About Drum and Monkey
Drum & Monkey
It was okay, nothing spectacular. The food was good and it was a good deal for last minute on a Wednesday evening. I personally didn't think the wine was that great. I would go back for a last minute meal like we had.
Traditional pub in Glasgow city centre
Once an imposing bank building, The Drum and Monkey is a well established and much loved bar on St Vincent Street. A former CAMRA Pub of the Year, it has a spacious interior with plenty of nooks, crannies and booths to hide away in. The ornate cornicing, magnificent island bar, wood panelling and marble columns give it a grand air but this is a friendly city centre pub where everyone is welcome. Even lager drinkers.
Bar food classics and more
The main food menu at The Drum and Monkey is packed with classic pub grub dishes from battered haddock and chips to haggis neeps and tatties. There are pies, mac ‘n’ cheese, scampi and a grill section brimming with burgers, chops, chicken and steak. Not that it’s all meaty, hearty fare. Dishes like the brown rice, quinoa and lemon salad offer a lighter alternative.
Alongside the main menu, The Drum and Monkey runs a Sausage and Chop House menu specialising in options such as wild boar and apple sausages or thick cut Barnsley chops. The desserts range from rib-stickers like the rhubarb, plum and cherries crumble to comforting dishes such as the Belgian chocolate brownie and salted caramel profiteroles.
City centre attractions and transport
The Drum and Monkey is on the corner of St Vincent Street and Renfield Street in Glasgow city centre. Both Central and Queen Street stations are a five minute walk. There is pay parking at Mitchell Street. Local attractions include The Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Glasgow Museum of Modern Art.