Boasting the freshest local ingredients and an extensive menu that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters, Cyclone Café is a hidden gem in Darwin. The rustic exterior is designed in a very enticing way with vintage materials offset by vibrant coloured furniture. They have finger food to die for and a buffet menu like no other. Some of their most popular dishes incorporate lemon as a vital ingredient, because it’s zesty and can maximise every flavour in a dish. The Quinoa bowl is a trio of quinoa, with avocado, Roma tomato, finely diced onion, flat leaf parsley, poached eggs, and an absolutely divine julienned basil yoghurt and spicy lemon dressing to give it an overall citrous flavoured goodness. Wash this back with the Cyclone Café signature lemon ice tea in a tall glass crowded with lemon slices, crushed ice and honey. One of their beautiful morning options is the Middle Eastern eggs with two poached eggs, sautéed baby spinach, danish feta, lemon rind, dukkah and a lemon dressing.
Where: Parap Shopping Village, 8 Urqhart Street, Parap, NT, 0804
If you are craving some quality Darwin dining, check out these other awesome venues.
Red Lantern Chinese Restaurant
If you love indulging in the finest authentic Asian cuisine, Red Lantern Chinese Restaurant has a menu that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. The decor is extremely lavish with beautiful traditional paintings and ornaments to create a great dining experience for visitors. Asian cuisine incorporates lemon as a prominent ingredient throughout their cooking and a number of the favourite dishes at Red Lantern Chinese Restaurant includes this zesty surprise. They have a melt in your mouth boneless lemon chicken dish that is perfect on a bed of white rice. Another option is the chicken with Szechuan sauce and lemon rind which is always a crowd pleaser. If you love local produce, try the Barramundi swimming in tantalising lemon sauce. Lemon lovers feast your eyes on the extensive menu and fun decor at Red Lantern Chinese Restaurant.
Where: Shop 4/3 Mansfield street, Palmerston, NT, 0830
Crustaceans on the Wharf
The view at Crustaceans on the Wharf is nothing short of picturesque. They have a steak and seafood menu that has been perfected by the chefs and leave diners 100% satisfied. Boasting an extensive seafood selection, naturally lemon is a vital ingredient to maximise taste in all facets of the dining experience at Crustaceans on the Wharf. If you’re looking to inject yourself with a cocktail of aphrodisiacs order the daily shucked oysters swimming in lemon and homemade seafood sauce. Or the fresh Australian prawns squeezed with lemon and seafood sauce accompanied by a fruit bowl. If you’re dining in a group the best option is the Australian Moreton Bay bugs platter with fresh bugs covered in chilli and lemon sauce, garlic butter, lemon rind and a gourmet salad. Complete your dining experience with a lemon sorbet to cleanse the palate and a lemon and ginger detoxifying tea.
Where: Stokes Hill Wharf, Stokes Hill Road, Darwin, NT, 0800
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