Upstairs at the Grill
Upstairs at the Grill

Upstairs at the Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.upstairsatthegrill.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01244 344883
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Thursday - Saturday: 12.00pm - 3.00pm,
    Sunday: 12.00pm - 5.00pm


    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5.00pm - 10.30pm, Sunday: 5.00pm - 9.30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Jeffreys
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room available for up to 10 guests.

    Exclusive Hire available for up to 35 for a sit down meal. Please contact our reservations team directly for all enquiries.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennie Grimes 01244344883x

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Lindenhall Street Car park - Free after 2pm (across the road from restaurant)

    On Street Parking - situated on Weaver Street (this is available from either 6pm or 9pm depending which area of the street you park)

    Crowne Plaza Car park - situated underneath the hotel & within walking distance of the restaurant (This car park is Free after 3pm)
A word from Upstairs at the Grill
Upstairs at the Grill is influenced by both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. It blends the quality and charisma of an upmarket Manhattan steakhouse using rare breed beef with the best that local, seasonal produce has to offer.
The Upstairs bar has been designed as the perfect spot to enjoy a long sophisticated cocktail while being tempted by both the menu and the sommelier's lengthy wine list. Downstairs the grill itself has been created to seduce, giving a dining experience not to be forgotten.
Upstairs at the Grill has the air of a private dining club, where guests are invited to forget about the outside world and lose themselves in the decadence of the interior, the flavours of the food and the excellent collection of award winning wines from around the world.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Upstairs at the Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
318 reviews since 24 November 2013
Average Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambience4.5
    Value4.2
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (261)romance (180)fit for foodies (164)sunday lunch (80)business meals (72)group bookings (39)pre/post theatre (35)outstanding value (30)brunch (13)afternoon tea (6)child friendly (6)disabled access (4)good vegetarian options (2)outdoor eating (2)Show More
  • Excell
    Ynysmonnomad71
    Dined on 21/11/2014
    Fantastic food and service, will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just awesome
    scotte9924
    Dined on 20/11/2014
    A beautiful restaurant with incredible food... Especially their steaks. Incredibly friendly and professional service. You can see why this place is hard to get a booking for. I will definitely be dining at Upstairs at the Grill again
    Special Features:
    special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than the food.
    40andfabulous
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    We had a wonderful time. The girls and I went Friday evening as part of a 'mummy time' 24 hours away of shopping, food and cocktails. The food was excellent but the service stood out as the best I had ever received. We went away feeling like VIPs. The staff were so knowledgeable about the food and wine and it was a pleasure to hear their enthusiasm for their produce. Nothing was too much trouble and we would all highly recommend here as an experience and not just a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a fantastic restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    My second ever review the first also being for upstairs at the grill. An absolutely fantastic restaurant, the food, service and ambience all second to none. Highly recommended! Only issue is they're always fully booked so getting in is a right pain!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous food, mixed feelings.
    ChesterFoodie1989
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Firstly we were greated at the door and asked to go upstairs first for a drink. A little inconvenient as we were already running late. we were given huge drinks and food menus that we had to rest on our laps to read, we ordered drinks, setting was lovely. We enjoyed a drink upstairs then was asked to order which felt odd. Our table which was in a romantic dining area downstairs. Tables a little close together so i brushed the gentleman on the next table as I was taking my seat. We were given bread as we waited and food arrived quickly and looked and smelled outstanding, steak was a little too rare for what we ordered but it was delicious, the dauphinois potatoes are a must! Overall a nice experience but a little pretentious.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    Lang66
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything about this place was excellent from the staff right through to the food
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive service and great ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A warm welcome and personal attention making for an enjoyable dinner. Ambience was great and made a 60th birthday meal for my wife a very special occasion.
    • Food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meal on 05.11.14
    Jenny
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Came here for my graduation meal and it was my first time at upstairs at the grill. Fantastic food and exceptional service will definitely come again!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lauramylo
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    the food and the service was the best ever, we had a lovely evening and will def come back you will not he disappointed. xx
    Special Features:
    group bookings, romance
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dining experience ever!!!
    Goodfoodlover
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Amazing food, drinks and service. Were made to feel very welcome. All staff were very friendly and had excellent knowledge of both food and drinks. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to all
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 26/10/2014
    Some of the best food iv ever tasted,lovely evening,great experiance.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 26/10/2014
    We came to chester for our honeymoon and could not wait to eat at upstairs at the grill. The staff are so friendly, professional and on the ball all the time. The food was fantastic, cooked to perfection. Cannot wait to eat here again
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, as always
    ianw
    Dined on 26/10/2014
    No matter how long between meals, I have always had a truly wonderful experience here.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous evening
    geenova
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    My husband and I booked at Upstairs at the Grill for our 10 year wedding anniversary and it was a very special evening. The food was excellent as always, the ambience was perfect and the wine was brilliant. We had a really lovely time and also appreciated the anniversary card. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Gray's
    LetsDoLunch4Two
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    My husband and I just popped in on a Friday afternoon at around 2pm and for a while we were the only customers. We opted for the steak & chips lunch menu at only £11 each, it was real value for money. We had the salad as a starter which was a very good portion and was lovely and then came the medium to rare steaks which were cooked to perfection with crispy french fries, gorgeous and just the job at lunch time. Waiters were very pleasant too! Two more tables were taken as we left. I've had Sunday lunch here on a few occasions and that also also been excellent and reasonable. Highly recommended, can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    business meals, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • The best restaurant ever....
    Fliss88
    Dined on 20/10/2014
    Wow. This was the best restaurant experience both me & my boyfriend (26)have ever had. We were greeted on arrival by a lovely lady who took our coats and took us upstairs. Here we were given the drinks menu to browse and were offered recommendations. We were given complimentary prosecco as it was a special occasion and my boyfriend received a birthday card. We drank our drinks and were offered the food menu. The great thing was we were never rushed to make decisions- we were given enough time, again with recommendations & offered a 'steak presentation' in order to make our choices. We were then taken back downstairs to our table. This was a lovely romantic room with candles and low lighting. The whole meal was amazing and fantastic service
