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#41 of 1,865 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Centre
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26A Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 1LU, Scotland
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been to this wee gem of a restaurant a few times. Happy to report it is as good as ever. Do yourself a favour, curry lovers, and get yourself in here for a nice lunch after some retail therapy. You won't be disappointed. At £6.95 for two delicious courses, it is great value and the food is delicious. Service... More 

Thank Bon M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Celebrated my good mates birthday on Monday in Charcoals and yet again it was awesome. The staff are first class and are always offering different tit bits to try during the Meal, the desi style chicken was superb as was the Nan and onion kulcha. Top class food from top class staff.

Thank Peter M
Ulverston, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A hearty welcome on a busy evening, and a lovely authentic meal! Great staff, happy, smiling, attentive, and a wide and varied menu. Top nosh! Freebies as well! My only gripe, and this I find in common with a huge number of city restaurants, is that the toilets are seemingly overlooked, and Charcoals is no different. Grotty, dirty, definitely not... More 

Thank Nicklad123
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to charcoals and we couldn't find fault in any way.Ali who served us is attentive friendly and a great asset to the restaurant. The food was of a very high quality and marvellous value and as i am gluten free their attention to preparing suitable food in that respect was much appreciated as the whole... More 

Thank Christine T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here last night as we were staying in Glasgow for my birthday. We had trawled trip adviser for a nice place to eat and thought we would try charcoals. It was the best decision we made. The food was excellent as was the service. Ali was very friendly and welcoming. Everything we ordered was excellent and the 3... More 

Thank Caroline S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is my third visit to Charcoals and again I was not dissapointed, the food was top drawer as was the service, they also put various nibbles on the table between courses, like chicken pakora and popadoms etc, which adds to the experience, only gripe I have is adding on a service charge of 10%, there was only four of... More 

1 Thank dannyscotland
Johnstone, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On Wednesday my sister & I were looking for a meal prior to the Champions league football match, we tried a couple of restaurants in the merchant city area & all were busy and luckily we saw this Indian ( 😀😀😀😀😀😀) this is the best Indian meal I have had !! The staff were friendly & nothing too much bother... More 

1 Thank Brian S
Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here 9 of us together. It was the best experience ever. The service was EXCELLENT and the food OMG. Beest... Loved it. All of us agreed it was the best meal we have had in a restaurant. We all would definately recommend this restaurant. Korma chicken was so good, the tandoori chicken on a sizzling hot plate, the... More 

1 Thank Thorey_11
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Again,the most amazing culinary experience. Ali was so attentive and made my birthday very special. The food was five star and so fresh. Complex flavours and the best peshwari Nan ive ever had....My chicken Saag is always made to perfection...and the wee extras you get always make sure you never leave hungry. I was also touched by a lovely gift... More 

1 Thank Carrie H
West Kilbride, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charcoals has been on my radar for a while. Im happy to say I wasn't disappointed. Popodums with delicious spiced onions were served before my Tandoori Lamb Chop starter and a surprise additional (free)serve of chicken wings. Ali, the waiter and my new best friend recommended the chicken desi, which is served on the bone. Great choice!! Mopped up with... More 

1 Thank adma66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $31
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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