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Char

70 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
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Ranked #35 of 237 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
sydney
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Pricey but service and outdoor atmosphere excellent. Good food. Wine expensive at $15 and over a glass. Take your insect repellent if dining having a drink outside as the mosquitoes are plenty even in the dry season.

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Brisbane
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Char is right on the Esplanade so you can watch the sunset while enjoying a fabulous dinner if you feel inclined. The food was superb. We had scallops and belly pork with a caramel sauce for an entree (which we chose to share) and it was delicious. i had steak, my partner had fish and both meals were fabulous and... More

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Darwin Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have always found Char hit and miss decided to give it one more go after hearing good feedback. First the good, great wine list plenty of choices and wait staff friendly. The menu if your not having steak is a bit lacking and disappointing as a local to hear the spiel and upsell from the waiter for saddle tail... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

For the first time in my life I have seen a purser in a restaurant. Then I was in Northern Territory and nothing is unusual. We wanted just a beer and a cocktail and were directed to the standard garden flanked by toilets similar in design and cleanliness to ones at bus station in Ljig (check google maps). We waited... More

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Auckland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We called in initially just for a drink and to watch the beautiful sunset, but the staff were so accommodating and found us a table, we didn't need much encouragement to stay and have a meal. So glad we did, this was the best meal and service we received during our few days in Darwin. We shared a calamari starter... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Love the ambiance of sitting outside under the canopy of trees and stars. Staff friendly and helpful, food fantastic, wine list great.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ust loved our night at Char...balmy temps, friendly informed staff, gorgeous design and food to die for. Top dinner of all our trip!

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Toowoomba
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Best restaurant in Darwin. Service not that special however this is to be expected inbDarwin as the service everywhere is bad

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Kouvola, Southern Finland, Finland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were a group of 4, three steak eaters and I prefer fish. I had jewfish, never tasted it before and it was really tasty. Menu excellent, friendly staff and location great. A bit expensive but it's worth it.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Nice venue with good service and romantic location. Steaks are nice ,but the menu is a little over priced. Worth a try one time.

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