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Charcoal Grill Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Australian
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61 London Cct, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6248 8015
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Once an amazing place for steak, this place has now hit rock bottom. Incredibly our entire experience was a shambles. We were disregarded for a table we booked specially. The meat was of a very different overall taste and texture; not for the better by a long shot. Both steaks we ordered were very dry and chewy. The Diane sauce... More 

3 Thank Brett C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Have been getting my well done steak Dianne here for over 20 years. This was the only place I would ever eat steak and it was done perfectly everytime, until now. The good old favourite 'odd couple' chefs are now gone and my steak was cooked terribly. It was extremely dry, very tough and had an unpleasant nothingness meaty taste,... More 

2 Thank Melissa C
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

RIP Charcoal Restaurant. I have been eating at this restaurant for over 30 years. I had my 18th birthday dinner there. I have reviewed this restaurant previously and raved about it. Tonight I had my 48th birthday dinner there. I have eaten there around 1 -6 times every year during that time. I will not eat there again, until either... More 

2 Thank Food L
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A very well-known and popular Canberra restaurant - and I can see why. Superbly prepared, high quality rump steak, washed down with a bottle of 2013 Killikanoon. Relaxed and friendly staff. All in all a great evening.

Thank Paul C
Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The Charcoal Grill has been a Canberra fixture for decades and it's likely that the menu has remained unchanged over the decades, and that doesn't matter one little bit. There are dozens of places you can go for otter's eggs served on a sea foam mousse (probably) but this isn't one of them. If you love juicy, thick steaks cooked... More 

Thank Warwick F
1 review
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Our meal was superb, cooked to perfection and to top it off had the best red wine I had ever tasted. It was not cheap but very good - well worth the money.

Thank Bron j
Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Ok place to eat. A bit cramped but the food is pretty good. Prices area a little high. Staff were a little slow and sometimes appeared confused but in the end our experience was positive.

Thank 442robc
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I always enjoy getting my retro feel on at The Charcoal Grill Restaurant. Good size portions and the food is always on par.

Thank Christopher B
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Splendid and wonderful service. Good atmosphere, so positive and helpful waiters. The food tasted like a little piece of heaven - so good at we ordered dessert. 🍮 Will definitely come back! 🙌🏼

Thank Tonje L
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Spent the weekend in Canberra and came across this place for Saturday night dinner, the look and feel of the restaurant was old world charm and made us really look forward to a good steak. Unfortunately after the excellent vibe it went downhill. Service was very clumsy. We ordered the 1 kg rib-eye to share ($63) medium. Steak came out... More 

Thank DeM796

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 London Cct, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6248 8015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?