The Charleston

4.9
60 Reviews
$41 to $100
South Carolina
Nestled in the heart of Glebe, the Charleston is an ode to the beautiful colours and flavours of South Carolina. The interior reflects modern Southern-living and is reminiscent of Charleston's historic waterfront and pastel-coloured homes.

Whether it's enjoying a glass of great wine, settling in for a long lunch, or a late night cocktail we've got you covered.

Offers

  • Glebe's Happiest Hour!

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Sat 4:45 PM - 9:15 PM

    You've worked your butt off all day and if anyone deserves to kick their feet up and enjoy an ice cold bevy - you better believe it's you. Make your way over to the 2037, pull up a chair, take a load off and let us look after you. Enjoy any cocktail you like for $12, plus we got $5 beers and wine - time to unwind without breaking the bank (4:45pm to 6:00pm). See you soon x

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 60 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JonathanV
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot in Glebe, great food, drinks and friendly service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, drinks were a vibe. Tad expensive for dinner and drinks (spent $90 each yikes) also the seating is exclusively high stools and the food takes a while but other than that yum will definitely go again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was really great.

The staff really looked after us and the cocktails are delicious.

Highly recommend the tacos. Get more than two. You’ll want more!!

EC
EmilyC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was stunning and just a gorgeous venues. Our waitress was so lovely and jsut took such great care of us/good knowledge of the menu etc.

KP
KarissaP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails and fabulous service!Loved it and can’t wait to come back. X

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ArbenS
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy place with a delicious food and nice atmphosfere.

RM
RowanM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was outstanding - friendly, attentive and went out of their way to help us out. Cocktails were great and food was tasty. Great value, will be back. Cheers!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is alway great here. The cocktails are delicious, fun and exciting. We spent the whole night here it was a great night

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OlenaG
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful food and drinks. It would be great though if they could serve coffee.

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CourtneyH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue with excellent customer service. The food and cocktails are delicious!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, yummy food, great music! Would recommend to my friends

HG
HelenG
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little spot with great food drinks and service. Slightly too noisy for comfortable conversation

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Madeleine
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Charleston!! Amazing cocktail list and great staff and food. Recommend the oysters and the king prawns

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Mariad
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Friendly staff. delicious food and cocktails.

AC
AnnabelC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely surrounds, friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful sharing food concept and delicious cocktails.

LL
LauraL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, food and service! Would be back in a flash!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and great food. A modern take on southern food without overcomplicating it. Every dish was focused on freshness and flavour. Loved everything but the grilled prawns were 👌

SB
SteveB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, friendly staff and the food is awesome

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Alex
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible experience. great food, cocktails and awesome company with the staff. Amazing night all round!

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Philippe
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great venue, very friendly service, awesome cocktails and delicious food...

BL
BronwynL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food & service excellent. Very noisy & music too loud. Delicious share plates!

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Bubbles
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service. Would recommend.

JW
JenniferW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming to the Charleston and recommend it to so many people! Cannot wait to come back

JM
JodiMc
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect little spot. Delicious cocktails. Great shared menu and wonderful staff

TG
TessG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! The staff were friendly and incredibly accommodating, the fried chicken and truffle fries were to die for, and we all loved the selection of funky cocktails!

WG
WatfordGeek
Sydney / NSW
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our lovely waitress said they were under new management in the last few months with a different chef and different menu. Honestly, I preferred it before. We liked the food and loved the cocktails. A very limited menu for the vegetarians and fussier eaters though. We did think the portions were very small for the price. It was really loud inside, even though we were well away from the other diners.

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LexK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. The cocktails were delicious and the service was fantastic.

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EmilyT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, really fantastic food and great value for money!

The only thing I would want is more vegetarian food options but what was there was excellent.

CC
ClaudiaC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food [and hello margaritas!] positive and chirpy service, bright and pretty decor

KM
KlodinM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and very delicious food. Would 100% recommend and I’d definitely be coming back

NS
NicolaS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and excellent service. The food was exceptional.
Great place for a long lunch

AK
AnastasiaK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, awesome cocktails and wonderful service!

SS
SarahS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is all to share and was fantastic, especially the tacos! The service was great, very helpful staff. The music volume however was nearly unbearable. I'm not sure why but venues seem to think turning up the volume will make up for the reduced crowd numbers. It doesn't. And it makes it very hard to hear your own table's conversation. Definitely a great venue and good food, just turn the volume down a smidge and it would be 5 star all the way!

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LaurieT
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! It’s rare that you get great ambience, first rate cocktails, tasty food and friendly service but The Charleston has all of these and has become our go to place.

KL
KateL
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favourite place in Sydney! Best cauliflower wings I’ve ever had. Perfect fries. Delicious cocktails. Lovely people. And it’s dog-friendly outside!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Whole snapper to die for!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious as were the cocktails. The service was great. Music was cool, it was a Friday night so it was loud fun and funky.

SM
vipSharonM
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to The Charleston several times in the last few weeks since it has opened under the new owner Chris and every experience has been consistently amazing. Highly recommend it!

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DaveS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was good but the music too loud. The service was good

LF
LindenF
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very friendly and helpful staff/owners. Enjoyed thoroughly

FAQs

The Charleston is rated 4.9 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.