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The Charcoal Grill

86 Claughton Street, St Helens WA10 1SN, England
+44 1744 28426
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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British, Gluten Free Options
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86 Claughton Street, St Helens WA10 1SN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself sisters and nieces went to the Charcoal last night 8 of us in total. Everyone one of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal all 3 courses. The food was top quality and was hot when it was served to us. The staff was brilliant nothing...More

Thank Orlandotime
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Went for my birthday with family.Food is first class no pre prepared portion controlled stuff here. All the meals were piping hot service great too. Remember guys you don't eat the decor. Also as previous poster alludes,if the prices were higher it'd probably be classed...More

Thank darbysth
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I don't understand some of the negatives on here. They just don't get it; it's supposed to be a 'Retro Experience'. One of the greatest indicators of a great eating establishment is when you pick up the menu and 'want to have at least half...More

1  Thank alan h
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I hadn't been to the Charcoal since the early 90s, but going in earlier this week was like stepping back in time. Everything (possibly including the menu!) was just the same. This made for a slightly odd dining experience. The interior of the restaurant is...More

Thank SWSt61
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here for years. Has to be one of the oldest, yet still going strong restaurants in St.Helens. Food was really nice. Great choice of food and very reasonably priced, even the steaks. Still do some old fashioned food like Prawn Cocktail for starters...More

Thank Sugarpuff1961
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Recently ate here for my nan's birthday with 17 family members. We had the table booked for 5.30 but sat in the bar for around 5 minutes beforehand (which is more like an old pub). Drinks are reasonably priced and cheaper than most restaurants. We...More

1  Thank Shell Q
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Very scruffy and decor depressing. Im not sure how people think this is any kind of quality. On entering the restaurant there were metal long 'planks' or whatever lining the stairs which made you feel as though you were entering a builders yard. The staff...More

1  Thank Bettythecat
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I've not been here in years but I went for an early dine before the theatre. It has an amazing standard of food. Everything we had was cooked to perfection and I couldn't wait for the jam roly poly. The staff are very traditional with...More

1  Thank SusieS2012
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Went with my good lady wife Saturday last. Loved the place. Step back into the 70s with the music but the service and the food are always first class. A better steak you will struggle to find certainly at the price. This place is an...More

1  Thank Mark R
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This place is an institution in St Helens - The Charcoal has managed to adapt and invent over the years but the main thing is - The Food - it is good wholesome stuff - not fancy fare - but try and find a better...More

3  Thank scousemouth
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Joanne M
can you pay card
29 September 2016|
Response from Dicko1009 |
Are children allowed in on an evening?
2 February 2016|
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Response from MillieMollieDee | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. My children, nieces and nephews have accompanied us there many times.
Edwina M
What is the lunchtime menu
2 December 2015|
Response from joec1 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I haven't been for lunch but if you look on their website I am sure you will find out more there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Claughton Street, St Helens WA10 1SN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  St Helens
  • Phone Number: +44 1744 28426
  • E-mail
Traditional restaurant
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