Vegan in Glasgow: Mono

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I’m an Edinburgh girl through and through, and in my university days I only made my way over to Glasgow to see bands.  So on my recent trip north of the border, when my fellow asked what we should do there, all I could do was pick a restaurant and rely on TripAdvisor for culture and entertainment.  Fortunately, it didn’t let us down and we enjoyed the whirring and clunking of the robots at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre.

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And of course, I didn’t let us down in the food stakes either.  Mono is quite a big space, with a record shop, a book shop, a bar and a dining area, and it was popular with the lunchtime crowd.  Usually I try to avoid ordering the same as my companions, but this time we had the same main and dessert because they were just too good to resist.  The grilled portobello burger was garlicky and satisfying, but completely overshadowed by the beer-battered onion rings.  Delicious!

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And dessert was even better – sticky toffee pudding in a rich, flavoursome sauce with a dollop of ice cream on the side.  Any time I see sticky toffee pudding on a menu, I am compelled to order it and this may have been the best one I’ve ever had.

Glasgow, despite its reputation as a bit rough and ready, is one of the best cities for meat-free meals, so I’m keen to get back and explore some more options.  But I honestly don’t know if I’ll be able to pass up on a return trip to Mono and the chance to order a gigantic plate of onion rings and all the pudding they have.

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