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Charcoal Grill on the Hill

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

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    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
Steak your way

The simplicity of fine BBQ steak is the feature of this iconic local restaurant. Steak cooked your way with simple salads and condiments; nothing else on the menu except sausages. Pricey but good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Melbourne
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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This would have to be hands down, the best steak restaurant I've ever eaten at (and I've been to quite a few!). Superior service, mouth watering steak and an exceptional wine offering. If you're a steak person, do yourself a favour and visit... You won't regret it! The deserts are quite delicious too!

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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

When you enter the restaurant, you think you enter a butcher. It is not the biggest place so it can be busy. We had the different kind of sausages as enter. These were great. Main course rump steak, the best I ever had. When we go back to Melbourne this will be the place to go back to. Absolute a... More 

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Melbourne
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264 reviews 264 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The simplicity of fine BBQ steak is the feature of this iconic local restaurant. Steak cooked your way with simple salads and condiments; nothing else on the menu except sausages. Pricey but good.

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The restaurant is very well presented and our waitress was VERY helpful and prompt, she worked the floor very well. We had entree and main and although I was keen to try the cheese platter I was to full. Every dish did not disappoint and of course the scotch fillet was amazing!!! The steak are around $50 each which is... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband and I dined at this restaurant on Tuesday evening and were not disappointed one little bit. We had been there previously and our opinion of the food, wine and service has not changed. It is a delight for steak lovers and those who can take advantage one of the most extensive wine lists I have seen. The owners... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Noisy and food nice but very over rated Salads were small for the amount of steaks ordered Not rushing back as it's expensive and very noisy

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I have been to CGOH many times before and have never had a bad experience, The service is impeccable and the food is sublime. An outstanding winelist is complimented by the on-hand sommelier with a wealth of knowlege minus the pomp. Medium minus sees my scotch steak on the medium side of med rare everytime and the desserts do more... More 

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Glen Iris, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We have been here on three occasions and each time we enjoy the steak cooked to you liking with great bread/fries and simple cabbage salad with a tangy dressing. Its the usual formula with nothing fancy expect high quality ingredients and good cooking. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. An unexpected highlight is that it has one of the best wine... More 

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Bangalore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

So what you get is a steak and not much else. Choices are limited. The wine was excellent. The ambience is good, the service more than just OK and the place was packed even on a weekday evening and the steak was really good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Charcoal Grill on the Hill is a favourite restaurant for us as a family, it is always a night we enjoy. Last night was no exception. A birthday dinner. We feel so welcome on arrival and for the entire night the service is wonderful. We always love the steak with our particular favourite being the scotch fillet medium rare. Last... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?