Discover the best restaurant in Top End, Australia including Hanuman Restaurant, The Magic Wok Restaurant, Tim's Surf & Turf Restaurant, Pee Wee's At The Point, Moorish Cafe, Saffrron, Manolis Greek Taverna, Yots Greek Taverna, Marksie's Stockman's Camp Tucker Night, The Pearl
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4.5 based on 1 reviews
Hanuman Darwin first opened its doors in 1992. Originally located at the Bennet Street end of Mitchell Street, the restaurant moved to its current location late 2007.We are delighted with the new setting. As part of the Holiday Inn Esplanade complex the restaurant incorporates a beautiful deck dining area and stylish cocktail bar.With Seating for 90 people outside and a further 90 inside, be prepared to immerse yourself in a truly exotic experience. The furnishings, tableware and artworks have been sourced from around the world and the lighting will take your breath away.
We shared an entree tasting plate, butter chicken and Thai pork belly. There were plenty of other interesting dishes on the menu. Everything we had was totally delicious, the service friendly and efficient and the atmosphere casual, but sophisticated. Would definitely go again.
4.5 based on 182 reviews
After Reading such fantastic reviews, I surprised my family with a unexpected dinner out at The Magic Wok. On the car ride in i built the excitement about whether the kids wanted to eat crocodile, or kangaroo, what noodles, what vegies etc.
Unfortunately even though i checked that the restaurant was open on Trip Advisor, which it said it was, the restaurant is closed all day THursdays which just happens to be TODAY!!!
4 based on 611 reviews
Tims Surf and Turf restaurant opened March 24th 1994, 24 years later and still a local favourite. specialize in Wagyu Steak, seafood and the biggest chicken parmy in the universe, we are open 6 days for 3 and a half hours a day and feeds over 1,000 people a week with that kind of patronage you are guaranteed fresh produce delivered daily. dress code; have a shower smell nice and dress like you are going to a mates place for dinner. Biggest response from customers are;- 1. Excellent food and value for money! 2. best steak I have ever had! 3. meals to big, can I have a takeaway container? 4. wonderful happy staff you have. 5. I wish we found you guys sooner. 6. See you again!
Found Tim's tucked away dpwn what looked like a commercial side street. Hadn't booked but greeted by a smiling Tim and shown to a table. Tim came over and sat down and explained how things work - basically you tick off a sheet with what you want, take it to the counter where it is checked, order any drinks and pay - then sit back and wait. We ordered garlic bread as hungry and mains of 200g Wagyu steaks with veg and creamy mash - absolutely delicious and a change to get real veg plus English mustard. Only let down was house red wine which wasn't that special. Tim on the go all the time, checking everything fine with food and even clearing tables as well as telling staff if he saw customers needed attention. Also said goodbye to us as we left a fantastic Host and good hearty food easy to see why lots of locals.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Restaurant, lounge and function complex, Pee Wee's at the Point is situated in the beautiful East Point Reserve and offers a stunning view on Darwin city. Come and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and taste our fine and fresh, modern territory food.
The restaurant with the best location in Darwin. Great food whether its a formal occasion or if you're looking for something new.
4.5 based on 618 reviews
Moorish Café is adorned with exotic aromas, local artistry, banquette Seating and a new modern look with exquisite tables and comfy chairs to truly savour the ambience. Darwin's ten-time Gold Plate Awards winner is also playing with more vivacious flavours from Spain and North Africa. The fascinating menu, features fresh local ingredients, hosts over 30 different tapas with edgy additions like the Grilled sumac spiced NT barramundi with bloodless bloody Mary and the King Salmon and Sichuan pepper pâté with fennel confit. To compliment a drop from the acclaimed cellar of older vintages try the Baharat spiced kangaroo fillet with pickled beetroot, smoked chat potatoes and goat cheese sauce, grilled NT Goldband Snapper fillet with roasted cherry tomatoes and chunky chips, sumptuous slow-cooked tagine or Dukkah crusted Black Angus eye fillet on sweet potato mash with bone marrow and red wine reduction. From private function feasts to intimate dinners for two, Moorish Café creates something delectable for every taste.
We booked a table the day before and then on the day called again and only after we arrived were we told we had two hours to eat and get out for the next sitting (ok they didn’t put it like that but the outcome was the same) surely we should have been told this in one of our two calls.
The food is nice but you don’t get much for your money. One person on our table has dietary requirements and ordered an item that had the word ‘salad’ which they thought ( like most of us) there would be some lettuce- wrong. The dish also said pine nuts but there were not enough to even fill the cup of a baby’s hand. The waitress asked about diets but not sure why as what was ordered (the person didn’t know by the description) was not good for their diet restrictions. Photos of the dishes would really have been helpful.
The Deserts are nice but they didn’t have the desert two diners wanted so they didn’t get desert and the restaurant didn’t get their money.
Never like coming here and this experience just added to all past experiences.
