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“Pretty much perfect” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red Onion

Red Onion
257 West Campbell Street, Glasgow G2 4TT, Scotland (City Centre)
+44 (0)141 221 6000
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Ranked #226 of 1,885 Restaurants in Glasgow
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Scottish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
Description: 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
Glasgow, Scotland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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“Pretty much perfect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I had heard good things about the restaurant so decided to try out the 5pm meal before a theatre visit - menu was varied and well priced. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Good welcome and good service throughout. Lovely food, nice decor, very clean and modern. An enjoyable night all in and I will definitely be back. Highlight: goats cheese salad starter - yummy!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Third time unlucky!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We went to the Red Onion in November for dinner and took a friend. The service was good. The restaurant was empty - almost. The food was very, very poor. Starters of squid were so mean that it was as if the meagre rings of squid had been cut by a razor. My starter of bang bang chicken was good. I ordered a steak with no sauce, it came covered in sauce - no problem promptly removed and replaced with a fresh steak without sauce but with the same chips and a by-now very wilted salad on the hot plate. Obvious tip here, don't serve salads on hot plates - use a side dish. Salad s should never be that poor! anywhere.
Desserts were boring. And I've been here twice before and raved about the place. What has happened?
Very disappointed indeed.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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redonionglasgow, Owner at Red Onion, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Excellent food, great atmosphere. Highly recommend it. Great place to eat either pre theatre or at the end of a days strenuous Christmas shopping!

Visited October 2012
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“Fabulous lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I booked here for a small 'hen' lunch for my sister. Chose it due to very positive reviews and an excellent deal for ladies lunches. Absolutely did not disappoint. Excellent atmosphere, very personal service (waiter always remembered who had ordered what), and everybody had only positive things to say about the food. I had goats cheese starter - absolutely beautiful, breadcrumbs were perfection and then tuna steak which was cooked exactly as requested then ice cream with gorgeous salted caramel sauce. My only disappointment was that I was very much looking forward to the raspberries with hot white chocolate sauce and they sold out. Will just have to go back for more! Very special lunch, can't wait to go again.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice enough.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

The atmosphere was very nice and they were good to seat us since we didn't arrive until after nine. The food was pretty good and the service very good. It's a short walk from City Centre.

Visited November 2012
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