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Charlie's of Darwin

8.4/10
159
Austin Ln, 0800 Darwin City (NT)See map

Average price $50

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Restaurant menu

Chef Sammantha Devlin
  • Average price $50
Sous Vide Lamb Rump
$34
with roasted kipfler & sweet potatoes, asparagus and red wine jus
Creamy Mushroom Risotto
$28
with shave parmesan and saute wild mushroom - add smoked chicken $6 - vegan option available on request
Eye Fillet
$44
with wild spiced butter, red wine jus, hickory smoked onions and sweet potato mash

Dietary options

, Gluten free,

User photos

Prawn and Salmon Ceviche
Sourdough and Olives
Oysters with wakame and finger lime
Eye fillet
Sous vide lamb rump
Beetroot chicken salad

Ratings & Reviews

Very good

8.4/10
based on 159 reviews
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Quality of food :8.3/10
Service :8.1/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Caitlin W.
    Caitlin W.
    • one review
    7/10

    Great atmosphere, good food, average staff. The décor is fabulous but multiple staff members forgot to bring drinks out, made the wrong drink, didn't know the menu.

  2. Gail B.
    Gail B.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was amazing, we thoroughly enjoyed the 4 course set menu. The service outstanding. A relaxing, sophisticated evening in a beautiful setting. Definitely be a regular date night venue. Thank you.

  3. Christina Y.
    Christina Y.
    • one review
    2.5/10

    Always been a big fan of Charlie's until my booking was wrong and was not corrected, repeatedly told it was table service and we were left waiting 45mins per drink, the service was terrible and every staff member had a bad attitude.. when paying, the host thought I was leaving a tip of $55 but unfortunately the service was that bad it wasn't even worth me being left with a $500 bill and extra drinks being added on top - that no one drank. Bullshit.

  4. Diane C.
    Diane C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Had a wonderful time! The food was amazing and the lamb was the best I've ever had. Delicious and very tender. The ambience was just lovely and the volume the music was being played at was very compatible with conversations around a bigger table. Everyone could very comfortably talk to each other, which we all appreciated. Service was great and staff super-friendly and competent. Overall a perfect experience. I'd like to thank the staff and the chef for this lovely experience!

  5. Judy T.
    Judy T.
    • one review
    9/10

    Charlie’s was a little difficult to find but worth the effort. A nice selection of small and large plates. We chose to share several small dishes. Great gin and cocktail list. Drinks in the bar looking over the street after dinner finished a great night.

  6. Kevin D.
    Kevin D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Such a great night with our beautiful girls.. Has terrific atmosphere and is lots of fun trying different gins. Rebecca is on point again as she was with Stone House. About to be inundated with dry season visitor’s so this will be a hit for sure.

  7. Sarah G.
    Sarah G.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    This restaurant was prepared to put on a taste show for valentine's day! The menu was advertised in advanced, with delicate meals paired with suitable gin. The host explained the flavour profile and pairing during each point of the 5 course meal, which was both interesting and matched perfectly. Our meals also catered my dietary requirement (pescetarian) and they checked on it very early in the tasting. Having not been to this restaurant before, the old whiskey lounge/Hollywood glamour of the furniture and ambience had colossal appeal as a cocktail bar and distillery. A very luxurious place to eat and be seen eating.

  8. Jordan J.
    Jordan J.
    • one review
    10/10

    We came into the venue not knowing at all what it was. The whole venue, atmosphere, food and drinks was so much more than we expected. We had an amazing experience. Thank you.

  9. Robyn S.
    Robyn S.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    The food was very tasty but a bit on the cool side . There was a lot of meat but it would have been better to have less meat and more vegetables.

  10. Lea A.
    Lea A.
    • one review
    8/10

    The atmosphere was superb and the decor fantastic. The service was good and the gin was absolutely delicious and very well presented. The outside area looks most inviting and we will go there next time. The gin marinated olives were very interesting and the sardines delicious as well as the sourdough we had as nibbles. I had the risotto which would have been extraordinary if it had had some salt in the cooking. Adding afterwards did not do it justice. I found the menu a little limited and would have liked to have had a choice of fish or seafood in the mains. The entry with the lift near the rubbish bins was puzzling and really needs a rethink. All in all, we had a very enjoyable evening and will be back.

  11. Nicholas T.
    Nicholas T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Charlies was very enjoyable. Excellent food which was cooked perfectly and great drinks/cocktails. The service was efficient and friendly and overall very pleasant. The cost of the night was, surprisingly considering the high quality, quite reasonable too. Overall very impressed and will definitely be returning.

  12. Jenni F.
    Jenni F.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Enjoyed the food, the drinks were different, good variety. We would recommend to friends. Our waiter was very attentive and our granddaughter (10 months old) had her first crush - on the waiter. Thanks for a great evening ????

  13. Karen P.
    Karen P.
    • one review
    10/10

    An amazing place, great bar, great food, great staff; but signage outside is woeful & downstairs entrance could seriously do with a smartening up, to reflect what you discover upstairs! Reckon you are missing out on a lot of tourists, as they would walk straight passed, because of poor signage at ground level!

  14. Peter W.
    Peter W.
    • one review
    7/10

    Great vibe, comprehensive drinks list with some poetic license artistry in a few. Food was very tasty, from a limited menu. Occasionally the drinks took a while to come to the table on what was a terrific night at a location that is becoming a bit of a star.

  15. Amanda G.
    Amanda G.
    • one review
    10/10

    After having Christmas drinks here I was keen to come back for a meal and was so pleased we did. A small menu but excellently done. The Darwin Gin is a must try too, delicious!

  16. Christine C.
    Christine C.
    • one review
    8/10

    Great venue to celebrate my birthday. Food was good, friendly service, fun atmosphere, and amazing selection of gin. Will definitely go again.

  17. Robyn S.
    Robyn S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great little restaurant tucked away in the city. The food was tasty and well presented. Staff attentive and welcoming. Not at all noisy so easy to talk and relax. Will definitely go there again

  18. Pam J.
    Pam J.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Amazing food and setting. The only thing that was a slight let down was the service but it really wasn’t too much of an issue as everything came eventually and it was definitely worth the wait.

  19. Emily S.
    Emily S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Really enjoyable experience. Excellent food, delightful drinks and great atmosphere for dinner with friends! Staff were very attentive and polite.

  20. Matthew G.
    Matthew G.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    We had cocktails at Charlie’s last weekend and couldn’t wait to go back this weekend for dinner, Unfortunately we were sorely disappointed. The pork belly was comparable to a crappy pub and the $44 eye fillet (the beef itself was good) came with 3 squared centimetres of onion and about half a teaspoon of sweet potato mash. We’ll probably go back again for cocktails but won’t bother eating there again.

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More information

Opening time

Dinner:

Wednesday-Thursday, Saturday 6:00pm-late

Friday 5:00pm-late

How to get to the restaurant

Austin Ln, 0800, Darwin City (NT), Australia

Public transport

Yes

Directions to get there

Located level One access Via Austin Lane. Lift Or Stairs.

Yes

Features

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Services

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