Chargrill Charlie’s is a family owned business that has been operating for over 30 years. Beginning in Coogee (soon to reopen there) and they’ve got many venues across Sydney and open 7 days a week. We visited the new store in Randwick for a takeaway dinner (no seating at the moment due to Covid safety precautions.
The busy nature of this store and ticketing systems proves just how popular and thus how good the food is. At first it might look like your typical charcoal chicken shop, but it is much more than that with amazing salads, veggies, burgers and desserts and it will have you salivating for more.
From the charcoal grill, their chickens do not have hormone injections and they are beautifully chargrilled, and seasoned with herbs and spices or marinated with Portuguese flavours. On this visit we opted for a normal bbq chicken and they kindly cut it in small pieces for us.
And what would a charcoal chicken visit be without fries. Chargrill Charlie’s have the regular style French fries chips or their famous hand cut potato wedges or sweet potato wedges. We’ve had them all before, this time returning to our favourites, the crispy potato wedges.
They use the freshest of ingredients and seasonal produce to make some creative salads, made in house everyday. They will suit a range of crowds and we tried the Golden quinoa salad with pomegranates, as well as a fresh tabouli.
There’s a hot menu with a lot of choice – from baked salmon, chicken drumsticks, lamb shanks, meatballs and curry to casseroles and Lentils. We had some crispy chicken schnitzel this time – so good!￼
They also do burgers, rolls and sweets and desserts too. Chargrill Charlie’s does catering as well if you’re keen to order a bunch of food for your office meeting, picnics or even private functions.￼
Be sure to check out this venue or another one of their outlets for a good takeaway meal, albeit a bit expensive.
Note – they have an app which I find slightly annoying because whilst you can see the menu and opt to pay in store, you can’t actually order ahead.
55C Frenchmans Road