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#42 of 1,886 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Centre
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26a Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 1LU, Scotland
+44 141 221 9251
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 15:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Simply stunning. Food was out of this world!! Full of flavour and just pure heaven! Service was 10/10. One not to be missed and I will be back!

Thank David B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked here via 5 pm website for my friends birthday lunch...4 of us were going. When I found the place I was going to turn around. The place is not very appealing from the outside.I got made to eat humble pie! The food was delicious.one of the best Indian restaurants I have been too. Staff were lovely too. The... More 

Thank chez8584
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to eat in here before going to concert. Having been before we generally know what to expect. Great pre theatre at £9.50pp. had the chicken poori and chicken pakora to start which was lovely. We were given a couple of complimentary tasters which is always a nice touch. For our mains we had our usual south Indian chilli chicken... More 

Thank mcduffy
Elgin, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time at Charcoals and again, the food and service were fantastic. The Chicken tikka masala just melts in your mouth. Do yourself a favour, try it, you won't regret it.

Thank Stu860
Hawick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great meal, very attentive service, but not over the top and a cosy atmosphere. Oh, and the music was pretty decent !

Thank iany0ung
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attentive service, food was disappointing, especially after reading some reviews on here. Balti and poppadoms tasted stale and full of MSG.

Thank Waarphh
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last week my girlfriend and I had dinner here seeing we really wanted a curry. We got given a nice table and staff were the most genuine and friendly staff we've met in a longtime as we hate when it other places try that hard to be friendly and it comes across as fake. We ordered chicken and vegetable pakora... More 

Thank Robert T
Ilminster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Charcoals last Saturday to celebrate my sisters birthday. We'd booked a table for 12 which was all ready for us when we arrived. Orders for drinks were taken immediately and served promptly with efficiency and friendly banter. The staff quickly identified that it was my sister who was celebrating her birthday and made a fuss of her all... More 

Thank john_cox07
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Indian is my first choice of cuisine but my colleagues insisted we go here and, I'm glad they did! We went for their business lunch menu and it was incredible. We were seated quite quickly and the service was faultless. We had a starter of chicken/vegetable pakoras which I had never tried before, absolutely delicious. The main however, was divine.... More 

Thank ItsJustMariah
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for pre theatre menu, two courses £9.95 until 5.30 pm.Pakora was so fresh and tasty as we're the Poppadoms and onions. Had the Staff curry which was amazing and wife had chasni which was also lovely. Drinks were very reasonable and staff were very nice. Will be back again soon

Thank Gary G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 31
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?