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70 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Paying nearly $70for a steak, plus another 10% on a Sunday, should include the cost of a sauce of your choosing, rather than have to pay for everything as extras. The meal was delicious regardless but you want people to return on the basis of feeling good value. Service was not great, felt ignored as water was not filled. I... More 

Thank Phillip V
Gold Coast, Australia
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265 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate here 3 times on a recent visit to Darwin and enjoyed it very much. Service and staff were of a high standard were very attentive. Steaks were very good and they bought out the various cuts to show you prior to cooking. Comprehensive wine list and cold beer!! My only negative would that the steak comes out maybe... More 

Thank Argy39
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everything was okay. The food was okay, and the service was okay now although I was aware of how expensive Char is, I was still blown away by the price. I don't normall worry about how expensive a meal is because going out to dinner is about treating yourself but the quality of the food against the service was not... More 

Thank Kayla R
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment i walked into this restaurant, the entire experience was positive. The staff were extremely welcoming, friendly and completely attentive. My drink order was taken and the drinks were delivered quickly. If my water glass was empty, it was filled quickly by the staff who knew what the meaning of great service is. I ordered the ricotta gnocchi... More 

Thank Meegity
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you arrive at Darwin Airport you see a shocker of a billboard for this place. A woman very suggestively licking a fork....oh my, so, so bad. And yet to our shock, the restaurant is great. Lovely food. Great service and great colonial style architecture. Just ditch the ads guys.

Thank melindakerr
Darwin, Australia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service at Char is good, but the food is often a let down. I've been a number of occasions, and it seams to be hit and miss. Last week we went there for dinner. There were four of us and we ordered the ricotta gnocchi, Wagyu beef pappardelle, fish & chips and the T-bone steak. We also ordered chips... More 

Thank Debbie K
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a few times both on business and for pleasure. On each occasion the service was superb. Just the right amount of attention without being intrusive. Food is pretty darn good as well.

Thank John L
Mona Vale, Australia
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was not good the Barramundi was poor and the Wagu steak was equally as bad. Together with being expensive would not recommend.

Thank IDMillar
Perth, Australia
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cocktails, diverse wine list and whilst the menu has other options it is their beef that is the focus. The best steaks ever!

Thank Hekyt
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120 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most visit restaurants in Darwin. There is a good selection of seafood and steak dishes of good quality.

Thank CDJ-Bne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings
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?