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Charcoals

#42 of 1,925 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
15:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Brigg, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Indian in Glasgow bar none Ideally located opposite some great bars The only negative I will say (but this goes for all Indian restaurants) is the choice of beers is limited and what they do sell is rubbish Easy to fix buy in some local brewdog or dry gate bottles just satisfy all palates Other then the beer situation... More 

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Manly, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was amazing, every dish top notch. Doesn't look like much from the outside but it's worth it, prices reasonable too. Staff so helpful and friendly will be back soon!

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1 Thank Mandaroni
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I along with a few friends have been to charcoals and each time the food and staff have been excellent., there are 2 shops in Glasgow we have been to each several times to see if there is any difference in quality of food or staff my report is none both shops excellent and staff very helpful in aiding you... More 

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1 Thank hfulmar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I found this Indian back in 2011... It was certainly nothing to look at decor wise at the time .. Had very few customers so we were apprehensive. In bounds the lovely Ali settling us in sorting drinks and helping us through the menu and recommendations. We were blown away with the food it had the wow... More 

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Thank Dave1875
Haddington, Scotland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always said this was the best Indian in Glasgow. Have to say it did not hit the spot on this visit. Not sure if that was because Ali wasn't working but service was poor. No chat, not asked if we enjoyed meal. Food was ok but nothing more. Have you changed chef???, Won't be rushing back. Sorry guys.....

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Thank Liz M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was nice, loved the decor and layout as it was very representative to the Indian culture. However I felt the place was somehow small and the tables are close to each other, which felt like less security. It's really annoying when you see the people next to you being asked about how the food is couple of time,... More 

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Thank mahmood-Qa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Indains in Scotland best curry's av ever had to die for can't fault the place service that's why they won awards food speaks for itself self 👌👌👌

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Thank Stuart A
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my partner at peak time on a Saturday night and they managed to squeeze us in. Food is freshly made. My chicken poori starter and rara gosht main was fantastic. Have also been many times before for the business lunch which is superb value for money.

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Thank debbieann123
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rubbish service cutlery thrown towards us after starters drinks came after starters absolutely shocking and will not be returning and the waiter had the cheek of asking for a tip not happy when they refused a women to come into an empty restaurant absolutely disgusting behaviour

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Thank Morgan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The spicest Indian I have ever had but absolutely excellent and the flavours are amazing. Although if you are used to a nice mild cream tikka masala it's a bit of step up in hottest from that.

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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
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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?