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5.5 /6 Wonderful 453 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.


453 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 453 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
11.06.2017 09:46

Great location fantastic food and wonderful service, red onion is highly recommended by both myself and my husband and we will definitely be back. The gluten free menu is one of the best I have found.

1 review so far 6
25.08.2016 09:11

Excellent food, staff were very attentive and friendly. Lovely decor and great ambiance. Could not fault this restaurant in the slightest. Would definitely visit again and would definitely recommend to friends. Overall an amazing dining experience

1 review so far 6
12.11.2016 18:04

The food was simply delicious, the service was excellent but not intrusive and we found the restaurant to be smart, clean and relaxing. Lunch menu was varied and affordable - all in all a lovely afternoon.

2 reviews so far 6
26.05.2017 20:20

Good food as always and excellent service. Air conditioning might have improved the experience as it was very hot in the restaurant due to the good weather, however both doors were open to try and help.

1 review so far 5
25.03.2017 21:43

Excellent Vegan menu which vegetarian daughter loved. On the main set menu, there was something to suit everyone. My steak was excellent, while our other guest enjoyed a very tasty chicken main. Restaurant lovely and light too on a sunny day. Nice ambience.

2 reviews so far 5
25.09.2016 19:09

Lovely meal served by friendly efficient staff. I had the pre-theatre and my husband went a la carte. Not cheap but good value for money and just a really good atmosphere in the place. We've been before and will certainly go back.

3 reviews so far 6
09.01.2017 17:19

Cannot fault food or service . One of the best restaurant's in Glasgow . Their Seth menus are great value for money . Advisable to book as it is busy for lunch and dinner .

1 review so far 6
29.11.2016 08:20

Really close to the hotel we were staying in and booking a table was easy. The food was tasty and wholesome and the service attentive and helpful. Will definately be back when next in Glasgow.

3 reviews so far 6
15.02.2017 12:03

Booked a table for the pre-theatre before going to an event at the Hydro . Once again the quality and choice of food was superb and an absolute steal at £16.95 foe three courses .

1 review so far 6
24.10.2016 11:38

All the food we had was really tasty, and it was good that they also have a vegan set menu as one of my friends is vegan, so everyone could enjoy a nice meal :)

1 review so far 5
10.12.2016 23:11

Lovely food and excellent service and my daughter was well catered for with a gluten and dairy free menu. Shame we were squeezed into a table upstairs in a corner near the air vent. Downstairs was beautifully decorated for Christmas and warm.

1 review so far 5
01.06.2016 22:25

Our group of 6 ladies had a very nice 2 course set lunch washed down with some chilled prosecco.Attentive service and relaxed setting. Only comment is the online price for both was different on the day. However would definately book again.

2 reviews so far 5
12.10.2016 19:28

Chose this place deliberately for its extensive gluten-free menu as dining with coeliac friend and she was v impressed with the variety on offer. Staff were all very helpful. All in all, great city centre venue with a strong customer focus.

2 reviews so far 5
06.02.2017 08:38

Very good right up until we had to pay the bill. The staff seemed very disinterested, we had to seek them out to say bye and even then they still seemed to be busy. Even then there was no thank you.

1 review so far 6
30.05.2017 19:35

As we had been here before we knew what to expect but it seems to get better. Good choice on the menu for all our party and prices are reasonable. Will be back soon.

1 review so far 6
07.05.2017 20:03

Great food and great value. Portion size was also really good even though we were on the pre theatre menu. Can't fault this restaurant. Overall a great experience and i will definitely be back

1 review so far 6
23.05.2016 12:22

Fantastic restaurant, great food, great service, big portions, great prices, get along but make sure you book. We did Saturday at 6 and was really busy, great pre theatre menu excellent value, definitely recommended

1 review so far 6
29.05.2017 10:14

Ate off the lunch menu, French Onion Soup was fantastic to start! Both mains were of very high quality (pork loin and lemon chicken) - couldn't fault any dish, and was very good value!

1 review so far 6
06.05.2017 23:02

Excellent food and service. Staff were friendly and attentive . Restaurant is clean and welcoming . The set menu is great value and includes lovely dishes that would suit all tastes at good price

1 review so far 6
11.03.2017 20:36

The red onion restaurant is a must we booked for lunch the service is exceptional the food is amazing such a friendly atmosphere and so reasonably priced we will definitely be returning again soon

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 18:25

Friendly staff, great food, super value for money and they didn't bat an eye when friends brought in a huge balloon unicorn as a wind up for the person who's birthday we were celebrating!

1 review so far 6
29.01.2017 09:48

Dinner was lovely , we had the pre theatre offer , also gluten free , will go back again when visiting Glasgow . Also stayed in hotel over the road , so very handy

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.

1 review so far 5
21.06.2016 10:32

Had a really lovely graduation dinner with my family. Great value for money with the set menu and everyone really enjoyed their meals! Separate vegan menu was designed similarly to the original and stopped me from feeling left out. Thanks!

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
24.05.2017 09:11

Another great meal, value for money all day long we'll be back as should everyone. Great friendly staff, but not in your face but always on hand. A restaurant to be proud of.

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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
26.05.2017 15:53

Been a while since our last visit, but the staff, food and ambience were wonderful as before No standards have slipped since last year, will be back a lot sooner this time

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 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
10.06.2017 10:36

Lovely restaurant. It has a very relaxed atmosphere. Food was delicious. The owner took time out from the kitchen to introduce himself and ask how the goid was which was nice.

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!