Herald Café Bar

Herald Café Bar
Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN
  • Telephone 0141 287 2917
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 9am–7.15pm; Fri/Sat 9am–4.15pm. Closed Sun.
  • Food served Mon–Thu 9am–6pm; Fri/Sat 9am–3.30pm. Closed Sun.
  • Average price £7.65 (set lunch)
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  • Website www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/…
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The iconic library’s bar and café offering staple mains, served in an open, minimalist space ideal for study breaks and lunch meetings.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

The quiet bustle of the Mitchell Library provides a tranquil place to think and work as well as dine in the dedicated café that provides a good range of lunch options. Substantial, fluffy omelettes can include fillings such as goat’s cheese and spring onions, while another popular choice is a baked potato; both provide plenty of fuel for intellectual energies. Those visiting a show or event housed in the well-equipped Mitchell theatre will appreciate the beer and wine selection at the evening bar. The cake selection deviates a little from the standard Encore catering offerings, including homemade cakes from a local supplier.

  • High point: Excellent salted caramel cookies
  • Low point: Stir-fry is a bit too saccharine
  • Private dining: Up to 400 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Nothing
  • Live entertainment: The Mitchell Theatre is a Celtic Connections and Aye Write venue
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: Wine not sold by the bottle, glass only per bottle