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“Needs to Try Harder”
Review of Tron Bar & Kitchen

Tron Bar & Kitchen
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Ranked #621 of 2,486 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$46
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Merchant City
Description: Not just the ideal place for a pre-theatre meal or a post-show drink, the Tron Bar & Kitchen continues to be one of the Merchant City's favourite eateries. Our chefs serve up fresh, seasonal, locally sourced food, from light lunches and mouthwatering snacks, to home-made burgers and delicious fries, right through to indulgent desserts and Fair Trade coffee, even when there's no show on! It's also the perfect spot to unwind, read the papers and relax with a glass of wine from our exciting wine list or to recharge your batteries with a stiff espresso. And of course, there's free Wi-Fi so you can surf while you sip.
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We popped in for some lunch and were kept waiting before being acknowledged. Admittedly the wait-person was charming. We ordered simple food (a baked potato for me) and my partner's course was accompanied by very good fries. The potato was cold and filling was even colder. Should have sent it back but hunger and haste made me eat it. There is a lovely atmosphere, warm and welcoming for a Sunday afternoon but the food let it down.

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Thank Malcolm L
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Had a great pre theatre burger in this joint last Thursday before a wild show in the theatre. Lucy the waitress was superb. Super friendly with wicked sense of humour. 8/10 for the food and 10/10 for service. [
ps the show afterwards was outrageous and superb. Great music and fun from start to end.
air con would have been helpful but then again how often do you get 30c in Glasgow

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Thank Jim G
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

The Tron has been a familiar landmark in Glasgow's Merchant City, easily recognised by the 16th century church steeple. In fact, the home of The Tron Theatre has always played an important part in the rich history of the old industrial city. The building started life as St Mary's Church in 1637 before being almost completely destroyed by a fire which was started by a couple of drunken members of the notorious Hell Fire Club in 1793. The only part of the building to survive was the now famous steeple which was incorporated into reconstruction work by the architects, James & Robert Adam. Over the years the building has been place of execution, a meeting hall, a market and a store house, a police station and a theatre.
Whilst long respected for its theatrical offerings, The Tron Bar & Kitchen is gaining a reputation for offering good food. In addition to traditional pre-theatre meals or after show drinks, the kitchen serves up light lunches, snacks and wide range of homemade meals.
As LittleGems Jewellery was exhibiting at a craft fair that was being held within the Tron last weekend ,( and I was helping), we were able to try try out their excellent value lunchtime menu.

The menu boasted a wide selection of light snacks and sandwiches as well as hearty burgers and baked potatoes. The range of fillings for the sandwiches was huge, and after changing her mind a few times, Nicola decided to get the goats cheese and red onion marmalade sandwich. What she received was two massive doorstops of fresh bloomer bread, filled to the gunnels with creamy, slightly salty goats cheese and a tart marmalade of red onion which gave the perfect balance to the distinctive flavours of the cheese. The sandwich was served alongside a garden of mixed salad leaves dressed in a light mustard dressing.

Although I was tempted by the sound of their homemade burger, I decided to order the 'soup and sandwich'. I don't know why but I had been expecting a creamier soup, however the chef had kept the soup very simple using just stock, broccoli and a little Stilton. The soup was deliciously flavoured and well seasoned. To accompany my soup I had opted for the Coronation chicken sandwich. Like Nicola's sandwich, mine was packed with tons of filling and loads of flavour. The Coronation chicken was a fanatic blend of diced chicken breast, mayonnaise, and curry powder, served with dressed salad on two huge chunks of wholegrain bread.

The bar serves up a wide range of bottled and draught beers and lagers including locally produced St Mungo which is brewed less than a mile from the Tron at West Brewery on Glasgow Green. The award winning German style lager was a perfect way to round off my lunch.

Lunch for two including a pint of lager, a diet Coke, and a packet of crisps came to just over £13. With excellent portion sizes packed with flavour, we would definitely return in the future.

If you're ever near Trongate and in need of some sustenance then make sure that Tron Bar & Kitchen is somewhere in your thought.

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Thank GerrysKitchenGlasgow
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

It was a great little snack bar for a bowl of soup and sandwich, but must have had a fill in chef that day nothing seemed the same. I am sure it has improved. Otherwise you would find an empty snack bar..

Thank jenkelly69
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

had pre show lunch and was really disappointed with food. I had veggy fritata which appeared to have been cooked earlier then fried to reheat - tastless and greasy. Kids had chicken nuggets with a mountain of chips which is normally something they would eat but couldnt as the coating was too spicy. Partner had burger which he said tasted like frozen variety. Used to enjoy the food here so will be giving it a miss from now on. Lovely friendly staff though.

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Thank grapefruitGlasgow
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