Where to Eat in Katherine: The Best Restaurants and Bars

January 28, 2018 Natalie Tallman

Katherine is located south of Darwin along the Stuart Highway and has a population of approximately 11,000 people. Near Katherine, within the Nitmiluk National Park, there are many exciting things to do including helicopter flights, canoeing, bushwalking, fishing, cultural sunset boat cruises and exploring ancient rock art. The Katherine Hot Springs, Leliyn (Edith Falls) and the Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park are also must visit locations in this area.
Things to do in Katherine

1. Regent Court Chinese Restaurant

25 First St | 25 First Street, 0850, Katherine, Top End, Northern Territory, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$149 +61 8 8971 3334
Excellent
25%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 131 reviews

Regent Court Chinese Restaurant

Reviewed By gmerchant3 - Darwin, Australia

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise to find whilst travelling to Darwin. The menu offered a wide selection of food choices. Our order was prompt, well cooked and very tasty. The restaurant was well patronised and I think would be very busy as the week got on. Well recommended if you are visiting Katherine.

2. Barra Cafe

440 Victoria Hwy | Near Riverview Tourist Village, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$102 - HK$275 +61 8 8972 2066
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Barra Cafe

Reviewed By Rickbarrett - Perth, Australia

Attached to a petrol station next to the Riverview Caravan Park, the Barra Café is a great place to eat. Here's a few reasons: Good variety on the menu, including a Thai curry; very reasonable prices; massive murals on all walls - look for the hidden butterflies; and it is BYO with no corkage. Try the local Barramundi. From the outside it looks like a truck stop - but take the plunge and visit. We went twice!

3. Katherine Country Club

40 Pearce St | Just Off Victoria Hwy, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch HK$63 - HK$220 +61 8 8972 1276
Excellent
24%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 190 reviews

Katherine Country Club

We are a family friendly club with a popular bistro, bar, gaming facilities, bowls, golf, entertainment and much more. We have an outstanding Marque for functions of all types. Come and Experience our Friendly Service and Quality Dining today!

Reviewed By Dasboot_871 - Darwin, Australia

We frequented this place a few times waiting for our car to be repaired. We watched the AFL grand final which had extra staff working. The lady at the front door was one of most lovely and friendliest people I have ever met. One of us had a singlet on which prohibited entry so she went and got a shirt so we could all go in.
The menu isn't large but the meals are fantastic. The oysters Kilpatrick were amazing. The schnitzels and palmo's are a great size. There is a vegies and salad bar. I am somewhat of a salad dodger however the roasted vegies are worth getting on their own which is an option.
Family friendly with a playground and sometimes live entertainment, you wont be disappointed.

4. The Coffee Club

Crossways Hotel 23 Katherine Tce, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Excellent
22%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
9%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 215 reviews

The Coffee Club

Reviewed By Dasboot_871 - Darwin, Australia

We ordered coffees and breakfasts. The coffees all staggered their way out over a 10 minute period. I received my meal well before the others and was half finished when they received theirs. The other two patrons then received their meals which were meant to be exactly the same but they were totally different sizes. Seems the chicken was left off the one meal so it was returned to have the chicken included. When it came back the meals were still inconsistently different sizes. IT TOOK 30 MINUTES FOR THE MEALS TO ARRIVE. When the waiter bought the meal back he said, 'sorry about that MAN'. This venue could learn a lot from European service Delivery.

5. Silver Screen Cafe

20 First St, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Australian Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Excellent
28%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 49 reviews

Silver Screen Cafe

This establishment is listed on this website http://www.visitkatherine.com.au/pages/eating-out/<br><br>Katherine is a relatively small town and there are few restaurants and cafe&apos;s.

Reviewed By JoeFondacaro - Perth, Australia

Great little cafe, service was good. Polite & informative staff, loved the old nostalgia on the walls. Reminds me of when i was a cinematographer using the the old reels for theatre.
Best of all was the food, very good & filling breakfast.
Would highly reccomend.

