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Char

70 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
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Ranked #40 of 240 Restaurants in Darwin
Price range: $0 - $100
Hours:
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Tue 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Australian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Gosford, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A busy outdoor restaurant under the trees on the Esplanade. We picked it because of the good reviews and they were right! Fast service, delicious food, steak perfectly cooked! Nothing to dislike - flavours were awesome!

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Queensland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This really is a lovely location on the esplanade. Great menu and very good wine list. A fairly expensive dining option but one worth experiencing when in Darwin. The service was very attentive to our large table (12 of us).

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Used to really like Char but seems a bit mediocre these days. Also waiters used to be much better as well.

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Thought the meal was overpriced and poorly presented, Had to order drinks twice before we got service. Had to ask for finger bowls with seafood dish and condiments for the table. Only good thing about the restaurant was its location,

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Char is the epitome of fine dining in Darwin. Yes, it's pricey but not without reason. It really is an experience. Perfect service to top it off. We shared the whole fish of the day, done two ways. Snapper was the best I've had. We had wrapped asparagus as a side and it was beautiful. The horseradish sorbet on the... More

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Darwin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This used to be an outstanding restaurant and my wife and I were here every 6 weeks or so. It was well priced and is supported by a beautiful location. We hadnt been for about 12 months due to the price and today I was stunned. Having just had lunch here with 6 others and only 1 enjoyed their streak.... More

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Darwin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

for the price you pay this is venue to avoid, if I am paying top dollar I expect top service and decent size meals, sadly this was not the case.

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Devon, England
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were pleased we could get in on a Friday night when we hadn't booked, not a long wait and the staff were pretty attentive. Food was excellent (fish & chips for me and steak for my wife), the dessert did take a little time to arrive but not too long, and the service was pretty well faultless. So would... More

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Darwin, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As locals we go to Char to celebrate birthdays and sometimes treat our overseas visitors for a meal here - lovely ambience and usually the food is reliably good. Yes, it is pricey but eating out is pricey in Darwin! We don't drink wine, so that's a plus. Recently 5 of us went and we enjoyed our meals and were... More

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geelong
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Does expensive equal good? Sadly no. Wine list extensive if not pricey. Service initially was good.Impressive array of steaks available displayed to us .We ordered entree,Barramundi&Wagyu steak. Entrees fine.However as the sun set over the ocean our Main course orders disappeared.Waitress eventually came back with sad tale of failed system. Medium grain fed steak finally appeared as rare grissly rump,cooked... More

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