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Louise Heginbotham3 years ago

Ready to pig out? We have the perfect list!

Whether you love a big plate full of food, or just enjoy the taste and texture of a quality dishes, Darwin certainly doesn’t disappoint. If you’re looking for some great local places to get a feed this long weekend, we’ve found a few of the best eateries to treat your tastebuds. From chips and burgers to ribs and rumps, Darwin’s food is fresh, tasty and served up in large quantities. Grab your bib and head out to these restaurants, where you’re sure to eat your fill (and then some!).

Are you a self-proclaimed foodie? There’s something about great food that brings us all together—this is why Vikings had feasts, kings had roasts, and now we commune over food at dinner parties and other celebrations. Loving food is ingrained in us, and we’ve found some of the best spots to eat up—whether you’re dining alone, with the family or a large group.

Cornucopia Museum Café

Enjoy food with a view, Cornucopia Museum Cafe - Fannie Bay
Enjoy food with a view, Cornucopia Museum Cafe – Fannie Bay

If you’re looking for fantastic food with a view, you need to try the Cornucopia Museum Café. This award-winning restaurant offers a stunning tropical outlook that is simply unmatched. Whether you’re looking for café lunch or a sit-down dinner, this Darwin restaurant offers it all.

With lunch options such as beer-battered local barramundi and dinner options such as Wagyu surf and turf, you’re sure to get a great feed! Their extensive wine list ensures they have the perfect beverage to complement any meal. Open from 9am weekdays and 8am weekends, you can experience the amazing food and friendly service any time of day. After you’re done, head over to the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and discover beautiful local art.
Where: Bullocky Point, 19 Conacher St, Fannie Bay NT 0820


Love your vegetarian and vegan food? You need to try this next restaurant.

Eat at Martin’s

Garnishes so fresh they're grown right outside, Eat at Martin's - Coconut Grove
Garnishes so fresh they’re grown right outside, Eat at Martin’s – Coconut Grove

Didn’t think vegetarian food could be filling? Guess again! At Eat at Martin’s they specialise in all things vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan. So if you’ve made the transition to any of these dietary requirements, or you just happen to be making a conscious choice about what you eat, this is the perfect place.

Try their vegan potato pie in crisp organic pastry, or if you’re craving something more like a large burger, you need to order their carrot burger on organic spelt with spirulina sauce and goat’s cheese—delicious! When did healthy food ever taste so good? While you’re there, have a look around at the traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art adorning their walls (and they’re all for sale!).
Where: 6 Caryota Ct, Coconut Grove NT 0810


Need a good beef burger? You’ll find it here.

The Arch Rival Bar & Restaurant

Mouth-watering food that is as delicious as it is filling, Arch Rival Bar & Grill - Palmerston
Mouth-watering food that is as delicious as it is filling, The Arch Rival Bar & Restaurant – Palmerston

If you’re really looking for something to satiate the stomach, you need to try The Arch Rival Bar and Restaurant in Palmerston. Just 20 minutes’ drive from the Darwin CBD, this restaurant is definitely worth the trip! Their newly updated menu and ever-changing specials means you’ll be able to try something new with each visit.

All meals are available to dine in or take away, so feast your eyes on their vast range of dishes: from burgers and seafood to steaks and Vietnamese cuisine. Heading to Palmerston earlier in the day? No problem, this restaurant is open from 11:30am weekdays and 11am weekends for late breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks—did we mention they stock the largest range of boutique beers in the vicinity? Come down and give them a try this weekend!
Where: 11 University Ave, Palmerston NT 0830

Looking for something a little more fancy? Try these champagne-dining restaurants for a special night out with your loved one.

Did we miss your favourite Darwin restaurant? Tell us where you love to get a great feed in the comments below.

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