Charcoals
Charcoals

Charcoals

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.charcoals.co.uk/
  • Phone: 0141 221 9251
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Charcoals reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since 23 November 2013
Average Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambience4.1
    Value4.6
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
outstanding value (79)pre/post theatre (67)fit for foodies (49)special occasions (44)group bookings (40)business meals (37)romance (26)good vegetarian options (25)sunday lunch (9)child friendly (9)outdoor eating (4)disabled access (4)afternoon tea (2)Show More
  • Outstanding service and food!
    Craig
    Dined on 18/11/2014
    Super friendly and attentive staff and delicious food! We visited on my birthday and the guys at the restaurant took a picture after they brought out a cake and within minutes had the photo printed and put into a frame as a gift. Completely unexpected and such a nice surprise. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great Indian food and superb service.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not the best curry in Scotland!
    Abx39
    Dined on 15/11/2014
    Booked this following reviews putting it near the top of Glasgow resturants and having won best curry awards. Small but cheerful. Food good but not outstanding - have had better curries. Staff however superb. Very friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Overall good for a nice curry but not exactly a gourmet experience.
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    good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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  • must go!
    Heather
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    Excellent food, great service and lovely surroundings!
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Food
    Julie
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    Went to Charcoals for a business lunch. It was outstanding value and the food is very authentic tasting - I would recommend to anyone. One of the best Indian restaurants in Glasgow.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED IT
    annieg16
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I went for dinner with my fiancé and I could not believe how good the food was. We had the pakora which was light and delicious, the poppadum's and spiced onions were a delight, they had the perfect balance, not too mild or spicy. I had the tandoori mixed grill which just melted in the mouth and my fiancé had the chicken jalfrezi which I tried and it was to die for. the service was fast and efficient the food was piping hot and the staff were friendly and polite. this has to be my favourite Indian restaurant now, just hope it never grows too big and soulless like so many others in town.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Good food in a hurry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food and service at Charcoals cannot be faulted,however everything was over in a flash,no sooner on the seat when the popadoms arrived,very quickly followed by the starter,main course soon followed,the whole experience was over within an hour,so if you are in a hurry and want good food this fits the bill,which was very reasonable
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    business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is amazing and great value!
    pacman
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food is amazing and great value! A must try! 5* service!
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely little restaurant
    KJ60
    Dined on 31/10/2014
    Food first class, very reasonably priced, service excellent, central location. Only little niggle was I felt that you were rushed too much. We were in and out in an hour.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JulietHoneybee
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    We were in Glasgow for the Good Food exhibition and booked to eat at Charcoals . The food there is exceptionally Good and we were delighted with the free starters and the delicious bread that we received. The menu is not like the usual every day curries, there are some real gems on offer and everything we ordered was delicious. The service at Charcoals is amazing!! we were welcomed in as if we were going to dinner at there home. Alli is an exceptional member of the staff. Your custom is very valued. I would highly recommend eating out at Charcoals. Its unlike any Indian restaurant I have ever been to and my only choice when looking for Good Food in Glasgow.
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    outstanding value
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  • Highly Recommended
    Slatanic1
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    I took my folks out to Charcoals as a treat and they were in for a treat, service and food was superb, the staff were great, my dad being one not for spicy food enjoyed some of the wee starters and the chicken pakora, he was impressed with the sirloin steak, my mother enjoyed the Salmon Tikka main meal, she was highly praising of it and I had the lamb tikka starter and the mix grill main meal, the desserts was superb quaility, as I have a sweet tooth, I ordered 2 seperate puddings only to be told that one of my choices was no longer being served as it didn't meet the standards of Charcoals, I ended up having 2 of the same pudding, it was bliss, for serious chocaholics like myself, it's the one that contains Hazlenuts
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent
    Djs1266
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    Great food and great service - highly recommended!
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Donaldcr
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    Never having eaten in Glasgow I selected Charcoals from the reviews and was not disappointed. Selected the pre-theatre menu and the food was delicious and a good portion size. Although we were only the second table at 6pm the restaurant very quickly filled up therefore I recommend booking a table.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WeeKate
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    Food was first class Asian cuisine !Ali was friendly and attentive.We were seated at the window in the middle of the afternoon so could not score ambience very high but we were going to a concert and I`m sure during the evening it would be fine !The value for money was excellent and standards of cleanliness first class but the food was out of this world ! Jaipuri curry fantastic and the mango chicken to die for !
    Special Features:
    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.
  • Fantastic!
    foodie
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    First time at this restaurant and saw it on trip advisor. My fiancé and I were looking for an Indian restaurant and saw the good reviews on trip advisor. The staff were really friendly and the service was brilliant. We ordered our meals and the staff were bringing out complimentary starters for us to try! The food was delicious, really tasty and big portions. We even got a free strawberry vodka jelly shot at the end of our meal! I would definately recommended this place as it is value for money and the food really is fantastic. We are going to come back and bring others with us.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptionally tasty food
    Dourscot
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The highlights of this restaurant are its obvious use of fresh ingredients and the attentive service of its staff. The food was perfectly cooked and tasted wonderful. The head waiter, Ali, was careful to ensure we were comfortable and well looked after. The restaurant itself could do with an upgrade in its décor but it already has the most important things right.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing flavours, food cooked fresh
    dkelly
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Great atmosphere, service was fast and friendly. Food was cooked fresh to your liking and the flavours were amazing. Indian is one of my favourite foods and this has to be one of the tastiest I have experienced to date.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    emmysmall
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    Booked this restaurant as a result of reading the online reviews and were certainly not disappointed. Service was excellent; attentive, but not intrusive. The food was amazing; chicken cooked perfectly and the best garlic naan we've ever tasted. Would certainly recommend this restaurant and will visit again next time we're in Glasgow.
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    lins72
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    this was not the first time we had been to charcoals and it will not be the last, quality food and good service .
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great again
    Colin
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    I have to admit I visit often. The food is great and it's outstanding value. Ali is a great host............I'll be back.
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  • Excellent resturant
    Rocozak
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Great value and service first class. Food choice and quality fantastic. Will return.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back Again
    HeyMin
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    As normal, every time I visit Glasgow I head to Charcoals. Again it was superb
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  • Missjoankellyofchelsea
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Food was outstanding - service and staff were excellent. Tandoori prawns and the chicken chilli garlic are highly recommended.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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!).
    Special Features:
    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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