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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, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 256
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  • 191
    Very good
  • 124
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  • 53
    Poor
  • 40
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, felt over priced

Great steaks and wine choice, though prices slightly over the top. Charging for sauces was a new one for me, maybe this is the Darwin style ? Service was good in general, but as it seems many staff are backpackers (cheaper labour) we had a learner serving us, that stuffed up the wine order... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Andrew T
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Perth, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Darwin, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a fantastic meal at Char with my sister last night - they always serve a great steak just the way you would like. The Wagyu Rump Cap cooked 'Pittsburgh Medium' is exceptional - simply as good as a steak can be. With attentive, friendly service and a location with great views - it is difficult to find any faults... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent up-market restaurant with outside terrace, excellent food, wine and service, and good ambience

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great steaks and wine choice, though prices slightly over the top. Charging for sauces was a new one for me, maybe this is the Darwin style ? Service was good in general, but as it seems many staff are backpackers (cheaper labour) we had a learner serving us, that stuffed up the wine order. Fortunately we sussed it out quickly... More 

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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Convenient downtown location. Limited but good menu. Service excellent. Good outdoor location on a balmy night.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Arrived early on a Tuesday evening, sat at the bar and enjoyed a beautiful ice cold corona. Was shown to my table, probably the best in the joint by a lovely young Canadian. Service was super sharp. Ordered the wagyu, onion rings and beetroot salad. It came out with 10 minutes!. Almost too quick but I was minus the wife... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

From the moment you arrive till when you leave, Char is perfect. Professional and efficient service, great location and even better food. Steaks are displayed at your table, under cling, so you can select the cut you'd prefer and then cooked to perfection. Accompanying salad was a little bland but who cares. Dessert was yummy, apple and pear tart, freshly... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The service at this resturant is exceptional. The food is fresh and the flavours are amazing. We dined outside and loved eating under the stars. Outstanding... we loved it .

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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best places to eat in Darwin. Will always get a great steak and the service is fantastic. They are extremely helpful and very friendly.

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Adelaide, Australia
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a meal here outside watching the sunset Food excellent especially the steak Drinks service slow. Food almost beat drinks to table

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Darwin, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is one of my favourite places do dine in Darwin. The service is always very good. Love sitting outside under the trees. Very good wine list. Great food. Best steak in Darwin

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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: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
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?