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5.5 /6 Wonderful 353 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.


353 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 353 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
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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.

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

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 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 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
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 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 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
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.

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,

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
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
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
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 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
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

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
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 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
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.

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
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 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
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 6
19.07.2016 11:23

Again first class food and service. Seriously enjoyed the special of surf and turf with lobster beyond words. Always love our meals there. If you have not been go.

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 10:36

Great food and wine at reasonable prices...always something different and unique. Portions really well sized. Service also good and the chef comes to check you liked the food :-)

1 review so far 6
29.07.2016 08:44

Utterly fabulous!!!! Tremendous food, spectacular value for money! Couldn't believe I was eating lobster on a Monday night!!! Menu, service and atmosphere were first class, thank you John Quigley!!

1 review so far 6
19.12.2016 23:40

Red onion is a lovely restaurant. The pre theatre menu was excellent value and the food was very good. The service was very efficient. I really enjoyed my meal.

1 review so far 6
11.12.2016 10:34

Nice atmosphere. Excellent Christmas menu - food was beautifully cooked and presented. Food that should be served hot, always was. Hurray for firm sprouts!! Staff were friendly and helpful.

1 review so far 6
29.05.2016 09:08

Great food, interesting menu and good services ce. My 'gluten free' friend loved her special menu and was particularly pleases with all the dessert choices. Hope to return soon.

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
29.11.2016 08:52

Excellent food, super service, lovely location. When something does not reach their restaurant standard there is no fuss and any issue professionally dealt with. A breath of fresh air!

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.

1 review so far 6
07.02.2017 11:49

We had such lovely food and the price/quality it pretty amazing. Very relaxed atmosphere and friendly service, with some good tunes in the background. Can't wait to go back.

1 review so far 5
23.12.2016 17:26

Good food, good service. Lunchtime was quiet and we were served quickly and efficiently. We all had fish which was correctly cooked. A good, streamlined (in a good way) and well priced wine list.

1 review so far 5
29.12.2016 22:39

Pre-theatre menu very good, served quickly without ever feeling rushed. Good price and this is the second time this week we've dined there. The pre-theatre menu is virtually the same as the lunch menu.

1 review so far 5
06.12.2016 15:31

Good food. Staff friendly and efficient. Excellent value for money. Location first class for a business lunch. Ambience was good with restaurant dressed for Christmas and a number of office parties in for lunch.

1 review so far 5
19.03.2017 14:13

Very friendly staff and good food in a nice setting... Only downfall was having a large wooden pole at my back which made the experience a little uncomfortable during eating but a minor irritant...

1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 20:02

Lovely food. Fantastic to see a vegan menu and the staff were very cheery and pleasant. No complaints around my three courses and I'd definitely eat there again.

1 review so far 6
20.11.2016 17:49

Excellent food atmosphere and staff . Roating fire which greets you on a cold day is lovely. Staff are so polite and helpful and food is delicious .

1 review so far 6
06.01.2017 19:31

Great menu and attentive staff. Food was superb and our chat with the chef was a pleasant bonus. I'll be happy to get the chance to go again

1 review so far 6
15.11.2016 13:13

Great food, lovely atmosphere on a wet and miserable evening and great service...what more do you need to set the night off before an evening at the theatre

2 reviews so far 6
04.11.2016 09:41

The food is delicious as always and their always able and happy to help with our dietary requirements! I thoroughly recommend!! The food is also incredibly well priced!

1 review so far 6
14.01.2017 12:35

Great food and great service, will be back. We had the pre theatre menu and for being in the city centre it was good value for the price.

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 17:31

Excellent food we were spoilt for choice, could have had everything on the menu. The staff were very friendly and helpful they helped make the evening very enjoyable.