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Char Restaurant

The Esplanade | Cnr Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8981 4544
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (457 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (19 reviews)
“wagyu” (29 reviews)
Closed Now
12:00 - 15:00All hours
CUISINES
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Esplanade | Cnr Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to get a table as we hadn't booked. The steak has to be some of the best I've ever tasted. The chips and onion rings were very moorish

Thank Wizz56
Reviewed 1 week ago

Difficult to say a bad word and have been a semi regular over the years. If I reviewed tonight's meal out of ten would give 7.5. Pushing the points up would be the service 10/10 and the cheesecake desert 10/10. However, always the but. Oysters...More

Thank Jedzz
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Char Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks fore the feedback Jedzz. We certainly value all feedback (positive and negative), to help gauge our offering and where we can either improve or alternatively congratulate and reward. In this instance, with the oyster, yes is difficult this time of year when the products...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as you walk in you’ll notice well appointed surroundings. The staff is warm and welcoming. Service was prompt and professional and friendly, not stiff and formal. We had seafood lasagna and beef tartare for entrees and rib eye filet and snapper for mains....More

1  Thank Johnftworth
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Char Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great feedback Johnftworth. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us. We appreciate all feedback and especially pleasing to receive such positive feedback following the impact that not only the venue and food but also our people had on your experience....More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

We had a lovely dinner for 2 on our last night in Darwin. Staff were very attentive and the food was lovely. I enjoyed the wine. It is a little expensive but I don't mind paying when the food is good quality and service is...More

Thank Natasha R
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Char Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thanks for the great feedback Natasha R. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is ok it’s very overpriced and up its self , wouldn’t go back it’s not that good nothing else much too sayMore

Thank Clint T
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Char Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Hi Clint T. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We take all feedback seriously and take what is experienced on board to improve our offering. I would welcome the opportunity for you to provide some constructive details about your experience so...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018

Inside or out, both are very different and lovely dining experiences. Theres something magical about sitting under a tree full of lights on a balmy evening in Darwin. Food is always superb,and delightfully presented.

Thank Fiji1979
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Char Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thanks Fiji1979 for taking the time to provide your positive feedback. It truly is a magical setting outer under that tree. I will be sure to pass on to the team, especially Chef Dean your feedback of the food. Hoping to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 January 2018

I was invited to a small event of 50 people in the restaurant over Christmas period. The menu was superb and I cannot praise enough the quality, presentation, service size, and sheer deliciousness of the meal we were presented. While this was obviously planned and...More

1  Thank 374donnaq
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Char Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback 374donnaq. All feedback, be it positive or negative is taken seriously. Catering for all occasions, be it an intimate dinner, or a function or event is something we have worked hard for over 10 years now...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Came here for my birthday dinner. Service on point and the snapper will not disappoint. Highly recommended.

Thank Ernesto C
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Char Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thanks for the feedback Ernesto C. We are proud of being able to specialise in more than just our beef. Offering Darwins freshest fish and seafood is something we value following on from sister restaurant Jellyfish in Brisbane. Thanks again for the feedback.

Reviewed 29 December 2017

I have to admit we only go to Char once or twice a year and even then it's for special occasions where we are happy to drop a good penny or two. This visit left us both underwhelmed for the first time ever. Firstly, we...More

1  Thank Mel N Josh M
Reviewed 28 December 2017

One of best dinner in Australia during the tour. It was well attended, and personalized services offered to group. Excellent food and choices... very intelligent pre-plated presentation. 03 course menu with choice of desert was awesome. Excellent team to welcome and serve you. Cozy location....More

Thank Ranjan C
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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!
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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$4 - US$16
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 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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