Red Onion

Here’s our review for Red Onion, on 257 W Campbell St, Glasgow G2 4TT.

This place combines classic Scottish food with some international twists. The menu isn’t too large, but it does seem to have a good range of different meats – duck, chicken, beef, fish, plus a number of veggie options.

Inside, the place is big, it has a mezzanine level on top of the bar with booths. Not exactly a romantic, cosy setting – just spacious and modern looking.

I’d say it’s an expensive place, but only if you go with a la carte. The good news is most items from the a la carte menu are on the pre-theatre menu, which means the set menu is actually great and affordable, to choose from 2 or 3 courses for around £13 or £17, respectively.

What we had

Starter: We both had the crispy goats cheese salad with tomato chutney. It was delicious, seriously perfectly crispy cheese.

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Main: We both went for the char-grilled chicken with korma sauce, rice and tzatziki salad. It was also delicious! A generous portion of chicken, grilled to perfection. The korma dressing was fabulous. The grill makes the chicken slightly crunchy on the outside – I think it’s quite a nice twist to the traditional korma chicken.

The tzatziki salad was a nice and fresh addition to this dish, but we were not impressed with the rice (plain and overcooked).

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I had a latte coffee to finish, and Felix had a brownie with ice cream which was well-presented and reportedly very tasty – particularly the vanilla ice cream.

Drinks?

No beers on draught (Come oooonnnn ☹️) We hate when this happens. On the bright side, Felix decided to try the house beer, and it was actually really lovely. It also came in a cool bottle with a colourful label. Points for that.

Final word

So, we give Red Onion a rating of 8/10. Good place for experience some fine dining with a rich set menu, very tasty indeed. But the décor isn’t too inviting in my opinion – nothing special! Great house beer to compensate for the lack of options on draught!

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