Charcoals

4.3
41 reviews
£25 and under
Indian
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.
What 41 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RachidY
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, clean restaurant. Great service and kind extras on the house was much appreciated!

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Leah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and value for money. We booked for a birthday and it was great!

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SeaniH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food!! Definitely the best in Glasgow. Such friendly staff as well! 100% we will be back

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MartinK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, excellent friendly service and amazing service. Great restaurant and lovely staff. My first choice for Indian in Glasgow.

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Andytron88
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this meal was outstanding. The service, the food, everything. Cannot recommend this place enough to people. Definitely be back soon!!

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Nancydrew
Glasgow
10 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t fault anything tried new dishes and they were brilliant would recommend to anyone wanting an authentic Indian meal Ali and the team are great

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neilg
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FIRST CLASS FOOD AS ALWAYS AND TOP CLASS STAFF WILL BE BACK FOR SURE

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service brilliant as usual and food absolutely delicious and packed with flavour

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LesleyM
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Charcoals offers a wide range of delicious food at very competitive prices which is served by courteous, professional staff. We will be back. Highly recommend.

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TraceyM
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Charcoals is a consistent favourite of ours however our food wasn’t the best on Xmas eve. Chips were inedible, really bad, had to send them back. Curries were fantastic as always, service great. Table at the door was freezing, we sat with our coats on. Due to sanitising etc we didn’t want to move from table to table but experience on a whole was not as good as usual. When bill arrived, we asked if we could put tip on, guy actually put an amount in, ie without asking. As it was what I was going to pay anyway I never said anything, didn’t want to be unduly picky (we also found it quite funny) but it was a bit presumptuous. Charcoals is still our favourite place in town and there have been a lot of challenges lately.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, service and adherence to coronavirus rules, highly recommend this place. Shame it was quiet when we went in (Monday lunchtime) as it deserves better - I've been in for work lunches before and it's been mobbed!

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Beth
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food amazing staff we will be back as soon as all the Covid let’s us
Thank you

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TonyW
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We have been going into Charcoals on and off for a number of years, by no means a regular as we don't live in Glasgow, unfortunately standards seem to have dropped dramatically in terms of cleanliness within the restaurant and especially on the stairs leading to the toilets and the actual toilets themselves. Had I visited the toilets before eating my meal we would probably have left there and then as those first impressions would have put me off. Whilst they had screens up between the tables but the tables themselves were sticky to touch and didn't feel particularly clean..

The food was fine, I had the Chicken Madras whilst my wife had the Chicken Tikka Chasni and both meals were very good.

In summary the food was good but the restaurant, stairs and toilets are sadly in need of a makeover, whilst a deep clean in all areas would undoubtedly help.

Unfortunately we wont return until the toilets have been upgraded which is dissapointing.

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rose1960
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place highly recommended come here from edinburgh we stay overnight in glasgow and visit here food and staff amazing

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food excellent. Realised when got there the standard lunch menu not available in December. Would def go back.

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HenryR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Why are you sending for a review when the booking could not take place due to a pandemic called Covid 19

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food in general was as usual very good, however, I ordered a “special chapatti” and it was the worst I’ve ever had, anywhere. It was very akin to a piece of cardboard dipped in fat, absolutely inedible. I did not complain as I did not want to upset the ambience of an otherwise enjoyable night out with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal really enjoyed

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MoiraB
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and staff great. Always a great time.

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Richard
Miami
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven't been there in years as I don't live in Glasgow, but it was just as good this time as during my previous visits.

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Andy
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good quality of food
10% service charge added to the bill, not so good.

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Sophie
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beautifully cooked and the staff were lovely! Came over with a free side of chicken wings for the two of us and we really appreciated that!

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vipSlee
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food, freshly cooked. Couldn't fault it if a tried.

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KevinGall
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Glasgow for a curry. If you’ve not been there before, you don’t know what you’re missing

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CraigB
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and fantastic service.
Plastic plates and cutlery a bit annoying but I guess due to the current situation. Will however definitely be back.

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SomeNormalGuy
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was great value for money, will be visiting again.

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ElaineD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Prawn cocktail- hardly any prawns
Fried rice - tasteless
Nan bread - cold and no taste of garlic which we paid extra for
Main dishes - nice and tasty

All served on paper plates and plastic cutlery - horrendous

WE WILL NOT RETURN

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PhilipB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food as always tasted superb. However because of the Covid 19 situation, the restaurant is using paper plates both to serve and to eat from, with (good quality) plastic knives, forks and spoons, which unfortunately spoiled our experience. Reading previous reviews we knew about this, but decided to go anyway. I always feel presentation is as much importance as the food itself, so that's my reason for low review. Once the restaurant is back to normal, I will return and I'm sure giving a 5* review.

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Larry
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No lunch menu - had to order off the a la Carte menu

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch at Charcoals, chicken pakora is delicious as was my Butter Chicken main. Highly recommended.

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MargaretM
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You always get good service and the food is always delicious

HW
HeatherW
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and food was delicious , service was great and value for money will definitely be back

JC
JacquelineC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Can’t fault the service . Very disappointed food served in plastic plates ! Felt like I was at a child’s party. Also with curry being served in small plastic bowls was not full portion size .

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always, had a fantastic meal

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NSFanGirl
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely delicious food, just overlook the paper plates and plastic cutlery. Tarka daal wonderfully garlicky, paneer makhni sweet and spicy, peshwari naan deep filled and moist. Husband loved the south Indian garlic chilli chicken and mushroom rice.

KB
KimB
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and food was amazing kids loved it too.
Will defo be back. Thank you.

JN
JamesN
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

All paper plates plastic cups and cutlery changed times but a glass would’ve been nice

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Diamonds77
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food again at charcoals , could not fault at all with food or service 👍

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Jason
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were top class will be back soon

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SharonM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Cant complain. Great food great service..Fadt service. Attentive staff. Best food ive tasted in a long time.

FAQs

Charcoals does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat.

Charcoals is rated 4.3 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.