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Upstairs at The Grill

70 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, England
+44 1244 344883
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  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
70 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been three times now the Sunday roasts are that good! I had family visiting from Cardiff and treated them to Upstairs at the Grill Sunday roast and they were equally as impressed. Service was amazing as was the food. Only downside was we were sat...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was staying in Chester for my wife’s birthday treat and saw reviews for this place so booked in advance. Have to say from the moment if booking to leaving the restaurant, everything was first class. Had excellent guidance from the somellier, all the staff were...More

Thank Simo117
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited Upstairs at The Grill for my birthday meal with my husband and the whole evening was fantastic. The staff were brilliant from start to finish, and the food was outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Camby84
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited on our yearly trip to Chester after a long wait to be able to book a table. Firstly the place is very dark but it's the ambiance that they are trying to create but hard work to see the menu if you have...More

Thank Mummykins1962
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here for a birthday surprise last August on a visit to Chester. I can genuinely say I had one of the best steaks I've ever had, tender and juicy with great flavour. The server was polite and knowledgeable about the food on offer....More

Thank Sean T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for my birthday meal whilst visiting Chester, wow! We loved how attentive and informative the waiters were especially as we didn't know much about steak. On arrival, we were seated upstairs where we had lovely cocktails (I recommend the G,C&T) and this...More

Thank Jackjess123
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic experience - staff response was superb to the unfortunate (and unforeseen) power problems last night. We had to dine at the sister restaurant across the road (which was very nice too!) - the waiter even carried our wine across the street between...More

Thank 515mike2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upstairs at the grill is hands down the best restaurant I have been to. We stumbled upon it by accident 5 years ago, and now regularly travel from North Yorkshire to Chester just to eat here as a treat. The staff make you feel welcome...More

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was amazing experience, food, atmosphere, service, just excellent. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Chester, it is a must.

Thank Lorraine O
Reviewed 1 week ago

what a great experience we had here, from the off the staff were very nice and welcoming, we were taken upstairs for drinks by the bar while we perused the menu, then we were taken downstairs ( yes its actually downstairs for the grill )for...More

Thank 452IanT
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Jacqueline H
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Response from Nado1984 | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure they don't have one.
22 July 2017|
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Response from fletchof205 | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't aware of one. We were relatively smart casual, all the blokes wore jeans and a shirt, half were jacketless.
5 June 2017|
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Response from Jewbo68 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend booking, its not got a huge capacity
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 344883
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Upstairs at the Grill is a split-level Manhattan-style steakhouse and intimate cocktail bar located in Chester City Centre. Open Monday to Thursday from 5pm and from 12pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we offer our guests the opportunity to explore our selection of locally sourced dry aged beef and extensive wine list. We look forward to welcoming you to Upstairs at the Grill.Upstairs At The Grill is available for a range of private parties, birthday parties, working lunches, business meetings or wedding receptions. Whether an intimate table of 2, party of 8 or an all-out celebration for 80, we’re here to help.
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