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“Neighbourhood Gem - too good to go unnoticed.”
Review of Pavonia Place - CLOSED

Pavonia Place
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $49
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Neighbourhood Gem - too good to go unnoticed.”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

We searched high & low in Darwin for a restaurant that was not 'touristy', served great food & had great customer service ( not Backpacker waiters, but real service from people who know how to do it) . Pavonia Place is that restaurant - finally good quality italian style food with a bent towards Australian native products - what a find, we had 3 courses each and each course was better than the one before. The cocktails were powerful and delicious.This restaurant is hidden out of the way, but well worth the explore. Do yourself a favour!

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank JPH66
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Great food, great atmosphere but most importantly the best customer service I have experienced in Darwin. Finally somewhere you can go and feel looked after (not unlike all other places down south). Not cheap, but not too expensive either. Definitely worth the money.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Bianca S
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Darwin, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Don't judge a book by its cover. ”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

This place is clearly popular, so bookings are essential. The food (modern Australian) is amazing, and service is great. Cocktail are winners. Loved the ginuary theme for January. Don't judge a book by its cover. The Restraunt does not look much from the outside having big security screens fitted to windows and being located in a neighbourhood shopping precinct in need of make over, and the cop shop is just around the corner. Inside is well appointed however the acoustics are not great when Restraunt is at full capacity. It's fair to say due to popularity and demand Pavonia Place has outgrown its home. This place is well worth visit, however it is expensive.

2 Thank curlieRex
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Darwin, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great food and a joy to be a walk away!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

The menu is small but varied, and of excellent quality! Not a cheap night out but def worthy of it's finer dining restaurant prices! So nice to have a Gr8 restaurant in Nightcliff!

Visited November 2013
Thank Nikki C
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Darwin, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Darwin's Best!”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

I have eaten at this stunning little gem several times and have always been totally impressed. The regular menu is relatively short but has a range of offerings, and is supplemented by an awesome selection of chefs specials which provide changing delights....and desserts are fantastic and Issac puts together a mean cappuccino....or coffee...or whatever your poison! The service is always good, and the bubbly Renee at front of house is second to none! For group bookings the staff will work with you to arrange something that suits your needs, the place is thankfully tolerant of ankle biters and be sure to book as it is very often chockers - even mid week! Hot tip: when it is open try the beer garden - the pork belly on the bar snacks menu is a.m.a.z.i.n.g! Definitely one of the best eateries in Darwin...just wish they still served breakfast!!! ;)

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Nik H
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