ordered the sausage supper which contained deep-fried sausages, chips and a pickled onion. I ordered it with extra mushy peas because I felt I needed something somewhat green on my plate haha. It was delicious, greasy goodness! The sausages were particularly good because they had a very authentic sausage flavour.

The staff were very nice and didn't make me feel awkward about dining alone (I was traveling alone and with such a short trip I knew no one).

The atmosphere was very nice and sort of exactly what I imagined Glasgow to be like. I enjoyed myself :)

Pros: Delicious, Friendly service, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Down a quiet alley; scary to walk there alone

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Great music - food ok - Edit

We were so excited to try this place, but walked away underwhelmed. We ordered the fish and chips and it was super greasy as well as the burger...same :(. The soup was amazing and we tried a salad with tofu that came with two dollar sized slices and a bunch of greens. For as much as this place gets amazing reviews...we were not thrilled. Positives are great service, fun atomosphere and the DJ was amazing and played great music while we were there. Probably a skip next time, but if you like great music...nice stop

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Fun dive/junk food - Edit

We ate here our last night in Scotland and it was such a relief to be at a vegan restaurant that we happily overlooked the fact there were hardly any vegetables on the menu. We had: caesar salad, tofish and chips, seitan burger, falafel wrap, side of sausage, and side of jerk jackfruit. Did not like the sausage or jackfruit at all, but everything else was pretty good, in fact we had to order more of the tofish and another burger. However, the food was quite greasy, especially the tofish which was not as crispy as it should have been and extra greasy. Maybe they need to adjust the fryer temps. The best item was the seitan burger.

I made a reservation because I wasn't sure what to expect. It was probably a good idea because the place got busy. Mono is a dive--no need to dress up at all. The record store attached to the restaurant is fun but it closes early.

If I lived in Glasgow, I might visit about once year because there were hardly any healthy options. If Mono lived in my city, it would have to up its game since there are vegan restaurants here that do fried food that comes out crispy without being greasy.

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best Mac n cheese in Glasgow - Edit

And the rest of the food is great too, lovely space, friendly and relaxed atmosphere but make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy it, Mono time is chill out time. Can get busy, check out for special events and good outside space for a sunny day. My favourite Glasgow spot 👍🏽

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okay food, nice atmosphere - Edit

we had the tofish and chips, which were good and the jackfruit burrito which was meh.
the atmosphere seemed relaxed but the food wasn't that special. maybe we just ordered the wrong things.

Pros: chill atmosphere, nice staff

Cons: slightly mediocre food

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Old favourite - Edit

Old favourite spot in Glasgow and remains one of the best. Have also been to many a gig here and bought many a record. It has a great friendly atmosphere, is great for kids, and best of all the food is always amazing.

Pros: food, good music scene, good for kids

Cons: none

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Mono Railroaded Me! - Edit

Looking for Rose and Grant's which was closed, I checked HappyCow to find there was a vegan cafe round the corner. Mono actually appears to be a vegan pub, with live music! I couldn't stay for that, but I ordered off piste, the Tostadas for the main course as a Special were delicious. I had problems parking as I hadn't allowed for the alternate venue. They were very patient with me which I also appreciated. I finished with the vegan (everything's vegan) chocolate, strawberry and vanilla banana split, topped with a cherry! I thought I'd seen the last of one of those! Great place, highly recommended 😜

Pros: Nice and airy on a hot Glaswegian day, with seatin

Cons: Tucked away, Kings Court isn't clearly marked. You

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Great pizza terrible service - Edit

I have been twice and both times the service was slow and bordering on rude, I gave it a chance because the first time it was busy but the second time it was reasonably quiet so no excuse. It is such a shame because the pizza there is great but luckily there are plenty of other options in Glasgow, won't be back unless I get dragged there!

Pros: Great pizza

Cons: Staff who clearly couldn't care less, Slow service, Will give the wrong wine, think you won't notice

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okay but that's it - Edit

Basic pub or fast food, nothing special, chips greasy and not crisp, battered artichokes greasy, burger and burrito okay but I had both way better in several other vegan or vegetarian restaurants.. nice space though

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revision - Edit

Ignore the last review it was wrong!

I came here and the space is so nice, but I had a flight and their kitchen opened at 12 though the space opens at 11 - something to bear in mind

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Glasgow Vegan Pizza Crunch Venue - Edit

Wow! Traditional Glasgow fayre: battered sausage, pizza crunch (it's a quater of a pizza deep fried in batter- and it is great!) good value. lots of tables indoors and outdoors. We went for lunch and the sun was shining, lovely light venue.

Pros: Traditional deep fried joy veganised

Cons: none

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Great place - Edit

A good busy place with a great mix of people. We went on a Saturday night in May before the band played. We missed out on the burrito. Pizza was ok and tofu bun was a bit dull. Wine was good. Lovely sunny day people sat outside in the court yard. Easy to find with app.

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