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Char

70 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
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Ranked #34 of 233 restaurants in Darwin
Price range: $0 - $100
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
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great outdoor dinning & atmosphere on a sat night pre booked .Wonderful food & services. However friends went 2 nights later with out a booking & the services was bad. Said yes to getting a table then waited 2 hours for it. The first table given away to another walk up group. Should have said no to walk ups not... More

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Port Moresby
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is located in a wonderful spot with dining outside under the trees. Very enjoyable and relaxing with really good service from staff. Such a pity that they promote steak as being the signature dish and specialty but cannot deliver. Two from our party of four had T-bone steak and they were horrible, in fact it has been a... More

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Tasmania
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268 reviews 268 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has a lovely location and all the trees over the outdoor area are lit up at night. It was very busy when we were there for dinner but service was good. The food was amazing and very delicious. However it is very expensive; we would go again but only for a very special occasion!

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Toowoomba, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

What a freaking awesome meal. I haven't eaten steak that good since I was conceived and that's saying something cos I was conceived a fair while ago. The service was very good as well, no complaints!!! Had the special eye fillet with horse radish cream and Yorkshire pudding that my old English Nanna would be immensely proud of. The Passionfruit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wait staff were super friendly, attentive and knew their stuff. The cocktails they recommended didn't disappoint. Shared entree fish tacos - yum! Main whole baked fish of the day was deeelicious! Also ordered the waggu cap steak of the day on the recommendation of the head chef, it was excellent. Trio of chocolate dessert fixed this chocoholic's craving and the... More

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Perth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were not very hungry so only wanted an entree. I had mussells which were the best I have ever had. My husband had Barramundi and the size was a little disappointing but he said very tasty. Service was excellent. Very expensive but worth it.

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Darwin, Australia
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163 reviews 163 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place has an excellent reputation and I can see why. Went here for a birthday and it was a great occasion. Lovely atmosphere and well set up. Staff were very friendly and efficient. The food itself is truly delicious. Entrees and mains all round at our table were superb. Good wine list and an excellent night.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We recently made a bee-line for this recommended eatery. Research suggested it was probably the best steak in town. Location terrific, atmosphere quite lively but, as we had grown accustomed to on our recent stay in Darwin, table service was excruciatingly slow, bordering on disinterest in us. Regular follow ups on whether we would be eating tonight etc. We were... More

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Australia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Char is well-known amongst visitors and obviously locals for a great meal. We had dinner for two on our first night of a holiday in Darwin. Entrees were interesting and tasty - fish tacos and beef tataki are brilliant. Steaks are the specialty though, and yet again Char delivered. Staff are cheerful and speedy. We had quick service, and the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Went out for a special dinner- and got it - food was beautiful , service excellent, view is lovely- only bad thing to say about the menu is that there are too many beautiful things to choose from. Wine is a bit over priced- but that's Darwin!

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