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5.5 /6 Wonderful 536 Reviews

Red Onion

City Centre Gourmet £££ +100
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About Red Onion

Offering a superlative dining experience in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, Red Onion is an award-winning restaurant dedicated to contemporary Scottish cuisine. Started in 2005 by chef and restaurateur John Quigley and his wife Gillian, Red Onion was opened as an alternative to the stuffy gourmet restaurants that have become the norm in recent years, instead providing a space that’s casual yet stylish, with food that’s at the very top of its class. Found on West Campbell Street, Red Onion is an ideal spot for pre-theatre dining. Booking ahead is essential.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:00
Red Onion, 257 West Campbell Street, G2 4TT Glasgow

Further Information

What separates Red Onion from other gourmet restaurants isn’t only its charmingly casual setting, it’s also the way the kitchen manages to take classic Scottish cuisine and elevate its flavours to near holy levels. Using regional produce and creating all of their dishes from scratch, chef Quigley and his team offer a refreshing approach to gourmet dining that’s unparalleled in the city centre. The calm, casual dining space at Red Onion only helps to further enhance guests’ focus on the most important aspect of dining: the food.

If this West Campbell Street restaurant’s relaxed vibe doesn’t win you over right away, the cuisine certainly will. Featuring a wide range of menus – pre-theatre, a la carte, vegan, gluten-free and more – plus an impressive wine selection, Red Onion sets the bar high for contemporary Scottish dining in the city centre. Fans of seafood will delight in dishes like the roast shellfish spaghetti with lobster, king prawns, mussels, scallops and lemon, the grilled seabass fillet with rosti potato, crisp baby gem, avocado and Caesar dressing, and the fresh fish and chips, while vegetarians will rave about the bean burger with tomato hummus, the wild mushroom risotto with rocket and the spaghetti with vegan meatballs. There’s truly something for everyone at this gem of a restaurant in the city centre. Book today to avoid a wait.

View Taste our Best Menu

A delicious 5 course tasting menu highlighting Red Onion’s most celebrated and loved dishes. Chef/patron John Quigley and his team will prepare, cook and present 5 glorious tasting courses featuring the finest, freshand seasonal Scottish produce each one demonstrating Red Onion's winning signature style.


536 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 536 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 1
18.12.2016 09:14

Food was average but despite having booked well in advance after about 10 minutes got asked to move tables because someone obviously more important than we were demanded our table at 6pm. I refused to move so our food was brought out extremely quick to make sure we were away in time. I have no idea what idiot would request that table anyway it was upstairs away at the back when the place was half empty. Won't be coming back.

1 review so far 3
07.05.2017 10:20

The pre theatre menu has made the same for too long, time for a change? Also, renovation needed in the restaurant and toilets. Food still nice.

1 review so far 3
07.09.2016 21:40

Restaurant could do with updating, the food was nice enough. I had the steak frites (nice) + garlic butter (more an oil - not nice).

1 review so far 2
10.12.2016 09:57

The two course option that we had booked and which was listed on the Facebook page the previous AFTERNOON, was not available so we left! This should have been made clear on their website and FB page.

2 reviews so far 2
23.07.2017 11:55

Starters and dessert were substandard. Very disappointed as I've had such good experiences in the past, if it were my first time visiting then I'd be reluctant to go again. Was hopefully just a one off.

1 review so far 1
20.07.2017 00:00

Food was ok The service was dreadful it was my daughter graduation No attention given for that Ask to order all three course was this a 100 seated wedding Told it made it easier for kitchen to prepare Who was paying Ask for cocktails menu no just wine However full bar with a cocktail shaker

1 review so far 1
09.05.2016 12:10

Ordered the burger... it was so overcooked that I could not eat it. I could not even cut it with a knife. The waitress indicated that the restaurant cooks all the burgers the same way... you cannot choose well done, medium or rare. It seemed that burger was pre-cooked and heated.

1 review so far 2
09.06.2017 09:07

Service was slow and unattentive. Forgot items & at times felt we were forgotten! Food on GF menu was not all GF. Won't be back!

1 review so far 5
09.09.2016 18:45

Lovely meal in a lovely setting. Great gluten free options.

1 review so far 2
23.06.2017 23:51

Pre theatre menus was excellent - good value and food superb. The ladies toilets let the restaurant down - don't flush properly need updated !!

1 review so far 1
31.08.2016 08:53

Staff nice but very disappointed with food. Had Steak frite. The steak was the worst I have ever eaten, very poor quality meat with freezer chips. Dessert was equally poor. Too many tables crammed into the mezzanine level. I won't be back!

1 review so far 1
22.07.2016 19:15

Gluten free and fine dining was the attraction but disappointing quality of service and food for a restaurant in this price category. Will not be back.

1 review so far 1
16.04.2017 08:58

Got there at 7:55 for an 8 o'clock reservation. My wife and left at 8:20 having not even been asked for a drink order. Terrible service.