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70 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
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Ranked #56 of 248 Restaurants in Darwin
Price range: $0 - $100
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Australian
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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
Townsville, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Very expensive for what is really an average meal in a bigger city. We were shown to our table almost immediately which although against a window was quite close to the table behind me and at the end of night I knew everything about the man behind me as he was quite loud. Service overall was fair - good although... More 

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cleveland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We had high hopes for this place. It looks nice and trendy - good location too. We sat down and our drink orders were taken and the drinks arrived quickly. A waitress explained the menu, the steak selection and the specials and then gave us some time to make our selections. The staff here behave as if they are doing... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had a great meal here. Atmosphere outside is magic. I recommend the scallop entrée, yum! Only downside it's a little pricey but otherwise perfect.

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Darwin, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Dined with a group from work. The service was very poor and food was not much better. Waitress was unsure of who had ordered which dish. I expect that at a pub but not at a top class restaurant. Food was tepid by the time it was eventually served to the correct person (and no we hadn't swapped seats) I... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Char was an excellent choice for a big group booking. They provided the down stairs outdoor area for pre drinks followed by a private room upstairs for dinner. The setting is lovely both inside and out, it's hard to find a nice heritage location like it in Darwin. Food was fantastic and service was also great. Made for a perfect... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This restaurant has been recommended by Hilton where we stayed and we thought we'd check it out. Be prepared to pay top of the market prices but food is indeed mediocre. We had the whole fish and the barramundi. The whole fish was dry and nothing special about the flavour considering the quality the restaurant seems to commend. The barramundi... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Had lunch here with friends and family and were wonderfully looked after. The scallops were fantastic and also the pork belly. Service was very attentive and they have a great wine selection and cocktails if you want. For lunch it is a great venue and has very pleasant views.

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Darwin, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Love the restaurant, ambience, decor and food here. Service was great, wine selection excellent and food well presented. Steak cooked to perfection. Definitely worth a second visit.

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Perth, Australia
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195 reviews 195 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I took a friend here as a christmas thing, and my friend was really excited to go because they had always wanted to. I had been here twice before and had found the service either over the top and excessive or lacking. Seems that this restaurant gets a lot of backpackers through to be waiters/waitresses and this is their downfall.... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Really nice food, excellent stakes and great wines to chose from. One thing to improve on though: unfortunately very noisy guests in the restaurant literally screaming. It would have been nice and appropriate if the management of the restaurant interfered.

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Additional Information about Char

Address: 70 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 100
Cuisine: Australian

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