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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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant service, food and ambience are the best It's an intimate dining experience, staff care and are knowledgeable We sat on the sofas at the bar very entertaining watching barman's efficiency This is not a bland chain restaurant you are paying for the best - it doesn't disappoint! Make sure you book as it's very popular,... More 

Thank Phil D
Chester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Partner reserved a table here and then had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances only to be told about a £30 cancellation charge even though he cancelled within hours of making the booking early on in the day. Just went onto their website to read about their reservation policy and I struggle to see the disclaimer stating and making people... More 

Thank Rachbbbb
Warrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Four good friends fancied a Steak at Christmas......and we were more than delighted with our choice of cut and venue. Outstanding ambience only better deal by the happy knowledgeable staff. A special evening was had by all. Thank you.

Thank paulszulc
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best eating experience in Chester by far. The food is amazing. Drinks and service are excellent. I could not recommend this place more.

Thank ben s
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Upstairs at the grill is the most amazing place small restaurant but food is out of this world & upstairs for cocktails cannot recommend this highly enough staff r amazing nothing is to much trouble we shall be back in the new year

Thank 528garryb
Skipton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Every once in a while you watch a film that is an epic. For my wife and I this place was like that. We have both travelled and on our first visit to Chester on a Christmas shopping trip we stumbled upon this place. We got lucky because we ate upstairs on the high sofas at the bar which made... More 

Thank Gibborichard
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had never eaten here before...Attentive staff, made us feel welcome and gave great recommendations on food and drink. Lovely food and would definitely come back and recommend to anyone.

Thank Emma_0631
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a relaxing place this is , great staff , fab food , what a find for us , we both enjoyed all of the experience of this lovely place , cant wait for our next visit .

Thank Debbie D
Haslington, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Eat here with friends during a busy Friday evening service. On arrival reception staff were very pleasant and helpful informing us our table was ready and taking our coats. We were offered the option of taking a drink in the bar but elected to go straight to the table. As none of us had been before the waitress was very... More 

Thank Paul B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Upstairs at the Grill on the 1/12/16 for my boyfriends 21st birthday. Staff were absolutely wonderful from the minute we walked in, offered to take our coats and took us upstairs to the bar area for drinks. They explained how it worked there since we were newbies - we could look through the extensive drink lists, have... More 

Thank Lilly S

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
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?