Early Diners Special - Free Drink on Arrival
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Fri - Sat 5:30 PM - 9:45 PMEarly Diners Special. Bookings made at 5:30pm Friday and Saturday nights will include a complimentary drink on arrival. Choice of soft drink, basic spirit, draught beer or house wine. One Drink Per Person. RSA Applies.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Everything was really very good. I made the mistake of ordering a glass of house wine after we'd finished our bottle. It was like kerosene however it was replaced without a quibble. Considering the availability of good cheap wine I'm unsure as to why a good restaurant would even have a terrible house wine like this in their cellar. I'd go back here without any hesitation
Fantastic service... wonderful outdoor setting and food excellent
Noise levels were very high inside. Would therefore have been better to be dining outside, but that option was not available. Otherwise, the dining experience justified prices which were a little expensive.
Perfect friendly staff, highly to recommend!
Next booking done already! 😉
Quality of food was good. Wait staff knew that we had a person with a seafood allergy after I stopped them from mentioning the seafood specials for the day. Staff did come back each time seeking feedback. However wait staff took a long time to take our dessert order as they were too busy chatting to the table next to us. The muffin cake in the pear dessert was really dry.
Amazing place, great service and food. Will definitely go back again.
Excellent as usual - service was not quite up to the normal standard due to several new and inexperienced staff
We had the Tomahawk and besides it was 1.1 kg it was just pure bone and fat. We had to paid the mushroom sauce aud 4 when the dish was $110. I think it will be nice to have the sauce included in the price. Overall, the meat was rich in flavour but nothing to make me pay the same dish again. Next time I will have another meat!
Still really nice food like the previous times we have dined here but the service is nowhere near as good as it used to be.
All aspects of the dining were fantastic, from dealing with Matt through to all of the friendly staff on the floor. Ever so grateful for the chefs staying on to assist with our late arrival - top notch, thanks everyone.
Sensational evening ! Service was excellent from the time of booking to the very end. Thank you for an excellent evening!
I have always loved this restaurant, but was let down at my last experience.
The whole experience was mediocre which was a disappointment as i had been awaiting its reopening. Unfortunately it seems to be a trend in Darwin.
Had high hopes and had heard good things. Maybe that’s why we were so disappointed. Char feels like and RSL bistro trying to pass itself off as a high end steak house. Across all fronts it is okay, but not good. The service was a struggle. The food was not good enough, anywhere good enough to justify the price.
The signs out the front with pictures of the food on it should have been warning enough...
After reviewing this restaurant for a birthday event we were very disappointed. After waiting 1 hr 15 mins for main course we finally got waiters attention to follow up. 20 mins later 4 courses incl. 2 steak were very good but one meal inedible and was sent back. Needless to say we did not get a replacement. We did not stay for dessert or more drinks
Excellent service for table 12 throughout our dining experience. We will be back for a rerun in the not too distant future.
Spectacular venue. Love the food, attention and finishing touches.
The waiter was excellent; one main course had to be returned because the pasta was undercooked; tables were jammed in tight, we had waiters trying to navigate tables around us through tight apatures; the noise level was akin to a pub; fine dining it was not because of the cramped nature of tables and the noise; the restaurant needs to evaluate its vision for diners
We had an overall poor experience at Char, all service driven.
1. When we arrived, we were asked to wait at the bar while our table was being prepared. That would normally be understandable, except the restaurant was 2/3 empty and we were the only people waiting.
2. They had 2 pinot noirs by the glass and we made a point to say we would like one of each. However, they brought the wrong wine.
3. They also brought us the wrong steak. We had 3 people sharing 2 different steaks, and they brought us 2 of the same one. We then had to wait 30 minutes for the correct steak to be cooked, by which time we had already finished the rest of our food.
4. We had half of a steak leftover at the end of the meal (the one that we already had to wait for). We asked to take it to go - we were at first told by the waitress we would have to sign a waiver, but then told by the manager we couldn't at all because it was against the law to take it away. (We had just dined at another nice restaurant in Darwin the night before, and were able to pack up our leftovers without any problems.) After a lengthy and unpleasant discussion with the manager, we ended up grabbing a box we already had and packing it up ourselves.
