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Charcoal Grill on the Hill

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289 High St, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
+61 3 9853 7535
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service brilliant! Wine List brilliant! Steaks brilliant! Why go anywhere else in Kew when it's all here.

Thank Andrew R
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very good dinner here - unfortunately like another review I made recently else where, the steaks weren't the tastiest I've ever had, but they were excellently cooked and the sauce was yum. Very knowledgable host especially with regards to their wine list. Would recommend and visit again.

Thank Wonder2006
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have kept on returning to this restaurant for over 20 years, and has always been excellent. No point in going if you are a vegetarian. Go for steaks, wine list, great service, and atmosphere.

1 Thank Geoffrey H
Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly knowledgeable staff made my choosing a meal (meat, meat & more meat) easy. Steak was tender and cooked to perfection. Good wine to accompany, and a lovely pickled cabbage (seriously). Pity I'm surrounded by vegetarians. However a great place for going solo, as well as in a group.

Thank Antonius-Pax
1 review
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Beautiful façade, classy entry. Walked in with a group, promptly seated. Noisy. Efficient waitress but low empathy. Food? Scotch fillet steak 300gm @$49 +++ with shredded cabbage and average chips and Cos lettuce leaves (1 leaf per person) Took me 30 minutes to munch through.. Those who ate similar left much gristle on the plate. And a chicken fillet @$37... More 

Thank Bayside D
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Steak cooked to perfection, sides good, chips lovely and crispy. Did not bother with wine as only have 1 glass. Not an alcohol drinking family. Pricey for those on a tight budget. I thoroughly enjoyed the night. Great experience

Thank John B
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

A party of 10 on arrival we were told bluntly by the waitstaff that we were required to have at least two courses. This set the tone for the rest of the evening. We enjoyed the steak which was accompanied by ordinary fries,Cos lettuce salad and shredded cabbage provided for the table. Wine was very expensive with only a couple... More 

Thank kerrgd2016
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

For steak lovers, definitely worthwhile to check this out. For vegitarians, do not go her. This restaurant has a very good collection of red wines. that match with the type of your choice..

Thank Hans P
Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Best steak in East Melbourne. The service & food are consistently great. Always look forward to dinner here.

Thank QuiltingGirl
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I had heard a lot of good things about this restaurant and wasn't disappointed. I had dinner with two others and they were both suitably impressed. Steaks were cooked to perfection and the staff were very knowledgeable and accommodating. Do yourself a favour and treat yourself to a great steak if you get the chance. You will not be disappointed.

Thank spmahony

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 60
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 High St, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Kew
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9853 7535
steak and wine lovers hangout

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