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Charcoal Grill on the Hill

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289 High St, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
+61 3 98537535
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: steak and wine lovers hangout

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good But Not Great

For a change I ordered T-bone. A bit tougher and chewy than I expected but overall the steak is good. It's comparable with other good steak restaurants but wouldn't think it stands above the crowd. Being an old-style and conservative restaurant, I tend to compare Charcoal Grill with my old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a Melbourne gem, you will not find a better quality steak anywhere and the level of service is outstanding. The wine list is not only extensive, but the knowledge of the owners and wait staff of wine is something sadly missing from many restaurants. You will need to book ahead as this place is always full, even... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Love the steak, love the wine list (it's top heavy, but great value at both ends), the decor and service mat appear dated but homely and comfortable. I have not found a steak restaurant I like more anywhere in the world and return every couple of months. I often wonder - is it the best steak in the world or... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

For a change I ordered T-bone. A bit tougher and chewy than I expected but overall the steak is good. It's comparable with other good steak restaurants but wouldn't think it stands above the crowd. Being an old-style and conservative restaurant, I tend to compare Charcoal Grill with my old favourite Vlados@Richmond, Victoria. Vlados has the upper hand. For great... More 

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Kew, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Food was very good and the wine list absolutely massive party of 4 enjoyed our meals and the ambiance was great back soon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Hadn't been for some years. Still one of the best steak houses in Australia. Expensive, yes, especially if you do justice by the steak by buying one of the exceptional reds from an extensive wine list. Good value for a special night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

A truly wonderful dining experience awaits you at Charcoal. Delicious steaks and one of the best wine lists in town!!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I went there for dinner together with some colleagues. We were staying in Melbourne city area and took a cab there, which was about a 20-25 min drive. Decor was simple but elegant, restaurant is located in the Kew area, a bit far out from town. Upon the recommendations of a colleague who was a regular there, we opted for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This restaurant is an icon in the steak restaurants of Melbourne I think. I have been to most steak restaurants in Melbourne and I believe that this restaurant is at the top of the tree for its meat, how it's cooked, the extensive wine list and the incredibly friendly staff. Thank you Bernie. Thank you Mark and Dejan. This is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

No mess no fuss experience, take the recommended steak and go for recommended wine in your budget! Cannot go wrong, sit back me enjoy. Kids looked after and served quickly if need be! Regulars have wine ready on the table and do without menus! Great raw ingredients from baked on premises bread to cheese! Owner loves burgundy! Can still eat... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had been here many times over the last few years, and always loved the Steak. But this time was not the case. Table of 4, Two of which ordered the Eye Fillet (supposed to be the tenderest most succulent piece of steak) and they were both like rubber, It was actually hard to cut it with the steak knife... More 

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Additional Information about Charcoal Grill on the Hill

Address: 289 High St, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 98537535
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Kew
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 60
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 289 High St, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Kew
  • Phone Number: +61 3 98537535

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 60
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

steak and wine lovers hangout
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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