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Red Onion

#87 of 1,928 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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

Called in on Monday evening, place was really busy, we were seated quickly, but warned our meal may take a little time to arrive as they were so busy but we didn't really have long to wait, started with French onion soup which was fab, my friend had goats cheese salad which also got a thumbs up. We both then... More 

Thank Ann G
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Second time here after 5 years: service was first class and good food. Great atmosphere. Liked the menu - shame I couldn't manage the desserts which looked awesome. Enjoyed relaxing with the family. - a great night out.

Thank Christopher C
Kilbarchan, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

A bit of a trudge from Central station but finally got there. On opening the outside door we were met with a rather heavy curtain which had to be swept aside. On entering restaurant first impressions not exactly what I as expecting!!! However the staff more than made up with their friendliness. We were shown to the first booth up... More 

Thank Isobel D
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

We had one night in Glasgow and this was highly recommended so we were happy that a table was available. However, while we loved the look of the menu, the actual delivery was disappointing. We were unsure as to how much was produced on premises and how much brought in. The “Wild Mushroom Risotto with rocket and parmesan” was mostly... More 

Thank Kay-Mia
Hamilton, Scotland, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Went as a party of 3. Drinks order taken and starters ordered and arrived very quickly. I had pate, which was nice, though as usual with pate, loads of pate left over after oatcakes finished. Others in our group had scallops with chorizo and king prawns. They both thoroughly enjoyed. Mains arrived without too much of a wait. I had... More 

Thank Debbie L
Bridge of Weir, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed a delicious meal. Wild Mushroom risotto was excellent. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Quite a trendy place which was busy the night we were there. Only negative was some food splashes on the wall. Maybe children had been there!! All in all good value. We will be back.

Thank Potatomama420
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

This has to be the best little family-run place to eat, in the heart of Glasgow. Situated at the top of West Campbell St, it serves the most mouthwatering food, and caters for all from, meat and fish lovers, as well as the most picky, of vegetarians, to a selection of dishes for kids. The service is friendly yet efficient... More 

Thank Mumtriesherbest
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Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Visited the Red Onion recently for the first time using a Living Social Voucher - two courses and a glass of prosecco. On arrival we were shown to a booth. The restaurant is nicely decorated although I did feel we were a little close to some of the other tables. The service was good, fast and efficient. We were immediately... More 

Thank Jacqui270Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

Have never returned so quickly to a restaurant but wanted to check out 1st visit wasn't a fluke. Once again we were not disappointed. Food, service, atmosphere and cleanliness was excellent. Menu is amazing, great choices and full plates. Definitely be back for further visits.

Thank Hayho23
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

I had read other reviews about this place and was looking forward to going taking Mum for early Mother's Day treat. The food was good, blade of beef especially nice but the service was truly disappointing. We weren't offered a wine list, after asking for one we then waited 15 minutes before I managed to get someone's attention to order... More 

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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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?