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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
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful façade, classy entry. Walked in with a group, promptly seated. Noisy. Efficient waitress but low empathy. Food? Scotch fillet steak 300gm @$49 +++ with shredded cabbage and average chips and Cos lettuce leaves (1 leaf per person) Took me 30 minutes to munch through.. Those who ate similar left much gristle on the plate. And a chicken fillet @$37... More 

Thank Bayside D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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

Thank John B
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 

Thank kerrgd2016
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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..

Thank Hans P
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

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

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.

Thank spmahony
Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
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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 

Thank jiefuk
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 

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 

Thank CarolineVicAU
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$60
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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
steak and wine lovers hangout

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