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The Cav

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12 Cavenagh St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8941 6383
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (167 reviews)
“salad” (41 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
12 Cavenagh St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like a Territory steak you cant go past the Cav.. Great out side bar and friendly staff. Great selection of steaks cook to order.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Graham C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I stay here every trip now. It has to be the best value hotel in Darwin City. The rooms are small but nice and clean. (There are some internal rooms without windows so make sure you avoid these if you’re claustrophobic.) The staff are always...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JeffS758
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We use to love the Cav but went a few nights ago after about a year. The service was so slow we waited 50 minutes to get our meal. My meal was ok I had a pie the meat was lovely and tender but the...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank amazons4peace
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Great food good portions well cooked. Steak night is very reasonable. Food arrived very quickly with very friendly staff. The food is served in the bar area which has a good selection of beers wines and spirits

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Richard G
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The food at the Cav is amazing, ate here several times, not once was I disappointed. Staff are lovely, very friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank vickilynnhunter
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Was recommended here for steak and it didn’t disappoint. Ordered the arancini balls and the scotch fillet sirloin. Beautiful steak cooked as requested with a simple salad and fries. Prices are not cheap at $35 for the scotch, however I enjoyed my meal. This is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steve L
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Went to a fundraiser breakfast here. Serving around 60 people all at the same time is not easy, but the food was still great.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Short Ribs were undercooked and stringy. The fat had not rendered down and ruined a good meal. It wouldn’t stop me going here again, but don’t recommend the ribs unless you are prepared to send them back to slow cook for another 2 hours

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Heath L
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The food is excellent and the staff are professional and friendly. We stayed in one of the room overlooking the pool and it was quiet enough to sleep well. The food is good and there is usually a local musician playing. It is a little...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Milly_NT
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I'm actually really impressed by the quality of the food considering pub food can be a hit and miss. It wasn't exceptional, but I can only speak on what I have tasted and that parmie was pretty darn good.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank _foodiejAUS
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Response from RossF806 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Jojoviv | Reviewed this property |
Hi - don't think they have one. Minday is $15 night, Tuesday us Taco night, Thursday 2 4 1 rump. I think its just the menu - but lm sure they would have some deal on the board.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Cavenagh St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8941 6383
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