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70 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Apart from the fantastic wine list, the food was beautifully prepared and presented. I was surprised at the generous portions, I almost got full on my entrée. Lovely setting outside under the shade of the tree. If you need to cool down, pop to the loo which is chilled like a freezer. Lovely place to have lunch. Definitely recommend.

Thank Mo M
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant is in a great setting and was packed the night we were there. Entrees were finished before our drinks arrived and we waited two hours for our main course. When we finally received what we'd ordered I'll admit that the food and presentation was very good but by that time I was seething and just wanted to get... More 

Thank ColinJVale
London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was in Dawrin for a few days so thought I'd try out some of the best restaurants it had to offer. Char is a really nicely presented restaurant with really good food and service. The staff probably need training on the menu as they lacked knowledge on what some of the dishes were, however they were very attentive and... More 

Thank Mitul L
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Anything you eat here will be great! We sat outside and had delicious appetizers (the onion rings are to die for) and the steak was even better! They do have a dress code, so be careful. My husband came to dinner in a tank top and they were gracious enough to give him one of the waiter's shirts for our... More 

Thank Scott C
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We asked at the Hotel , where we could get a really nice Seafood meal in the CBD, and were recommended Char.Had the Barra, and the whole baked snapper, excellent. Wine list was good , and the setting is really nice. We sat outside, and enjoyed the sunset. The Tarte Tatin was good. We returned to Darwin after two weeks... More 

Thank Colin G
Down Under
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first and last nights in Darwin we popped by, and although they were fully booked both times we still enjoyed the bar area, and alfresco area for quality wine, and seriously top food. The Staff were, without exception, brilliant with us, so thank you. The patrons were all particularly well-dressed for the Top End, which speaks loudly for the... More 

Thank MistaKoko
Darwin, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the eye fillet cooked to perfection. The service was top notch from start to finish. Will be going back.

Thank Ferret666
Darwin, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In the 17 years i have been in Darwin this was my best experience at Char. The steak was back to its best. Excellent steak cooked superbly. Beautiful outdoor eating at a heritage listed Darwin property.

Thank John T
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having sampled the sister restaurant in Brisbane at least once a month over the last 10 years I was anticipating the same consistently high quality, unfortunately it didn't present itself. We will start with the good stuff, service and staff, exceptional. Hat has to go off to Pierre, (sommelier) top notch and great advice. Great wine cellar. Food, sorry for... More 

Thank 70Jason1
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with a big group around Darwin Cup time. Place was packed, but this did not affect the service not the quality of meals that arrived on our table. Steaks are their speciality, and were melt in your mouth when arrived all cooked as we asked. Not that cheap, but well worth it for a good dinner.

Thank Topbloke68

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: 0889814544

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