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    Yots Greek Taverna: Enjoy a View of the Wharf

    by wise23girl Updated Sep 23, 2011

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    We came back from Mandorah on the ferry ready for something nice to eat for our midday meal. Cullen Bay has a number of eating places along the Wharf area but it was not until we found Yots that we were tempted.
    So we sat at a table overlooking where the yachts were moored and across to the homes on the other side. ...in the shade of course...this was Darwin and quite warm.
    Such a beautiful aroma coming from the kitchen would tempt a saint! We would certainly go back if we had the chance.

    Favorite Dish: When you go to a Greek Taverna it is madness not to try something Greek...both for food and drink. And we did. Don't ask me what it was....does it matter...just go...look at the menu and choose what appeals.

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    Wisdom Pub

    by aussirose Updated Jun 21, 2008

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    This was the first big meeting place of the Darwin outback Survivors.
    Most of us by now had arrived in Darwin and were hot & in need of refreshment. We also had to do some last minute planning, so what better way than over a few beers at the local pub. So downtown Wisdom Pub fit the bill....complete with lovely beer garden & a local native possum who stole the limelight ;o)

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    Darwin Ski Club: Best Sunset in Town

    by aussirose Written Jun 24, 2008

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    This was where we had the Saturday night dinner for the big meet.
    Zig chose well because it is right on the beach front with lovely views.
    You could choose from the smorgas board menu or pick your own....all at pub prices.
    If you want to experience one of Darwin's spectacular sunsets in an outdoor setting and enjoy good cheap food & tropical ambience....look no further than the Ski Club.
    Please click below for more info & directions.

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    Lizards Outdoor Bar and Grill: Outdoor beer garden, live bands, outdoor dining

    by robertgaz Updated Jul 30, 2006

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    Lizards Outdoor Bar and Grill is a great spot for tasty and well-priced grilled dishes. Steaks are a specialty but there's also pasta, salad, seafood and wood-fired pizza.

    The huge open air bar serves up ice cold beers and a good selection of wines, spirits or whatever your tipple may be. Sports fans are spoilt with giant TV screens showings all major live sporting events.

    Favorite Dish: Porterhouse Fillet 350g cooked rare with pepper sauce and served with chips and salad.

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    Darwin Sailing Club: Another Divine Sunset dinner

    by aussirose Updated Jun 24, 2008

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    Our Sunday farewell dinner. The Sailing Club was another fantastic choice of Zig's.
    This was a special night .....however saying bye bye is not easy ....
    Anyway as far as restaurants are concerned....I would highly recommend this place along with the Ski Club for dinner & drinks.

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    Darwin Ski Club: Relax with a beer, a meal and a sunset

    by tiabunna Written May 31, 2008

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    Just a little further north from Mindil Beach, near the Museum of the Northern Territory, you will find the Darwin Ski Club tucked under the trees alongside the beach. When we booked our cab to go there, asking for the ‘Water Ski Club”, the desk clerk kept saying “The Ski Club”. It took a while to sink in, but when a place is as tropical as Darwin there’s only one kind of skiing: anything more is a tautology!

    We went along as part of the Darwin VT weekend meeting and found a very pleasant relaxed sort of place, with the emphasis on informality. Outside, on the lawns, a set of tables had been drawn together for our group. The beer was cold, the company pleasant, and the food consisted of a choice of meat or seafood smorgasbord. The overall ambience is "old-style slow-moving very relaxed Darwin".

    Favorite Dish: The choice was of a barbecued smorgasbord, either meat ($14.50A) or seafood ($20A). Most of the VT group went for the seafood, but all were satisfied that the meal was excellent value for money. Truth be told, the focus tended to be more on chattering with each other and (here we go again, LOL) admiring the sunset!

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    Darwin Sailing Club: Sail into the sunset!

    by tiabunna Written Jun 9, 2008

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    To wrap up the official part of our Darwin VT meeting, we all gathered at the Darwin Sailing Club for dinner on the Sunday night. The tropical air was warm, palm leaves rustled in the gentle breeze, the sunset was magical and the company congenial. The overall ambience is just a touch more upmarket than the Ski Club, but still very relaxed and informal. I’d visited over 15 years earlier on a business trip and it was every bit as pleasant as my memories suggested.

    The Sailing Club offers a choice of “day’s specials” or a blackboard menu. While most of the VT group went for the “day’s specials”, a choice of roasts with vegetables, Pauline and I chose from the blackboard menu. It proved to be a mistake because, apart from being distinctly more expensive it seemed our order was overlooked and I had to return to the servery some time later to hasten it along (by which time most already had finished their meals). That done, it was produced promptly (no waiters here, it’s a matter of collecting from the servery), but although our stir-fry dishes were pleasant we both were convinced that the “day’s special” dishes had looked far better value for money.

    Favorite Dish: So, although an evening meal served with a sunset at the Darwin Sailing Club is very enjoyable, I would strongly suggest that you limit your choice to the “day’s specials” rather than the blackboard menu. Then, with a cold beer and a sunset, the combination would be hard to beat anywhere!

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    Grinners Catering: Catered lunch @ Berry Springs

    by tiabunna Written Jun 10, 2008

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    In planning our VT event, Zig had included a few little surprises – or maybe I just hadn’t read all the details well enough! Either way, it was a pleasant surprise when we went to Berry Springs for our relaxing afternoon and swim, to find that a catering crew were waiting for us – as were the Northern Territory Park Rangers! (That story is under the ‘Warnings” section).

