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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
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Australia
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is really nice place for a meal overlooking the esplanade. Found it easy to find parking, great cocktails and attentive staff. Loved the scallops and pork belly. Tasted great. Only reason it has one less star is that we have travelled a lot around australia trying steaks at different locations and I really think they are overpriced for... More 

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Australia
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious meal with good sevice and great food. The Barramundi two ways (a fish designed to share) was amazingly presented. Steak was cooked to perfection (medium rare) and the sides of asparagus salad, and brussel sprouts were different to the usual sides. Drinks were expensive, but the selection is good.

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Thank Dragonsister
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had booked dinner for 8:30 and arrived on time. Was told it would be a five minute wait until we were to be seated and were asked to sit by the bar and have a drink. It wasn't to our knowledge that these drinks were supposed to be complimentary so we paid. 40 minutes later we were shown to our... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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241 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated Valentines Day there. There was a minimum spend of $110 per head, this is okay I guess for such a night. The service was pretty good, little slow with the initial cocktails. The food was floorless and an amazing taste. The selection outside the steaks is limited. The place is well decorated and modern. Would be amazing in... More 

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Thank Damien S
australia
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210 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service is a bit mixed, the barman had personality while the waitress that served us was robotic. The menu is pricey, gourmet food options and a large choice of wines. The entrees were yummy, some of the best food we have had. The steaks for main were ok, definitely not worth the $50-60 range price tags. Steaks didn't taste fresh... More 

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Thank Simon S
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner at Char and although the food was lovely, the service was very average. It is a very expensive restaurant and being from Melbourne, comparing prices, we expected amazing service. The only restaurant I've been to that charges $7 for two tiny bread rolls. We had to wait a long time to have a drink order taken and then... More 

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Thank JacksonM322
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered squid entree and mushroom entree. They were cooked right, especially the squid, at the right temperature with a great balance of flavours. Our medium rare wagyu and eye fillet steaks were packed with flavour and cooked right. The service was prompt, though seemingly hurried at times. Perhaps it was that busy and mad. We were asked what we were... More 

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Thank TheQueenofDrizzle
Wymondham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at Char. Lovely meal, real good quality food and presentation. The staff were attentive but perhaps a little pretentious [ as can be the case at a lot of expensive eating places ]. But be warned it is very expensive, especially for visitor from the UK.

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Thank proyle
Darwin, Australia
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35 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a steak, but also the entrees, deserts where excellent. Topped off with great service ( even though it was packed ). A bit pricey, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank wiley-nt
Darwin Australia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous Wagu steaks, (its famous for these) and great outside open air dining. In the grounds of the historic Admiralty House on Darwin's Esplanade. Close to the water, and CBD hotels, motels. A great place to take that special someone in your life. A great range of wines, cocktails, beers and spirits. Dine inside in air-conditioning or outside, outside dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$100
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?