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Char Restaurant

4.2
4.2
116 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian

Modern Australian Steak Restaurant located on the Esplanade overlooking Darwin Harbour. Located in the historic grounds of Admiralty House is the award winning Char Restaurant and its sister restaurant located upstairs The Darwin Club.

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Booked 11 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (08) 8981 4544

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Richard Brown

  • Neighborhood

    Darwin City

  • Cross street

    70 The Esplanade, Darwin City

  • Parking details

    Ample street parking is available

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

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Menu

Our Great Buns

  • Corn RollA$6.50

    A Homemade Elegant Dinner Roll with the Rustic Taste of Cornmeal, Served with Jus & Pico Di Gallo

    Entree's

    Chef inspired & Made In House, A Delightful beginning to your culinary journey

    • Beef Cheek & Mustard Fruit Spring RollsA$20.00

      Black Pepper Caramel

      • Truffled Mushroom AranciniA$19.50

        Truffle Aioli, Grana Padano

        • Twice Cooked Beef ShortribA$18.50

          House Char Siu, Asian 'Slaw', Lime

          • Baked 1/2 Shell ScallopA$25.00

            Garlic, Lemon & Dill Butter, Pickled Fennel, Chicken Skin

            • Terrine of Confit PorkA$18.00

              Pistachio & Jamon, Mustard Fruit Vinaigrette, Pork Scratchings & Crostini

              • 'Popcorn' Chicken KaraageA$19.00

                Yuzu Curd & Edamame, Chilli Hair & Shallot

                • Wagyu Beef MeatballsA$22.00

                  Scamorza, Tomato & Basil Sugo, Grilled House Baked Ciabatta

                  • Steak TartareA$28.00

                    Wagyu Beef Tartare, Black Garlic, Parmesan Custard, Caperberry, Cured Yolk & Crostini

                    • Charcuterie Board for 2A$45.00

                      Wagyu Bresaola, Sopressa, Prosciutto Di Parma & Spicy Nduja Spreadable Salami, House Bread, Lescure Cultured Butter, Marinated Olives & Guindilla Pickles

                      Oysters

                      Our oysters are sourced directly from Coffin Bay South Australia

                      • Natural

                        Mignonette & Lemon

                        • 1/2 DozenA$24.00
                        • DozenA$48.00
                      • Kilpatrick

                        • eaA$5.50
                      • Tempura

                        Bonito Soy, Jalapeno Salsa & Miso Mayo

                        • eaA$7.50
                      • 'Bloody Mary' Oyster Shot

                        Bourbon & Horseradish

                        • eaA$6.50

                      Meat

                      Select cuts direct from our chosen feedlots all over Australia - sourced for quality & cooked to your liking. Steaks come by themselves so please check our range of sides

                      • Eye Fillet

                        Black Onyx by Ranger's Valley, BMS 3-5, 270 Day Grain Fed, Glen Innes, NSW

                        • 150gA$34.00
                        • 200gA$44.00
                      • Rib Fillet

                        Black Onyx by Ranger's Valley, BMS 3-5, 270 Day Grain Fed, Glen Innes, NSW

                        • 300gA$54.00
                      • Sirloin

                        Riverina Black Angus, BMS 2+, 150 Day Grain Fed, 18-24 Months, NSW

                        • 200gA$28.00
                        • 400gA$48.00
                      • Rump

                        Black Onyx by Ranger's Valley, BMS 3-5, 270 Day Grain Fed, Glen Innes, NSW

                        • 300gA$32.00
                        • 600gA$64.00
                      • Tomahawk

                        Subject to availability | Additional Weight $10 per 100G Pasture Fed, Cape Grim Tomahawk, Tasmania Black Angus, 30-36 Months

