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Charcoal Oven

Australian, Seafood, International, Asian
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4/68 Marina Boulevard | Cullen Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8941 3433
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16:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Cooked up our straight off the boat. Best meal we had in darwin. Cathy will cook up your fish any style you like. We had jewfish with blackbean sauce and spicy thai. Lovely

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Thank Leane L
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We stumbled onto Charcoal Oven as we had planned to eat at La Beach but as it was a Monday night it was shut, as we walked past Charcoal Oven we noticed the Tapas available, the item that took my eye was the " Crispy Croc Tail ", we were warmly greeted as we entered and found a table outside... More 

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Thank 031612p
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105 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

What a shame, visited here with a lovely greeting to find a complete mess in the restaurant and it appeared unclean. This put me off but stayed as the staff were so nice I still don't know why it is called charcoal as very little appears to relate to this on the menu, my friends had chilli crab which was... More 

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Thank Duckamilton
Darwin
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

We had the oyster chilli shots to start up a great night, while listening to Freedom Summers love gripping singing at the Charcoal Oven in Cullan Bay on Saturday night. Being a bit of a homemade foodie, if I go out, I want something that is something that I can’t cook at home so I’m prepared to pay top dollar... More 

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Thank Oliver T
Perth, Australia
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

My husband and I visited Charcoal Oven to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant does not look like anything special but the food was great. The staff were very friendly and helpful especially the owner. The service was good but they only have minimal staff, it was not very busy the night we went so I am not sure how the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Ordinarily I would have given this place a big miss, there were a lot of warning bells going off. Thankfully we decided to give this venue a try. We ate outside, inside looked dark, dank and uninviting. Outside the tablecloths weren't fresh and had obviously been left on overnight or longer. The view over the water is lovely and it... More 

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Thank _Narina_2013
Darwin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

The food was amazing, we had the quail and pork belly, both were generously portioned and almost fine dining level. The service was fabulous , very warm and attentive staff. Only down point was the restaurant itself was almost empty, that paired with the eclectic mix of outdated styling didn't give a great first impression.... Looks are deceiving , glad... More 

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Thank JoDiner
Darwin, Australia
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63 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

We were the only ones which is always a bad sign, the outdoor setting was nice, food was ok, carpet was disgusting.

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Thank nae_jade
Darwin, Australia
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

A small group of us went along to the Charcoal Oven for a Saturday night dinner. We had a late reservation (8:30pm) and there were two other small groups in the restaurant. The service left a lot to be desired, cocktails took a long time to come, and one needed to be sent back as it was incorrect. When it... More 

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Thank Tammy F
sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

This little treasure is tucked in the back pocket of Cullen Bay but simply Devine. Could not get over how fantastic the service was. They lady even ask us to join them for some karaoke in the main area when we finished our meal. Lovely view of the yachts as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, Seafood, International, Asian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 02:00
Monday
16:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 02:00
Thursday
16:00 - 02:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4/68 Marina Boulevard | Cullen Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8941 3433
Description
http://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NT-Darwin-charcoaloven.aspx

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