Charcoals

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Indian

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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

Special Offers

Glasgow Restaurant week: 2 courses: £14.95

...from the a la carte menu. (Excluding tandoori starters and tandoori main courses and seafood dishes).

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 20 people

Starts: 16 July 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-22:00

Glasgow Restaurant week 2 courses: £9.95

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 20 people

Starts: 1 January 2019

Ends: 26 October 2019

Availability: Daily 14:00-17:45

What 769 People Are Saying
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KM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, staff were friendly and helpful, would highly recommend this restaurant

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal

JC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

The four people that we had sitting next to us were way to loud. Myself and my husband found it hard to hear ourselves talk, I was out for my birthday and ended up very poor.

AA
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I visited with my family but I was extremely disappointed when I was told that they do not have high chairs for babies. My excited 8 month old baby basically had no place to sit therefore I had to hold him which totally ruined my meal which could have been a good one as the food actually tasted quite nice. It's the first restaurant I've ever been to who dont offer this. I mean do they not want children in their restaurant?????? Extremely disappointed to say the least

BD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal, my 10year old son loved his first Indian meal and he is not easily pleased!

JD
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service both excellent. Visited on a Saturday at 12 noon and were the only people in for quite a while until another couple arrived. Portions were adequate and to perfection. Would recommend.

DL
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food great staff would recommend first time we have visited but won’t bdbghe last

O
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was dynamite really tasty only issue we had was a service charge for a table for two was is really uncommon for a table this size other than that highly recommend

JM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charcoals was up to its usual excellent standards in every way service,food and friendliness.
This is a great little indian restaurant near the bottom of Renfield Street,never varies from its high standards.
If you like a good curry this is the place,on the right hand side walking up Renfield Street.

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, very tasty and good portion size. Staff were friendly and helpful. Definitely recommended.

JC
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and very nice food. We found portions a bit larger than our regular Indian restaurant, but would definitely eat here again!

c
Glasgow
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great gem of a place, delicious food at very reasonable prices, friendly and helpful staff too.

BS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Another excellent meal. Cannot be faulted for quality and value.

AW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

This is a small and very busy restaurant, I would recommend booking. First off the food is superb, however we weren't made aware card machine wasn't working until we went to pay the bill, thankfully had enough cash to avoid an embarrassing situation! Need that info when being seated please!
Also there is a 10% service charge to be aware of.

RW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tiny place with lots of character. The papadums were some of the best that I had ever had- as were the pickled vegetables that they were served with! Veggie pakora was so-so, and my fiance loved the Chicken Tikka and samosas.

JM
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, staff very attentive overall a great wee curry house

CC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was really good. The staff were very welcoming. The place itself could do with a spruce up but an enjoying experience x

R
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was tasty and served in generous portions sizes.
I was disappointed in my starter. I ordered the Chana chaat, which is meant to be chick peas in yogurt and tamarind sauce with potatoes and salad. What I actually got was curried chickpeas which were extremely hot, (not in temperature). I would’ve enjoyed these with naan or chappati, but on their own as a starter.

Other than this the food was lovely and service friendly and efficient. The Pinot was impressive too and reasonably priced for a bottle.

We were a group of 5 and would definitely return.

MM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love this place so much food is outstanding service is outstanding prices reasonable, only indian restaurant I would go to when in Glasgow city centre been coming here for 10 years now and will be coming back for the next 10 hopefully, thanks to all staff at charcoals for another wonderful meal and hope I will be seeing you all very soon

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was lovely but maybe a bit rushed. I think some people come for lunch and they need to be quick. We were just having a “Catch up” and courses came very quickly. We felt as if the restaurant was maybe closing so we had to rush. Service was good and food was amazing. Great value too. Would highly recommend this place.

RM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On the recommendation of my grandchildren who had visited previously, we booked a meal for four in Charcoals and were not disappointed. The food was amazing and the service first class probably justifying the cost which was slightly higher than we normally would pay. This will not put us off from visiting Charcoals in the future. When visiting Glasgow we tend to vary our dining experience between the different Indian restaurants and rate Charcoals as the best yet.

R
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Doesn't look much from outside, but nice enough inside and the food was amazing

S
London
31 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amazing! Service excellent and friendly!

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Very disappointed, had prebooked a few weeks ago.?Placed at table besides toilets.?Pompoddoms slightly soft and tasted greasy. Garlic naans heavy and little garlic on them. Very disappointing meal. We have been many times with no issues, but very disappointing this time. Have recommended it many times in past but won’t again following this visit. Card machine not working either

H
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place fantastic food would recommend but watch they don’t say anything about the service charge

AC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely food and service was really good. Nothing was too much bother. Always come back here when we go for Indian food.

R
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charcoals is a “wee gem”, discovered quite by accident - and what a glorious discovery! The food is fabulous, well presented and efficiently served by the very knowledgeable staff, without being overbearing. The little complimentary dishes that arrive out of the blue are designed to perhaps whet your appetite for a return visit and/or further investigation? Either way, a clever piece of marketing! All reasonably priced and a lovely atmosphere.

MM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was tasty and the service was excellent. Went in with the husband and were promptly seated. The food was hot and the portions were just right. Our waiter checked in with us continuously to make sure we were okay and the manager even recognised us from our previous visits. I highly recommend going if you want the best Indian food in town...and making a reservation if you go on a weekend! We’ll hopefully be back soon!

WH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Most of our party opted for the 2 course set menu for £9.95. Food was just delicious. Would definitely go back to Charcoals.

Y
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not quite the usual high standard. Fish pakora a bit dry and chewy. Hope next time is better.

OT
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food and service cannot fault

GK
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was incredible, staff were v friendly and provided plenty of tasters free of charge which was a class touch. Can't wait to go back.

BD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great local place

RC
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic meal at this awesome restaurant. Just round corner from the Horseshoe Bar! If you enjoy quality Indian food then this is the place troops :)

U
Glasgow
15 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening celebrating my brothers graduation, the staff were amazing and made the meal awesome.

MG
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Have patronised Charcoals for years because of the excellent experience in food and service. Quality of food has been variable the last few times but this time was very poor. Lamb in Bhoona was very grisly, naan was brick hard and when asked for a replacement the same naan was brought back to the table. Also, the cleanliness of the toilets was not as usual with the Ladies toilet bowl stained as though it had not been cleaned for a while and dust and dirt on the floor. So disappointed, won't be visiting again for a while.

G
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food as always
The lunch deal is brilliant- varied menu which is great value for money

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was average, nothing standout amongst Glasgow wide selection of Indians. Although we were late diners, the service was rushed and we were immediately advised what time the kitchen would close despite them advertising slots available half an hour after this time. There is also a 10% service charge applied to all party sizes. Whilst it’s documented in the menus, it’s not really something most people would expect for the standard of service received

DH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Small dining area but food never disappoints. Meal felt a bit rushed as staff were eager to get the table cleared after every course and set for next round of customers

RA
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Usual fantastic, tasty, quality meal. Had the pre-theatre menu and it was first class. Really great choice. Also as usual the staff gave us a wee sampler, this time it was onion bajis. Glasgow is the curry capital of Scotland and you would be hard pushed to find better Indian food elsewhere.

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