                        • 1kgA$100.00
                      • T-Bone

                        70 days grain assisted, Gympie QLD, Charolais X limousine 12-14 months

                        • 500gA$45.00

                      Sauces

                      $4

                      • Red Wine Jus

                        • Mixed Peppercorn

                          • Cafe de Paris

                            • Wild Mushroom

                              • Bearnaise

                                • Chimmichurri

                                  • Ponzu

                                    • Good O'l Gravy

                                      Add Some Reef To Your Beef

                                      • Split BugA$15.00

                                        Truffled Bechamel & Pangratto

                                        • Grilled Garlic 'Leader' PrawnA$28.00

                                          Olive Oil, Parsley, Caper & Shallot Salad

                                          Mains

                                          For those looking to get off the station, we have designed an inspired array of dishes. After all, it comes with the territory

                                          • Housemade Tortellini of Kent PumpkinA$36.00

                                            Kale & Parmesan, Walnut Cream, Fried Sage

                                            • Brodetto of SeafoodA$42.00

                                              Tiger Prawn, Mussels, Scallop & Goldband Snapper, Saffron & Tomato Broth, Fennel Pollen, Grilled House Bread

                                              • Grilled Snapper FilletA$38.00

                                                Daily Chef's Garnish

                                                • Crispy Fried Whole Baby BarramundiA$51.00

                                                  Bonito Infused Soy, Shallot

                                                  • Crab Spaghetti

                                                    Garlic, Chilli, Lemon & Parsley. Inspired by Chef's Travels to Gizzeria Italy

                                                    • EA$24.00
                                                    • MA$36.00
                                                  • Wagyu Beef CheeseburgerA$26.00

                                                    Olt, Monterey Jack Cheese, American Mustard, Ketchup, on Brioche Roll & Shoestring Fries

                                                    • Wagyu Ragu

                                                      Potato & Parmesan Hand Cut Pappardelle, Mushrooms, Grana Padano & Pangratto

                                                      • EA$18.00
                                                      • MA$36.00
                                                    • Roast Pork BellyA$38.00

                                                      Sage & Onion Stuffing, Baby Carrots, Brussel Sprouts, Pork Scratchings & Apple Cider Jus

                                                      • Char Grilled Lamb CutletsA$48.00

                                                        Goat's Curd, Parsley & Lemon Gremolata, Ligurian Olive Tapenade, Fried Oregano, Evoo

                                                        Sides & Spuds

                                                        • Shoe-String Fries & AioliA$10.00

                                                          • Char's Signature MashA$10.00

                                                            • Wagyu Fat Fried PotatoesA$10.00

                                                              Confit Garlic, Rosemary

                                                              • Grilled Corn on the CobA$10.00

                                                                Persian Fetta, Smoked Paprika Butter

                                                                • Seasonal GreensA$10.00

                                                                  Poached Garlic & Chilli

                                                                  • Chopped Salad & House VinaigretteA$10.00

                                                                    • Honeyed CarrotsA$10.00

                                                                      Bacon, Almonds

                                                                      • Fried Eggs (2)A$10.00

                                                                        • BBQ OnionsA$10.00

                                                                          Gratinated Brie

                                                                          • Grilled ZucchiniA$10.00

                                                                            Sauce Vierge & Chive Oil

                                                                            • Roast Bone MarrowA$10.00

                                                                              Parsley, Caper & Shallot Salad, Grilled Ciabatta

                                                                              • Vine Ripened Tomato SaladA$10.00

                                                                                Pickled Shallots, Oregano

                                                                                • Rocket, Pear & Parmesan SaladA$10.00

                                                                                  • Iceberg Wedge SaladA$10.00

                                                                                    Blue Cheese Dressing, Tomato & Red Pepper 'Pico di Gallo', Walnuts

                                                                                    House Made Desserts

                                                                                    All of our desserts are made in house by our experienced chefs

                                                                                    • Char's Signature Chocolate MousseA$18.00

                                                                                      Chocolate mousse and sorbet, freeze dried mandarin

                                                                                      • House Made Apple PieA$16.00

                                                                                        Apple Gelee, Yoghurt Cream & Vanilla Ice-Cream

                                                                                        • Banoffee PieA$16.00

                                                                                          Caramelised Banana Ice Cream, Dulce De Leche, Ginger Biscuit & Chocolate Pearls

                                                                                          • Strawberry FieldsA$18.00

                                                                                            White Chocolate and Strawberry Cremeux, textures of Strawberry

                                                                                            • Passion Fruit SouffleA$18.00

                                                                                              Passion Fruit Sorbet, Passion Fruit Macaron Crème Anglaise

                                                                                              • Mango & White Chocolate Mille FeuilleA$18.00

                                                                                                White Chocolate 'Snow', Mango Sorbet, Compressed Pineapple, Vanilla Sponge

                                                                                                • Selection of Australian & Imported Cheese

                                                                                                  Muscatels, Apple, Lavosh & Quince Paste (Choice of 1, 2 or 3)

