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dined on Wed, 21 Mar 2018

Food is great as always. The waitress messed up our steaks and swapped the wagyu and sirloin over. Noticed half way through. Apart from that excellent place to go!

dined on Thu, 15 Mar 2018

Had an awesome night, great spot, cracking service and amazing food. The banoffee was scrumptious! Left happy and full as a centipede's sock drawer! Will definitely be coming back.
Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback Matt. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience and cant want to see you back for another round of Banoffee Pie’s.
Boutique Venues Group Pty Ltd, for and on behalf of Char Restaurant Darwin responded on Fri, 16 Mar 2018

dined on Thu, 15 Mar 2018

A very nice night.Service excellent and steak just the best in town.

dined on Sun, 11 Mar 2018

Pleasant evening, a few missed opportunities for up-sell and replacement of drinks.

dined on Tue, 6 Mar 2018

For being voted the best restaurant in the NT, we were a bit disappointed. Service was spotty and the food quality did not seem to align with the prices. The caveat is that we come from San Francisco and are admittedly spoiled with excellent food and service in our restaurants.

dined on Fri, 2 Mar 2018

Second visit and completely wowed once again. The steaks were amazing.

dined on Wed, 28 Feb 2018

Service was extremely bad, everytime we wanted somethig we had to wave someone down, took 15 mins to get drinks and half an hour to get our plates cleared.

dined on Sat, 24 Feb 2018

The low score on the atmosphere refers to only inside tables being available. This was uncomfortable due to the unnecessarily cool air-conditioning temperature. We live in the tropics and dress accordingly and were uncomfortably cold.
Hi Lee, thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. We do have a small amount of tables available outside for those guests that request them. However, that being said this time of year we only have a few, where there are fans and shelter for the rain that often comes regularly this time of year (not to mention the humidity). If we can accomodate our guests we always do our best, however in situations where the weather tends to dictate, we have to make decisions to attempt to provide the best ambience we can for our guests (tourists, corporates and locals alike), especially in the dryer months, when we do regain two thirds of our entire seating capacity with our outdoor tables. We hope to see you again soon, and on your next trip, please feel free to request one of the few outside tables.
Boutique Venues Group Pty Ltd, for and on behalf of Char Restaurant Management responded on Sun, 25 Feb 2018

dined on Wed, 21 Feb 2018

Unfortunately, our meal last night was disappointing. My wife has chosen to celebrate her birthday meal at Char for the past few years and has claimed it be one of her favourite places to eat. We felt that the food had gone down hill since our last visit. We both started with the Pan seared scallops and pork belly and surmised that you must have gotten new chefs. Previously we have savoured every single mouthful of this dish leaving us with a hunger for more. Last night however, the portion size had dramatically decreased and no longer had the “wow” flavour we remembered I chose the free range Pork rack for my main and found the flavours did not mesh. The jus tasted like beef stock and had the consistency of water. My wife chose a main sized Chargrilled Octopus and found the Octopus tasted off. Another diner briefly spoke with us whilst waiting for the bathroom and remarked “ I hope that your meals were better than mine?” he was also disappointed. We normally love this venue, the ambiance and the staff are usually friendly and the food morish and flavoursome but perhaps we just experienced an off night at this restaurant. We won’t be back.
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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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