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Charcoals

#41 of 1,935 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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City Centre
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26A Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 1LU, Scotland
+44 141 221 9251
Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Top class service with excellent food. There's not a better curry house in the immediate city centre.

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Thank Caoimhin M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We fancied a curry whilst in Glasgow and googled our options- this came high on the list. We were seated quickly and were able to order drinks and starters straight away. The food was nice but didn't seem particularly authentic. We were grateful for the complimentary chicken wings though!

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Thank LozVA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited this restaurant several times as the food is of a good standard but feel that it has deteriorated recently. The plain nan bread is not freshly cooked and is served in hard pieces. The lamb on our last visit was tough. Butter chicken is beautiful though. Shabby surroundings but ok for a quick curry

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Thank Karen M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First visit to this Restaurant. It's not a big place so seating is tight. The staff were friendly and efficient, and being Lunchtime it was busy but we were served very quickly, the waiters do a great job in a small environment. The food was really good , plenty of sauce it was hot and it was flavoursome , not... More 

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Thank Ben R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in on the off chance we could get a table for two. Made most welcome staff were attentive. Offered poppadoms and Dips on arrival Ali gave us a special dip and poppadom on the house nice gesture. Meal was delivered pipping hot and did not dissapoint. No hesitation in recommending this restaurant it was very enjoyable.

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Thank MrsC132015
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I popped in here on a Tuesday evening after a few drinks in the nearby Horseshoe Bar. Neither of us had been before, but the curry fever was on us and this was handy. Glad we went in. It's a small to medium sized restaurant nothing fancy but nice enough. Tables are a bit tight, that's my... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've just had lunch here and recommend you try it for lunch. The staff were friendly, accommodating and efficient. Special mention to Ali. The food is excellent- best vegetable pakoras i've had in years and the main course was delicious. Will I go there again? Without a doubt.

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Thank Derek P
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me, my mum and brother all went here for my mum's birthday meal and we absolutely loved our meal! We all went with the £9.95 menu which included a starter and a main course with your choice of naan bread or rice for this price. We decided on chicken pakora, vegetable pakora and vegetable samosas and shared all of them... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate from the 2 course lunch menu. I had veg pakora and chicken bhoona and my husband had chicken pakora and south Indian garlic and chiloi chicken. Both starters and mains were very tasty. The portion sizes may not satisfy larger appetites but we found them to be adequate for lunch time and thought they were good value for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing night with great service and lots of little surprise fee tasters from the kitchen. If you like great curry this is the place to visit. This place is small but perfect. Best curry I have ever eaten.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 31
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26A Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 1LU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 221 9251

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?