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70 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
0889814544
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18:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Darwin, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading quite a few reviews regarding char restaurant, both good and bad, it's obvious that both the owners, relevant staff or anyone else associated with this establishment has little interest in the feed back left by patrons. There are many other Darwin establishments they've got similar attitudes towards any type of negative feed back both received verbal face to... More 

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2 Thank NorthSeaBrent
Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After hearing so many great things about Char, we had to try it out for ourselves. New to Darwin and well travelled, we found the experience to be bitter sweet. My meal was beautiful! The oysters with sorbet were spectacular and the Barra was moist and perfectly cooked with beautiful accompanying seafood to complement it. The choc pyramid dessert was... More 

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1 Thank Narelle B
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably one of the better restaurants in darwin. Food is expensive in the top end. Get used to it. The service needs work. I waited about 10 minutes for my entree to be cleared and about the same for my mains to be cleared. In a non busy restaurant charging 50$ for mains i think that could be improved. The... More 

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Thank g_and_m3184
Bordeaux, France
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was invited by a customer to have dinner, it was exceptional, as I WA told it would be. Reasonably priced & quality food.

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Thank Henry H
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Char is a magnificent restaurant for steak. This would by far be the best steak I have ever eaten. Not just the steak, the sides too. The service was also impeccable and the atmosphere was brilliant. A bit pricey but well worth it. I wish Char was in Melbourne, I would be a frequent diner there.

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Thank leanne852017
Caloundra, Australia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shame about the slow service, it seemed that the restaurant was short of staff, however the food was beautiful & one of the best Pimms I've ever had

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Thank Mandy673
Darwin, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome location, professional staff & Fabulous food...one of my favourite places to dine, a must for anyone visiting Darwin

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Thank raquelapthorpe
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband & I went here for a Date night. The service was outstanding from the time we arrived to the time we left. The food was amazing. We both had steak and really enjoyed it. One note would be don't order sides as the main meals are filling enough. Oh & the espresso martini cocktails were delicious. We'll definitely be... More 

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Thank Wendy O
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Darwin restaurant for fine dining lovers. The fish tacos were outstanding, pork belly was enjoyable and the service was fantastic.

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Thank Melissa Y
Palmerston, Australia
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location on the esplanade. Friendly welcoming staff. Disappointing limited menu. Maybe we should have researched it better before booking as it's mostly steak and red meat with no chicken dishes and one fish dish on the menu.

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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
USD 100
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 01:00
Monday
18:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
18:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
18:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
18:00 - 01:00
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?