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Upstairs at The Grill

70 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, England
+44 1244 344883
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (1,205 reviews)
“haggis fritters” (29 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (116 reviews)
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Steakhouse, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
70 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate at the restaurant on a Saturday night, we were a party of 8 and my husband had asked if we could be seated in the private dining area off from the bar. This was perfect for us as we didn’t have to worry...More

Thank Tracy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday evening three of us. Drinks upstairs first - a bit like an old gentleman's club, very dark - perhaps too dark! Anyway nice to be shown to a different area for pre dinner drink, and good selection of bottled beers and cocktails etc. Restaurant...More

Thank greatexpectations180
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to spend New Years Eve at this restaurant as they only have a small number of tables we were lucky to get in. The food is excellent Steak being the main offering. Well worth a visit!

Thank VanClomp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for sunday lunch for a relative's birthday, they had a set menu for two courses that was reasonable. Some options were quite small (6oz steak and fries was significantly smaller than other options like Roast Beef). The meat was very nice however the roast...More

Thank Andy A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is delicious but you need to not be in any hurry. Mains took nearly an hour to arrive and desserts half an hour. That said, if you have lots of time the food is very much worth the wait!

1  Thank ACG2464
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

T bone was just, bland. Meat was dry. Mushrooms/tomatoes came with the T bone was great. Chips wasn’t particularly great. Tiger prawn was bit gritty, taste wise maybe 3-4 star. 1 main 1 starter costs almost £50. However, the quality/taste is just on par with...More

1  Thank ng8888
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not our first visit here but it was fabulous yet again! Decided to skip the starters and go to town with the mains. Chateubriand for 2 with half a lobster thermidor on the side. Now that's what surf n turf should be! Steak was perfectly...More

1  Thank TravellingToothPuller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here N-Y-E and the food, service and ambience was just perfect to see in the N-Y. The food was amazing and it was good to see that the menu has been extended but retains our favourites. Still the best.

Thank EnglandHolidays
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Could not fault this lovely resturant, the staff were very professional, food was beautiful, lovely presentation, it was a little pricey, but then again so were most other places we ate in Chester. The atmosphere was realy nice, and it was a lovely treat to...More

Thank elaine732016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem of a find. Loved the courtesy and attention to detail. Food so tasty and lots of it. The cocktails upstairs were amazing Def worth a visit

Thank TrudyC68
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Jacqueline H
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Response from Nado1984 | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure they don't have one.
23 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.
6 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
USD 10 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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.
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