6. Savannah Bar & Restaurant

Cnr Giles & Cameron Street, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Australian, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner HK$71 - HK$337 +61 8 8972 2511
Excellent
26%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
16%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 118 reviews

Savannah Bar & Restaurant

The Savannah Bar & Restaurant is a refurbished Restaurant that offers an innovative, value for money and tasty menu. Try a cool Cocktail or choose a cold beer and make a stop at the Savannah Garden Bar. Free WIFI. Live Entertainment every Sunday and Buffet Dinner. A L Carte Mon-Sat from 6:00-9:00pm. Breakfast daily from 6:30-9:00am. Bar open daily from 4:00pm till late.The Savannah Bar & Restaurant is the proud Winner of the 2012 Golden Plate Award for the Ministers Encouragement Award in Business!!!!

Reviewed By Gouvna - Katherine, Australia

The service was excellent with wait staff being punctual and polite.
The food however was disappointing... paying $35+ for a medium rare scotch fillet only to find a $5 clearance steak from the supermarket appear on my plate. The meat was dry and had the tenderness of fresh military boot.
I'm surprised they can still fill a restaurant with the food they serve.. however there only saving grace is that there is no other decent Restaurants in town.
I would not recommend people paying good money for this food if you're craving a steak. Go to the butchers and cook your own.
Once again though the wait staff were delightful.

7. Marksie's Stockman's Camp Tucker Night

363 Gorge Road | grounds of Top Didj, Katherine, Northern Territory 0852, Australia Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Digital Payments Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$243 - HK$479 +61 427 112 806
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 108 reviews

Marksie's Stockman's Camp Tucker Night

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&apos;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.

Reviewed By Jaylie M

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!

8. Big Fig Bistro

20 Shadforth Road, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available Australian Dinner HK$63 - HK$275 +61 8 8972 3962
Excellent
43%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 93 reviews

Big Fig Bistro

Big Fig Bistro is a seasonal restaurant open for dinner Tuesdays to Sundays during the dry season April to September. It is situated under a large Fig Tree. All Seating is outside. It is in the grounds of the Big4 Holiday Park in Katherine, Northern Territory.

Reviewed By Dani F - Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia

I am a local and haven't been to the Big Fig since last year. The atmosphere is beautiful, with lovely Gardens and fairy lights through out. Service was excellent and food very tasty. Very family friendly so be prepared for squealing, giggly kids playing tag. Prices very reasonable for NT standards. Will go back.

9. New Shanghai Restaurant & Takeaway

Shop 1 32 Katherine Tce, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
12%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
4%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 25 reviews

New Shanghai Restaurant & Takeaway

Reviewed By VickiKatherine - Katherine

Dined here recently on sour of moment. Don't know why I hadn't been before. Food delicious. Basic restaurant but very quick with service and friendly. Meals were great. Loved the curry prawns and curry chicken. Serve Bain Marie food as well as a varied menu of dishes.

10. Cicada lodge

Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Australian Breakfast, Dinner +61 8 8974 3100
Excellent
76%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Cicada lodge

Nestled in the natural bush high above the ancient waterways of the Katherine River system, Cicada Lodge is the latest tourism venture of the Jawoyn people and the ideal base from which to explore this remote and stunning region. The Lodge is located inside Nitmiluk National Park, home to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. This deep gorge carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River, draws thousands of visitors to the Nitmiluk National Park each year. This diverse and spectacular landscape is also a cultural landscape, where the Jawoyn people continue to live and work while sharing their culture with visitors to their country. Nitmiluk is the Jawoyn name for Katherine Gorge. It is pronounced Nit-me-look, and literally means Cicada Place. The name was given by Nabilil, an important figure of the Jawoyn Creation Time. As he travelled through the country he came to the Gorge where he hears the song of the Cicada, “Nit, Nit, Nit!, and so the name was given.

Reviewed By Tessa C - Darwin, Australia

We stayed two nights on the Green Season special. The room was spectacular- lots of space, super comfy bed and a lovely outlook through natural bush and out to the Gorge. The welcome drinks by the pool were lovely and the canapés were delicious.
The style is very 'Eco Lodge' - luxury NT style. It is within easy walking distance of the visitor centre and the lodge staff were happy to help book a Gorge cruise. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
My only complaint was the wifi didn't work on the first day - and as Telstra is the only phone company with reception it meant we had no contact with the outside world.
We will definitely stay again!

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