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Upstairs at The Grill

70 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, England
+44 1244 344883
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (1,161 reviews)
“haggis fritters” (24 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (106 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
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Steakhouse, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
70 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, England
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

A lazy sunday and not being bothered to make sunday lunch got me heading into town to seek a suitable restaurant. After checking TP i settled on upstairs@ the grill. First off the waitress was super friendly showing us to a table. Drinks orders swifty...More

1  Thank Ducatibiker1
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Great visit, THE most amazing customer service. Below are a few highlights: 1. The steak presentation 2. The truffle rum 3. The home made gin 4. The Chateaubriand steak 5. Whiskey Selection - Macallan 18 6. The chocolate slab with apricot We will definitely be...More

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 30 July 2015

This was our first visit to the restaurant & as it was our wedding anniversary decided to try it. My first impression was how small it is & the restaurant tables are quite close together. We were taken to the bar upstairs for a drink...More

2  Thank Sue J
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Ordered from the Saturday special lunch menu, the food was delicious and cooked to perfection. Excellent value for money & great service. The evening menu looks a bit expensive but It's worth it for such fantastic food. Can't wait to come back again.

1  Thank PopPops12
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Been ere a couple of times. Once on business when cost was not an issue. Food particularly the steak was great.Second time felt we had been held in the bar too long and the seating was cramped for two. The food was still good

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

I have rarely if ever left a restaurant feeling so full of stomach and yet fuller of heart. I always worry when I come back to a place for the second time after a first visit that was exceptional. I needed haven't worried, I have...More

1  Thank apravo550
Reviewed 29 July 2015

First of all I would like to congratulate the team on the service which I can only describe as exceptional, the best I've experienced in the UK. It was our anniversary and we were welcomed with a glass of fizz. The meat selection was terrific...More

Thank theFINandFEATHER
Reviewed 29 July 2015

The bar upstairs is wonderful, a great atmosphere and the drinks menu is extensive! The cocktails are to be highly recommended. The waiter sits with you and explains the menu, they are incredibly friendly and helpful. Downstairs, the restaurant is intimate with beautiful decor. The...More

Thank Rlglenn652
Reviewed 28 July 2015

I have been to the restaurant a couple of times. Why? Because the service is excellent, food is excellent and has generous portion sizes, and the team make you feel special on each visit. Perhaps it's just that I do not visit the right restaurants,...More

1  Thank tom5640
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Managed to get a late booking on Sunday night. So glad we did, the food is wonderful (we had beef Sunday roast and sirloin steak) but I think it's the service that really makes this restaurant special. The staff were attentive and knowledgable, and the...More

Thank mrs1983
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Jacqueline H
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Response from Nado1984 | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure they don't have one.
22 July 2017|
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Response from fletchof205 | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't aware of one. We were relatively smart casual, all the blokes wore jeans and a shirt, half were jacketless.
5 June 2017|
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Response from Jewbo68 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend booking, its not got a huge capacity
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
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
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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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