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Part of the sprawling Free Spirit Resort, Green Frog Cafe is the complex's casual diner, open to resort guests and drop-in visitors looking for a relaxed meal along the outer-suburban stretch of the Stuart Highway. On the other side of the bar from their fine dining restaurant Elements, Green Frog Cafe consists of plastic chairs on a paved terrace, backed by a huge mural of a waterfall pouring into a rainforest lagoon. You can also sit on polished stools overlooking the pool, and with a flat screen TV and regularly barbecue nights, Green Frog has a great chilled-out atmosphere for lazing with a drink in the evening.
The casual menu covers a good range of favourites. Start with pan-seared prawns tossed through creamy garlic and chive sauce served with steamed jasmine rice, or grilled chorizo salad with capsicum, olives, cherry tomatoes, confit garlic, red onion, and honey mustard dressing. Green Frog is a fine place to enjoy oysters, and they come a variety of ways including Thai-style: served warm and topped with fresh coriander and spicy sauce. For mains, sample the rustic twice-cooked lamb shank with garlic and rosemary mash, or homemade beef lasagne cooked with sweet tomato sauce and topped with mozzarella.