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Char Restaurant

The Esplanade | Cnr Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8981 4544
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (473 reviews)
“wagyu” (29 reviews)
“barramundi” (65 reviews)
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The Esplanade | Cnr Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I ate here and all of us were not thrilled with our meal. Good points: Lovely setting and ambiance Good/friendly service Meat was well cooked (but very expensive) Bad points: Scallops were served cold with little or no cauliflower puree (instead hard...More

Thank MC8DC
Reviewed 2 days ago

What else could you ask for? The service was good, it’s located in a heritage building with a vibrant ambience and the food was good.

Thank Juliana_Goh
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was really tasty and the waitress made recommendations which we followed. The sunset was really beautiful and the restaurant had a good vibe. The only downside was the amount of time food took to come but it was worth it. We shared a prawn...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful place to eat in the Darwin dry outside in the courtyard with the fairy lights in the trees! Food very good, good choice of food even if you don't eat steak. Great sides and lovely desserts. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant is in a handy position near the (Parliament House) end of the Esplanade. The food is tasty and the wine list is extensive, if a little expensive. You can sit outside under the trees and stars and enjoy the warm night. My choice...More

Thank anushena
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a wonderful experience the staff are so attentive the food exceptional all the dishes we ordered were awesome and delicious Will return again

Thank bmcoolalinga
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Can’t decide whether to give a 3 or 4 in this case. Place was recommended by locals (we met a few nice people during this trip) for best steaks in town so we had to try. The wagyu rump was cooked to my liking ie...More

Thank terencemoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Premises and location are v good. They milk that to get u in. The dead cat /possum / dog smell wafting through the place set the scene. Customers asking for a table inside as outside it smelt like the slops tank at the Mudginberri meat...More

Thank william l
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a dinner for two. Our entrees were both excellent. I ordered the crispy fried whole baby barramundi for my main and my wife had a fillet steak. The barramundi looked and tasted well, but it very quickly became obvious that it wasn’t...More

Thank Charles E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seven of us recently ate here during the Greek Festival For entree's we tried the scallops, the garlic prawns and the spring rolls All were of a high quality and thoroughly enjoyable The mains were preceded by a demonstration of the various cuts of meat...More

Thank David W W
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Chloe B
Hi my name is Chloe Buhler and I am currently studying food and hospitality as a year 12 subject. I was wondering if you'd be able to answer a few questions to assist in my investigation on how American cuisine is impacting Australian restaurants. Feel free to skip any questions. 1. Would you consider your restaurant to be American style? (In terms of food, appearance, theme) 2. Do you believe your restaurant menu is influenced by American cuisine? (In terms of food items, flavours, presentations, ingredients, portion size) 3. If so, is there a particular part of America that has influenced you restaurant? 4. Would you consider it a positive or negative thing that some restaurant menus are influenced by American cuisine? 5. Do your customers leave mostly positive or negative reviews about your food? 6. What would you say customers appreciate the most about American style food? (In terms of taste, smell, portion size, presentation) 7. Would you/do you prefer American style food over other cultures? If so, why? 8. What type of foods that Australian restaurants sell, would you consider American style? 9. What about those items makes them American style? (In terms of taste, smell, portion size, presentation) 10. Do you believe the American theme will spread and grow throughout Australian restaurants? 11. If so, why? Thank you for taking the time to help me and I hope you have a great day!
22 July 2016|
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Response from Carol C C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Chloe, Lots of questions but I will try and answer As best I can. Firstly Char did not relate to an American style restaurants at all. While steak restaurants are popular in the USA served with pride particularly in NY... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade | Cnr Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8981 4544
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