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4/68 Marina Boulevard | Cullen Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8941 3433
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We stumbled onto Charcoal Oven as we had planned to eat at La Beach but as it was a Monday night it was shut, as we walked past Charcoal Oven we noticed the Tapas available, the item that took my eye was the " Crispy Croc Tail ", we were warmly greeted as we entered and found a table outside... More 

Thank 031612p
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

What a shame, visited here with a lovely greeting to find a complete mess in the restaurant and it appeared unclean. This put me off but stayed as the staff were so nice I still don't know why it is called charcoal as very little appears to relate to this on the menu, my friends had chilli crab which was... More 

Thank Duckamilton
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had the oyster chilli shots to start up a great night, while listening to Freedom Summers love gripping singing at the Charcoal Oven in Cullan Bay on Saturday night. Being a bit of a homemade foodie, if I go out, I want something that is something that I can’t cook at home so I’m prepared to pay top dollar... More 

Thank Oliver T
Perth, Australia
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I visited Charcoal Oven to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant does not look like anything special but the food was great. The staff were very friendly and helpful especially the owner. The service was good but they only have minimal staff, it was not very busy the night we went so I am not sure how the... More 

1 Thank Juanita1982
Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Ordinarily I would have given this place a big miss, there were a lot of warning bells going off. Thankfully we decided to give this venue a try. We ate outside, inside looked dark, dank and uninviting. Outside the tablecloths weren't fresh and had obviously been left on overnight or longer. The view over the water is lovely and it... More 

Thank _Narina_2013
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The food was amazing, we had the quail and pork belly, both were generously portioned and almost fine dining level. The service was fabulous , very warm and attentive staff. Only down point was the restaurant itself was almost empty, that paired with the eclectic mix of outdated styling didn't give a great first impression.... Looks are deceiving , glad... More 

Thank JoDiner
Darwin, Australia
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We were the only ones which is always a bad sign, the outdoor setting was nice, food was ok, carpet was disgusting.

Thank nae_jade
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

A small group of us went along to the Charcoal Oven for a Saturday night dinner. We had a late reservation (8:30pm) and there were two other small groups in the restaurant. The service left a lot to be desired, cocktails took a long time to come, and one needed to be sent back as it was incorrect. When it... More 

Thank Tammy F
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This little treasure is tucked in the back pocket of Cullen Bay but simply Devine. Could not get over how fantastic the service was. They lady even ask us to join them for some karaoke in the main area when we finished our meal. Lovely view of the yachts as well.

Thank LucyCha
Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Had none of the drinks we picked off the menu. Service was terrible. Food took forever to arrive and was near on poisonous. The medium rare steak nearly walked off the plate. To add insult to serious digestive injury the bill at the end was beyond highway robbery. The 'comfy' lounge setting was more like sitting in a crowded family... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, International, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4/68 Marina Boulevard | Cullen Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8941 3433

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