This is one city that’s not short on places to enjoy a meal and a drink, with pubs, cafes and restaurants everywhere you look.
Settle back with a cold drink at one of these local favourites within cooee of the cruise terminal: the Precinct Tavern (44 beers on tap, with many craft beers) and Irish pub Fiddler’s Green at the Waterfront Precinct, or take the sky walk up to the CBD and try the Cav, the RSL, Rorkes (pour your own beer from a tap at your table), the Darwin Hotelor the Deck Bar.
Get your coffee from these cafes in the mall that locals love: the quirky Rabbithole, the Milk Bar, Café 21, Dolce Espresso Bar and Four Birds. There’s also the Eco Café in Smith Street.
When it’s time to eat, there are quality restaurants close by: the Pearl in the Vic courtyard off the mall, the Galleria food hall (also in the mall), PM Eat & Drink (a tapas bar on Smith St) and Moorish Café on Knuckey St. For something more casual, grab a takeaway from outlets in the Mitchell Centre.
Read reviews on these picks and many more on local food blog, www.darwinfoodies.com.