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70 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
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Ranked #46 of 246 Restaurants in Darwin
Price range: $0 - $100
Hours:
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Tue 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Australian
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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
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Fourth time i have eaten there and keep wondering why we would go back. Thankfully i didn't pay for the meal. Yet again when you ask for a blue steak it comes well over cooked. You would think the patronising staff would be more accomodating when the kitchen gets it wrong, even an apology was too much to ask for.... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We eat outside on a warm balmy evening. Theres a good wine list and helpful staff. The table is large and spacious. its an unbeatable atmosphere. Food is good. I enjoy the szechuan squid and a steak. Servings are generous. Fish tacos are very generous indeed. The whole fish is stunning in presentation. its pleasant and hard to beat for... More

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Tring
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Lovely restaurant on the esplanade. Attentive staff and good ambience. Food beautifully presented and nicely cooked. A bit on the expensive side for this type of restaurant. Don'texpect change out of 100 pounds for a one course meal with a couple of drinks for two people.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

For a steak house the steakes were terrible and over priced. First time ever we had to return a meal. Entrees/desserts ok

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I am very impressed with the customer service I experienced in this restaurant. Crews are very attentive and the atmosphere is very lovely; perfect for a very romantic dinner. Steak is too exy for an average taste though.

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Sydney
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We are locals and have eaten at Char a few times now and also took my parents there when they were up from NSW. Great food, great service, great location although the traffic can be a little noisy if outside, but outside is beautiful under their massive shady trees. Inside is AC'd (dahh) and lovely. We have only ever been... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Fantastic venue, food was just ok. I loved the venue, the food was a little disappointing for the price and nature of the venue. My fish was well cooked and seasoned, however my colleagues beef (which was cooked with skill) was covered in unnecessary sauces. For me, its a lost opportunity. Char could be a real destination restaurant, but its... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Went here for a business function as a group. Beautiful old building & outdoor area located right on the esplanade. Heaps of paid parking out front. Staff where helpful & pleasant. Food looked nice & tasted fresh. Coffees where beautiful. I got the fish & chips. Would have loved to try a steak but i didn't like the trimmings that... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Service was excellent and the location was nice but the food was pretty average for what you pay, nothing special, certainly didnt make us go wow.

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Darwin, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is the best place to eat in Darwin but my steak was just not tasty enough. But, it was still a fine night and a great location.

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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 - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 100
Cuisine: Australian

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