Cha Cha Char lives up to all that I have heard. It’s a nice restaurant, with great, attentive service and fantastic food.
You will notice that half the pics I have here have already been slightly demolished. The meals were so scrumptious I kept forgetting to take pics!
We chose a bottle of New Zealand (of course, I’m ever patriotic) pinot gris, and by we, I mean Sean chose us a lovely bottle of wine!
We were given a complimentary tapas plate.. not sure what it was now but it was a nice gesture.
So we started by sharing an entrée of half a dozen oysters, done in pairs in different ways. There was the ‘natural oyster’ with lemon, a wagyu oyster which was topped with minced chilli wagyu… surprisingly nice, I liked it considering I don’t enjoy mince or much chilli! And of course your kilpatrick oyster, done to perfection. Could have easily gone another half dozen! Or three…
For my entrée I had the scallops with chorizo and mash. Equally as delish as the oysters. Scallops melted in my mouth and I even enjoyed the chorizo and mash which aren’t usually high on my list!
For my main I went for the crab ravioli with morton bay bugs. As far as I was concerned that was all that was on the menu. I know it’s a ‘steak’ restaurant, and don’t get me wrong, I love steak. But put something like that in front of me and I’m gonna choose it! It did not disappoint. The pasta was perfectly cooked, the filling amazing and the morton bay bug perfection. Needless to say I was pretty impressed with my meal.
Not sure if I need to put a disclaimer on about drinking half a bottle of wine and perhaps my senses being partially blurred here.. however I do think if I had it again minus the bottle of wine I would still be just as impressed.
Sean was most impressed with the ceiling fans.. they ran on a connected belt across the ceiling. Not entirely sure why this was impressive but men like strange things so I guess we will just put it down to that!
We mmm’d and ahhh’d about desert before finally deciding on the choice we both knew we would eventually come to, yes we would indulge. I chose the toasted marshmallow with warm poached pear… mmm it was like being at a camp fire but without the cold wind, wet ground and with poached pears… perhaps not so much like being by a camp fire at all.
Worth a visit if only for the crab ravioli and oysters!