Dining in Darwin

Looking for the best places to eat in Darwin? You won’t have to travel far. Guests of Mercure Darwin Airport Resort and Novotel Darwin Airport enjoy access to an exceptional pair of dining options. With their superb locally inspired cuisine and relaxing ambience, Loong Fong Chinese Seafood Restaurant and Essence Bar & Grill are consistently rated among the top restaurants in Darwin.

  • Loong Fong Chinese Seafood Restaurant

    A Darwin local favourite for over 20 years, this authentic Chinese restaurant features a locally sourced menu highlighted by seafood dishes including scallops, prawns, lobster, crab, bug tails, squid and more. Meals are served both a la carte and buffet style and vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.


    Lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm | Monday to Saturday
    Dinner: 6:00pm - 10:00pm | Daily

    +61 8 8920 7813
    This restaurant is located at Novotel Darwin Airport.
    Chinese food
  • Essence Bar and Grill

    Essence Bar and Grill showcases an innovative a la carte menu that includes bistro favourites such as burgers, pizzas, fish and chips, and new classics using a unique blend of flavours inspired by the Northern Territory and Asia. All ingredients are sourced fresh from local markets. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available

    A buffet and a la carte breakfast is served daily.  

    Guest may dine in the dining room or on the outdoor terrace overlooking the pool.

    This restaurant is located at Mercure Darwin Airport Resort.


    Breakfast: 5.30am-10am
    All day dining: 10am – 9pm

    To make a booking:  Telephone: 08 8920 3333 or Email:  HA209-FB@accor.com