We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Upstairs at The Grill

70 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, England
+44 1244 344883
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (1,156 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (107 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Steakhouse, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
70 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, England
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (2,279)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 2,247 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Superb meal, succulent steak, tasty side treats, exotic cocktails and a thoughtful anniversary card. The staff were very friendly, courteous and attentive, their recommendations were spot on for our tastes and it was a relaxing but very special meal. Thank you, we will be back...More

Thank Nicola H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Omg all i can say is amazing , from the staff to the food to the ambiance. Went here sunday evening to celebrate a friends birthday, we were welcomed by two wonderful members of staff and taken straight to our table, there had been a...More

Thank Graham P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic restaurant. The steak is outstanding and the service was faultless. The only reason I couldn't give it 5 star was because I'd asked for a Caesar Salad and didn't realise the original had anchovies on. Whenever I've ordered this I've never had anchovies on...More

Thank Lucy E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This has been my favourite restaurant for the past 10 years or so. But my meal tonight was very disappointing. Service was awful and my steak was very average. Wouldn't rush back. Very overrated!

2  Thank RedDragonE16
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited Upstairs At The Grill on a Wednesday evening as a treat for my wife and daughter and were thoroughly impressed from start to finish. We were greeted on arrival without having to wait and shown to our seats; little touches like the fourth chair...More

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent meal in lovely surroundings with great service. Steaks are the best I've had. A little pricy but worth every penny.

Thank Sirobinson
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been to upstairs at the grill a few times for the steak special, it's always cooked to perfection and tastes delicious! The staff are very welcoming; you're greeted at the door before being seen to your table. Drinks service is great too. Worth a visit!

Thank claire r
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here as a couple on a Monday night and were looking forward to trying the steaks here. On arrival we were taken to the bar area upstairs, very comfortable and relaxed and a great way to start our evening. One of the staff...More

Thank mrdps1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been wanting to come here for a long time and finally came. Came for Sunday lunch it was perfect, ribeye beef and Yorkshire pudding was the best I eaten and the service was 1st class nothing to much trouble. Will be back very soon.

Thank kamsoul
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Chester with my husband for our wedding anniversary. We had a really lovely meal here, I would defiantly recommend the king prawns to start they were delicious. Staff were friendly and always around to help. We will defiantly be coming back :)

Thank Cowins
Nearby Restaurants
Hanky Panky Pancakes
641 reviews
.16 km away
836 reviews
.01 km away
Olive Tree Brasserie Chester
437 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chester Rows
884 reviews
.26 km away
Booth Mansion
90 reviews
.14 km away
Chester History & Heritage
59 reviews
.24 km away
Dewa Roman Experience
237 reviews
.19 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
22 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Allister16 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual is fine.
5 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Jewbo68 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend booking, its not got a huge capacity
1 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from hellsbelles81 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and was lovely
Improve this listing

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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing