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About cafes and restaurants in Darwin

Cafes, food, fine dining, restaurants
in Darwin Northern Territory Australia

Dragon Court Restaurant at Skycity Resort Tel: 8943 8888

Evoo Restaurant at Skycity Resort Tel:08 89 43 8888

Skycity Casino

There are many other great places to dine and/or relax in Darwin not located in Mitchell Street.

The Jetty Restaurant on Stokes Hill Wharf in Darwin Harbour

Please check if still open before you go.

The Jetty Restaurant - Located in road leading onto Stokes Hill Wharf in Darwin Harbour. Our friend maria the owners offers our clients tone of the best restaurants in Darwin. Nestled against the side of the harbour with million dollar views this is a must to do in Darwin. The meals at last count were around $27-$32 for the buffet - being asian cuisine, roasted meats, greatseafood and etc etc etc. the is a bar. A note for out overseas clients you turn up early and can't book if there are under 4-6 of you. We usually arrive around 6.30pm to catch the sunset.

Darwin Sailing Club is on East Point Road

The Darwin Sailing Club is a long standing institution for locals. Now the best part about this Sailing Club is that they allow interstate and international guests to sign in and have a look around and dinner.

The views at sunset would have to rank some of the best on water.

Easy to find and easy to park at. Even motorhomes will find it a breezee to park at with a very large open car park out front on East Point Road.

Best time to go is 6pm to catch the sunset.

WARNING!!!!!!!! Do not forget your camera.

Darwin Sailing CLub www.dwnsail.com.au

Ten Litchfield Located at 10 Litchfield Street, Darwin - Take a phone as it's hard to find Tel when in Darwin 8981 1024. Actually an easy way to describe it is a side street one over from Cavenagh Street. If you go down Knuckey Street from the Smith Street Mall it's the second street on the right.

>>>>>>> As any true local would know - Tim (a very close friend of Marg and myself) know hows to treat his patron's.

Great prices, good meals, natural outdoor shaded setting 'Ten Litchfield' has it all.

>>>>>>> Actually we went to the APT xmas party there in December 2007 and it was so crowded but bursting of the 100's of folks comes Tim with that grin that would charm anyone and shouting our names.


Rendezvous Cafe Best

Many locals really like their Laksa in town and a range of Asian dishes to please the discerning pallette.

Located at the back of the Star Village in Smith Street Mall.

The Vic
Located in Smith Street Mall

To anyone you asked it will mean something different. Like maybe you had your 18th there, you met your best mate there, after years away your first drink was at The Vic. It has a memory for everyone. (My memory - thanks Manuel C. who knew how to party in the 80's).

Also known for the last 30 years as one their favourite first stopping spot's for our visiting Australian Navy folk on shore leave.


Can't miss it it is opposite Smith Street Mall on Knuckey Street. Cafe but a good place for a bit and coffee/tea and watch the world pass you by. The service is quiet good when we have been there - very professional and rather quick for the volume of traffic they had through.

Bunkers Bistro
Darwin RSL Club
Located RSL 1st floor, 27 Cavenagh Street, Darwin
Tel: 89815437

Bistro Style meals - and you must sign in as a guest. Now this has Memorabilia and you really get a glance at some of the old timers of Darwin. The meals are those old fashion pub meals we like and prices are very reasonable.
TAB, Keno, Poker Machines.
Mon - Sat Lunch 12.00-3.00, Dinner 6.00-8.30

Moorish Cafe
Located at 37 Knuckey Street about 50 metres past the Smith Street Mall entrance
Tel: 8981 0010 .

Serving Tapas, Nth African and Spanish inspired cuisine, tropical cocktail concoctions, quality wines and great coffee.

Actually a lot of our friend like this.

Mitchell Street located one street back from the The Esplanade and one street over from the Smith Street Mall in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Mitchell Street is currently regarded by the locals as our entertaiment district.

Did you know around the late 1980's the entertaiment district was also covering Cavenagh Street and the Top End of Mitchel Street.

Nowdays it is centred around a 500m stretch of Mitchell Street in the CBD. Mitchell Street is regarded as the nightlife centre of Darwin with it's cinema's, sidwalk cafes, open air sidwalk bar's, upmarket restaurant's, 5 Star hotels and quaint Irish, English oh yes and Aussie pubs.

