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5.5 /6 Wonderful 392 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.


392 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 392 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 5
06.02.2017 09:21

Good value and tasty food with a good variety of choices on the menu. Everyone really enjoyed their meals. The only criticism is that my meal wasn't particularly hot so it was perhaps waiting for the others to be ready.

2 reviews so far 6
21.02.2017 10:49

Excellent food and service. The crispy seafood starter was feather light and the monkfish curry delicious. We were extremely well looked after by the staff and the Chilean Chardonnay went down a treat.

1 review so far 6
16.10.2016 20:45

Great good, separate vegan menu which is great for me. They also let me hand in a cake beforehand as a surprise for my friend after dinner. Friendly staff. I'll be going back.

1 review so far 6
21.02.2017 18:34

Lovely meal and great service, would thoroughly recommend so much so that we made another booking for our next trip into town. Good that the chef comes out to engage with the customers

1 review so far 6
20.07.2016 17:14

Great food, and very friendly attentive staff. We had reserved a table but luckily it was quiet at the time of arrival. In and out within an hour, great lunch service. Thank you!

1 review so far 6
18.05.2016 07:49

Great food, atmosphere and service. What more could you ask for when looking for a nice relaxing lunch. It was my mums first visit and she loved it as well. Be back soon!

1 review so far 6
05.01.2017 17:51

City centre, Fab quality, great value lunch in a relaxed surrounding and with Good portions. Limited menu but it is only £10.95. Great to see John Quigley in his whites in the restaurant

1 review so far 4
19.12.2016 15:30

We were a party of 4, and we had recommended you to our friends after our visit on 19/11/16. The food was lovely but unfortunately one of the waiting staff seemed to become more unfriendly as the meal progressed. This was the only point that could be improved upon.

1 review so far 5
22.10.2016 10:38

Good value food, nice atmosphere. We were seated upstairs which was very warm. The food service was very quick but drinks service a bit slow. Ordered drinks and had to ask for them again and same with settling bill.

1 review so far 5
13.08.2016 18:24

Food delightful, service great. Only issue - as soon as we sat down we were told we needed to be out by 6pm. Surely tables could just be managed rather than telling people they are on a time limit?

1 review so far 6
12.10.2016 19:44

Fantastic surrounding,excellent food, lovely atmosphere and very professional and friendly staff, we weren't rushed a very relaxing lunch.Great variety of food on menu. Would highly recommend this restaurant never fails to deliver

1 review so far 6
24.10.2016 06:17

I LOVE red onion it's my fav place to eat in Glasgow and the lady's that lunch menu is fantastic and such value for money 10 out of 10 for me x

1 review so far 6
29.10.2016 16:38

Great friendly and attentive service. The location is easy to find and accessible from either the main bus station or either of the two main train stations. The food was delicious!! :)

1 review so far 6
25.01.2017 15:39

Staff were very friendly and service was brilliant. Food was delicious and the pre-theatre menu had a good selection of dishes to choose from. Very reasonably priced. Overall our visit was fantastic.

1 review so far 6
05.06.2016 08:40

Fantabulous. The atmosphere and surroundings are sumptuous. The serving staff are highly attentive. The quality and taste of each course was of the highest standards. Portion sizes are extremely generous. Highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
12.04.2017 08:44

Great choice. Excellent service great food and lovely environment. Can't wait to go back soon. The menu is small but has lots of choices and nothing seems to be to much trouble

1 review so far 6
10.07.2016 22:03

Great gluten free dining experience, fantastic choice and knowledge staff. Gluten free done properly. Not a box ticking exercise. Very good pre theatre gluten free menu also available. Will definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
03.04.2017 22:37

Warm friendly reception from waiters, excellent pre theatre menu, amazing food. I especially loved the goats cheese starter and frozen raspberries with hot white chocolate. Mmmm. However toilets could do with revamp.

1 review so far 6
08.08.2016 07:43

I loved it here, friendly staff in a pleasant atmosphere,the food was really great and a good selection of wines was available. I will be going back when I can for sure.

2 reviews so far 6
29.09.2016 08:08

Very nice restaurant, always very good for and service. Very much a favourite in Glasgow! They even have a couple of vegetarian options on the 2-3 course set meals. Very good indeed!

1 review so far 5
12.10.2016 17:48

Very good service the food was excellent the Main course portions could do with being a little larger but starter and desert was fine all round very good but has potential to be excellent coming back in december

1 review so far 4
11.01.2017 07:37

Good was good but glasses scratched by dishwasher, black plates which mains were served on we chipped round edges and cheap paper napkins. Also space in booth we were placed at was so tight it was uncomfortable. So good good wasted by lack of attention to detail!

1 review so far 4
22.02.2017 11:10

Overall I enjoyed my visit, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The meal was great value for money however I did not enjoy my steak - not sure of the cut but wouldn't recommend that. The vegan menu had very good variety and the portion sizes were good.

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 09:24

Really good food and great service at great price. Particularly pleased to see gluten and dairy free menus provided, nothing was too much trouble for this team. Will be back soon!

