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“My favourite restaurant in the East !” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Charcoal Grill on the Hill

Charcoal Grill on the Hill
Ranked #6 of 86 Restaurants in Kew
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $60
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: steak and wine lovers hangout
New South Wales, Australia
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“My favourite restaurant in the East !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

I have returned this restaurant approximately 20 times in the past few years. Their wine list is endless and full of quality wines that are hard to find elsewhere. The steak is some of the best in Melbourne, and their service is five star on every visit. The only improvement I would make is to improve the quality of their coffee.....however I don't go there for the coffee !! Make sure you book in advance !

  • Visited April 2011
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“For steak and wine (and cheese) with passion is what is says and does....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

Great list of shiraz, rhone, burgundy and italian wine and the best steak they can source. Ask for recommendations as they will always tell you what is best. Great cheese board too!
Can get very busy, very quickly as they have been open for 20+ years, so booking is a good idea. Owners seem to try very hard to get you in even when they are full, flexibility is sometimes required if you book late.

Visited July 2011
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“Purist meat lovers heaven”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2011

This restaurant is for real meat lovers. The menu is very simple. The food is very simple but very well prepared. The entrees are just meat but very tasty. The mains are just meat and not served with any sauce, the wine list is extensive and ranged from the moderatly priced to the very very expensive. All the steaks are served with only fries, cos lettuce and coleslaw.
All the meat is superb. I would recommend it to anyone who likes good simple steak and quality wine. If you are looking for somewhere cheap where you can share a meal with your wife? Then go to McDonalds!

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Steak and wine.....heaven does exist!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2011

If you love meat and great wine this was the place. Had a well seasoned and perfectly cooked scoch fillet with fries and salad.. after chevapci as a starter,,,,Wine list was massive and assitance in choosing a wine was excellent. Wine recomedmed was just right for our palates. Desserts were simple but absolutely yummy..had 2 to make sure! have found my meat hevean!!!!

  • Visited December 2010
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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“Over priced, under delivered”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2011

For a city of so many incredible restaurants and steakhouses this restaurant was a complete dissapointment.
The menu is not published online and this should have been a clue about their range... There were no side dished available for mains other than fries, raw cabbage and cos leaves with mayo.
Unfortunately my group were expecting the quality of an authentic steakhouse, we did not find it here!
Do yourself a favor and go to Skinny Dog a few doors down, or travel to Squires loft in Docklands.

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