Charcoals
Charcoals

Charcoals

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.charcoals.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01412219251
  • Hours of Operation:
    12pm-11pm mon-sun
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Delivery, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Entertainment: we do organize race nights ,and karakoe nights.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Charcoals
Glasgow may seem far the romantic punjabi region of the indian and subcontinent,yet through charcoals you can enjoy their traditional family dishes prepared with fresh ingredients and cooked before your eyes on our massive charcoal grill
we have achieved in 2012 as follows are details winner of scottish curry awards,maitre d of the year was muhammad ALI , curry club award for glasgow, opentable diner choice awards
your food is looked after by our experienced chefs who produce unique traditional dishes using recipes which have been handed down from father to son for generations

we are now catering for parties e.g. bhirthdays,weddings,office snacks for meeting

we look after our customers as our guests,you wont be dissapointed with our service and quality of food thats our promise
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Charcoals reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since 25 May 2014
Average Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambience4
    Value4.5
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
outstanding value (67)pre/post theatre (57)fit for foodies (45)special occasions (40)business meals (37)group bookings (37)good vegetarian options (24)romance (21)sunday lunch (13)child friendly (7)outdoor eating (4)disabled access (4)afternoon tea (2)Show More
  • Absolutely awful not as expected
    Clurp7992
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    booked online & were told had to order by 11pm as kitchen closes, they then rang when in the theatre watching a show at 9.50 again 10.20 in taxi, booking was 10.30 to Say hurry up. arrived and were unpleasantly surprised, shabby Dirty looking, they loitered and asked several times to order after 5 minutes. food arrived to quickly and was red hot for freshly cooked, some saw a microwave used? butter chicken which is mild blew my head off he said that's natural spices if Taken away its bland we haven't added chillies. Never had that anywhere else, 3 of us couldn't eat our meals, garlic bread tough, burnt dripping in garlic butter mouldy. added 10% service we refused to pay, awful place awful food, how they got awards is beyond me.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    We only went to charcoals after reading the reviews on this website and we weren't disappointed. The food was amazing as was the service. Be warned though, the portions are big- we totally over-ordered. Amazing restaurant. We'll be going back again.
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    business meals, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely fresh food.
    Chuckypie
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    This is my first visit here and love hidden gems such as Charcoals. Quite a small restaurant, nothing fancy but the aroma in the air was making me hungry. We had the 2-course set lunch and what a treat! I had the chickpea starter followed by the garlic, chilli chicken. My friend had chicken pakora then the butter chicken. We went for the fried rice. All the dishes were very fresh and full of flavour; the chicken pieces were lovely and tender. Portion sizes were also perfect for lunch. I will be back for sure. A fabulous little find in the heart of Glasgow.
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  • Just superb
    Currylover
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Yet again, Mr Ali remembered us and dropped some freebies at our table every time he went past. The food was superb as always. The curry sauce in particular is absolutely the best in the city. Service and food outstanding as always.
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  • HonestManSteve
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Booked Charcoals for a meal after Commonwealth Games Saturday. Needed a place near Central Station and saw great reviews for Charcoals. First visit but will not be the last, great food, good value in a busy but friendly atmosphere.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Love it!
    Mandaland
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I visited here on Saturday with my sister, brother in law and niece. Not a massive fan of Indian food but this was fantastic. So tasty. I had the veg pakora for starter (spicy), chicken boona for main with nan bread - delish!! Not bad for under £7! I had mentioned that it was my sisters birthday and they had put a "happy birthday" sign up, made fresh popadoms for her and brought her a candle lit ice cream and sang happy birthday to her. Can't thank Ali and his staff enough for making it sooo special. I will be back soon (as will the rest of the brood!).
