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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” (162 reviews)
“beef wellington” (21 reviews)
“salad” (40 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 4 days ago

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

Thank amazons4peace
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank vickilynnhunter
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Heath L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Milly_NT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank _foodiejAUS
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This is more the pub experience than the nearby Tim's Surf and Turf, but you can eat pretty well the same food (slightly smaller counter meal dishes, so you might finish them), with a broader range of draft beers. Cavanagh Street is a main road,...More

Thank Southtrack
Reviewed 28 August 2018

OMG, cheap, delicious, quick. Quality tacos, great variety, really fast service and a quality cheap meal. Ticks all the boxes for Taco Tuesday

Thank Stephanie S
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2 September 2017|
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Response from RossF806 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know sorry
23 March 2016|
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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
  • Food
  • 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
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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