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Char

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70 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
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6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 118
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  • 51
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  • 39
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great restaurant in a great location

this restaurant serves great food in a great location. Really enjoyed the steak and seafood. Recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Jill D
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is one of Darwin's premier restaurants. We had no complaints with the service and my wife thoroughly enjoyed her meal. I chose the fish of the day which was disappointing. Served with luke warm fries and overcooked batter and only small portions of fish inside. Perhaps, I should have settled for a steak instead.

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Ordered 2 9+ wagyu rump caps as mains.....definitely not 9+, would say 4-5 score max. $25 worth of meat for $120. Beautiful arancini.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

this restaurant serves great food in a great location. Really enjoyed the steak and seafood. Recommended.

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Last minute decision to eat at Char tonight, so no booking. Staff were extremely friendly and accommodating and they asked us to wait at the bar while they readied a table. 5 mins later we were seated, water poured and menus handed out. A tray with various cuts of steak (covered in cling film) was brought out and each cut... More 

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Darwin, Australia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely night with friends. It is a bit pricy but overall really enjoyed our meal. Excellent steak. Fabulous setting and good wine list

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Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

While the taste of the main meals was delicious,expect steep prices at this establishment. The service is attentive though and very knowledgeable. The desserts were most definitely the highlight, as each one was presented artistically.

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Darwin, Australia
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

At this time of year Char is beautiful, open air and warm nights. We booked well in advance, table wasn't ready, waited 25 mins and asked again, table was ready. We watched people who had not booked get seated before us which was unfortunate. Then, after 15 minutes waiting for a wine list to place a drink order we had... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had an amazing food experience. Great starters and main courses. Loved the wine menu and especially the Nebiolo Wine!!! Starters have been mouthwatering, Lamb rack melted away, Barra was superb. 4 desserts have been delivered, two wrongly... Replacement took a while and for an establishment in that category a service recovery would have been expected.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had dinner for 5 and all enjoyed our steak mains, and given the steep prices were of a quality as one would expect. But the Numus seafood entree was an unstructured mushy mess and the serve miniscule for $26. Our server was unskilled, knew little about steak and tried to bluff his way through. Watch the fine print of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I'm not much of a meat eater, so you know its good when I'm forcing myself to finish my meals. Sirloin just melted in my mouth it was so juicy and tender. I had mine medium rare. If I was to go again I would proberly have it medium due to the thick cut its very the middle was a... More 

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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 $100
Cuisine: Australian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $100
  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?