Pavilions is Darwin’s first truly dedicated, custom-designed entertainment and leisure precinct.

Adjoining Gateway Shopping Centre in Palmerston, Pavilions offers enticing al fresco dining – a cool oasis for Top End residents and visitors – and has become a highly sought after location for food and beverage operators.

Pavilions boasts a prime location on the Stuart Highway, a short drive from Darwin’s CBD. Its stunning layout includes integrated waterways, complemented by extensive landscaping, light-display water fountains and timber finishes that create a light and airy outdoor entertainment haven.

Pavilions offers Darwin residents a place to enjoy a variety of dining experiences and entertainment from quality operators, plus free, easy parking.

Unique franchise opportunities exist for operators seeking to enter the Darwin market, who are currently starved for choice. There is already a strong desire from brands including Coco Cubano, Schnitz, Taste of Shanghai and many more.

Pavilions’ brands at a glance

Landmark @ Gateway

Landmark @ Gateway is an exciting all-in-one entertainment venue. It recently took out the Territory’s highest accolade, the 2021 Hospitality NT award for Best Metropolitan Pub plus awards for Community Service and Best Sports Venue.

From the ground floor bar and bistro, the venue opens onto a sprawling outdoor dining/beer garden with separate outdoor bar, high ceilings and full TAB facilities and enormous LED television for big sporting events.

The venue also offers function and conference spaces and an underground party bar. The top level of Landmark features a separate dining and function room for over 200 people, popular for special celebrations such as corporate events and weddings.

The venue is open 7-days-a-week until 3am.

Burger Urge
Burger Urge was founded in 2007 and now has 29 stores across the country with plans to open 70 stores by 2025.

Burger Urge opened at Gateway in late 2020 – the first and only store in NT. The restaurant features bar-entertainment venue Deep Sea Dive Bar, a concept inspired by a new brand strategy focussing on engagement, authenticity and customer experience to increase dwell time and average customer spend.

Burger Urge uses only fresh, premium, free range produce sourced from local Aussie farmers. They also offer a strong plant-based menu and 100% carbon neutral beef – one of the first QSR brands to do so. Burger Urge and Deep Sea Dive Bar at Gateway continue to break company records through its opening and beyond.

Ichi Gateway

The original Ichi Izakaya restaurant opened in 2019 in the heart of Darwin and, following its success, Ichi Gateway opened in May 2021.

Ichi’s owners are passionate about Japanese food culture and bringing dedicated and authentic Japanese food to Darwin. They offer a seasonal menu ranging from sushi and sashimi to tempura, donburi, yakitori, noodles, plus a range of Japanese saké, spirits and Japanese beer on tap.

Their unique offerings include bullet train delivery and outside yakitori bar/open grill. Ichi Gateway can accommodate up to 130 customers.


Nando’s Gateway opened in late 2017 and recently expanded its dining area to include alfresco dining overlooking the water fountains in Pavilions.

The South African fast-food chain founded in 1987 now operates in over 30 countries. The first Australian restaurant opened in WA in 1990. Nando’s specialises in Portuguese-African food, including its signature flame-grilled peri-peri style chicken. Each year, farmers in Africa handpick over 1 billion African Bird’s Eye Chillies to provide Nando’s with the very best produce for its PERi-PERi sauce.
Event Cinemas V-Max

Pavilions is in good company with Event Cinemas. Home to the NT’s only V-max cinemas, which features stadium seating and huge state-of-the-art digital screens, Event Cinemas offers a premium movie experience.

Palmerston and the surrounding Darwin area is a young, family-friendly location with high disposable income, making Event Cinemas a big draw card destination at Pavilions.


To learn more about franchising opportunities at Pavilions and Gateway, contact Grant Isaacs on 0414 461 071 or email grant@coombesgroup.com.au