                                                                                                  • 1 ForA$12.00
                                                                                                  • 2 ForA$24.00
                                                                                                  • 3 ForA$32.00
                                                                                                • Selection of Petit FoursA$14.00

                                                                                                  Kids

                                                                                                  $12. Available for kids 12 and under

                                                                                                  • Fish and Chips

                                                                                                    • Chicken Nuggets and Chips

                                                                                                      • Minute Steaks and Chips

                                                                                                        • Spaghetti Beef Ragu

                                                                                                          Last updated: September 3, 2021

                                                                                                          What 116 people are saying

                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                          4.2
                                                                                                          4.2 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                          • 4.2Food
                                                                                                          • 4.3Service
                                                                                                          • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                          • 3.9Value

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                                                                                                          1. KB

                                                                                                            KylieB

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined today

                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Always looked after by staff, food is delicious. Love chilling out alfresco with a bottle of wine to savour with the dishes either solo or with friends.

                                                                                                          2. S

                                                                                                            Scott

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                            Atmosphere is well crafted, service is prompt with a great wine selection. Meal was on point and couldn't be faulted

                                                                                                          3. SM

                                                                                                            SteveM

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                            We had a lovely meal at Char. The atmosphere and setting was lovely. Our choices of food which included the pork terrine and scallops for entree were delicious. The steak was rated as very good but the highlight for me was the baby barramundi. Amazing flavour and it too heavy. Alice was outstanding in the wait staff and the rest of the staff were very friendly. We will return again.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                            Hi Steve! Thank you so much for your great review, we are so glad that you have a great night with us! Looking forward to seeing you again :)

                                                                                                          4. SL

                                                                                                            SharonL

                                                                                                            Sydney

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on October 7, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Great food and service in a lovely place. Great view.

                                                                                                          5. BD

                                                                                                            BevD

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on October 7, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Had a fabulous meal with great wine in a fabulous setting

                                                                                                          6. HL

                                                                                                            HarryL

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on October 6, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            It all just works From reservation to the meal Many thanks for a great night

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                            Thank you so much Harry, we are glad that you had a great night!

                                                                                                          7. OT

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                                                                                                            Perth

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on October 6, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                            Beautiful food and drinks. Lighting could be a bit more intimate inside.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                            Thank you so much for taking your time in review your experience :)

                                                                                                          8. OE

                                                                                                            OceaE

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on October 2, 2021

                                                                                                            overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                            For me this restaurant has the potential to be 5 star all round. My experience lacked finesse and care, you know those little things that make a dining experience go from ok to amazing. For example our first table was wobbly, but our party was only moved when a glass broke. The second table was an experience of water dripping on me from the ceiling. I moved aside but it continued and when it was mentioned to the staff (who were all polite by the way) I was informed that it is something that just happens. Ok. The food was lovely. However, I caveat my review with the thought that maybe they were having a bad day, and that I have been fortunate to experience restaurant dining that is exceptional, so my benchmark may be different from others. I would go again, and would recommend it to friends but maybe not with the same vigour as it was recommended to me.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on October 4, 2021

                                                                                                            Good morning, thanks for your feedback and sharing your experience with us. I apologise for the small things that make your experience with us not as excepcional as we like. With the change of the season and the wet season here, we realised that we have problems with condensation in the air cons, we are working on a solution but its not a excuse. Please, don’t hesitate in email me at marketing@admiraltyhouse.c om.au in your next visit and i’ll make sure of look after you

                                                                                                          9. A

                                                                                                            Angie

                                                                                                            Adelaide

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on October 2, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Delish meal and friendly attentive service in a beautiful environment.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on October 4, 2021

                                                                                                            Thank you Angie!

