About Avant Garde
We all enjoyed our food there was an issue with the pasta being gluten free which the chef took on board and phoned the suppliers as there might be an issue 're the dairy side of it. Will be back as menu is great choice and value.
Wee Gem of a place
First time in the Avant Garde and was not disappointed, the food was excellent and can honestly say that the Mussels in the white wine sauce was the best I've tasted.We booked the 5pm deal £11.95 for two courses which also included a glass of wine. A good selection of starters and main courses to choose from, we did not try the dessert menu as we were both stuffed. There was musical entertainment a Jazz guitarest and Jazz singer which made for a decent change of the thump thump music you get elsewhere.Staff were friendly and helpful and that makes for a good atmosphere. Will be back to sample other fare from the menu.
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.