Red onion, 257 West Campbell St, Glasgow


We turned up on a really busy Saturday night but somehow they found room for us upstairs.

The wine list has a wide selection at a reasonable price so we ordered a Mont Rocher French Malbec, and it was warming, robust and very easy to drink – we haven’t had a bad Malbec yet!



The pre-theatre menu is an excellent deal.  Two courses for £13.95 or three courses for £16.95.


Steak frites with char-grilled rib-eye, skinny fries and pepper sauce. £1.50 supp.

The steak was requested rare, which must have been a hard job considering the thickness of the steak, but a good medium pink was attained.  The pepper sauce had a good kick.


Penne pomodoro with chorizo, chicken and chilli

Slivers of Chorizo and chunks of chicken shared the sauce with this pasta dish.  A good portion and lots of flavour.  I liked the way the chorizo was cut into strips and not sliced, much easier to eat.



Seasonal fruit crumble with crème Chantilly.

Crunchy crumble with tart but sweet fruit and a good helping of cream topped with physalis. Just what a crumble should be!



Ice-cream with salted caramel sauce.

Thorntonhall is a local producer of great quality ice-creams.  The  salty, sweet, gloopy caramel sauce was delicious on the creamy vanilla.

Overall,  great value for money with quick and friendly service.  The selection of dishes on the pre-theatre would keep every member of the family happy.  We even got to have a chat with Mr Quigley himself as he made the rounds making sure all the diners were happy.

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WIN Christmas Giveaway Day 1 – Antipasti Platter for Two at Billington’s of Lenzie

Find out about Billingtons of Lenzie and WIN

We love Billington’s.  Its a foodie tardis, with a cosy seating area at the front of the shop serving everything from brunch to cocktails (menu here) and they have cold meats, baking, chocolates, ice cream and a tempting selection of craft beers (even Mr Foodie finds beers here he hasn’t tried!)  speciality spirits and fine wines. In fact, it has everything you need.  Hence our love (and the staff are all lovely as well).

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They have just launched a new website where you can buy all sorts of goodies from beer to wine to macarons.  A handy section for Christmas is their Hampers & Gifts page.  Billington’s staff will make bespoke hampers or you can order them online.  As the wee meerkat says, simples!


It’s located a mere 2 min walk from Lenzie Railway Station, so it’s a short skip really by train, or car, from Glasgow.  Since opening in 2012 they been named the winner of the BBC Good Food ShowGlasgow’s Best Deli’ twice, in 2013 and 2014 – as well as being voted ‘Best Independent Retailer 2015’ at the East Dunbartonshire Business Awards.

Billington’s of Lenzie, 114 Kirkintilloch Road, Glasgow, G66 4LQ,

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Love mac and cheese? Then you’ll love  this book from Marshall’s.

Its filled with recipes and ideas to give your mac and cheese some oomph!

Mac and cheese with Haggis and cracked black pepper crisps? Or do you want to know what cheese goes best? It’s all in this new book.

You can buy the book from Amazon and Waterstones for £12.99 or enter below to win one!





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Today\’s prize is a meal for two at Bella Napoli

Located in the heart of Shawlands, Bella Napoli has been around forever, but it\’s not one of those jaded Italian restaurants. Owner Domenico obviously loves his bling and style. Have you seen their 24K Gold covered pizza oven?

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The restaurant is in two parts with the front area containing cosy booths, bar area as well as take-away area. (try stopping yourself buying some of the cakes to take home!)

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Its the kind of place that is comfortable to pop into for a coffee, a quick lunch or a full blown family celebration (Italian restaurants are good for that aren\’t they?)

Have a look at some of their dishes:

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Bella Napoli, 85 Kilmarnock Road, Shawlands, Glasgow, G41 3YR
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0141 632 4222


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