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“Will never return”
Review of Cha Cha Char

Cha Cha Char
Ranked #204 of 5,227 Restaurants in Brisbane
Price range: USD 18 - USD 70
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Cha Cha Char Wine Bar & Grill is a stylish, contemporary restaurant specialising in high quality, cooked-to-perfection steaks.On our menu you'll find plenty of information - the breed, paddock address, age (12 months to 30 months and older), size (200g to 600g), accompaniments and diet (grass fed/grain fed) as well as snapshots of rare, medium rare, medium and well done steaks to help diners with their preferences.It's harder than you think to get a great steak onto a plate - there are so many variables. Restaurateur John Kilroy is a nationally recognised beef judge and is constantly showcasing products to the hospitality industry where discussions range from the breed of cattle, feed type and age of the carcass. His wide recognition throughout the beef industry means that we receive first class products on a consistent basis, year round. John sources the beef direct from producers and suppliers and ages it for five weeks, giving diners a chance to taste different breeds, brands and regions. That's why it's Brisbane's signature steak restaurant!
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

I returned to cha cha char after a first visit that was horrible , thinking why not give it one more chance me and my partner ordered 2 medium well steaks and it took them 30 mins to bring the food to the table and there were only 10 people in the restaurant. Once they arrived I cut into them and they were medium rare in some spots I complained and it was fixed promptly which was good but wen it come back out it hadn’t been rested properly there was juice everywhere I had to change plates for me it’s just to much I will never return sorry

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Damien C
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

went for meatballs to start - very different (to share btw - not just me). They had a real unique taste - nice - but unique. We were all pretty tired also at this time. We ate at 9 and the kids are 14, 12 and 9) and we were 6 days into trip from the UK, so maybe had something to do with it. i went for some Wagyu Steak as thought - why not. Was a little disappointed if honest as my son went for a fillet which was divine and so tasty. Staff again, as all places in Australia we visited - were very helpful. Lovely food - i just think we were knackered at that time to eat! Was pretty pricey too - although most places are with 5 people eating as adults!!!!

Date of visit: December 2017
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1  Thank what-would-1-know
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Seated and ordered by 8pm
Waitress made us a bit uncomfortable (Jade) from the outset with her tone.

Food arrived to our table at 8.58pm so almost a full hour waiting. In that timeframe only once did someone come over to apologise for the wait after about 40 mins and we still waited another 20 after this. No offer of even some bread or a drink to keep us going while we waited.

The food arrived but my order was wrong. All the sides and garnishes were different and when I highlighted this they told me to start with my meal and they would bring out and extra plate for me with the right sides.

So I did this but this also took too long so I had to stop. When the sides arrived I was almost finished my steak so just had to make do with some potatoes after.

The bill arrived and I was fully expecting that the manager would have delivered it to the table and apologised for the issues throughout the evening. Anywhere else and my meal would have been removed from the bill or the drinks would have been free. Something as a sign of an apology.

Definitely won’t be going back or recommending to friends.

There are plenty of other options close by on the same strip all of which looked to have a better atmosphere.

The food itself when it arrived was quite good. But I can’t give anything other than a terrible review due to the rest of the experience.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stephen H
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Had lunch here with a mate last December, 17.
Good place for lunch if you don't mind dropping a quick $500. Expensive, pretentious and over the top. Service was okay.
These guys have to remember they are on the brown old Brisbane River, not Sydney harbour or the Hawkesbury River.
Guys your steaks where no better than some of the pubs around. Only difference is the wrapping.
Would I visit this restaurant again NO if I'm paying if a mate is paying I would suggest lets do the Story Bridge or Creek.
We then had a dinner of 12 here that was a farewell, once again over priced and over the top. Service good Steaks no better than anywhere that prides its self on delivering good Australian beef.
Wine list needs more Australian Wines especially from our famous Hunter Valley NSW or even Queensland would be good representation.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank Mek59
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Obviously we didn’t look the part so weren’t allowed to eat here...staff very rude! My partner had just had major knee surgery and wasn’t allowed in as unsuitable footwear...since when did eat with our feet? of course everyone looks at each other’s shoes when eating!!!!!! Very wanky!

Date of visit: September 2018
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