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Dining & entertainment

Foodies and fun-seekers will love NT's quirky pubs, cosmopolitan cafes, and world-class restaurants, plus diverse festivals and cultural events.

Leave your worries behind for the relaxed pleasures of Northern Territory dining and feast on international flavours and tantalisingly fresh foods against the backdrop of Australia's breathtaking natural wonders.

Fresh flavours at outdoor markets

Indulge your tastebuds with fresh, exotic flavours at Darwin's famous foodie markets.

Sit on the sand and watch a Darwin sunset as you tuck into a plate of delectable Asian-inspired dishes from Mindil Beach Sunset Market. Get your weekend fill of distinctly Top End fresh foods at Parap and Nightcliff markets.

Eat your way around the Territory

Right across the Territory you'll come across plenty of chances to meet the locals over a meal in outback pubs, indulge in freshly caught barramundi and other seafood, or discover bush foods with Aboriginal guides.

Darwin & Surrounds

Although a laid back atmosphere prevails in Darwin, you'll still get exceptional service at many restaurants, including Pee Wee's at the Point, Hanuman, or Char at Admiralty House.

Take the family to Stokes Hill Wharf for relaxed meals, fish feeding and dolphin spotting, or enjoy one of the many dining options at the Waterfront Precinct.

There's a world of cuisines to choose from in Darwin including Thai, Indonesian, Malay, Indian, Italian and Greek classics featuring authentic flavours and relaxed dining.

And for something a bit more casual, there's a great selection of bars and cafes where you can relax and recharge. Find your spot at the Trader Bar, Six Tanks or the Oyster Bar for great wines and food; or grab a coffee and cake at Four Birds, The Rabbit Hole and Laneway cafes - just to name a few.

Katherine & Surrounds

Dining at Cicada Lodge is about the total experience. Guests are invited to taste experience and enjoy native Australian foods, incorporated into a contemporary menu. Cicada lodge is a recognised Gold Plate winner and showcases the passion, creativity, and culture of the local Jawoyn people.

South of Katherine, soak up the ambiance of a true Outback pub with a beer at the bar and enjoy famous beef and barramundi meals with damper alongside the characters in the historic Daly Waters Pub.

Alice Springs & Surrounds

Fill up on South East Asian delights at Hanuman, or the crisp flavours at Alice Vietnamese Restaurant. Tackle delicious steaks at the Juicy Rump or Overlanders Steakhouse. Share a plate and a bottle of wine in the carnival atmosphere of Montes, or amongst the funky decor at Epilogue Lounge.

Get caffeinated over bumper brunches at Page 27 Café, and Watertank Café in Bloomin Deserts Nursery.

Uluru & Surrounds

Have the dinner of your life under the stars alongside Uluru and Kata Tjuta at Sounds of Silence or Table 131° at Longitude 131°.

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