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“The bar has been set” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pavonia Place

Pavonia Place
2 Pavonia Place | Nightcliff, Darwin, Northern Territory 0810, Australia
0889481515
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Ranked #9 of 235 Restaurants in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $49
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Pavonia Place is a cosy Restaurant located in the heart of Darwin's seaside suburb of Nightcliff. Specialising in modern Australian cuisine with a focus on fresh food and local produce, Pavonia Place prides itself on catering to Gluten free and vego requirements and in utilising the freshest possible ingredients and Australian only seafood. Pavonia Place welcome children of all ages and cater to groups both large and small.
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“The bar has been set”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Wow!! Finally a place with service!! I have visited pavonia place on 3 occasions and each time have been treated like family! Swiftly seated, drinks at the table in minutes that were suggested by who I assume to be the owner? he really nailed the selection as he asked what our dining preference would be for the evening to couple the food and drinks to compliment each other! Thank god the food scene in Darwin is on the up I was beginning to lose hope.

They have only been open for 3 months but were packed to the rafters when we visited! So much for keeping this one a secret. Food. Outstanding. Service. Outstanding!

Pavonia place well done!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Renee F, Owner at Pavonia Place, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Darwinite81 thank you so much for your review!, we are totally chuffed that you enjoyed your experience enough to take the time to post such a glowing review! Thanks again, we look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future! Cheers from Renee, Steph, Isaac and all the team at Pavonia Place
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Darwin, Australia
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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“The Place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Before you race down there, make a booking!
We walked in and were extremely lucky for a Friday night, but the ppl behind us weren't so lucky or the ppl after them!
This Place fills up quick and we soon found out why:
Awesome staff
Great drink selection
Cool Cocktails
Excellent food and choice
Very funky
Did I mention Awesome staff?

Darwin lacks in great staff so job well done to Pavionia Place.

I need to check out their breakfast next...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Renee F, Owner at Pavonia Place, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Hi Brett S! A big thank you from all of us here at Pavonia Place for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to having you dine with us again soon!. We're commencing reno's on our new alfresco dining area so watch this space! Cheers, Renee, Isaac, Stephanie
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Terrific new restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Pavonia Place restaurant opened just 9 weeks ago and is already getting a great reputation. I have twice in the last fortnight and will definitely be a regular.

On my first visit I had a calmari entree followed by the grilled barramundi as a main. Both dishes were delicious. On my second visit I had tempura prawns for an entree and kangaroo for my main. As on my first visit both dishes were excellent.

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Renee F, Owner at Pavonia Place, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Hi NT_Jay, thank you very much for taking the time to post a review for us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted you enjoyed the Calamari, Prawns, Barra and Kangaroo dishes. As you know, we dust the Calamari in Polenta and Lemon Myrtle (rather than bread crumbs), which makes the dish a little different with a hint of Bush Tucker and also the polenta means its Gluten Free. We use only local wild caught Barra and are really glad you like the pairing of the Indian style sauce and lychees with the grilled barra fillet. Thanks again for the review, see you next time! Cheers from Renee, Stephanie, Isaac and all the team at Pavonia Place.
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Katherine, Australia
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“Best Australian-contemporary in Darwin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Friendly and efficient staff, nice atmosphere, DELICIOUS FOOD! Every entree, main and dessert was a good size and absolutely delicious. Lots of familiar-with-a-twist items on the menu.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Renee F, Owner at Pavonia Place, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Higgo9 thanks for your review!, what an honour to be labelled 'best Australian contemporary in Darwin' !. Thank you so much, we are completely delighted that you enjoyed our food and service and look forward to having you dine with us again! Cheers from Renee, Stephanie, Isaac and all the team at Pavonia Place
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“Fantastic, great ambience, and very creative ideas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Food - fresh, perfectly cooked with a touch of individuality
Atmosphere - relaxed, plus where else do you get to draw on the table cloth? Loved it.
Staff - professional, yet above all friendly.
This place is going to be our favourite haunt....

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Renee F, Owner at Pavonia Place, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Hi CrannaDarwin! Thank you very much for your review! It's really nice being acknowledged for our friendly service, it's really important to us that our customers feel welcome and well looked after!, fantastic also that you like the table paper, if you haven't already, we'd love for you to go and 'Like' our Facebook page where, as well as being kept updated on Pavonia Place events and goings ons, you'll be able to check out pics of all the fabulous table paper art our customers leave us with!, including maybe some of your own?! Cheers from Renee, Isaac, Stephanie and all the team at Pavonia Place
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