    So, while we settled under the shade of some trees to relax, the caterers busied themselves making our lunch. They did an excellent job and we were served our barbeque lunch after only about half an hour from arrival. The
    meal of sausages and/or chicken with salads was fine, the service was friendly, and then all the wreckage of dishes was whisked away, leaving us to continue our relaxation.

    This eating option would probably not be worthwhile for less than a reasonable sized group, but should you find yourself in Darwin with the need to cater for a crowd it’s certainly worth investigating.

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    Selection Of Seafood, Asian & Other Restaurants: Barramundi & Salad On Stokes Hill Wharf

    by Mikebb Updated Aug 27, 2009

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    On a warm night the Stokes Hill Wharf is a favourite with locals and tourists. Tables are available on the open wharf and if you arrive early you can enjoy a drink whilst enjoying a beautiful Darwin sunset.

    There are about 9 or 10 restaurants which will take your order at shop front and deliver your meals to your table. Perhaps the most popular meal is the local Grilled Barramundi with salad and chips and at $13.90 it is a bargain. Most of our group took the Barra and there were no complaints.

    Cold beer was available and complimented this Aussie scene. Sweets were available and we could not go past the ice cream.

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    Mabuhay Restaurant Darwin

    by aussirose Written Jun 22, 2008

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    After much survivor discussion, hunger set in and we ventured across the road to the Mabuhay.
    This was a mixture of Asian food and none of us were really impressed.....but the hilight of the night was kareoke. Seems that there was a bit of a competition between our table and another obvious table of locals....but hey.....we thought we were good!! ;o)
    See the lowdown on the videos attached ;o)

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    Istanbul Cafe: Turkish Food & Great Coffee

    by Mikebb Updated Aug 30, 2009

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    This is an excellent Turkish restaurant which we first visited late at night for coffee and cake. The coffee was the best we had in Darwin and the Turkish cakes exceptional.

    We returned a week later for dinner and had maginificent chicken and beef kebabs with salad and turkish bread on the side. The meal was excellent, the serving of chicken and beef Turkish style was very tasty.

    The next evening we returned again with 6 friends for coffee and cake. The owner arranged several lounges so we could all enjoy our coffee together in comfort.

    Coffee and Cake is less than Au $10, whilst our dinner was approx $15 per person.

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    Yots Greek Taverna: Waterside, Cullen Bay Marina

    by Mikebb Updated Aug 28, 2009

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    The ideal location on the marina came in handy for us as we had breakfast on a fine August morning.

    This popular restaurant with 40 or more tables was packed when we arrived and service was stressed; in fact we waited 15 minutes for a waiter to attend our table, another 30 minutes for our coffee to arrive and all up 90 minutes for our bacon & eggs to arrive.

    Customers were becoming aggitated and all the waiters could say was " we are extremely busy". A more sensible approach would be to say one of the Chef's has not arrived".

    The coffee was good and the saviour of the morning was the fantastic view. The eggs & bacon eventually came and provided an early lunch.

    I would return to this restaurant as the food was good and the view excellent.

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    The Wharf

    by stedeb Written May 8, 2004

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    Lovely sitting here in the afternoon with a glass of wine and basically whatever you fancy. There are several options to choose from Chinese, Thai, Fish & Chips, Croc burgers, Buffalo burgers or Schnitzel allmade fresh as you order and very reasonably priced.
    Nice to sit in the shade and watch the ships.

    Favorite Dish: Can't say I have a favourite having only been twice but we certainly have no complaints either.

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    THE FOX PUB /RESTAURANT: TRY DINNER AT THE FOX

    by DennyP Updated Oct 10, 2008

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    Having been in Darwin for a few days and after trying various eateries..I came upon the Fox..as I was having a "coldie"in the bar I casually looked at the menu after noticing some great plates of food being carried out..so...I had an unbeleivably tender steak..and...really cheap for what it was as it was a large steak served with a fresh garden salad and potatoe wedges...washed down with another "coldie" it was an excellent meal..great value..at $11.00 ..There are many different items on the menu to suit all tastes..and really...reasonably priced..my only complaint was is that I didn't find this place sooner..

    Favorite Dish: THE STEAK WITH GARDEN SALAD AND POTATOE WEDGES..there are many different items on the menu..and I would say this bar/restaurant was the best value that I found while in Darwin..

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    Aralia Supermarket and Arcade: Excellent Deli

    by AlbuqRay Updated Jul 1, 2012

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    The Aralia Supermarket near the corner of Aralia and Pandanus Streets in Nightcliff has an excellent deli and reasonable prices. I got a roast chicken and curried egg sandwich (7 AUD)and a bottle of green tea (5.50 AUD). It was just a short walk (~2 km) back to the nice breezeway kitchen table at the Frangipanni B&B where I had my lunch.

    In the evening I went back and tried the Asian Gateway Thai Restaurant that is next to the Aralia Supermarket. I had the Three Flavor Fish (20 AUD + 4 AUD for rice). It was just okay. Maybe I just made a poor selection from the menu. Also, I am spoiled by the Three Flavor Fish at the Siam Cafe in Albuquerque, which is delicious. I only saw two other dining options in the area: Finigan's Gourmet Fish and Chips (also next to the Aralia Supermarket), and the Nightcliff Pizzeria & Restaurant (corner of Nightcliff and Ryland Roads).

    Favorite Dish: The Aralia Supermarket Deli roast chicken and curried egg sandwich was 7 AUD.

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