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Food & drinkaround Alice Springs

Restaurants in Alice Springs reflect the wild bush tucker of Central Australia and celebrate the landscapes and culture with colour and flair.

Feel like emu tonight? Or maybe a crocodile steak? Alice Springs is the place to find some of outback Australia’s most exotic and authentic cuisine.

From sophisticated town restaurants to al fresco dining amongst the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges, there is a range of restaurants and cafes to cater for all tastes.

It’s not just about local fare either. Enjoy award-winning Asian-inspired dining and great pizza, or taste the famous Northern Territory barramundi at a uniquely Red Centre seafood restaurant.

Good traditions

For the true outback eating experience choose from menus designed by local chefs using traditional native fruits, berries and game meat. Delve into a mix of native and contemporary dishes that will bring out the unique flavours of the local produce.

Despite the remote location, there’s no reason you can’t pair the flavours of the great Australian outback with a refreshing sauvignon blanc or rich shiraz. Like all Australian cities, there is a wide array of quality wines available from some of the country’s leading wine growing regions.

Food & drink around Alice Springs


Eclectic dining

With everything from family restaurants, continental bistros and Asian-inspired eateries, to great sport bars offering true pub grub, your taste buds won’t be disappointed in Alice Springs. You can even find restaurants offering emu, crocodile, camel, barramundi and kangaroo.

Morning coffee

If you’re after a quiet morning with the newspaper and a cup of coffee, stroll down to the Todd Mall in the Alice Springs CBD. Choose from a range of great local cafés and enjoy the friendly, relaxed atmosphere synonymous with this outback region.

After breakfast, browse the nearby art galleries and pick up a piece of authentic Aboriginal art.

Local markets

Every second Sunday for most of the year, the mall comes to life with food, arts and craft stalls at the Todd Mall Markets. The markets are popular with locals and tourists alike. Check the website for market days.

For family fun, try the Night Markets in the Todd Mall. Stroll through stalls packed with art, craft and clothing and listen to live music from local performers. The markets are held a limited number of times per year; check the website for upcoming markets.



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