About Avant Garde
Avant Garde, will be back as soon as possible
The atmosphere is fantastic, staff are extremely friendly, food was fantastic. Will definitely be back and bringing friends with us.
First time visit but not the last
My friend and I try to visit a different restaurant when we meet up every Saturday and we were not disappointed with Avant Garde. I had meatballs in tomato sauce with rice, you can have pasta or chips, my friend had a chicken dish cannot remember the name but we both enjoyed the main course thoroughly, this was followed by dessert I had the cheesecake gorgeous, my friend had a sponge toffee pudding with ice cream would recommend both. Lovely young man served us and we would definitely come back.
Merchant City music bar and restaurant
An inviting space with a cool, contemporary décor, Avant Garde is a lively music bar and restaurant on King Street in the Merchant City. The huge windows are great for people watching but much of the attention focuses on the regular live music, especially the weekend ceilidh and jazz sessions. The kitchen delivers a popular mix of bar classics and Mediterranean favourites with a strong Greek and Italian emphasis.
Freshly prepared British and Mediterranean dishes
All the food at Avant Garde is prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and is cooked to order. In addition to a good value lunch menu, Avant Garde runs a full a la carte. The menu features a wide selection of burgers, pasta and risotto alongside traditional choices such as mac ‘n’ cheese; steak and ale pie and haggis.
The dishes showing more of a Med influence include moussaka, pork or chicken souvlaki and chicken Milanese. From a Belgian chocolate sundae to warm sticky toffee pudding via walnut pie with vanilla pod ice cream, the Avant Garde desserts offer plenty of choice.
Local attractions and transport
Located on King Street, Avant Garde is convenient for shows at the Old Fruitmarket, the Tron and Barrowland. There is car parking at King Street and the nearest train stations are at High Street and Argyle Street. Numerous buses run along Trongate and from the St Enoch Bus Station. The transport hubs of Queen Street and Central stations are a brisk ten minute walk.