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Louise Heginbotham3 years ago

Dining, accommodation & drinks, it’s all here

Darwin locals know all about Mitchell Street—it’s their answer to Surfers Paradise's Caville Avenue. With a huge range of accommodation options, cafes, bars and nightclubs all in one place, it’s no wonder Mitchell Street is so popular for visitors and locals alike. Staying in Darwin? We’ve done the hard yards and asked the locals where their favourite spots are along this bustling, lively street. We’ve got just where you can stay, eat, party and have fun—and all on a tight budget! Get the most from your stay in Darwin by visiting these awesome hotspots. You’re sure to enjoy yourself and make some great new friends along the way!

Located one street back from the Esplanade, and just one street away from the Smith Street Mall, Mitchell Street is smack-bang in the middle of Darwin’s lively CBD. This makes it a great place to find Darwin accommodation, upmarket restaurants, budget-friendly pubs and everything in-between. With the entertainment centre also on Mitchell Street, there’s so much to do that you won’t be short of options to pass the time!

Where to stay

Poinciana Inn

Stay in the CBD, Poinciana Inn - Darwin
Stay in the CBD, Poinciana Inn – Darwin

Located in the heart of Darwin’s CBD sits the Poinciana Inn. Being on the corner of Mitchell and McLachlan Streets, you’ll find this great Darwin accommodation option is central to almost everything! With friendly and personalised service, you’ll feel welcome as soon as you walk through their doors. Reserve a room, put your feet up and enjoy their comprehensive range of facilities on offer including fully air-conditioned rooms, a swimming pool, barbecue facilities, wireless internet, selected cable TV, guest laundry facilities and much more.
Where: Cnr Mitchell St & McLachlan St, Darwin NT 0800

So now you’ve settled into your suite, it’s time to grab something to eat! Right next door to the Poinciana Inn is Noodle House—an award-winning Asian restaurant offering a mouth-watering menu that is sure to satiate your hunger. Once you’ve caught up with some locals, had an amazing feed and are feeling great, it’s time to visit a local watering hole!


Where to have a pint

The Tap on Mitchell

Great crowd, The Tap on Mitchell - Darwin
Great crowd, The Tap on Mitchell – Darwin

If you’re after a few relaxed drinks with your mates, head to The Tap on Mitchell. One of Mitchell Street’s most laidback bars, enjoy a cold beer and watch the world go by, or share a jug with friends and make an afternoon of it. The Tap on Mitchell offers awesome, friendly service, wicked music and an overall great atmosphere to relax after all the stress of travelling. They even offer alfresco dining, if you build up an appetite chatting with friends and making new ones.
Where: 58 Mitchell Street, Darwin NT 0800

Whether you’re a big drinker or not, if you’re in Darwin you’ve got to sample the local nightlife. For this we recommend Discovery Nightclub on Mitchell Street.


Where to recover from your night out

Alley Cat Patisserie

Delicious farmers brekky, Alley Cats Patisserie - Darwin
Delicious farmers brekky, Alley Cats Patisserie – Darwin

Nothing quite beats a filling breakfast and fantastic coffee to tackle those post-party hangovers, and we have found the perfect place to get it! Alley Cat Patisserie on Mitchell Street offers amazing, high-quality food including organic sourdough, croissants, pastries and all your favourite breakfast dishes. If you’re sporting a bit of a headache after your night out, we recommend the Farmer’s Brekky—2 poached eggs, house-baked beans, chorizo, speck and vine-ripened tomatoes all on their unbleached white sourdough toast. What could be better? Grab your breakfast, a quality coffee and feel human again with the help of the friendly staff at Alley Cat Patisserie.
Where: 14/69 Mitchell St, Darwin NT 0800

Now all that’s left to do is head to the Mitchell Centre to do some serious shopping. That is, if you’re feeling up to it!

Have we missed your favourite spot on Mitchell Street? Let us know in the comments below!

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