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    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charcoals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Simply great food, great staff and well worth every penny. It is small from the outside but big on everything else. Thanks for another great meal
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    group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Sizzling
    Wolfie
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Met some friends and their children in Glasgow and decided that it was a curry that we wanted. They took the booking for 8 and we had the lunchtime fixed price menu, two courses for £6.95. They catered for the vegetarians and delivered both courses promptly. Everybody stated that the food was delicious and your could tell that it was freshly cooked for the order. Service was very good, we asked about swapping out one of the starters for a vegetable samosa but they said that they could not do that - till. However, they presented us with the samosa in addition at no extra cost. They also gave two of the children not having a dessert a chocolate bar at the end. Small touches but will get you coming back. If in Glasgow, go!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value
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  • 1st Class
    Diamonds77
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Been here on numerous occasions and cannot fault it at all , service excellent food magic & will definitely be back for more
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food!
    happyholidays
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Loved the food, flavours were fab and the wee 'extras' were great too! We will be back!
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Worth a visit
    foodlover
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    This was our first time at charcoals and won't be our last. The food was excellent and the service was very friendly and welcoming
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Jambowidow
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Excellent service and food. Great value. Well worth a visit.
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely surprise
    Lytle
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    Recommended this restauraunt by a relative who had eaten there the week before for the first time. Excellent food, great choice, quality and value for money. Service was good but we had to wait a little while between starters and mains but the waiters were very polite and apologetic for the delay. Would definitely return if in Glasgow again. Thanks for an enjoyable meal in a lovely atmosphere!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Excellent
    Jude2u
    Dined on 14/7/2014
    Great service, excellent curry, tasty naans and poppadoms. Would certainly recommend . One of the best currys I have had in ages.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Indian food
    JDub
    Dined on 13/7/2014
    The little shop in city centre still produces a great Indian selection of food with Cobra beer to complement it. Nice staff!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent value
    Disneydafty
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    8 of us had dinner there on Saturday night, the food was excellent and in abundance, the service was superb. Not the best looking restaurant but that didn't matter.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best Indian in Glasgow
    weej
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Been here a few times now and again the food, , service and value for money is outstanding. Made to feel welcome and very well looked after by all the staff. Geniouly I have yet to find a fault with this restaurant. For me its the best in Glasgow for the cuisine that's on offer. Will be back again thats for sure.
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    afternoon tea, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great night in Charcoals!
    Bigjon
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    My brother - in - law and his wife were up for the weekend and the only choice for Saturday night was Charcoals. A great welcome from Ali and his staff and a nice table in the middle of the restaurant. My sister in law asked for haggis pakora - not on the menu, and Ali said they no longer did it. He was kidding. We shared an excellent haggis pakora, as well as chicken and vegetable. Main courses likewise excellent, and a complimentary drink and the end. Without doubt we will return. Thanks again for a great meal Ali, and thanks for looking after us so well!
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • The Best Curry in Glasgow
    cmd666
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    A fantastic no nonsense curry house, with great service and lovely food, the decor is more akin to a Cafe but dont let that put you off.
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  • Superb
    restaurantlover5
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    After scrolling through the google search results for 'top Indian restaurants in Glasgow', we were having no luck. However, following recommendation from a relative, we tried Charcoals. It was fantastic. Pure and simple. It is not huge. But with that comes a familiarity with the staff not available in some of the larger chains. The staff were friendly and offered outstanding service. The food was impeccable. One of the best curry's we have ever had. We honestly cannot fault charcoals and would not hesitate to recommend it to a friend. Next time we visit Glasgow we will certainly be paying a return visit!
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good stuff
    Glachbegbob
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    Another good experience here. The previous time we ate here it was disappointing, but the other 6 occasions have been great, with good quality food and a few extras thrown in. Can be a bit noisy, and have struggled to read the menu at the back of the restaurant ( quite amusing when two tables next to each other had to use the torches on phones to read the menu!) . Very nice staff, very nice food. Surprised that the Service Charge seems to go on as standard now- I don't know if this is a weekend only thing, or if it always goes on the bill. Always our Indian Restaurant of choice in Glasgow.
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  • Charcoals Charm
    IANW
    Dined on 15/6/2014
    My 3 adult children took me to Charcoals, Renfield Street, Glasgow, for Fathers day 2014 it was excellent. The service was brilliant, the food cooked to perfection the Lamb Bhoona was so succulent -fantastic. WE WILL RETURN!!
