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“Excellent Meal with friends” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Charcoals

Charcoals
26a Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 1LU, Scotland (City Centre)
+44 141 221 9251
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Ranked #21 of 1,722 restaurants in Glasgow
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal with friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Four of us went to Charcoals on Saturday 25 May and we were all delighted with the excellent food and service. Ali was very attentive and the free starter, main meal and bottle of wine was to say the least amazing !! THANKS ... we were all stuffed when we left but can honestly say it was the best curry by far .. keep up the good work Ali and you can be assured we will be recommending your hospitality to all our friends

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carradale, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Tasty curry and good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We enjoyed the meal all items, having been to may indian restaurants before, the food here was well above average. The service was very attentive and informative. Complimentary baked popadoms were a treat as were the dips. Would consider a return visit next time we are in Glasgow.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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21 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“One of Glasgow's better Curry Houses”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Our monthly Buryani and Beer outing saw us at Charcoals for the first time since the last visit.We had heard better things of Charcoals from various sources including a well known Glasgow Curry Blogger.
Five of were welcomed and after a brief wait, shown to our table. Complimentary popadoms and dips were provided and were substantial enough for us to pass on starters. The " Mince n Tatties" curry was the choice of 3 and Lamb Adraki Gosht by the other 2 bodies. Accompanied by rice and various breads, were were all more than happy with the nosebag.
Ali and his staff were very attentive and even offered us a " drink on the house"
Along with Cafe Salma, Mother India,& The Village, we unanimously agreed Charcoals would be on the radar for future meetings.
Also worth noting is that they do state on the menu that there is a 10% service charge. However, we saw no sign of this sharp practice on our bill and subsequently were more than happy to tip accordingly.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tampere, Western Finland, Finland
1 review
“Good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I visited this restaurant with my boyfriend because we both like Indian food. Ali, the manager was really helpful and told us about the dishes. I ordered the lamb korma for main course and they made me a special spicier version of that dish to match better to my appetizer. The food turned out to be really good and full of flavor. Good value for money!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Booking is a MUST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We never tire of this restaurant and I would urge anyone who enjoys proper Indian cuisine to visit and enjoy food of the highest caliber. The quality is quite simply superb, flavours fantastic and the ingredients noticeably fresh and to the highest standard. We visited Charcoals again last weekend and were once again blown away by the food, the service, the atmosphere and just the downright feel good factor of it all! I would, however, recommend that you book well in advance. Regardless of which night you may visit, please do book beforehand. People were being turned away in their droves as they had not booked and the restaurant was full to bursting. A new dish we tried - Chicken Hara Bhara Kebab (starter) - was wonderful and I shall have this as a main course on my next visit. Keep up the good work, Ali & his team.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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