255 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

7.4
255 reviews
Recommended
(7.2)
Food
(7.4)
Service
(7.9)
Value for money
(6.3)
Atmosphere
(8.4)

dined on Thu, 25 Jul 2019

(9)
Loved it!! Service was wonderful as was the food.
Thanks for the great review Kris! Fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to seeing you again.
Restaurant Char Restaurant responded on Mon, 29 Jul 2019

dined on Mon, 12 Aug 2019

(9)
Food was lovely but very small servings. $28 for a scallop starter and you only got 3! The setting was beautiful and it truly is the most magnificent outdoor dining experience you can get in Darwin; however, for the price you pay I’d expect the wait staff to feel more relaxed and spend time with you discussing dishes etc. The French guy that served me was in that much of a rush every time he filled my glass up he’d spill either my Prosecco or water on the table and then run off. It’s not really an enjoyable evening if you’re put on edge every time he comes near! You’d probably get better service somewhere much cheaper because this isn’t acceptable when spending over $100pp!

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

(10)
Great atmosphere, book an outside table.
Many thanks for reviewing our Restaurant. We agree, at this type of year (Dry Season) its especially nice to dine outdoors in Darwin. We suggest an outdoor table in the 30's, 40's or 50's sections are our 'poll position' and to be booked early.
Restaurant Char Restaurant responded on Mon, 12 Aug 2019
Stephen Maxwell

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

(7)
Nice to see 2 Sparkling Shiraz options
Thank you for your kind comment regarding our wine selection. We look forward to welcoming you back to Char Darwin in the future to enjoy another sparkling Shiraz.
Restaurant Char Restaurant responded on Mon, 12 Aug 2019

dined on Wed, 7 Aug 2019

(6)
A beautiful location with professional service and nicely presented food. However, for the price, the food was quite underwhelming. The scallop entree did not work with vanilla (though they scallops were cooked beautifully), the octopus with warm potato salad was not warm at all - again, cooked beatifully but lacked flavour. The steaks were flavoursome and cooked to perfection but the accompanying dauphinoise tasted like pure nutmeg and the red wine jus was runny and bland. It was OK - but honestly, The Cav & Telegraph (Mantra) offer better value, size and flavour.
We were sorry to read your review of your recent dining experience with us but also appreciated the positives you highlighted from the night. In an effort to improve our services we recently changed the A' La Carte menu and have been having some level of success with the new version from regular diners. However, we are still tweaking aspects of this, still experimenting as to what works consistently and as is evident with your useful thoughts in the review, we still need to try harder. Many thanks for your feedback.
Restaurant Char Restaurant responded on Mon, 12 Aug 2019

dined on Sun, 4 Aug 2019

(9)
Overall very satisfied
Many thanks for your positive review. Its only through processes like this (good & bad) that we get to evaluate our F & B services. We look forward to to you joining us again next time. Best regards, Char Restaurant
Restaurant Char Restaurant responded on Mon, 12 Aug 2019

dined on Sun, 28 Jul 2019

(8)
This time a very nice menue list! Special dishes!
Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again.
Restaurant Char Restaurant responded on Mon, 29 Jul 2019

dined on Sat, 27 Jul 2019

(4)
Certainly not THE best steak I have ever had - filet was overdone and rump underdone - Wagyu Rump didn't taste like Wagyu - wine prices were certainly on the very high side - outside dining atmosphere was quite appealing. Staff very busy.
Thank you for review and taking the time to leave feedback, we appreciate it and I apologies that you had a few issues whilst dining with us. I will certainly pass your comments on to the chef regarding the cooking and the taste of the Wagyu, although I do hope you brought this up on the evening so it could be rectified.
Restaurant Char Restaurant responded on Mon, 29 Jul 2019

dined on Sat, 27 Jul 2019

(9)
Great restaurant, but expensive.
Thanks for the review. We do feel that our pricing is reflected in the quality produce that we offer but we appreciate the feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again!
Restaurant Char Restaurant responded on Mon, 29 Jul 2019

dined on Wed, 24 Jul 2019

(9)
Beautiful view of sunset, good food
Thanks for the great review Susanne! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again.
Restaurant Char Restaurant responded on Mon, 29 Jul 2019
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About Char Restaurant

Nice to meat you... Be it an intimate meal for two, a formal business lunch or a night out with friends, Char Restaurant is the place to be seen. This unique and contemporary venue is truly one of a kind, delivering fresh local produce and innovative cuisine coupled with exceptional service and style. The restaurant itself is set in the grounds of the beautiful Admiralty House making it a stunning tranquil location for all occasions. The obvious thing to order is steak or seafood - both are prepared and presented to absolute perfection - chosen by esteemed restaurateur John Kilroy. Although the a la carte menu is very enticing desserts are also worth saving room for… there’s chocolate indulgence, creme brulee, banoffee pie plus a selection of cheeses! Best dish: steak of course !

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