This is a restaurant for serious steak-lovers with a special menu describing not only the cut of steak but also the breed of cow and the farm on which ... More
Cha Cha Char
This is a restaurant for serious steak-lovers with a special menu describing not only the cut of steak but also the breed of cow and the farm on which it was bred. It delights in offering the perfect location for a long business lunch. Stylishly decorated, it is located in a comfortable room right on the Eagle Street Pier with a large bar featuring prominently. An impressive steak menu features strip-loin, eye fillet, porterhouse, rib fillet and other cuts priced between AUD19 and AUD30. An additional menu features chicken, seafood and vegetarian dishes.
The steaks themselves were cooked to our liking.
The restaurant itself was a bit cramped and they were trying to fit far too many people on a table. We were waiting almost an hour for our meals, granted it was a Saturday night. However, the staff were friendly.
The table bounced everytime the staff came by because of the poor flooring.
And to top off a disappointing birthday dinner, the meal portions were tiny, so make sure you have something to eat before you go or make sure you order several courses and maybe a few sides to go with the main course.
I get a much better dining experience and much better value for money at most other restaurants in the highend market.
Maybe my expectations were too high, but when i booked Cha Cha Char for a romantic night out with my husband, i had visions of polished professional staff welcoming me, a classy cosy bar to have a cocktail before dinner and an intimate ambience.
The restaurant lacks that fine dining class and does not give you the feeling you can relax and 'be taken care of' for the night.
A lady with a straggly pony-tail met us at reception. We were sent to the very casual looking bar area for a drink. We were then shown to our table and eventually a waitress came over, did not introduce herself but offered to take our order.
When ordering still water, we were told casually "we've run out, is tap water cool" ?
We were given menus that were laminated on on one big sheet, no nice bound menus with leather covers or pages to flip through, just very casual.
The lights were bright enough so you could see the sub-par flooring, that made you feel less like you were in a high-end restaurant and more in a family dining environment. Not a big deal really, but blended with the other issues, it just felt lacking.
All in all, the food was great and it was a friendly place. I just know when i'm looking for something with a touch of class and intimacy, i'll look elsewhere!
The only negative I could mention is that the restaurant was quite loud, with diners, didnt hear any music. But that shows how popular it is. The service was awesome, food was a delight, and I was amazed they had flushable wipes in the toilet cubicles!
Thanks for a lovely evening!
By far the best steak restaurant in Brisbane. Try the carpetbag steak (steak full of oysters), amazing. Little expensive but quality food that is worth the price. A popular haunt for businessmen out for a boozy lunch but a little more refined at night. I beleive this restaurant was voted Australia's best steak restaurant, which from my experiance doesn't come as a big surprise.
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