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Eagle Street | Shop 5, Plaza Level, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3211 9944
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Cha Cha Char Wine Bar & Grill is a stylish, contemporary restaurant...
Cha Cha Char Wine Bar & Grill is a stylish, contemporary restaurant specialising in high quality, cooked-to-perfection steaks.On our menu you'll find plenty of information - the breed, paddock address, age (12 months to 30 months and older), size (200g to 600g), accompaniments and diet (grass fed/grain fed) as well as snapshots of rare, medium rare, medium and well done steaks to help diners with their preferences.It's harder than you think to get a great steak onto a plate - there are so many variables. Restaurateur John Kilroy is a nationally recognised beef judge and is constantly showcasing products to the hospitality industry where discussions range from the breed of cattle, feed type and age of the carcass. His wide recognition throughout the beef industry means that we receive first class products on a consistent basis, year round. John sources the beef direct from producers and suppliers and ages it for five weeks, giving diners a chance to taste different breeds, brands and regions. That's why it's Brisbane's signature steak restaurant!
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  • 72
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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 steak, but big price and slow service

Have to say that this is one of the best steaks I've ever had (I had an eye fillet), but the slow service lets the place down a little. The high prices are potentially worth paying, but this and the service drag it down from being a 5 star rating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Tjackso2
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Prague, Czech Republic
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I think that If you are not a meat lover, better to avoid it. I don't eat meat and I asked for chicken and it was just ok... nothing extraordinary, except the price. Service was good.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Have to say that this is one of the best steaks I've ever had (I had an eye fillet), but the slow service lets the place down a little. The high prices are potentially worth paying, but this and the service drag it down from being a 5 star rating.

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Lorne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We had read the review of "best steak Place" the owner has been a judge of beef...thought this would be a great credential how wrong. The service by Tyler was fantastic. Engaging and concerned. But the actual product I.é the steak was tough and dry. The red wine jus...not sure it had seen much red wine. The wine list was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I have avoided this restaurant for several years as they had lost their edge. This visit however was a pleasant surprise, food service was prompt and accurate. The wine list has improved by a big margin and there was some museum wines that were fairly priced, for our first wine we choose a bottle of Chateau Palmer 1985 which was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I ventured here for lunch,as it was recommended as one of the better steakhouses in Brissy and had previously visited here.I was looking forward to a superb steak,we both ordered mid range steaks and a couple of sides to go with them.The steaks were served but the mains were only served minutes later after enquiring to a... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I were in Brisbane for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and at our Hotel we received a Dining Out Magazine which Cha Cha Char had featured in. To my surprise once we were seated we found out it was Fine Dining which isn't indicated in the book. I feel it was over priced as we went fine dining... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I recently took a friend from the U.S. to Cha Cha Char for a steak. I had the Steak Tartare which was as good as I had in Paris, and my friend's bone-in rib steak was very flavoursome and tender. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the kitchen stayed open late and the service was very good also. He... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went for a romantic meal and had the best time. Had the most enthusiastic waiter who added excellent value to our experience. Food was delicious and the chef even created me a vegetarian starter that was not on the menu.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I have been quite a few times and the steak is always excellent and of course also the service as you would expect.

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Brisbane, Australia
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68 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I had been here a few times many years ago, and remembered it fondly. But I was very much underwhelmed during a recent return to Brisbane. I can't put my finger on why the vibe was off? Lighting? Service attitude? Clientele? But it just simply did not feel like we were getting value for the extravagant food prices and huge... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Eagle Street | Shop 5, Plaza Level, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3211 9944

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 77
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Cha Cha Char Wine Bar & Grill is a stylish, contemporary restaurant specialising in high quality, cooked-to-perfection steaks.On our menu you'll find plenty of information - the breed, paddock address, age (12 months to 30 months and older), size (200g to 600g), accompaniments and diet (grass fed/grain fed) as well as snapshots of rare, medium rare, medium and well done steaks to help diners with their preferences.It's harder than you think to get a great steak onto a plate - there are so many variables. Restaurateur John Kilroy is a nationally recognised beef judge and is constantly showcasing products to the hospitality industry where discussions range from the breed of cattle, feed type and age of the carcass. His wide recognition throughout the beef industry means that we receive first class products on a consistent basis, year round. John sources the beef direct from producers and suppliers and ages it for five weeks, giving diners a chance to taste different breeds, brands and regions. That's why it's Brisbane's signature steak restaurant!
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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