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Char

70 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
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Ranked #38 of 232 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
Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely dinner at Char which was only marred by the long delay between our main course and dessert. My husband and I shared a whole fish which was absolutely delicious with a side plate of bok choy. We then decided to share the tarte tatin. We were told it would take 15 minutes to arrive but we... More

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

In terms of location, ambience and food quality, I found this restaurant a winner and dined there twice, once at lunchtime and then for dinner, during a five-day dry-season sojourn to visit my aged aunt. My only criticism would be of the service, which was slow and somewhat erratic (this does NOT apply to Fernando, however; he was a star!)... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Had a birthday dinner there last night. Fortunately our booking was early so we were attended to and served very quickly. The lady who seated us and took our orders (sorry can't remember her name sorry, but she was an older lady) was excellent and an absolute winner for the restaurant. Happy and knowledgeable and only too willing to help.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Ten of us shared a birthday dinner at this amazingly good restaurant, sitting outside under the stars (don't try it in the Wet season). The service? Top-notch. The food? Brilliant. This place holds its own against the best restaurants in Australia. It's not cheap, but what first-class restaurant is? Save your money and go!

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a business dinner at Char on a weeknight, and had to wait some time for our table, even though we had reservations. I was disappointed that there was only one vegetarian option on the menu, and when I asked if the chef could make something, the server told me no, that the chef would recommend I order a... More

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london
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Was taken her by the in-laws as a post wedding present (they eat here regularly). Lovely atmosphere and good service. Food was good, though is expensive, mind you so is Darwin. Good selection of courses to choose from include meat and seafood . Good location, we ate upstairs with with views of the sunset. Probably need to book at the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

we recently had dinner at this restaurant on the 9 june . it was a public holiday. the menu did state that there would be a 15% surcharge for public holidays. we understand this but were shocked to find that it was 15% additional surcharge on each dish. this is a rip off. the cummulative surcharge would add up to... More

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Julatten, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Not sure how but this restaurant was even better than I remembered. On what was a very busy night our evening just flowed and staff matched the quality of the food. We took a guest this time and he is still talking about it.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

As far as steaks go it wasn't the worst but it wasn't the best, Maybe my expectations where too high? Restaurant is nice by Darwin standards. Pricey, but Darwin always is.

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Yokohama, Japan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My colleague and I went here for dinner on our last night of our business trip. We went here on on the recommendation of other colleagues who went the night before. We made sure we were on the restaurant by 7:00 pm as we were told we could be waiting for a long time to be seated if we arrived... More

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