About Red Onion
Vegan and Meat eaters meet in paradise
As a vegan with a very non vegan husband, I wanted to have a nice meal we would both enjoy. We had dinner with friends and everyone had a plethora of dishes to choose from and I couldn't have been happier with the vegan meal. The haggis Bon bons and veg korma are among some of the nicest things I've ever eaten. The service was also quick, attentive, very personable and overall we all had a lovely evening. I would go back today, and tomorrow....
The choice on the menu was amazing and the food did not disappoint. The bang bang chicken was amazing and would recommend. The choice of wine was good and could not find any faults with the restaurant and the service. Definitely worth a visit
Casual dining in Glasgow city centre
Conveniently located in Glasgow’s city centre, Red Onion provides all day casual dining courtesy of the chef owner John Quigley. Before opening Red Onion, he worked as a private chef to rock and pop stars such as Bryan Adams, Tina Turner and Guns n’ Roses. His travels with various stars took him all over the world and he has brought back to Glasgow many of the dishes which he encountered during his globe-trotting days.
Despite John’s rock n’ roll credentials, the background music at Red Onion remains firmly in the background although it’s not unheard of for the odd star to pop in for a bite to eat.
Scottish produce in extensive menu
Glasgow’s Red Onion highlights the best Scottish produce in a menu that stretches from classic Scots dishes to rather more exotic choices. It’s an extensive menu that ranges from char grilled Caledonian crown steaks to a five spice roast Gressingham duck breast with sweet potato fondant, pak choi and shitake mushroom jus.
Dainty tempura prawns nestle alongside hearty steaks and both fish lovers and vegetarians are well served. Among the fish dishes are the home-grown grilled Finnan haddie with mash, poached egg and Mornay sauce as well more far flung choices like the roast monkfish fillet with prawn and pea korma, roti paratha, crispy onions and coconut rice.
Red Onion gets it right. It feels like a neighbourhood bistro but serves a well travelled menu in Glasgow’s city centre.
10 minute walk to Glasgow train stations
Red Onion is around a ten minute walk from both Glasgow Queen Street and Central stations. It’s a great location for picking up a taxi either from Sauchiehall street or one of the surrounding streets plus there are numerous bus route nearby.