The food was decent, but not good enough to justify the price, and certainly not good enough to justify the service and dining experience. I do not recommend this restaurant at all. There are plenty of nice restaurants serving steak and seafood in Darwin - save yourself the trouble.
Good food, good location, some fantastic staff. Read the menu carefully. The rib eye steak (without the blue cheese sauce) was cooked beautifully.
Slow service, not of a high std.
Incorrect orders, twice.
Asked if would like bread and then charged for rolls.
Extemely expensive for what is essentially a steak house.
Very helpful and friendly staff. Food was delicious!
Very expensive; even for Darwin. Waiters from around the world owing to the backpacker lifestyle in Darwin, but this does not result in good service. Even though our waiter explained the special lamb dish to my wife, which she then ordered, the wrong lamb dish came out! And they managed to spill water and wine each time they poured! Table in the corner was too noisy; everyone's conversation echoes off the glass.
The food was disgusting and I have been sick all night. I ordered rib eye and at the suggestion of the waitress, peppercorn sauce. The sauce tasted awful... Smelt and tasted like bleach or cleaning fluid. I presumed something want astray and that the sauce jug must have had bleach or something left in it. I sent it back to the kitchen but it was returned to me with a message from the chef that he had tasted it and this is how it is meant to taste!! I scraped off the sauce but still got sick!!
The food is delicious. The waiter who looked after us was wonderful and friendly. Very helpful when asked questions and kept our water topped up. The steak was cooked perfectly, my entree of scallops was amazing, in fact that is the dish that keeps me coming back. The pork was delicious, I would have scored 10 but it was a little pink for my liking (personal preference) highly recommend this wonderful restuarant.
We set out for a quiet meal together which we wanted to be special farewelling a close friend in a group of three. The food was delightful however we found the wait staff whom had been initially very attentive lost interest after the mains got literally dumped on our table by someone from the kitchen. We even had to go seek someone out at the end of the evening to pay our bill. Lovely food but on this occasion average service in a place that didn't have a huge number of diners.
Entrees were delicious, the restaurant was lovely and had a really nice find dining feel to it. Service was friendly and our waitress Charlotte made some wonderful recommendations, she was great. The way you bring out the meat is great, made me change my choice from fish to steak. Only qualm is it was a tad over priced. But would definitely come back to try the other menu options.
Great restaurant! Everyone's food was perfection, cocktails are delicious, and the ambience is good as well. Highly recommend for a romantic meal, or group dinner.
Great location, delicious food especially the steaks (a bit on the expensive side) and very friendly and thorough service. Had a lovely dinner outside with family. Would go back for other special occasions. Thank you
Good menu, excellent service and well prepared food. Not cheap but good value for money
Great food, but function on so service lacked and food (steak) wasn't cooked to order as a result of kitchen being behind and long waits
Was very impressed by the efficiency of the booking process and acknowledgement when arriving of our dietry requirements. Surprised then that my vegatarian wife was then advised on the best steak cuts! Food and coctails were generally of good quality but service was slow and some waiting staff had attitudes/appeared unhappy with their job.
As you expect, Char is serious about their steaks. What you get is excellent quality food in very nice surrounds, but you will pay for the experience.
service was terrible
Took my fiancée out for her birthday dinner was so pleased with char as a place to dine. Great service ......
Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Would highly recommend
Lovely atmosphere. Delicious food and knowledgeable, attentive wait staff. We will be back again for sure.
Excellent food and service and willing to modify menu to suit a kid size meal. A little on the high side for price if you order a steak and still have to throw in a side however all exceptional in taste.
This is our favourite restaurant in Darwin. We are always made to feel welcome on arrival and Irma, our Service Specialist, looks after us like we were family! Eric knows our favourite cocktails and makes them extra special with exotic flavours and new twists. The food is always top notch and of the highest quality. We LOVE CHAR!
I have dined here at least 8-10 times with my husband and it is normally fantastic. However on a few occasions the staff have been really slow. This time The waitress was very rude and abrupt and really upset me, my steak was cold and and very rare when I ordered medium. When I complained about my cold steak the waitress reheated and brought it back to me, I was very unhappy and I would expect a lot more for $46.
Great food and excellent service
Char Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.