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Charcoal Grill on the Hill

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289 High St, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
+61 3 9853 7535
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18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steak cooked to perfection, sides good, chips lovely and crispy. Did not bother with wine as only have 1 glass. Not an alcohol drinking family. Pricey for those on a tight budget. I thoroughly enjoyed the night. Great experience

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Thank John B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A party of 10 on arrival we were told bluntly by the waitstaff that we were required to have at least two courses. This set the tone for the rest of the evening. We enjoyed the steak which was accompanied by ordinary fries,Cos lettuce salad and shredded cabbage provided for the table. Wine was very expensive with only a couple... More 

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Thank kerrgd2016
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

For steak lovers, definitely worthwhile to check this out. For vegitarians, do not go her. This restaurant has a very good collection of red wines. that match with the type of your choice..

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Thank Hans P
Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Best steak in East Melbourne. The service & food are consistently great. Always look forward to dinner here.

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Thank QuiltingGirl
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I had heard a lot of good things about this restaurant and wasn't disappointed. I had dinner with two others and they were both suitably impressed. Steaks were cooked to perfection and the staff were very knowledgeable and accommodating. Do yourself a favour and treat yourself to a great steak if you get the chance. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank spmahony
Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I have been to many beef specialists but this did not match up in quality or value. I was trying to impress some visitors and thought this would be the way but this was disappointing. I was looking for chunky steaks not thin ones. I would have preferred them to be half as round and twice as thick. My sirloin... More 

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Thank jiefuk
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A typical Saturday night and as two couples we have booked Charcoal Grill on the Hill for the second 8.30pm sitting. We wait over ten minutes to be served at the front door and I start to wonder if everything is ok. The first tip is make sure you get a table downstairs. Having been seated upstairs our very young... More 

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Thank Suitcasewarrior
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

You watch all the amazing TV chefs cook up incredible meals, and then realize that the simplest food is not to be written off. A perfectly cooked steak (many cuts from which to choose) of the finest quality, served with a basic green salad, a bowl of coleslaw, and a basket of chips...nothing could be better. This restaurant has been... More 

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Thank CarolineVicAU
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Not the best steak or restaurant, bitterly disappointing. Crammed in like sardines, the only salad was 2 cos lettuce leaves each and a bowl of cabbage with a small basket of chips to share not much bigger than McDonalds single serving basket with No communication it was for the 4 of us. If you like a gravy or butter on... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Not the best steaks that people claim it to be but very very decent. One of the rare places where the doneness comes as requested. Wait staff are observant and hold themselves to a high standard of service. The area is small but lends to the intimate atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 60
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 High St, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Kew
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9853 7535
Description
steak and wine lovers hangout

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