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#44 of 1,928 Restaurants in Glasgow
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26A Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 1LU, Scotland
+44 141 221 9251
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 15:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Managed a party of 10 if a bit of a squeeze. Food excellent. Skip the starters unless you have a big appetite. Large Cobra £5 so beware. Would definitely go again.

Thank andymcmillan1
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257 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot fault the food in Charcoals. Excellent indian cuisine cooked perfectly. This is why I have given the review a "very good" mark. A couple of points need to be made however. The service is quick. Very quick. I think the whole meal took 45mins in total, which isn't long for an indian! Also; we were served pickles and... More 

Thank MissBurlo
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were fortunate to find Charcoals serving late after a long day of viewing Charles Rennie Mackintosh sites in Glasgow. We were tired, hungry, and eager to try Indian cuisine within walking distance of our hotel. Service was terrific, and the food was even better. Don't miss the masala popodums, chicken tikka, saag paneer and garlic nan. We've rarely enjoyed... More 

Thank Foodtraveler88
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I always come here for lunch with my friends! The pre theatre menu is such good value for money! The staff are so lovely and helpful!

Thank Michelle M
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time visit and will definitely be back. Excellent food excellent service. Staff very helpful and the special taster dishes was a nice touch

Thank fpukcarol
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The door step appearance is that of a small take away, don't be fooled, We walked in the aroma was amazing we were seated quickly and the food didn't disappoint, it was one of the best Indian meals I've ever eaten the certificates dotted around the resultant speak for themselves, we were also given complimentary dishes to try the service... More 

Thank Silver F
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this place last night with friends. Nice welcome, very prompt service. Really delicious fish pakora and chicken spinach curry. Staff kept popping extra dishes on our table from the chef. Best garlic nann ever, crisp and not greasy. Staff brought us drinks on the house at the end of the meal which was a lovely gesture. I will... More 

Thank JM99Scotland
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the lamb curries, good portion size, we also ordered plain naan and boiled rice. For starters we had the vegetable samosa and vegetable pakora we didn't like the starters very much the deep fried was not great and very oily. We also had a bottle of wine. Spent 52£ for the meal.

Thank gise62
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were walking past and had heard good reviews so decided to try it. We hadn't booked but they accommodated us and we had a great meal. Table had to be back after an hour and a half which was maybe just as well as we were stuffed. We chose the Pre -theatre and good chices.Great starters and great mains.... More 

Thank Anne C
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were visiting Glasgow to take in a show. We looked for recommended to eat prior to our visit. Charcoals came highly rated and I can see why. I made my reservation in advance and just as well as they were very busy when we arrived for 5:15pm. We were well received and taken to our table... More 

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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
US$15 - US$32
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?