After checking into our hotel in the Wharf Precinct we immediately set forth into the city. It was a 10 minute walk to the Smith Street Mall and being a Saturday afternoon on Darwin Cup day very little was open.
In the middle of the mall was Monty's with its table and chairs and plenty of shade; just the place for us to grabb a late lunch.
We both ordered the local Barramundi burger with salad and chips. A perfect choice with the famous "Barra" being as well known as Darwin. Indeed a fantastic choice with the grilled barra having its distinctive flavour and immediately settling us in for our Northern Territory experience.
Monty's has an extended menu and is a popular cafe in the mall.
Probably the easiest eatery to find in the whole of Darwin, Monty’s is located in the pedestrianised central city mall of Smith Street, in Darwin’s main city area. It’s essentially alfresco dining, under a large awning to keep the elements at bay while you watch the passing parade of locals and tourists – or, as we did, wait to meet someone. Being so central and easily found, it proved an excellent point to meet the other VTers after our arrival.
Favorite Dish: Breakfast was available all day and we did try it and found it good value, but our first visit was at lunch and something light seemed appropriate. I had bruschetta washed down with a light beer (Monty’s is licenced) while Pauline had a bowl of fruit. Both were excellent.