CRUSTACEANS ON THE WHARF
Darwin and the North, Northern Territory

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Enjoy Darwin's balmy tropical evenings with dinner at Crustaceans on the Wharf, one of the city's leading harbourside restaurants. Signature dishes here include chilli crab, Cajun barra with prawns and chilli mango sauce and fresh oysters, so be sure to arrive hungry for a meal you won't soon forget.
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General info

Address:

Stokes Hill Road,
Darwin Wharf Precinct
Darwin CBD NT 0800

Suburb:

Darwin CBD

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Cuisine:

Seafood

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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DETAILS

A visit to Darwin naturally includes a wander round the revamped waterfront area with its popular wave lagoon and spectacular Convention Centre. Just past this impressive building, Stokes Hill Wharf leads out to sea. A working wharf with a fascinating history, Stokes Hill features pearl shops and small eateries. In the dry season the wharf takes on a festive air at sundown with live bands, line dancers and queues of the hungry ordering fish and chips, salads and Asian dishes from the array of takeaway eateries. Kids toss chips down the precipitous wharfside to thankful moonfish, large as dinner plates, swishing silvery sides in the harbour spotlights. It's busy and bustling and fun, but if you weave through the crowds to the far end of the wharf, you'll find Crustaceans, which is a rather different kettle of fish.

Crustaceans offers romance, Top End-style - alfresco dining under the stars, fish caught locally from the tropical sea. Darwin residents visit for special occasions – a birthday perhaps, or a wedding extravaganza. Tourists gravitate to Crustaceans for its unique location and reputable seafood. In the wet season, dining might be indoors, with a view of thunderstorms flashing lightning over the ocean.

The entrance beyond the crowded benches is low-key. The restaurant is a charming mix of elegance and concrete with the outdoor dining area perched on the very tip of the wharf, and the industrial feel softened by semi-dark light. A table nearest the water affords intimate conversation, and, if you're lucky, a view of dolphins frolicking only metres from your seat.

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Features

Function for 100-300
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Fleur - 2/03/2013
My husband and I dined at this restaurant for the first time recently and were very impressed. Great service, attentive waiters and beautiful setting to watch the sunset and enjoy beautiful seafood. I chose the seafood platter for one but don't like bugs. The chef kindly substituted for additional prawns and oysters (kilpatrick) for me. Definitely recommend for seafood lovers.
Local-DarwinGirl - 10/02/2012
Great fresh seafood, fantastic service, beautiful weather and breathtaking sunset. A very good dining experience.