Located right in the heart of town, Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel Darwin is perfectly situated for an easy night in or out. If you would like to self-cater in your apartment, there is a Woolworth’s located a two minute walk from the hotel, but if you’re feeling up for a great meal out, Darwin has plenty to offer.
Because of it’s close proximity to Asia, Darwin excels at Asian cuisines and because of a large international tourist market, there are also plenty of traditional Aussie pubs to cool off in.
One of Darwin’s longest established restaurant is Hanuman. With a menu that ranges from Southern India across to Thailand, and a kitchen team that grows a lot of its own spices, herbs and vegetables, what you get on the plate is a powerhouse of fresh flavours, served alongside deftly mixed cocktails with a tropical tang.
If all that blue water and sunshine has got you thinking about the Greek Islands, why not hit up one of Darwin’s Greek Tavernas. Darwin’s location means that the seafood is squeaky fresh and the humidity make light, fresh Mediterranean cuisine a popular choice. Yots Greek Taverna is one of Darwin’s best Greek restaurants and is located on the Waterfront Boardwalk at Cullen Bay. Yots specialises in fresh seafood and their dining experience is amazing with daily fresh vegetables, fruit, fish and oysters and other delicious seafood. Yots is a fully licensed restaurant providing fine wines, liqueurs and drinks to complement their traditional Greek dishes, which includes Mousaka, Greek salad, vegetarian and feasting dishes.
If you’re willing to take a slightly longer walk, head down to the Waterfront dining precinct for an almost overwhelming array of choices. There’s Hot Tamales, a modern Mexican restaurant, CHOW! Vietnamese eatery, or The Precinct Tavern that has a classic pub menu, as well as 44 beers and ciders on tap. For more information about the waterfront, click here.
If you’re after a caffeine hit or a casual breakfast, head out onto Cavanagh Street and take a stroll. There are cafes in either direction for a quick fix. If you have a bit more time up your sleeve, Darwin’s most popular brunch spot is Laneway Specialty Coffee. It’s a short drive away but it’s well worth it for this little piece of Melbourne cafe culture that has been transplanted to the tropics.
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55 Cavenagh Street, Darwin, NT, 0800