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    business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    BoboBalti
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    A superb dining experience. We were a large party of 16 and were looked after from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. Delicious food, a great atmosphere and the warmest of welcomes from Ali. We will definitely be back.
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Great place great value superb
    Diamonds77
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    Been here several times can't complain at service food & value for money is excellent from start to finish
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    We're regulars at Charcoals, and have been known to make the trip from Edinburgh to Glasgow specifically for the purposes of visiting the restaurant. My wife is coeliac, and the team go out of their way to ensure that as much as possible of their food is gluten-free. The meals are always fresh and hot, with great flavour and some interesting twists. It's not fancy, so don't go expecting nouvelle cuisine and ostentatious surroundings. However, if you love good Indian food, and want great service from really friendly staff, then this is the place to go. It's also very popular, so booking is highly recommended at peak times.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • india4ever
    Dined on 23/5/2014
    Food not as good as usual - too much salt. Service excellent as per usual
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  • Outstanding!
    TheBob
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    Absolutely excellent food and fantastically friendly service - what's not to love?!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • indian restaurant.
    salmonparr
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    i had heard of charcoals and thought i would give it a go, i found it excellent. Food and service were 1st class, i look forward to my next visit.
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  • india4ever
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Still the best Indian resturant in Glasgow. You nreally must try thr Tandorri Salmon - out of this world. Such a welcoming place and great staff.
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  • Outstanding Indian food
    Fingal
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Excellent quality, great service, generous portion size and many extra dishes on the house. A unique experience. Best curry experience in Glasgow
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  • Superb indian
    ricemeal
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Enjoyed meal once again and look forward to return on next visit to Glasgow.
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  • Superb
    Onthebuses
    Dined on 20/4/2014
    This curry house is very very good, my wife and I enjoyed a very good meal here, I have had takeaways from here in the past and everyone has been very good too !!!
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, romance
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  • Great meal and service
    Highlandcurryfans
    Dined on 13/4/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the food - we ordered the pre-theatre menu which was great value, and the service was first class - the waiters were attentive, and we received a complimentary spices poppadum with chick pea dip as well as the poppadums we ordered. The food was served very quickly and was delicious. I would definitely return to Charcoal and would have no hesitation in recommending to a friend.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than you'd expect
    Damo
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We turned up quite late because we had just flown in from Bristol. There was a stag party there who were very loud (and next to us), and the staff kept apologising even though it wasn't their fault. The food itself was wonderful, as was the service, and there were few surprises along the way - they brought us two extra appetisers at the outset and a vodka jelly each at the end, on the house. They didn't have to do this and it was lovely of them. We were rather full at the end as a result, but that's obviously not a complaint. Recommended on all fronts.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food at a reasonable
    india4ever
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Excellent food at a reasonable price. Helpful and attentive staff make it a great place to eat. Best Indian in Glasgow by far
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    business meals, special occasions, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stopover on way to Oban
    CRACKER
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Booked well in advance as staying in Glasgow overnight at Grand Central Hotel (Central Station) and easy walking distance. Chosen as had good reviews ;well deserved ,Curries were excellent , attentive service also good ,offered choice of tables. don't be tempted to order too much as portions are generous . Would book again
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  • Top nosh
    Bigscoot
    Dined on 29/3/2014
    To put it simple this is the best of the best. The food was outstanding as was the service.I would recommend the tandoori mixed grill, it takes a bit of eating but it is the best I have had by far, very tender chicken and the chops too. The fish pakora is first class,pure white and very fresh.The service was excellent and very friendly Would recommend this restaurant 100%
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glasgows little Gem
    CraigBillers
    Dined on 15/3/2014
    The atmosphere in the restaurant is lovely and relaxing. the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Service was great. The Chicken Tikka Masala is the nicest I've ever had.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Excellent value for a special
    india4ever
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Excellent value for a special lunch. Great service, wonderful food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit
    youandme
    Dined on 23/2/2014
    We had our first meal here on Sunday afternoon. The service was great, nothing too much trouble. The food was absolutely delicious. We received a complimentary starter and a vodka jelly drink too. It was my partner's birthday meal and we both really enjoyed the overall experience. Cant wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.