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“Good size portions....aand cheap!”

Avant Garde Live Music Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #709 of 2,602 Restaurants in Glasgow
Price range: US$9 - US$21
Cuisines: European
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Description: We specialise in Mediterranean food Avant Garde Music Bar and Restaurant is located in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City area offers a great variety of gourmet food guaranteed to suit every taste! An excellent restaurant, home to great live music every week! Regular live music events! At Avant Garde, we love our drinks as much as we love our food. Our bar area provides a spacious and comfortable area to relax and unwind for our customers. With a wide range of drinks ranging from ice cold beers to the finest spirits and liqueurs. Our 306 persons capacity bar and restaurant along with our 60 persons capacity function suite makes us the perfect choice to cater for corporate events, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and funerals.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here before for the ceiligh dancing and drinks, on a couple of occassions.Always good fun, if you like Scottish dancing. But thats on a Saturday night.
A Group of 9 of us went last Friday, for a meal and expected the dancing afterwards,
Now the food was decent size portions and at £15 for 2 courses, excellent value. However the chef has obviously not heard of 'seasoning'. Consequently the food was totally blant...no matter what we all got. Very disappointing....and to cap that, there was no ceilidh, on a friday. So we had to suffer a jazz band, who outwith our group, had an adience of half a dozen brave souls. So they obviously are not very good, if thats all they can attract.

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Thank GerryCampbell1967
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here for the music and tasted food, both are BETTER than very good , live music form Friday right through to Sunday, so there's potentially something to please everybody.

Thank John M
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Billy T, Owner at Avant Garde Live Music Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review :)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit there with a friend who uses it, and also sings there.
Service, and food, were excellent.
Portions were not small and very tasty. Steak pie looked great, and the Moussaka was excellent.
Prices, both for food and wine, were great for a City Centre restaurant.
Will be back to enjoy some of the live music they have at weekends.

Thank David B
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Billy T, Owner at Avant Garde Live Music Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review, hope toy visit us again soon! :)

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

My husband and I were looking for somewhere to go with live music with some friends and we were advised to try the Avant Garde in King St. On walking in we were unsure if it would be for us. We ordered a drink and listened to the band a few people got up for a dance. After a few songs we decided the band were really good and there was a good atmosphere. We asked if we could have a table for some lunch and they said did you book? Oh no we said so the waitress asked another member of staff and came back saying yes we could have a table. The menu had good choices to suit us all so we ordered starters and mains and also some cocktails. The cocktails were delicious and expertly made. Our food was also delicious and we had no complaints. The prices were very reasonable. The staff were very nice polite at all times and very attentive. Overall we had a great time and I would highly recommend this place for food or just a drink we will certainly be back.

Thank Lindsay W
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We called to ask if kids were allowed and we're told they were. But whe. We got there, went for a dance, which was the reason we went in the first place, and then the manager told us kids were not allowed on the dance floor. We were with them the whole time and they were not messing about at all.

The food was also awful, but we would have been fine with that if they had just let us dance to the music.

Stay away and find somewhere that appreciates customers.

Thank qualier
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Billy T, Owner at Avant Garde Live Music Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you!

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