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8 Of The Top End’s Most Mouth-Watering Eateries

8 Of The Top End’s Most Mouth-Watering Eateries

Northern Territory Eateries

If there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that diets go out the window when you’re on holiday – and rightfully so.

There’s so much to fill any itinerary on a trip to Australia’s Northern Territory, particularly if you’re craving an early dose of summer.

And whether you spend the day exploring Kakadu National Park or cooling off in any of the NT’s stunning natural swimming spots, you’ll most certainly work yourself up an appetite.

But worry not, dear foodies.

The Northern Territory is full of mouth-watering eateries; some that offer stunning sunset views, others that combine traditional native flavours with modern cooking techniques, and others still that do both.

So if you’re heading to the Top End, make sure to add any – or all – of these places to your hit list.

Darwin Sailing Club

Darwin Sailing Club
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If tucking into some top notch pub grub whilst looking out over an epic Darwin sunset sounds like your ideal way to end the day, then the Darwin Sailing Club is for you.

Cicada Lodge

Cicada Lodge
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Dining at the stunning Cicada Lodge hotel in Katherine is an unforgettable experience. Their contemporary menu incorporates an array of native Australian foods.

Maiden’s Lane

Maiden's Lane
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For an unforgettable burger, head to Katherine’s Maiden’s Lane. Their chicken dumpling burger has become iconic, but they have options for vegetarians and vegans too.

Ella by Minoli

Ella By Minoli
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Ella by Minoli is a hidden gem in the city centre of the Northern Territory’s captial city – Daring. It combines local produce, modern cooking techniques, and the delicious flavours of Minoli’s Sri Lankan heritage.

Snapper Rocks

Snapper Rocks
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The Snapper Rocks team founded this delightful restaurant to bring together their love of the ocean and Aussie beach culture, as well as local seasonal produce.

It’s also somewhere you’ll likely stop in on if you book yourself onto a gourmet tour of some of Darwin’s tastiest restaurants.

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Phat Mango

Phat Mango
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The concept of Darwin’s Phat Mango restaurant – which was created by Martin the Chef, who’s worked as a chef all over the world for over 35 years – focusses on everything that’s good about Australian food and drink.

The Crocodile Hotel

Crocodile Hotel
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The entree tasting platter at this crocodile-shaped Mercure hotel features crocodile spring rolls paired with crispy skinned barramundi, and it’s one you really don’t want to miss.

Cooinda Lodge

Cooinda Lodge
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Cooinda Lodge is home to the sensational Mimi’s restaurant, which is a must-visit if you’re looking to taste traditional Indigenous flavours combined with modern cuisine.

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