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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
12:00 pm - 3:00 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, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
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Popped in on a Friday evening at 6.30pm hoping for a table for two and told fully booked expect for a sofa table in the bar which was available until 8.30pm. No problem we said. Very pleasantly surprised to find it a high level very comfortable sofa table ( which in future we will book). Initial... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
mummy64
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Flintshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Flintshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Popped in on a Friday evening at 6.30pm hoping for a table for two and told fully booked expect for a sofa table in the bar which was available until 8.30pm. No problem we said. Very pleasantly surprised to find it a high level very comfortable sofa table ( which in future we will book). Initial impressions of staff, helpful... More 

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our second time here and both times it has been amazing. Steak is out of this world. A couple of sides between you is easily enough... Staff are wonderful and can't do enough for you. A little pricey so for special occasions (for us anyway) but so worth it. Didn't take picture of the steak as hair wanted to get... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This lovely restaurant is located in the heart of Chester. Honestly i'm not a big fan of steaks , rib eye, and fillets but i have to admit that 8oz sirloin with peppercorn souce i had was deliciuos. Very kind staff and gorgeous pub-like atmosphere upstairs. prices in the average. I'll definitely come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went here for a meal on a Saturday evening during a weekend away in Chester. I don't think I can find sufficient words to describe how amazing it was, but here goes ... Service - we were greeted very warmly when we arrived and shown to a private dining room where the 6 of us were very comfortable. One member... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Food is always amazing, Drink selection is really special they do a variety of different flavoured Gins.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Service was good....very friendly waitresses. Decor was good But the seating is very cramped...tables r too close...ur basically on top of each other. I had the steak which was over priced for what u get...it wasn't bad but u can get better elsewhere for cheaper....i was still hungry after eating! Read someones review on here which said it was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We came here with friends and inky read reviews on here. Where do I start.....fantastic service and top quality food. The steak was perfect. We had drinks upstairs to start, there are plenty of gins to choose from,the dandelion & burdock was superb!!! Service wasn't pushy we had plenty of time to choose and dine. Will be going back very... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

It was a very mixed experience; food is generally good, but several things really jarred with me. Worst of all was the narrow gap between tables set in a long row against a banquette seat. It really was less than a foot away from the young couple next to us. Clearly we hampered their conversation, and they ours. There was... More 

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We enjoyed Sunday lunch as a family. The rib eye roast beef was excellent and the trimmings were good too, cauliflower cheese was not overcooked. Gravy could be improved upon (more wine than beef juice/stock). Wine overpriced for what it was. The service let it down. When our waitress brought the menu we asked for the children's menu. It didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Great cocktails, lovely attentive service and AMAZING Roast Beef Sunday dinner. Try a gin Vespa but not too many.... The Lebanese wine is great with the beef and not expensive. Can be a bit warm in the restaurant as it isn't big so you also need to book ahead. We've been back loads of times with family and friends or... 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, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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