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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 industry.

Discover Darwin’s epic eateries below…

Venue: PepperBerry


  • Native PepperBerry loaf with saltbush spiced dukkah
  • Seared Scallops with truffle pea puree and chorizo crumble
  • Grilled lime and chilli NT barramundi with mango rum sauce, broccolini, chat potatoes and native saltbush dukkah GF
  • Slow braised bush spiced beef cheek – sweet potato puree, herb salad and wed wine jus GF DF
Slow braised bush spiced beef cheek Grilled lime and chilli NT barramundi

Venue: Little Miss Korea

Dish: Barramundi Bibimbap

Barramundi Bibimbap at Little Miss Korea

Venue: Rydges Palmeston

Dish: Pan Fried Baby Humpty Doo Barramundi Fillet

 Pan Fried Baby Humpty Doo Barramundi Fillet at Rydges Palmerston

Venue: Saffron

Dish: Local Snake Beans Poriyal

Local Snake Beans Poriyal at Saffron

Venue: Mindil Beach Casino Resort


  • Crispy Skin Barramundi (Cove)
  • Stir Fried Crocodile (Dragon Court)
  • Bourbon Smoked Barramundi (Banquets)
Crispy Skin Barramundi at Cove restaurant

Venue: Char

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

Crispy Local Baby Barramundi and pork belly dishes at Char restaurant

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
Crocodile Bao Buns at Snapper Rocks

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
Chargrilled lemongrass pork skewers at the Darwin Trailer Boat Club

Venue: Hanuman

Dish: Hanuman Prawns, Coconut, Ginger and Curry Paste

Prawn dish at Hanuman restaurant

Venue: Wharf One


  • Slow Cooked Barhman Beef Pot
  • Whole Local Snapper
Whole local snapper at Wharf One

Venue: Hibiscus Tavern

Dish: Barramundi with Lemon Sauce

Barramundi with lemon sauce at Hibiscus Tavern

Venue: Lizards – H Hotel on Mitchell Street

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

Wild crispy skin NT Barramundi at H Hotel

Venue: D Bar – H Hotel on Smith Street


  • 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
Achiote pescado at Hot Tamale

Venue: Pee Wee’s at the Point


  • Pearl Meat
  • Kidman Beef
  • Salmon Wings
Pearl meat dish at Pee Wee's at the Point restaurant

Venue: Beachfront Hotel


  • ‘Smashed’ Beef Burger
  • Local Smoothie Bowl
Local smoothie bowl at the Beachfront Hotel

Venue: Moorish Café

Dish: Seared Local Spanish Mackerel

Seared local spanish mackeral at Moorish Cafe

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