Top Choice Thai in Alice Springs

Hanuman Restaurant

You won't believe you're in the outback when you try the incredible Thai- and Indian-influenced cuisine at this stylish restaurant. The delicate Thai entrees are a real triumph as are the seafood dishes, particularl…
Top Choice Cafe in Ubirr & Around

Border Store

The charming little Border Store is full of surprises, including real coffee, sweet cakes and delicious Thai-cooked Thai food. A real treat if you are camping at nearby Merl. You can book a Guluyambi Cultural Cruise…
Top Choice Australian in Yulara

Bough House

This family-friendly, country-style place overlooks the pool at the Outback Pioneer. Intimate candlelit dining is strangely set in a barnlike dining room. Bough House specialises in native ingredients such as lemon …
Top Choice Indian in Darwin

Exotic North Indian Cuisine

Offering outstanding value for quality Indian cuisine, this place has taken over the mantle of Darwin's best Indian restaurant. It's positioned right on the waterfront at Cullen Bay, making for extremely pleasant wa…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Darwin

Darwin Ski Club

This place just keeps getting better. Already Darwin's finest location for a sunset beer, it now does seriously good tucker too. The dishes are well prepared, and the menu is thoughtful and enticing. We had the pork…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Katherine

Escarpment Restaurant

The exceedingly nice outdoor area, apart from its view of the carpark, makes outdoor dining here very tempting. Happily the food backs the aesthetics. Lunches consist of burgers, wraps, salads and seafood dishes, wi…
Top Choice Cafe in Alice Springs


This modern, stylish cafe is popular with locals for its excellent food and probably Alice's best coffee. It wouldn't be out of place in Melbourne except service is faster and friendlier. The BRAT is recommended.
Seafood in Darwin


This casual, licensed restaurant features fresh fish, bugs, lobster, oysters, even crocodile, as well as succulent steaks. It's all about the location, perched right at the end of Stokes Hill Wharf with sunset views…
Japanese in Darwin

Go Sushi Train

Pull up a stool at this hip sushi circuit, hidden down a lane off Mitchell St. Despite the obscure location it's hugely popular, and deservedly so with delectable sushi offerings. Seafood includes smoked eel, fresh …
Indian in Darwin


Ask most locals about fine dining in Darwin and they'll usually mention Hanuman. It's sophisticated but not stuffy. Enticing aromas of innovative Indian and Thai Nonya dishes waft from the kitchen to the stylish ope…