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Upstairs at The Grill

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70 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, England
01244 344883
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Upstairs at the Grill is a split-level Manhattan-style steakhouse and...
Upstairs at the Grill is a split-level Manhattan-style steakhouse and intimate cocktail bar located in Chester City Centre. Open Monday to Thursday from 5pm and from 12pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we offer our guests the opportunity to explore our selection of locally sourced dry aged beef and extensive wine list. We look forward to welcoming you to Upstairs at the Grill.Upstairs At The Grill is available for a range of private parties, birthday parties, working lunches, business meetings or wedding receptions. Whether an intimate table of 2, party of 8 or an all-out celebration for 80, we’re here to help.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 949
    Excellent
  • 164
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
99% Perfect

I've been here a number of times and enjoyed myself every time, this time was no exception. The food is lovely, the service is excellent, the staff are wonderful and the whole experience is thoroughly enjoyable. The only fault, and it’s a real bugbear of mine is that coke is offered in a 200ml... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Raymond W
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Chester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I've been here a number of times and enjoyed myself every time, this time was no exception. The food is lovely, the service is excellent, the staff are wonderful and the whole experience is thoroughly enjoyable. The only fault, and it’s a real bugbear of mine is that coke is offered in a 200ml bottle not 330ml. The 200ml is... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Cannot fault the place, its that simple. Food was amazing, service was amazing, menu choice was amazing. Will be going again soon!.

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North Wales, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and very pleasant and attentive staff at lunchtime on Friday. The special offer was a six ounce rump steak, a huge bowl of American fries, a green salad with Caesar salad dressing for £11. Will go again and perhaps try the chateaubriand as it looked great.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Spent the weekend in Chester for a well deserved break from the kids. Decided on this restaurant after looking around and wanting to treat ourselves to somewhere a bit special. We weren't disappointed with either the food or the service. Both were of the highest quality and we had one of the most enjoyable nights out ever. Would definitely recommend... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Service was incredible. Every member of staff were tentative, friendly and are a credit to the trade. Could go into detail about how amazing this place was, but couldn't do it justice in words. Expensive but worth every penny!!

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The choice of drinks at the bar served by friendly and professional staff are amazing. The atmosphere is lovely and the the food and service is fabulous. This was our second visit and when we next have a break in Chester we will book this restaurant again. loved it

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great gin & cocktail menu in the bar upstairs. Staff made you feel comfortable and didn't rush you. Steaks were good and cooked perfect me but I think for the prices, charging £3+ for sides on top is a bit much. Overall, food was very tasty and the service was excellent. The eating place is small and you do have... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Best steaks we've had in the locality. Book early though as it does get busy at weekends. Will book again for special occasions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My partner booked a table for us both to have a lovely meal to mark the end of a perfect birthday. We weren't able to eat in the restaurant and ate upstairs instead but it didn't bother us as the atmosphere and decor was amazing. We arrived a little bit early for our dinner but they didn't mind and took... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We booked here for Valentines night. From the minute we walked in until we left was the best experience ever! This place is amazing. The staff cannot do enough for you; they want you to have a great time. They are all extremely professional and friendly. The food is excellent. You are spoilt for choice. The atmosphere is wonderful. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: 01244 344883

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Upstairs at the Grill is a split-level Manhattan-style steakhouse and intimate cocktail bar located in Chester City Centre. Open Monday to Thursday from 5pm and from 12pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we offer our guests the opportunity to explore our selection of locally sourced dry aged beef and extensive wine list. We look forward to welcoming you to Upstairs at the Grill.Upstairs At The Grill is available for a range of private parties, birthday parties, working lunches, business meetings or wedding receptions. Whether an intimate table of 2, party of 8 or an all-out celebration for 80, we’re here to help.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?