St Mungo Museum Café
Encore-run café offering soups, sandwiches and baked potatoes, as well as hot and cold drinks.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
With Glasgow Cathedral and the Necropolis on its doorstep, it’s hard to tell that this Baronial building was built less than 30 years ago. The Museum of Religious Life is a great place to stop and reflect on the city’s multi-religious identity among totems of all of the world’s great religions. A walk through the museum allows you to explore the importance of belief systems in shaping the lives and cultures of people across the world. In one of the few museums in the world devoted entirely to the subject of religion, a Nigerian tribal screen sits alongside a dancing Shiva, Buddha statues and ornate stained-glass windows. Pop down to the café afterwards by way of the Zen garden for soups, sandwiches, and hearty dishes from home and abroad ranging from traditional stovies to a decent Thai chicken curry.
- High point: Beautiful surroundings
- Low point: Menu is a touch dated
- Notable dish: Thai chicken curry
- Private dining: 80–120
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
- Live entertainment: Museum upstairs; also do functions (weddings etc) in the function space
- Capacity: 48
- Largest group: 120 standing / 80 sit-down, in separate function suite
- Open since: 1993
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £15.10 per bottle