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Charcoals, Glasgow, Glasgow

Charcoals

4.7
4.7
323 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.

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2 people

21:30


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 13:00–23:00 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 16:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    0141 221 9251
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 323 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Best Value

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Good for business meals

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Good for business meals

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Good for groups

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Healthy

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Glasgow

    Best Value

  • Glasgow

    Good for business meals

  • Glasgow

    Good for business meals

  • Glasgow

    Good for groups

  • Glasgow

    Healthy

  • Glasgow

    Good for special occasions

  • Glasgow

    Vegetarian-friendly

323 Reviews
  1. VeeKeeGeeBee

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and attentive service. Couldn't fault a thing and will definitely return. Great value for money considering the portion sizes too. Highly recommended!

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  2. IanP

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable meal. Service was excellent as was the food. Couldn't have been more helpful. Will definitely be back.

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  3. MichelleG

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is absolutely the best Indian meal I have ever had. The poppadoms and dips were fresh and tasty, we received another masala poppadom and dip free! My lamb jalfrezi was amazingly tasty, my husbands butter chicken was to die for. The garlic naan was well done as requested and so tasty. Service was brilliant from all servers. Definitely one we'll return to when in Glasgow.

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  4. MaryBabe

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A surprise get together for a belated birthday. It was a great success.

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  5. Zarina

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great! And we thought that the price was also reasonable for the serving size (and quality). Overall we were happy and are happy to come back too. Service was efficient as well.

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  6. JohnG

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were outstanding. No complaints at all

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  7. seancat

    Glasgow

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place never fails to hit the spot, everything about it are fantastic, food , service and value for money

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  8. Stevo

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An absolutely lovely meal and welcomed like old friends despite being 1st time visitors. Great value for money, good portion sizes and everything tasted well prepared and fresh. Would have no problems recommending charcoals for a meal out. Only thing keeping from a 5 star review is personal preference of spice levels, some of the dishes were on the more potent end, but that's my own preferences and no negative reflection on the preparation of the dishes, which was great.

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  9. EllenO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely fantastic, just what we were looking for. The staff were lovely and made us feel so welcome. The atmosphere was great and could tell it was a well visited places by the locals.

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  10. DavidM

    Glasgow

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Indian Restaurant for food and service! Another superb night of wonderful food, fantastic flavours and served by excellent staff. Never fails to deliver.

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  11. AidanR

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and at a great price. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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  12. Jenny

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal. Great tasting food, fast service and really nice staff. Thank you

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  13. DavidH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charcoals was marvellous , been a few times to the old premises and this was the first time in the new building. Staff were very friendly always making sure that everything was ok and the food was fantastic as usual. Will definitely be back soon.

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  14. susanm

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Customer service was terrible. Left sitting for long periods between courses. Chicken pakora was dry, hard and chewy. Sent this back. Mains were lovely - no issues with this. Staff gave their attention to large group who were ordering lots of drinks. Clearly table for 2 was not bringing in enough money for us to receive the attention the larger group did. One member of staff was particularly rude and justifying our poor customer service by saying they were short staffed. Maybe they were, but most of them were focusing on the large group and ignoring others.

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  15. GordonD

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding particularly the vegetable pakora. Portions were large and service was very efficient.

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  16. ElizabethS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff, great service most importantly food was delicious, will definitely be back.

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  17. JenniferM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely meal. Staff were great & we were even able to get our table an hour earlier than booked as we were already in the area

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant not only has wonderful food but the staff and manager really take of you. Highly recommended

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  19. BryanA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food and great service, one of the best indian meals I've had

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  20. JamesM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic meal. Starters, mains and sides all top quality. Great service too.

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  21. JimM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    9 of us booking 2 hours before. Accommodated no problem Food and service We’re both excellent . Most definitely return

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  22. AilsaE

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service & food. Would highly recommend. Will be back soon.

