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Charcoals

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26a Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 1LU, Scotland
+44 141 221 9251
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 37
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  • 21
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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
Fantastic service, quality and value for money!

For a lunchtime treat this is excellent - portions not too big - food very tasty and excellent attentive staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
carolannpeacock
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

For a lunchtime treat this is excellent - portions not too big - food very tasty and excellent attentive staff.

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Glasgow
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is with out a doubt the best Indian restaurant in Glasgow. My partner and I eat here A LOT and never fail to be impressed with the food and the friendly, helpful and relaxed manner of the staff. I organised a works night out for 40 staff here last night and even with such a big party the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Charcoals in my opinion is the best restaurant in Glasgow. The stuffs are friendly. Best type of food can be found and food are tasty. Ali is the manager he has a beautiful spirit and he love to speak with customers and surve them nicely. All ppl must visit this restaurant.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

What a great place for Indian food. I must say that the other reviews here spoke the truth. The food was excellent - especially the Chilli Paneer was hot and tasty. The staff is very nice. I highly recommend this place.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

On par with anything I have had in Southall, Birmingham or Manchester. Pretty authentic, at a decent price but very very tasty. Decent Naans made in a proper tandoor. Grill stuff was cooked to perfection and not overly cooked like many Indian restaurants do. Would definitely recommend if you want good value, traditional tasting food.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Been here a few times for work nights out. Curries never disappoint and the prices are good. Staff are always friendly and good at recommending dishes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

More than one person recommended this spot and it didn't disappoint! We had a lamb and tofu entree with both being amazing. If you're in Glasgow, make this one of your stops!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

15 of us had dinner at this restaurant and all 15 of us were all blown away. The service was amazing, Ali really took care of us, especially as we had 1 person with a serious nut allergy! He tried more dishes in this restaurant than I've ever known him to try!! The food was wonderful, more than we could... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

According to the information here, the restaurant was supposed to be open at 12. We dropped in at 1 for lunch, but were informed that the place opened at 3. We decided to have lunch elsewhere, but come in the afternoon for a beer and starters. We came there at five. Once we had gotten our drinks and were ready... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Booked 5.00 pm deal however my husband wanted to eat from regular menu. Great service friendly staff. Food was well presented and hot but was over salty for my taste. Nice welcome from maitre di Ali who remembered us from a previous visit. Very handy city centre venue and extremely popular.

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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: +44 141 221 9251

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?