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Upstairs at The Grill

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70 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, England
+44 1244 344883
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bit strange to put a review on somewhere we haven't actually eaten at yet but that was poor planning on our part because we didn't book even though we were recommended the place by numerous friends. On calling in on spec and disappointingly being told were fully booked, we did enjoy the pleasure of being shown around we will definitely... More 

Thank Cathy D
Rochester, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are not a lover of Steak then this restaurant is not for you, if you are you will be in heaven. The menu has a vast list if different steaks with a few other options. The cocktails and drinks menu is very good too. It was very busy when we visited but the service was very good as... More 

Thank IanPov
Chester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked for the early bird special; £15 for steak before 6.30pm and it was very nice. Good choice of starters too. The cheese souffle was lovely. Nice setting, service and coffee.

Thank AnneMarie775
Chester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Meeting up with some friends, so we decided to try out some of the Jan offers...then we noticed that there was a deal here....I don't think this one is limited to Jan...winner! We all had the blue cheese soufflé to start...delicious and then on to the deal. £15 gets you sliced steak, fries, peppercorn sauce, garnished with a mushroom and... More 

Thank Nicola L
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An oldy worldy but extremely stylish upstairs/downstairs restaurant and bar. It's very steak orientated. Quirky little features and very very professional and obliging staff. Fairly high prices but the place is "right" on all counts. Great food!!! Keep up the good work Guys :)

Thank drewLeeds
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked for New Years Eve for 7pm, we had a half hour wait for our table but didn't mind and to be expected on NYE. The customer service was excellent from the moment we stepped in, great service at the bar refused the offer of a look at the raw steaks which I now regret. When we eventually got escorted... More 

Thank dezziecymru
Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly Recommend, my crab starter was so tasty it nearly brought me to tears! The steak was perfection. Just cannot say a bad word about upstairs at the grill, its great. Just Go, go, go.

Thank Wendalewis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We used yet again the private dining area upstairs for 9 of us and were waited on superbly again. I have to say that without a doubt, the chateaubriand with the peppercorn sauce and triple cooked chips plus mini haggis balls was one of the nicest mouthfulls of food I've ever had... Just utter indulgence ! Well done team...delicious.

Thank Chris W
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff made you feel welcome and were very helpful. I thought the food was too expensive although it was good quality. Drinks menu was a little too trendy making it complicated to order from and very limited choice of soft drinks.

Thank yorkshirerose96
Mellieha, Malta
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157 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked well in advance and this is almost essential; it's a very popular place. There are many positive features, starting with the welcome you receive as you enter. A little early? No problem. Waiting for friends? We'll bring more chairs. Full explanations are given by the enthusiastic waiting staff. You can see why some reviewers felt patronised - it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 50
Steakhouse, British
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?