Be it an intimate dinner for two, a long business lunch, a night out with your mates or a specially designed function, Char Restaurant is the place to be.

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About us

Be it an intimate dinner for two, a long business lunch, a night out with your mates or a specially designed function, Char Restaurant is the place to be.

Our Vision is to deliver a unique dining experience that offers the best of fresh local produce, international and local wines and innovative cuisine coupled with exceptional service and style, all within the beautiful surroundings of heritage listed Admiralty House and its grounds.

The consistent quality of the meat offered is substantially due to the fact that the restaurateur John Kilroy is a nationally recognised beef judge. He is constantly showcasing beef to the hospitality industry where discussions range from the breed of cattle, feed type and age of the carcass. John sources the beef direct from producers and suppliers and ages it for five weeks, giving diners a chance to taste different breeds, brands and regions. There are many variables to take into account to put a good steak on the plate!

And now Char also incorporates Jellyfish! John's wildly successful foray into seafood that was put on a temporary hiatus due the Brisbane floods in January 2011. Whilst the rebuild is underway, Jellyfish chefs have been dispatched to the top end to do what Jellyfish does best: 'beautiful fresh fish served simply.' Darwin's response to the Jellyfish menu is undeniable, you love it! And thus, we're continuing it.

Private Dining

Char Darwin offers the flexibility to accommodate groups for a range of events including, lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions or launches.

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Trading Hours

  • Monday - Sunday 06:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Friday 04:00PM - 10:00PM


Thank you for looking after us so well last night. The venue was great, the food was delicious and your staff were brilliant. Thank you for assisting to make our event such a success! Natalie Bell - Associated Advertising

Just wanted to thank you and your wonderful staff for a truly enjoyable and memorable day! Sarah and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the hospitality was legendary! See you at Char soon. Dr. David Lilliebridge - Four Treasures Traditional Chinese Medicine

Just wanted to say THANKS for a fabulous evening such a great night and very generous. Must say its been a very quiet day today!! Kate McCullough - Vantage Homes Pty Ltd

I really couldn't fault a thing with the entire function. The food was fantastic, atmosphere awesome, service from all of the staff excellent and very accommodating. Thank you very much and please pass on compliments to all of your staff. It's hard to find good staff in Darwin and then have them actually be friendly and hard working! Vicki and Michael Bridge

Just wanted to drop a quick line thanking you and your team for a great night. Rob and I had a fantastic time, and look forward to seeing you a Char’s soon! Wendy Longuet - Knight Frank

Congratulations on a fabulous 'Welcome to the Dry' celebration. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. The service was exemplary as was the menu and cocktails. We will be returning in the very near future for lunch. Meriel Corbett-Weir - Northern Territory Fashion Week


Cnr The Esplanade & Knuckey St Darwin, NT 0800

08 8981 4544

08 8942 2370

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