We are proud to say Mitchell Street is one our 'clean, proper and peaceful' entertaining areas of Darwin for the friends, groups, family or singles. Especially our own Darwin Entertainment Centre.

This photo's sums up Mitchell Street's flavour for trend, style and old Darwin charm - The euorpean vista bike outside of the sidewalk cafe nestled in an old style Darwin building.

The Hanuman Restaurant has Indian Thai and Nonya cuisine.
Situated: Holiday Inn Esplanade
93 Mitchell Street, Darwin Northern Territory
Telephone: (08) 8941 3500

Char Restaurant at Admiralty House in Darwin
Located Corner The Esplanade & Knuckey Street, Darwin City.
Actually it's not in Mitchell Street it's around the corner about 150 metres in Knuckey Street between Mitchell Street and The Esplanade in Darwin.

Tel: +61-8-8981 4544

Darwin’s newest fine dining experience located in one of Darwin’s most historical buildings being the Old Admiralty House on the Esplanade (also the old Darwin Club).

Ducks Nut's in Darwin

Located at Mitchell Street, Darwin next to the cinema.

Situated opposite to Discovery Nightclub.

The Fox Ale House restaurant in Darwin

Located at 85 Mitchell Street, Darwin.
Tel: 8942 1844

Outside wide screen TV at The Fox pub - side walk bar- what more could one want

A great place to visit for a wholesome pub-style meal in the heart of Mitchell Street,.

The menu has traditional British favourites, such as pies and hearty casseroles.

Mitchell Street near Knuckey . The start of Mitchell Street 3klm down towards Skycity Resort and Casino.

Mitchell Street Cafe's in Darwin
Located on Mitchell Street between Knuckey Street and Shenannigans Irish Pub in Darwin.

There are too many to list and recommend. When you there you will find a few at the Mitchell Centre near Knuckey Street and then a row of them opposite the bike hire area and just up from Shenannigans Irish Pub in Darwin.

We have been to 5-6 of them and all have met our expectations - now we have created this site I think we will look at bit harder over the feastive season.

Hogs Breath Cafe in Darwin
Located at Mitchell Street, Darwin.

Make a reservation as we always find a long wait or booked out. They seem to advertise prime beef - so maybe it's your new favourite place.


Monsoons Bar & Restaurant in Darwin
Located at 46 Mitchell Street, Darwin.
Tel: +61-8-8941 7171

Actually known as the old Rorkes Drift adjoining the new section above near the corner of Knuckey Street.

Monsoons Bar & Restaurant occupies the city's original cinema building, which formerly was O'Rourke's Drift, the venue has been restored and remodelled to create an atmosphere that fuses The Orient with Middle Eastern and Australian charm.

Capable of accommodate upwards of 500 people it has one of the largest entertainment floor spaces in darwin currently.

The premises has a relaxed feel but you get the impression from the staff's hussle and bussel it's a tight ship in service.

We have been in a few times but haven't eaten there yet. When we do we will let you know.

Bill's Reminising!!! This used to be the old Dunlop Tyres storeroom i the 1970's


Darwin Private Hire Cars - Local Luxury

From the city you can obviously selfdrive but those folks requiring transport this is what we feel is our local luxury from of transport.

  • Private Hire Cars - This web sites favourite mode of tranpsort would have to be the Private Hire Car. And a special recommendation to John at Darwin Private Hire.
  • They turn up on time, load your luggage, have a friendly chat to you and treat you with that true aussie hospitality you expect from a Darwinian.
  • From/To the city is $40 but worth it.
  • Darwin Private Hire/Darwin Chauffeur - Telephone: +61 89 812222 "Freecall" 1800 054 400

Darwin Taxis

A taxi rank/zone is located at the front of the Terminal.

  • City Radio Taxis - telephone: +61 8 8981 3777
  • Darwin Radio Taxis - telephone 131 008
  • Tropical Taxis - telephone +61 8 8947 3333

Darwin Minibus Operators

A Minibus rank/zone is located at the front of the Terminal

  • Arafura Shuttle - Telephone: +61 8 8981 3300
  • Kangaroo - Telephone: +61 8 8931 3222
  • Metro - Telephone: +61 8 8932 5577
  • Mini Bus Shuttle - Telephone: +61 8 (0) 438 278 773
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