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  23. WilliamB

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked an early dinner for two, 4:30pm. We were seated quickly and order for drinks taken. Had the poppadoms with various dips and spiced onions, tasted great. Ordered Butter chicken with pilau rice and chicken bhuna with boiled basmati, it came with a freebie of veg pakora. All of the food was delicious, I’ve been on a few of occasions and the food never fails to impress. Glass of Pinot Grigio, 660ml Cobra, poppadoms, two curries and two rice (good portions) came to £49. Great value and the food is fantastic.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Went for Christmas dinner. 3 courses- food started great but got progressively worse. Naan was very mediocre in my opinion. Price was fair for Christmas but I expected more. Waiter seemed rushed and wasn’t too friendly as if I was wasting his time when I had questions.

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  25. EleanorE

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    My experience was disappointing as I had two screaming children right behind me. I can appreciate this is not the fault of the restaurant. Some thick cushions on your wooden seating would be great and it made it look like a cafe and family members said it was uncomfortable. Service excellent and so was the food. Thank you.

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  26. RichardR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Christmas Day dinner. The restaurant had a 3 course menu which was great as it was dishes we hadn't tried before. They also offered dishes off the a la carte menu as well. Excellent food, good service, and a good atmosphere in the restaurant

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  27. seancat

    Glasgow

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing as usual and service is so personable, always making sure, food is ok and you don’t have any issues, on this occasion I had paid a£20 deposit for Christmas Day and totally forgot about it, but the top man returned to us before we left , amazing service

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  28. AndyW

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An excellant Xmas day lunch! An unexpected bonus was the availabilty of the A La Carte menu alongside the reduced options for the occasion. Maybe it was down to me being the first customer. I had chilli paneer as a started and a great Fish Masala curry with Egg Fried Rice and a Bhindi Bhaji side - all washed down with some decent wine. Thanks!

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  29. AndreaH

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal as usual.. friendly service.. Fantastic menu

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  30. tartanteddybear

    Glasgow

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pre-booked table for two on Friday before Christmas. Restaurant was busy but not full. Shown to our table and order drinks and food. Everything was excellent and even had a few “extra” dishes presented. Over all superb service, great food and excellent value for money.

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  31. MikeS

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Indian food in Glasgow. I have been coming here for years. The service is always top notch and the food is divine.

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  32. MeaghanC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. There was a rowdy table next to us but not the restaurants fault

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal. Staff were very friendly and went above and beyond to make sure that we were looked after.

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  34. paulm

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service great price, staff were polite and helpful, really enjoyed my meal

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  35. JoanneW

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Found this restaurant had no ambulance, didn't like the decor generally, the service could be better as they sat us at a table right next to a bin with a black bag in it for the garbage! I was not happy asked for another table and felt the waiter seemed to be put out! Food was not pleasant and my chicken tikka masala was literally floating in oil or butter, the pilau rice was brown which was weird, the naan bread again floating in oil, and thr lamb curry needed more sauce, the papadums were good ! They actually charged £5 service charge which we asked to have removed the waiter had to check with his boss! Not impressed and won't be back at all. £48 and didn't enjoy the experience unfortunately.

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  36. stephenc

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    this is where we eat when looking or an indian meal in glasgow. the food never disappoints & the staff are second to none.

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  37. seancat

    Glasgow

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food where outstanding, we had a small issue with our nan bread but it was quickly replaced, and all food was amazing and usual, was really noisy, but only to be expected at this time of year with Christmas night outs , will be back as usual

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  38. RegP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent, all freshly cooked, excellent service from Ali and his assistant and great value for money. Will definitely return soon.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good old fashioned Glasgow curry. Delicious food great price hard working staff who are very keen to make sure you enjoy your meal

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  40. RonnieI

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time trying here. Lovely food loads of it was totally stuffed. Staff friendly and quickly served will defo be back again soon

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Charcoals does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat.

Charcoals is rated 4.7 stars by 323 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

21:30


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Google Map for Charcoals

74 Trongate, Glasgow, Glasgow, Glasgow G1 5EP

Additional information

  • Area
    Glasgow
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 13:00–23:00 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 16:00–23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Delivery, View, Wine
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