FYI - they don’t split bills and you can’t order and pay for drinks at the bar
4.5 based on 360 reviews
Saffrron is a Darwin restaurant with a focus on putting sustainability on the table. Our authentic yet innovative Indian cuisine menu is also a real taste of the Territory, with all fresh produce from local producers and all seafood Territory or Australian-caught.Our full menu is available at our website and includes a tasting menu, vegetarian options and a kids menu (and the kids will love our Golden Paneer Lollipops). House-made items include Indian breads, condiments and desserts.You can order Saffrron takeaway too (via our website). You can find us on Facebook too or sign up for news to hear about our special menu events, including master classes and tours.
Prompt service .. only 20mins from order of lamb curry and rice with pappadams and yoghurt to pick up. The curry was hot, as in spicey hot. Will get butter chicken next time. Limited choices but quality food at a reasonable price. Ordered on line for the first time and receipt came by email, and notification that meal was ready by text. Easy local meal.
4 based on 282 reviews
We dined at Manoli's this week as a group of 7 adults and had a wonderful evening. As soon as we walked in the door, we were impressed by the atmosphere of the place. There were lots of people, so book! After a friendly greeting from the maitre de, we sat and started with the entrees and an ouzo aperitif. Shared calamari, ouzo scallops and cheese balls got us in the mood, then we went to our individual choices of mains. I had the charcoal grilled octopus and it was magnificent and tender. Everyone seemed to enjoy their choices and we're sure to be back!
4 based on 460 reviews
Yots Greek Taverna is a one of Darwin's leading restaurants located on the Waterfront Boardwalk at Cullen Bay. We specialise in modern and traditional Greek cuisine with fresh seafood meals our specialty and our dining experience boasts daily fresh vegetables, fruit, fish and oysters and other delicious seafood. We are a fully licensed restaurant providing fine wines, liqueurs and drinks to complement our traditional Greek food, which includes Mousaka, Greek salad, vegetarian and feasting dishes. Our marina dining ambience provides the perfect backdrop for you to enjoy your main meals, dessert or side order.
We had dinner here during our stay in Darwin. The restaurant view and atmosphere were wonderful but unfortunately the meal didn't rise to that level. It was average at best. The restaurant was full and the staff wonderful so Im hoping this might have just been one of those unlucky occasions. It wasn't that bad that we would never return but we will certainly look else where first.
4.5 based on 108 reviews
Dine under the stars in the tranquil surroundings of TOP DIDJ GROUNDS Watch the wallabies and hear the local wildlife in the surroundings reminiscent of an outback stockman's camp. In this wonderful atmosphere,enjoy your award winning camp oven meal (set menu) by the camp fire, with Aborigine bush tucker flavours. New Product- Go back 100years to a traditional Stockmans Camp for a Traditional Stew and Flash Damper and Billy Tea. Earlier start, and cheaper night. Be entertained by great Aussie humour, true and not so true yarns, the good, the bad & some a little bawdy. Billy spinning competition for little and the grown up kids. We cook to bookings so phone first.
Marksie's Stockmans Camp Tucker Night was such a great dining experience, he went into such dept explaining the origins of the food and the native and indigenous influence so we learnt a lot as well as laughing all night! I love that be supports local producers and farmers. The food was delicious and it's set in such a great open and casual environment. This will definitely be a dining experience you will remember! Highly recommend!
4.5 based on 432 reviews
Nestled in the revamped sandstone building of Victoria Arcade is The Pearl, a little Parisenne Salon. Interior reminiscent of the little bistro down a hidden laneway in Paris- complete with dramatic feature walls dotted with vintage mirrors, a tiled bar and decadent pendant lamps. The cusine is modern Australian with a french influence and offers Lunch Thursday and Friday, Dinner Tuesday to Saturday and All day Brunch on Saturday. With a well stocked bar of top shelf spirits Pearl has garnered the reputation of having the best cocktails in town, and if dinner is on your mind then the Prix Fixe menu with matched wines is a must try. Bookings are essential as this tiny little salon fills up fast. Dryseason a table in the courtyard is a must.
Right in the middle of Monsoon torrential rain and lightning I was determined to have a nice meal out. Based on TA reviews I called The Pearl in the hope of enjoying an early evening meal and was told to come at any time they would be delighted to serve me. Tick! ✅
The Pearl is tucked away in an Arcade and as soon as you approach it, the ambience just makes you want to walk inside, it’s contemporary and has a relaxed vibe. Now I am a hard person to please when it comes to food, and The Pearl did not disappoint.
I had a selection of plates and the stand out for me was the melon, mint, and prosciutto drizzled with truffle honey and shavings of goats cheese. A simple dish that was refreshing and thoroughly enjoyable. Next came delicious Panko crumbed mushrooms followed by perfectly cooked (not overdone) scallops.
All this paired with a lovely sparkling wine, and two wonderful genuine gentlemen from The Pearl who were most engaging and attentive, and an absolute pleasure to chat with.
This restaurant clearly prides itself on fresh quality produce via a small but very well considered menu of sharing plates delivered by fantastic service. Highly recommended.
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