                                                                                                          10. JV

                                                                                                            JudyV

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 30, 2021

                                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                            Food was excellent in beautiful location. Perfect evening

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on October 4, 2021

                                                                                                            Thank you Judy! We are glad that you had a great night. See you soon

                                                                                                          11. KF

                                                                                                            KatF

                                                                                                            Northern Territory

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on September 29, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Amazing setting, friendly and professional staff, Fantastic food, would definitely recommend.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on October 4, 2021

                                                                                                            Hi Kat! Thank you so much to take some time in your review and let it us know about your experience. Looking forward to see you soon

                                                                                                          12. PC

                                                                                                            PaulC

                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on September 25, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            As usual, service and food are excellent. Nice location and excellent beverage list. We are lucky to have such an excellent restaurant in Darwin.

                                                                                                          13. TG

                                                                                                            TriciaG

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 24, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Great atmosphere,good food ,lovely night. Would highly recommend.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Hi Tricia, Thank you so much for your review, we are looking forward to seeing you soon

                                                                                                          14. GR

                                                                                                            GregR

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 22, 2021

                                                                                                            overall3food2service4ambience5

                                                                                                            Lovely ambience with very nice staff but dinner was disappointing. Husbands 200g fillet steak was grisly & a bit chewy. Food was not hot especially the chosen sides of the mash potato & carrots. Coffees although nice were also only like warm. Overall a very expensive meal & have experienced better food at a local pub.

                                                                                                          15. RC

                                                                                                            RobertC

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 21, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Easy booking and back up, staff, setting food was great. Will definitely go back again on next visit to Darwin

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Thanks Robert, we are looking forward to see you back!

                                                                                                          16. KE

                                                                                                            KylieE

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 20, 2021

                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                            We have been to Char many times on our visits to Darwin. It never disappoints. Last night we had the beef ribs (amazing) and the terrine (delicious) My main of the lamb cutlets was actually a bit tough. Hard to cut. Not as good as usual from this place. My husband had the snapper and it was great.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Hi Kylie, We are glad that you had a good experience with us overall. Sorry to hear about the lamb cutlets, we always try to offer high standing food, we are sorry that this particular time wasn't as good as usual. We are looking forward to seeing you again.

                                                                                                          17. NR

                                                                                                            NoRush

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 17, 2021

                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Very good service. Staff very attentive and friendly. Bit expensive for me but great for special occassion. Ambience snd sorrounds were excellent. Maybe suggest laundry truck come at a time prior to dinner serving.

                                                                                                          18. AD

                                                                                                            AlisonD

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 17, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Always fabulous food, service & wine list. Location, location, location. Service staff always very attentive & knowledgeable. No doubt will become one of Darwin's iconic restaurants.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Thank you so much for your review Alison, it's always a pleasure have you here

                                                                                                          19. MC

                                                                                                            MartynC

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 15, 2021

                                                                                                            overall3food1service2ambience3

                                                                                                            Had high hopes for this place, was very disappointed by the $98 Wagyu. Various staff attempted to tell me that it was normal to not be able to chew half of it as "I did order the high marbled steak". ( I have a feeling this is their "go to" line as they all said it ) The gristle that made up about fifty percent of the steak was not marbling I said as I pointed to the large bit of fat that I had to remove from my mouth as it was like chewing set silicone. They did offer some free drinks and a dessert but by then the disappointment was too much to deal with so we just accepted their offer to remove the steak from the bill. Bit of a let down considering all the hype. I wish I had taken a pic of it but they whipped my plate away sharpish when they realised what a sub standard steak I had been provided, leaving me to much on few sides.

                                                                                                          20. LC

                                                                                                            LyndaC

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 15, 2021

                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience2

                                                                                                            Loved the service, location, ambience, food, attention. Hated the noise levels from other diners, scraping chairs and tables and bottle smashing in the trash bins by the bar staff. Needs improvement.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Hi Lynda! Thank you so much for your review & feedback. We are already trying to fix the noise levels, changing some bars procedures. Looking forward to seeing you again!

