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Red Onion

#87 of 1,927 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
City Centre
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257 West Campbell Street, Glasgow G2 4TT, Scotland
+44 141 221 6000
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went with a friend couple of weeks ago - she'd been given a voucher as part of Christmas - and can only say it was one of my worst 'better quality dining' experiences, and I eat out a lot ....French Onion soup was substantial (good) but basic stock totally overpowering .... also see previous comment on Chorizo sauce accurate (not... More 

Thank LaRochelleFan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tasty food, generous portions, efficient friendly service! First visit for all of us. Won't be our last!

Thank LondonStingray
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on Sunday with my wife and was not disappointed with the experience, We had dined here before and if anything the food and the service just seem to get better and better. On this occasion we dined on a voucher and were very pleasantly surprised and delighted with the choices available to us, a minimum of at least... More 

1 Thank Peasyman
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this restaurant the food is always fantastic and as much as I'd like to try another starter the Bang Bang Chicken is so amazing I can't .....maybe one day! This time we both opted for a delicious Spanish pork loin, chorizo and patatas bravas main. Can't wait for the next visit.

1 Thank Corfu1981
Fort William, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fabulous pre theatre menu for £14.95. French onion soup and bang bang chicken for starters and spanish pork and steak frites for main. Food was excellent,surroundings very comfortable and staff friendly and efficient

1 Thank Ingrid318
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit to Red Onion with our friends. A fantastic choice of gluten free food for one of our party. Great to see the owner and chef John Quigley at front of house talking to the diners. Very relaxed atmosphere with attentive staff and first class service. Looking forward to my third visit in March.

1 Thank happylassie52
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 6 of us were staying at the nearby blythswood hotel and had a reservation at 8pm on a Saturday night. On calling to say we were running 10 mins late we were told we had no booking! Despite having a confirmation email (issue appeared to be with the 5pm.com system). Offered a table at 9.30pm which wasn't... More 

1 Thank Julie K
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65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurant with well informed staff . I am gluten intolerant and this is my favourite restaurant ,food is great and staff are friendly and efficient.

1 Thank saintaidans
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the restaurant on a Saturday evening as a group of four with a pre booking made. Nice environment and varied menu with the quality of food being reasonable. First indication of anything untoward was the appearance of 3 different staff members within 5 minutes each seeking our drinks orders (when we had given our order on the first time... More 

1 Thank David L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Scenery is delightful. Quite quiet on the night. Contemporary yet beautiful. I had the steak (rare) he had the braised beef. The steak was cooked to perfection, tender and a juicy cut. The beef was delightful and melted in the mouth. The peppercorn sauce was by far the best I've ever had and his potatoes were to die for. The... More 

1 Thank Sid D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
European, British, Scottish, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 West Campbell Street, Glasgow G2 4TT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 221 6000
Red Onion is situated in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. The Chef/patron, John Quigley started his career in London’s West End where he quickly established himself and gained a reputation for excellent casual gourmet dining. He then took the opportunity to travel the world as a private chef to many rock stars and celebrities such as Bryan Adams, Tina Turner and The Bee Gees.

In 1996 John decided to move back to his hometown – Glasgow to put down roots. In the past 9 years John has opened and established numerous successful restaurants which have achieved international recognition. This year John, along with his wife Gillian, decided to open their own restaurant – Red Onion.

Red Onion is open 7 days a week serving food all day from 10am. It is a contemporary casual dining experience that offers something for everyone. John believes in using all the finest natural local produce and combining them with many ingredients and flavours he has experienced on his extensive travels around the world

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?