Last week Patrick told you about Saramago, and the 13th Note. Two vegetarian cafe bars in Glasgow.
See that blog post – here.
After our drink at The 13th Note we headed for – Mono – restaurant. It’s not that easy to find as it turns out. Down a road and tucked away in some corner with a most unassuming entrance. But don’t let that fool you. The food was excellent. And well priced. Just the way we like it. The people serving us were also super friendly, but then everyone in Glasgow is friendly. They don’t have bad days there. Our good fortune we bumped into a chap at a cafe who we followed and he took us right to Mono.
We each had a Beetroot and Walnut pate thinking a starter wouldn’t go far. What we got was a hearty portion with a green salad leaf garnish and a few slices of griddled rye bread. Patrick had a Chickpea salad with flat bread as a main and I had a Vietnamese salad. Again, they weren’t shy with their portions and we were full. What we also liked was their home brewed ginger beer, lemonade and ales. You can see large steel vats along a wall, where I assume the fermenting takes place.
Mono is also a hub for a bunch of social activities. Think live music venue, independent music supplier and vinyl trade. They also have art on offer on their walls as well as arbitrary exhibitions.
Patrick seems to never get his head above water with work. Since we got back home in Cape Town, we have decided to sell our house and get a more lock up and go type home. We want to get our asking price so we have been working hard at repairs, spring cleaning and de-cluttering. Patrick has been lumbered with the painting and ‘bloke’ jobs. He can’t wait to have time to work on his blog again.
Next week I talk about the sister restaurant to Mono >> Stereo.
Find the recipe page on – this link.