Dine in style in Darwin

Dine in style in Darwin

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 01/31/2020

Reading time: 3 mins

Heading to tropical Australia doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on all the great food of our suburban cities.

  • Hanuman

    A dinner at Hanuman will take you on a culinary journey through South East Asia. Combining fresh local seafood and traditional South East Asian flavours to create mouthwatering meals.

    Locals have been flocking to the delightful restaurant since it first opened in the early 90s. You have two seating choices when you arrive. Head indoors for a dark, intimate meal with mood lighting and fine foods. If you’ve gathered a group of your rowdiest friends though, sit outside and enjoy the tropical Darwin atmosphere.

    Hanuman is the perfect place to enjoy a shared meal with friends. Hearty curries and whole fish are begging to be shared, pair them with naan and roti for a filling meal. It’s easy to see why Hanuman is a local favourite.

    Tables can be booked online, and we recommend booking ahead to ensure you can get a table.

  • PM Eat and Drink

    PM Eat and Drink specialise in share platters, so grab your friends and head on down. The modern kitchen is found inside an old supermarket building, with exposed brick walls and stunning street art.

    Owners Ji and Alana work tirelessly to source the best local ingredients to create great, simple meals. Select from a delectable collection of tapas or set menus. Sit down for a long banquet meal and enjoy seven courses of heaven. Why not add a wine pairing to your meal and really elevate it.

  • Hot Tamale

    The best Mexican in the Northern Territory. The vibrant restaurant and bar is famous for their delicious tacos and spirits.

    Hot Tamale pride themselves on their huge, high-quality Agave Tequila collection. You’ll find no cheap and diluted spirits here, just authentic tequilas. Ask the bar staff for a mini tequila lesson. You’ll hear all about the four types of tequila and discover the perfect flavour profile for you.

    Head on down to Hot Tamale for your Friday taco fix. Don’t forget to get extra guac, it’s the best in the Top End!

  • Trader Café

    There is no better coffee in Darwin than that at Trader Café. The humble café specialises in simple Aussie classics and homey meals. Tuck into vegemite soldiers and runny eggs, or brisket and potato burgers (YUM!).

    Trader makes all their cakes and sweets in house and their rotating menu means you’re always in for a sweet treat. Plus, they regularly have pop-up around Darwin, so if you’re not in the area be sure to check out their Facebook for their latest location.

Though Darwin may be far from its capital city counterparts, it has a thriving food culture as good as any other. Delicious cafes and restaurants line the streets, so listen to the locals and follow their experienced advice.

Related article: What is the History of Darwin?

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.