                                                                                                          21. R

                                                                                                            Rian

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 15, 2021

                                                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Food & cocktails were amazing! The steak was cooked exactly how we asked. Sides were good too, the corn was a little sad, needed a bit more flavour but the roast potatoes, Brie onions and seasonal greens were good. Happy to pay that bit extra for a great meal but was quite disappointed having to pay $4 for table water and $4 each for sauces when your paying for a steak by itself, other than that it’s worth the price!

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Hi Rian, Thank you so much for your review, we are glad that you have a good overall experience. We are sorry that you feel disappointed about the extra charges, we are only charging for our sparkling water at the moment. Looking forward to seeing you again!

                                                                                                          22. HL

                                                                                                            HollyL

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 14, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Excellent food and exceptional service - would highly recommend

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Hi Holly, thank you so much for yoour review!

                                                                                                          23. CS

                                                                                                            ChrisSNT

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 8, 2021

                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                            I love Dining at Char, though I think there is still improvements to be done in some dishes. The crab spaghetti was delicious, however after half the dish I was craving a refresh of the citrus - perhaps a fresh squeeze of lime? The side of chilli greens could also do with a slice of lime. I think the side of chips are absolutely delicious, and worthy of the price tag. The service was exceptional as always, and I most definitely will return.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Hi Chris, Thank you so much for your review and feedback, next time if you missing anything just ask our wonderful staff and we would make sure to provide it. Looking forward to seeing you again!

                                                                                                          24. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            Sunshine Coast

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 7, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Great service and food

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Thank you

                                                                                                          25. J

                                                                                                            Jeff

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 7, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Highly recommended for fancy dinner :) everyone should try this.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Thank you Jeff!

                                                                                                          26. D

                                                                                                            Dazza

                                                                                                            Northern Territory

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 7, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Amazing food and service with wonderful ambience. Highly recommend.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Thank you Dazza!

                                                                                                          27. KP

                                                                                                            KathyP

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 6, 2021

                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                            Lovely atmosphere. A few hiccoughs the ordering but food was delicious.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Thank you Kathy!

                                                                                                          28. CW

                                                                                                            CarolW

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 4, 2021

                                                                                                            overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                            Need to improve service and meals need to come out together. Steak was medium rare when asked for medium well. Had to ask several times for different things which really isn't good enough. Would only recommend if service was improved.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Hi Carol, Thank you for your review, we are sorry that you had a bad experience dining with us. We always try to have high standing food & service, we are sorry that this particular time we didn't achieve your expectations. Please, next time that you think in visit us, send me an email personally and I would make sure that you are look after

                                                                                                          29. KB

                                                                                                            KylieB

                                                                                                            Adelaide

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on September 4, 2021

                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                            Great location esp at sunset. Food was lovely. Service was a bit slow esp the drinks service but the service person was friendly and professional when she was there. We would have ordered dessert and more cocktails but the thought of waiting for someone to come take the order then waiting even longer for them to come we decided to just leave and grab a gelati on the way home. We had a table of 8 and was a sat night maybe smaller groups or less busy night this may not have been an issue.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Thank you for this feedback Kylie - we will see you again - and I have marked these items for attention with our Res Manager - we were busy on Saturday but no excuse - can always be better !

                                                                                                          30. MJ

                                                                                                            MynameisJeff

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 3, 2021

                                                                                                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                            The crab pasta was great, but it was almost too oily to the point that if they add anymore oil to it, the American is going to start their second Operation Enduring Freedom. The rest of the dish was pretty good.

                                                                                                          31. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            Melbourne

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on August 25, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Lovely evening sitting outside, superb meal and good, attentive service. Perfect night, thank you!

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Thank you for your feedback!

                                                                                                          32. S

                                                                                                            Stacie

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on August 24, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                            The food was amazing, service was pretty good as well, ambiance was great such a beautiful spot for dinner!

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Thank you so much for your great review Stacie!

