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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
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Where do I start? From the moment you walk in, you are made to feel as if you are the only people dining there...so special.....escorted upstairs to a fabulous bar area and the menu is introduced to you....faultless, exceptional service.....drinks arrived..we had champagne cocktails,,, beautiful...cuts of meat are brought out to you to select from.....After great deliberations, we chose our... More 

Thank Cleo2012
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Expensive place to eat, very dark and uninviting on the inside..far too many drinks for a menu, was like being handed a bible... Overall food was good, but a very rare occasion for visits...

Thank Anony17
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been on many occasions and it always exceeds expectations the food and service are exceptional. Being a butcher we prefer to go for the Sunday lunch as steak is a bit like a busmans holiday to us . I had the scallop starter my wife the Stilton soufflé both excellent our friends opted for the Arnold Bennett omelette... More 

Thank Jebswilliams
Leeds, United Kingdom
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staying in Chester for my 50th birthday,I wanted to go somewhere special,and having read the good reviews and recommendation we chose UATGrill.On arrival,we were taken upstairs to the bar area for drinks and to browse the menu.The bottled Lager at £6.50 was a bit expensive to say the least!! my wife ordered the Tiger Prawns for starter's which were sent... More 

Thank andyw29
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

6 people. Food was excellent. Service attentive. A great birthday evening. Definitely recommend but ensure you book ahead.

Thank joanmac100
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place perfect food and they really understand detail. Warm friendly service. For a few pounds you feel like a millionaire at lunch..

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Thank Robbbaaa
Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This steak house is really amazing. The whole dining experience was something more than outstanding. We chose the T Bone steak and the USA rib eye and were superb. The service was really warm and professional - just excellent. By having difficulties to choose our steak the waitress showed us a tray of the different cuts of meat available and... More 

Thank janeowen1972
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious food in a very classy environment. Some of the best carpaccio I've had outside of Italy and one of the nicest fillet steaks I've eaten. We had a couple of special dietary requirements which the place were only to happy to accommodate to. Thank you very much for that. Very reasonably priced for the high quality of food... More 

Thank jsway88
Gretna, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked after seeing plenty of reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. From the moment we entered the building to when we left we were treated to exceptional customer service and fantastic food and drink. We were slightly early and were taken upstairs to the bar area and given seats at the bar where we were introduced... More 

Thank MartinRS2K
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant whilst staying in Chester for a weekend. The whole dining experience was superb, from the different beers and cocktails through to the juicy steaks cooked to perfection. Not the cheapest of places but well worth a visit which I hope I will repeat at some point

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Steakhouse, British, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?