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“Great atmosphere”
Review of The Cav

The Cav
Ranked #14 of 394 Restaurants in Darwin
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 3, 2014

More than just a pub. they have good meals and friendly staff. Beer is icy cold and its the only bottle shop open late in the city I could find.

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Reviewed July 2, 2014

The menu reads well and the steaks on display look great but the Cav fails to deliver. All our meals were poor and the meat poor quality. On the upside it has a great array of wines and beers on sale. I would avoid this place as it struggles to deliver simple pub food well

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Thank murrpark
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

The atmosphere when you enter the CAV is welcoming
they have inside and outside seating
they have the best steak's in Darwin and serve breakfast lunch and dinner
the crowd is a what you would expect in Darwin everyone from blue collar to white collar mixing as one.
the management are actively on the floor and very helpful in advising what's happening in Darwin , the staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the food and beverages available
there is a Bottle shop attached and the wine list id extensive and value for money.
when in Darwin you must have at least one dinner at the Cav you will not regret it

Thank greg c
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Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

This place has really turned over a new leaf. It used to be pretty rough. Food was average and we always skipped it for that reason.
Now we attend once a week for lunch and always leave happy. Great people and their churasco is amazing value for money.
Steak sandwich is awesome also.
Keep up the good work

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Thank brendan p
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Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Went here on '2 for 1 steak night'. I think it was a Thursday. 2 rumps for 30 dollars, very reasonable! Steaks were fine for the price, but I honestly wouldn't pay any more for them. Mine was very fatty and I probably managed a quarter of it.
Partners was a bit better and he enjoyed it.
Arrived at 6:30 and after quite some time managed to find a seat. So many reserved tables with no one sitting! We were there for an hour and a half and a table that had a reserved sign on it for 6:30pm next to us, the lady and gentleman arrived at 7:40 and took their seats!! I watched about 20 potential customers try to sit here in the time I was there, never mind the business lost before we arrived! Our table remained dirty and I went and got something to clean it myself as no staff available. I could also see food waste on the floor (chips under tables etc) that had fallen and about
5 staff just walking straight past! Obviously with the good deal it was busy and maybe other nights would be better but as the title says you get what you pay for! Fine for a cheap 2 for 1 dinner but I don't think I'd bother otherwise!

Thank backpackers0_2011
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