In the heart of Darwin’s bustling province there lies a little haven of Greek culture and hospitality at Manoli’s Greek Taverna. This NT institution takes delicious Greek food and the famous Kalymnian spirit, and adds it to the sultry Darwin setting to produce a now-iconic restaurant that celebrates both its Greek heritage and the local Territory produce.
In the heart of Darwin’s bustling province there lies a little haven of Greek culture and hospitality. Welcome to Manoli’s – the Northern Territory’s ‘hottest Greek Taverna’. This NT institution takes delicious Greek food and the famous Kalymnian spirit and adds it to the sultry Darwin setting to produce a now-iconic restaurant that celebrates both its Greek heritage and the local Territory produce.
The menu is a celebration of the simple, fresh, beloved flavours of Greece. Using the best Top End produce, Manoli’s provides an authentic mezethes-style dining experience (small shared plates) in an old, established Greek custom. Dishes are cooked to order and served immediately, allowing the restaurant’s diners to enjoy a selection of the freshest flavours. Shared food is at the heart of Greek culture and the tables at Manoli’s are laden with gleaming bowls of olives, plates of warm house-made pita bread and crisp, classic Greek salad accompanying platters of juicy seafood and tender lamb.
The outstanding food is matched by the restaurant’s entertainment offering. On Friday and Saturday nights the atmosphere takes an upbeat tempo – ‘lively and very Greek’. Alongside the hustle and bustle of the restaurant you’ll find musician Vasili Koufos, who enhances the mood and delights diners with his bouzouki, a traditional Greek stringed instrument. With 20 years of musical experience and a boisterous personality, Koufos brings the room to life!
If you’re in Darwin, stop by Manoli’s make a night of it, Greek style!
4/64 Smith Street, Darwin 0801
Tel: +618 8981 9120
Images courtesy of Manoli’s Greek Taverna