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Char

70 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8981 4544
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (413 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (19 reviews)
“wagyu” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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70 Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Anniversary meal, admittedly on a Sunday evening but then with fewer guest one would hope the restaurant pays you more attention. Unfortunately, after being seated we were left alone for about thirty minutes before the waiter arrived to take our drinks order and food all...More

Thank Delphus79
Reviewed yesterday

We attended the night of the Greek festival so hopefully this is an excuse for the poor service -possibly did not have enough staff? Waited for an hour for the wrong main meal to be served but did manage to get the right meal within...More

Thank irenen35
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dined here tonight - $400 for 4 with 2 courses each and drinks (one child not drinking). It's all about the steak, fillet, rump, sirloin or tbone! Angus or Waygu with the menu telling us which part of Australia it is from. Cooked perfectly with...More

Thank belgaicas
BoutiqueVenues, General Manager at Char, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your feedback. All feedback, be it positive or negative is taken on board. The fact that you enjoyed your recent dining experience is also pleasing that it coincided with the roll out of our new revamped menu and also a...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Very good food. The service in general is good although this can be long and messy when the restaurant is full. Booking recommended on week-end evenings. Good location on the esplanade, although no specific view offered. But the food is definitely worth a visit.More

Thank Constant A
BoutiqueVenues, General Manager at Char, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the positive feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your recent experience, particularly as it coincided with the roll out of our new revamped menu and some staff training using specialists trainers from Head office in Brisbane. We are very excited...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What do i say come to this place for a steak but nooo T Bone what the. Then the wine Merlot I order not available gee this place was recommend. Service was good but very disappointed over priced...More

Thank miss2080
BoutiqueVenues, General Manager at Char, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback of your recent dining experience. We have just recently rolled out a new revamped menu with influence from our Group Development Chef based across all the restaurants in both Brisbane and Darwin, with all feedback over...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sometimes places just get it right. This was one of those nights. We arrived about 15 minutes early and were going to have a pre-dinner cocktail however our table was ready. We were led to the best table in the venue's outside area. Started with...More

Thank realfood007
BoutiqueVenues, General Manager at Char, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback from your recent experience with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. We will pass your feedback on to our team and look forward to you coming in again, especially given we have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most over rated "restaurant" in Darwin .. waited hours for terrible food ...service non existent. Prices do not match the quality of food. Go elsewhereMore

Thank marie t
BoutiqueVenues, General Manager at Char, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Marie, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback from your dining experience with us. It has certainly been a challenging transition to the peak dry season this year, especially with our challenges in and around our staffing, something we feel we are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Front Staff and the manager on the floor tried their best to treat customers with full respect but I think the chef???? not sure. Overall we were happy. It was a busy night. Hopefully you are going in a quitter night.More

Thank MIRVAS
BoutiqueVenues, General Manager at Char, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon, thank you so much for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to come back to us and provide feedback. We certainly pride ourselves on the level of service we strive to provide and appreciate your sentiment. With regard to our Chef's,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated my wife's birthday here with family and friends. We had a private room upstairs for 15 people and were looked after by our waiter Victor. This is a great venue, the food is excellent, particularly if you like meat. They cater for non...More

Thank JonNewport
BoutiqueVenues, General Manager at Char, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your compliments. We appreciate feedback, be it positive or negative. In this instance, we will be sure to pass on to the team, including Victor personally your compliments. we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped into char for a lazy lunch on our last day in Darwin. The menu had good variety of dishes and we decided on 5 entres to share. We had an outside table under the shade of a beautiful tree with a lovely breeze...More

Thank CPDiner
BoutiqueVenues, General Manager at Char, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. It is nice to read a positive review, especially of late given the difficulty being experienced in Darwin with an unprecedented decrease in quality experienced hospitality staff and people travelling through Darwin currently, that is certainly...More

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$100
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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: +61 8 8981 4544
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