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Char

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Steakhouse, Australian
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70 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
0889814544
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6:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful food and nice atmosphere, service was fine. We were there for lunch, mains, sides and a couple of drinks $165, so not cheap

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Thank Aussiefamily75
Usk, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We passed Char on one of our meanders around Darwin and thought the setting was lovely and the menu interesting so we booked up - table was available a little earlier than we really wanted at 18:45. From the start the service was glacial; no-one ever topped up our water glasses without our intervention - in fact it took 3... More 

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Thank Leafwarbler
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to wait for 40 mins for our food. Noodles and soup were warm and chicken was over cooked. $80 for table of two. Better to spend your cash else were.

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Townsville, Australia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well, a little disappointing with the service and staff attitude. Arrived at 5 min before our booking to be told the table was not ready and we had to wait. So we did and of course asked to buy drinks also. Not long later the table was ready; but it was the set up table I saw coming in, so... More 

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Thank Mary O
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a teribble meal unseasoned and very bland the money you are paying they could atlest season the meat Side way over priced

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Thank Billy W
Burleigh Heads, Australia
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233 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truely an experience for people who love great food . This is the best steak restaraunt I have been too. The presentation of the cuts of meat and recommendations on cooking and side dishes. Not only is there steak the other items on the menu are of the best available. The atmosphere is great and select of drinks... More 

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Thank Alan S
Wroxham, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is situated on The Esplanade in Darwin and creates a wonderful atmosphere with its twinkling tree lights and outdoor seating. Both my husband and I had a fillet steak which was perfectly acceptable but not outstanding. The accompanying sprout dish was delicious and the fries were OK. What really made the evening for us was our chaming waitress,... More 

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Thank Penjondan
Darwin, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended Char on what appeared to be a relatively quiet Saturday night. I determined this by the number of empty tables throughout the venue. Table of 10 standard group booking. Initial drink order took a very long time to come out. Waitress assigned to our table was overly loud and intrusive when present which made her even more noticeable when... More 

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Thank SarahBid
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing worse then arriving at a "top notch" restaurant with all the accompanying expectations and then instead of being personally greeted, have to notice the sign telling you to make your way to the front desk. Kind of like airport immigration. Already waiting at the desk is another 8-10 people, clearly feeling highly visible (like spare "pr...s" at a wedding)... More 

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Thank GlobalGal5
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Char for my partners birthday whilst in Darwin. We had a lovely evening with some really nice food. It was a little bit expensive and there were a few fly's buzzing us all night, but overall a nice night out.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$100
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Australian
Meals
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, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?