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Charcoals

#31 of 1,848 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
City Centre
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26a Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 1LU, Scotland
01412219251
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Meal with student son

Having visited Glasgow many times over the four years my son has been a student there as well as all the other trips for business and pleasure over more years than I care to remember I thought I had been to the best places for Indian food. Not so! Charcoals is head and shoulders above what I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
John E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Having visited Glasgow many times over the four years my son has been a student there as well as all the other trips for business and pleasure over more years than I care to remember I thought I had been to the best places for Indian food. Not so! Charcoals is head and shoulders above what I previously thought were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I arrived solo on a busy Saturday evening. Although I had not booked and the place was packed I was quickly shown to a table. Food good service friendly. Toilets a bit grim.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Always enjoy a meal here. There are many places to eat in this part of town but don't down walk past this one if you enjoy indian food. I go regularity and receive a lovely welcome and eat very well. Just tell them what you enjoy and they will see to it for you. For me, this is what I... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This turned out to be a great place for dinner on Saturday night. We had a nice table in the window. The food came out really quickly and the staff were very attentive and brought out a couple of dishes on the house for us to try - a really nice touch. The food was hot and full of flavour,... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Excellent night at Charcoals - staying in Glasgow with two colleagues and saw great reviews on TA. We weren't disappointed - fantastic starters and quality mains washed down with a few Cobras. All interspersed with little extras not on the menu which added to the atmosphere. Attentive but not intrusive staff all topped it off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

What a place! Totally authentic Indian food, fantastic service from warm and kind staff. I wouldn't hesitate to tell all my friends about this and bringing all my family!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

we were happy with all the food we ordered. Very good service - we even got provided with a free chicken starter. plus an extra free poppadum which was nice. Book if you can as it can get very busy.

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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The food here is lovely, freshly prepared and served in generous portions. Service is also very good; Ali looked after us very well. One thing to note: you are offered poppadoms and spiced onions etc when you first arrive but, unlike other Indian restaurants, these are not complimentary, the cost is added to your bill. However the food was delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Don't let the exterior put off. A little gem of friendly service & quality curry. We even got freebies as the kitchen had cooked to much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Awesome!!! This is Indian food at its best. Location is great and the staff were great. Reservations suggested as it gets very busy.

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Additional Information about Charcoals

Address: 26a Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 1LU, Scotland
Phone Number: 01412219251
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 19 - 39
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26a Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 1LU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighborhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: 01412219251

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 39
  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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