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Darwin's Signature Dishes

Who doesn’t love eating their way through a holiday? We’ve got the most drool-worthy food trail for a ravenous Territory traveller.

For the second year, Hospitality NT partnered with Tourism NT to launch a bigger and better ‘Signature Dish Series’ – a Territory wide promotion of great dishes in our venues that hero local produce and talent.

The most recent Signature Dish series featured 50 dishes made by talented Territorians in the hospitality industy.

Discover Darwin's epic eateries below…

Venue: Hilton Darwin


Penang Crocodile Curry

Smoked Crocodile Salad

Territory Tasting Plate

Venue: Hotel Darwin

Dish: Local NT Singapore Chili Mud Crab

Venue: Little Miss Korea

Dish: Barramundi Bibimbap

Venue: Rydges Palmeston

Dish: Pan Fried Baby Humpty Doo Barramundi Fillet

Venue: Saffron

Dish: Local Snake Beans Poriyal

Venue: Mindil Beach Casino Resort


Crisy Skin Barrabundi (Cove)

Stir Fried Crocodile (Dragon Court)

Bourbon Smoked Barramundi (Banquets)

Venue: Char

Dish: Crispy Local Baby Barramundi with Bonito Soy and Spring Onion

Venue: Snapper Rocks


Wild Caught Local Snapper

House Cured Crocodile Jerky

Reef Fish Tartar, Kimichi, Coriander, Shallot and Pickles

Salt and Pepper Crocodile, Green Onion, Roast Garlic and Mayo

Local Prawns, Lime, Garlic Butter, House Baked Bread, Prawn Mayo

Reef Fish Croquettes, Crackling, Slaw and Wasabi Mayo

Fried Local Loligo Squid, Aioli, Cabbage, Sprouts and Leaves

Crocodile Bao Buns

Venue: Darwin Trailer Boat Club


Wild Caught Barramundi with Paw Paw Salad and Mango, Lime and Chili Dressing

‘Bun Thit Nuon’ - Chargrilled Lemongrass Pork Skewers served with Vermicelli Noodles, Asian Herb Salad and Pickles

Venue: Hanuman

Dish: Hanuman Prawns, Coconut, Ginger and Curry Paste

Venue: Wharf One


Slow Cooked Barhman Beef Pot

Whole Local Snapper

Venue: Hibiscus Tavern

Dish: Barramundi with Lemon Sauce

Venue: Lizards - H Hotel on Mitchel

Dish: Wild Crispy Skin NT Barramundi, Humpty Doo Chili and Mango Sambal, Urap-Urap Snake Bean and Water Cress with a Kohlrabi Pure

Venue: D Bar - H Hotel on Smith


Thai Fried Rice with Pineapple and Darwin Endeavour Prawns

Mango Panna Cotta, Toasted Coconut Crumble and Mango Salsa

Venue: Hot Tamale


Spicy Tropical Aguachile

Achiote Pescado

Venue: Pee Wee's at the Point


Pearl Meat

Kidman Beef

Salmon Wings

Venue: Needle in a Haystack


Local Eva Valley Beef Shoulder, Bone Marrow Fritter, Potato Cream, Fennel Gremolata and Labneh

Local Wild Caught Barramundi in Banana Leaf, Burnt Eshallot Cream, Fennel and Orange with Lobster and Local Radish

Local Eggplant with Miso, Tempura Eggplant, Fresh and Fermented Cucumber, Cashew Cream and XO Sauce

Local Tempura Zucchini Flowers

Venue: Beachfront Hotel


'Smashed' Beef Burger

Local Smoothie Bowl

Venue: Moorish Cafe

Dish: Seared Local Spanish Mackerel

Venue: PM Eat and Drink


Local Caught Prawns, Prawn Butter and Truffle Soy

Whole Local Snapper

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