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak I've had in Ages !
    KevSteakLover
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    The T-Bone steak was amazing, in fact all the food we were served was lovely.... highly recommended restaurant !
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    • Value
  • Not as good as usual
    Lulah
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    We've eaten here before but not on a Sunday . I don't know if this was the reason for the difference but the service from the young girls who were attentive but irritating wasn't as good as usual. The music was too loud to be able to hear ourselves speak. We felt that we were rushed rather over efficiently through our meal. In and out in one hour ten. The food was excellent. Two of us had roast beef which was superb at £12.95 and the other two had steaks which were excellent
    Special Features:
    special occasions, Sunday lunch
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • memorable
    Justafan
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    We went for a 50th birthday celebration - it was truly memorable. The food and service could not have been better. Staff were amazingly friendly, and knew their onions (or steak, as it were). The presentation of the steaks on offer adds a certain theatre to the event. My only grumble would be the price of the cocktails - we could have gone elsewhere before and after our meal, and if we had, it would have saved us a fair bit of £££. However - it was our choice to pay the C£10 per cocktail, so perhaps it is churlish to complain now about the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Best steak ever!
    Markonefood
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    Went with wife and son (1st year Chester University Student) midweek. It was very busy but we were made to feel special, they picked up on the lactose free request so no butter on carrots etc. and the steaks were absolutely perfect.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunday treat
    daveshagnasty
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    Booked this venue for my daughters 24th birthday celebration. Found the service, food and setting excellent. well done to the staff team.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    Salbooth
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Absolute perfection!! Not just a meal but an experience! Could not fault it, definately be going back soon
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brill evening gr8 service & food
    Matteo
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Really relaxed meal. Staff were great. Food was of the highest standard.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We weren't upstairs!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We weren't upstairs but it was fantastic! Great food and wonderful setting...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    • Ambience
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    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    AndyC
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Fantastic place, fantastic service, fantastic cocktails, fantastic food. Highly recommend it!!
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place but expensive
    JaneDave
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Was recommended a steak special which wasn't the best in quality or taste but everything else was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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  • Best Steakhouse in Cheshire
    Accentuator1
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Visited for the first time this week after hearing a lot of good reviews. Quirky bar upstairs, great atmosphere especially like the raised sofa's at the ends of the bar. Staff engagement, knowledge and responsiveness excellent, full marks for training and recruitment. Steaks were terrific and a near equivalent of a good us steak house experience with the Bone-in Rib eye. would like to return and reserve the private dining area upstairs as tables were a bit too close for our comfort downstairs
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Always eat at upstairs at the grill for special occasions. The food is always outstanding. The best steak I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just didn't want my meal to end!!!
    JacAdMillard
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We went here on Tuesday for my husbands 40th birthday, we had read the reviews before attending so was interested to see what all the hype was about. We were not disappointed!!! The steak was beyond delicious, we had the honey glazed carrots and triple chips which were the perfect accompaniment. The staff were attentive and knowledgable and all the customers had a smile on their face. Cannot wait for another trip to Chester that will definitely be our first point of call. Wonderful !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We had dined a few times in your restaurant and never been disappointed. The food is fantastic and ambiance and service excellent when you consider pricing now in Pubs this is very good value.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance
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  • DELICIOUS
    Non124
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The best simday dinner i have ever had. Everything was cooked beautifly and the staff were lovely too. Will be visiting again soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, Sunday lunch
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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Lovely service and food was outstanding would recommend to anybody
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Excellent food and service and value for money we are going to experience Sunday lunch next
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply excellent
    Finewinebod
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We booked on the basis of other reviews and weren't disappointed, the service was great, the wine decanted nicely (good wine list) and the steaks fantastic in quality and flavour - we like ours blue which is unforgiving if the quality isn't right, these steaks were perfect as was the sauce and vegetables. Great value for money for the quality of wine, food and service - would recommend this to any meat eater!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    • Ambience
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  • Fantastic
    Stuchel
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    My husband and I chose to eat here for our anniversary after we saw how good the reviews were however those reviews do not do this restaurant justice. Put simply this is the best restaurant we have ever eaten in. Food superb, service beyond belief we have never felt so special.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    Shaggy
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Had our anniversary lunch here yesterday. What an absolutely fantastic experience! Yes the food and ambience was superb, but there are quite a few places these days that pitch in with that, but what made it that extra special were the staff who were friendly, polite, thoughtful and thoroughly professional without making the atmosphere too formal. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. Will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    • Ambience
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Place, Food And Staff
    Palmer1987
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    Lovely well organised place, food is fantastic, Staff very friendly can not do enough for you, Strongly recommend!
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • A real step up
    FoodFan51
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    I wanted an extra special Sunday lunch and it was exactly that. Food quality and quantity was perfect and excellent service. Highly recommended for just a few pounds more than a standard pub. Well worth the little extra.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    Duckman
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Superb food, fabulous service, just the best dining experience I have had this year
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • a new find
    GourmetGrandma
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    The quality of the service and food was extremely good. Salad was fresh and crisp. Steaks cooked just right, chips fresh and crisp and starters tasty and well presented. The added bonus was the bar upstairs a quiet haven of indulgence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    • Ambience
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