                                                                                                          33. PL

                                                                                                            PeterL

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on August 23, 2021

                                                                                                            overall2food1service5ambience5

                                                                                                            I am 54, travelled extensively both in Australia and abroad. For the first time EVER I sent a meal back. My steak was simply inedible without a modicum of exaggeration. Equally as poor was the fact that no manager or senior staff member approached me about my issue. This restaurant had been highly recommended to me so this was all super disappointing. Positive were that the table service staff were excellent and my partner enjoyed her meal. Perhaps I was just unlucky enough to get the worst price of steak in the NT.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Hi Peter, Thank you so much for your review, we are sorry that you had a bad experience dining with us. We always try to have high standing food, we are sorry that this particular time we didn't achieve your expectations. Please, next time that you think in visit us, send me an email personally to marketing@admiraltyhouse.c om.au

                                                                                                          34. SB

                                                                                                            SandraB

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on August 23, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                            We had a lovely dinner at the Char customer service nice music great table very very good entree’s yummy perfectly cooked steak and veggie sides for main no room for dessert Would recommend visitors to Darwin a must visit Well done Char Restaurant 👏🏻👏🏻

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Thank you so much Sandra, we are glad that you enjoy!

                                                                                                          35. T

                                                                                                            The2ofus

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on August 20, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Great atmosphere, food, wine cocktails and service , thank you

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Thank you so much!

                                                                                                          36. AS

                                                                                                            AndrewS

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on August 19, 2021

                                                                                                            overall1food1service2ambience3

                                                                                                            Food was incredibly slow, both steaks overcooked, replacement steaks took a long time and one was bland and came with wrong sauce. Front of house staff did their best, but didn't have the experience to deal with so many kitchen problems

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on August 20, 2021

                                                                                                            I am a little bit bothered by this review. This was the day of end of lockdown - a little patience goes a long way. Enough said - I stand by the work we did to get open - getting staff back onboard, dealing with prep when we are only given five hours notice to get the place back open. It is not easy and we should all be a lot kinder and understanding with each other - yet it seems we cannot be - seems we have to point fingers and not understand the would we are living in -

                                                                                                          37. C

                                                                                                            Chris21

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on August 14, 2021

                                                                                                            overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Service good. A little disappointing with the food. Bloody Mary oyster the flavour was overpowering Rump steak overcooked and red wine jus was average Eye fillet was served warm at best. Peppercorn sauce was unedible and Cafe de Paris sauce wasn't able to melt on a warm steak. Desert, the chocolate was overpowering on the banana tarte ta tin. Disappointed for the money spent.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Hi Chris, we are sorry that you had a bad experience dining with us. We always try to have high standing food, we are sorry that this particular time we didn't achieve your expectations. Please, next time that you think in visit us, send me an email personally to marketing@admiraltyhouse.c om.au

                                                                                                          38. W

                                                                                                            Wills

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on August 14, 2021

                                                                                                            overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                            Waitress was lovely and helpful but we waited for around 35 mins for our drinks to arrive. When food eventually arrived, after about an hour, it was just ok - very overpriced for what you get.

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Hi Wills, sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with us. As other venues in Australia, we were experiencing a shortage in our staff that we already sorted. Please don't hesitate in visit us soon!

                                                                                                          39. RS

                                                                                                            RogerS

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on August 13, 2021

                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                            Food took a long time to come out. When it did my wifes eye fillet was rare, bloody and not cooked in the middle. She ordered medium. We ate it rather than send it back, because we had waited so long.

                                                                                                          40. KM

                                                                                                            KarlM

                                                                                                            Northampton

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on August 13, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            I had the scallops for starters followed by the eye fillet and finished with the chocolate mouse. Divine!

                                                                                                            Char RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2021

                                                                                                            Thanks for your great review Karl!

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                                                                                                          Google Map for Char Restaurant

                                                                                                          70 Esplanade Darwin City, AU-NT 0800

                                                                                                          • Cross street

                                                                                                            70 The Esplanade, Darwin City

                                                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                                                            Darwin City

                                                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                                                            Lunch
                                                                                                            Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
                                                                                                            Dinner
                                                                                                            Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                            Modern Australian, Steak

                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                            Casual Dining

                                                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                                                            Smart Casual

                                                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                                                            Ample street parking is available

                                                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                          • Executive chef

                                                                                                            Richard Brown

                                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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