1 review so far 6
17.09.2016 21:07

Lovely meal, food cooked to perfection. For 3 courses of food that is as good as we had you will have to go a long way. Also a nice relaxed atmosphere.

1 review so far 6
18.09.2016 13:12

Good food, varied menu and good service. There could have been a better choice of ciders and lagers however, but on the whole a great venue for a pre theatre dinner

1 review so far 6
07.12.2016 07:48

Wonderful food & great service. Fantastic gluten free menu which all restaurants should learn from. Inside the restaurant has a cozy feel while also being spacious between tables. Would certainly recommend.

1 review so far 6
27.11.2016 16:08

great food and service ,lovely waiting staff ,i cannot believe that this restaurant has been open for more than 12 years and we have not visited before now, will definitely return,

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 17:52

Very good food and attentive service. Excellent value for money for Sunday lunch or pre theatre. Would definitely go back again although this wasn't my first visit as it's always excellent.

1 review so far 6
23.06.2016 13:12

Delicious food. Almost definitely the best roast beef dinner I’ve ever had. The bang bang chicken is lovely too. We went for lunch as a family and had a great time.

2 reviews so far 6
07.08.2016 14:35

Fabulous meal and the staff are always so attentive! One of my most favourite restrurants In Glasgow and never disappointed with the food. I'm still dreaming about my chocolate brownie dessert

1 review so far 6
08.04.2017 17:54

"Simple" food, but so well done. Wife hardly ever has steak, but just loved it. Was only planning to have 2 courses, but def having 3! Staff so friendly as well

1 review so far 5
22.08.2016 18:46

I come here regularly for the Vegan Menu which is always a treat, lovely food. Nice atmosphere and very good service too! I like the set price for two or three course dinners too, well worth it!

1 review so far 5
14.03.2017 16:36

Great value for money - Friday evening set menu £14.95 for 2 courses for items which would have been much more on a la carte. Staff friendly and efficient, food absolutely delicious. Would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 10:33

Service was excellent and the food was fantastic with generous portion sizes. I contacted the restaurant for a late change to the booking and where more than happy to accommodate

1 review so far 6
12.10.2016 20:03

Beautiful food and excellent service ....even on a last Minute Saturday night booking. It was a lovely evening and very reasonably priced considering the standard of food which was served.

1 review so far 6
01.06.2016 08:49

Excellent food and service. Reasonable prices too. The four hour braised blade of beef is outstanding, as is the bang bang chicken salad, but everything we tried was very tasty

1 review so far 5
09.04.2017 08:31

Pre-theatre menu was excellent value for money and portions were good sized. Staff were very pleasant yet professional. Modern open decor which may not be to everyone's taste.First time visit for us but sure to return!

1 review so far 6
18.02.2017 08:53

Excellent food and service as always. The best vegan food in Glasgow, made from real ingredients and not the usual processed junk and fake meat. Will be back again...and again!

1 review so far 5
22.09.2016 13:24

The service was good, and the food was excellent. Good prices, especially for the pre-theatre menu, with a good variety of dishes. It also offers vegetarian options for some meat dishes, apart from standard vegetarian dishes.

1 review so far 6
16.06.2016 09:21

Great meal and service. Good choice with 2 menu options. Great value for money. Quality of food was very good. Welcome on arrival very good as was table service throughout.

1 review so far 6
28.05.2016 08:27

Pleasant meal and good prices on the set menu. Staff were courteous and we were served in good time despite there being two large parties in at the same time.

1 review so far 6
09.08.2016 08:46

superb food reasonably priced,all my guests enjoyed their meal and the surroundings. Excellent service and interesting menu. Staff very efficient and unphased by the restaurant being busy. Would thoroughly recommend.

2 reviews so far 6
11.08.2016 11:20

Food and service always spot on. Wonderful to go to a restaurant with so many fantastic vegan choices. We actually rebooked for dinner later in the week before we left

2 reviews so far 6
24.07.2016 13:47

This was my second visit for lunch in two weeks. The menu was varied from my first visit and the food served was delicious. It was great value for money.

1 review so far 5
06.12.2016 10:29

The food was absolutely fantastic food, and the staff were attentive. I loved the wide choice of food as there were 4 options for each course on the vegan menu which is hard to find.

1 review so far 5
14.10.2016 11:25

The food was excellent and the whole party enjoyed their meal. We had the lunch menu which had a good vatiety of options. Will definitely be returning soon. I will recommend to family and friends.

1 review so far 5
18.06.2016 10:55

Food was wonderful, table was too close to a group of young people. We asked to be moved, which they arranged very quickly. The youngsters got their space and so did we. Good night out.

1 review so far 6
13.06.2016 21:41

good atmosphere , and staff couldn't have been any friendlier or helpful excellent food and good value overall couldn't asked for a better evening for my partner and myself

1 review so far 6
17.01.2017 09:35

Been here a few times now and have never been disappointed. The menu is great with high quality food as always. Friendly service. Generous sized portions on children's menu.