Boolings are not needed, and menu was all done on one order form. It was quite busy so would be good to get in early if you're hungry. The food! The food was incredible. We had 4 dinners last night. The chicken parmigiana was the biggest I have seen and was perfect, the kiev was succulent and and well presented, the Caesar salad was great. Needed a bit more chicken in it but still great, and the surf and turf was also great. Saw a table get the platter and we were envious. It was enormous and looked so good. Calamari was an entree but will be a main next time I go. Had no room for dessert but saw what was coming out of the kitchen and will be going back for sure :) The owner, Tim, was manning the front counter. Nicest bloke, very cheerful and happy and gets you soaking up the atmosphere. Well presented and a very good vibe from the place. Not loud or overcrowded so you can hear the conversations at your table easily. All in all a great experience.
We had the oyster chilli shots to start up a great night, while listening to Freedom Summers love gripping singing at the Charcoal Oven in Cullan Bay on Saturday night. Being a bit of a homemade foodie, if I go out, I want something that is something that I can't cook at home so I'm prepared to pay top dollar for a taste undiscovered. Next, Steamrail beer, almost like a shandy on steroids same gene as Little Creatures and a cool looking margarita. We shared the pork belly with glee over the crispiest delight and the sauce. Fortunately she was trying to lose some weight so I took one for the team. The seafood soup was next and tasty with just the right amount of seasoning and care taken with the ingredients. Then the grand finale I have been wanting an excuse to show off to my potential X wife, Mud crab served in a spicy subtle topping of love. Mud crab is my favourite Australia cruse and I've eaten definitely not enough of this stealth warrior delicately. I would recommend Charcoal Oven if you are looking for a hot date or a business woe of the great flavours of Darwin.
The atmosphere was excellent, staff are so friendly, sweet and helpful, and the food is delicious. We ordered whole barramundi n squid which was perfectly cooked.Thanks