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  • Darwin Esplanade Credits M Christie


    Places to dine and eat in Darwin city in Northern Territory Australia
    Darwin is the capital city of Northern Territory Australia.
    Darwin sits on a peninsular in Darwin Harbour and sprawls back some 45 klms.
    English is spoken with a touch of outback slang.
    Darwin has an estimated population 140,000 people, 0.60% of Australia population

    Mindil Beach Casino Resort
    Mindil Beach Casino Resort was previously Sky City

    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 ea

    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


    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.

    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.

    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.


    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