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Dining Cullen BayDining

Some of Darwin's most applauded eateries are located at Cullen Bay. Whether you desire a relaxing venue overlooking the water to take in a casual drink, the ultimate romantic destination to indulge the one you love or less formal outings with big, value-for-money feeds with family or friends – you will find it all at Cullen Bay.

Buzz Café – Famous for it’s unique décor, food, atmosphere and men’s toilets
(yes, I did mean toilets). Buzz is one of Darwin’s most popular restaurants.
With a blend of Asian and funky tropical furnishings, there is an amazing bar
carved from volcanic rock, one way mirrors and toilet seats with very real
looking redback spiders in the men’s cubicles, and then there is the Marina
view – to die for!

The menu will satisfy all tastes from good-old fish and chips and lamb-shank
pies to salads, Asian dishes, plenty of mouth-watering desserts and a
comprehensive wine list.

The Slipway, 48 Marina Boulevard, Cullen Bay. Phone   08 8941 1141


Charcoal Oven Restaurant – At first glance, one would think
this was just a very contemporary and stylish restaurant, but spend a bit of
time here and you'll soon discover its quirky side. A hidden back deck
overlooking the water and crazy karaoke and mahjong nights give this restaurant
a fun, kitsch edge. The food is rather impressive too with delightful dishes on
offer such as the chicken in pandan leaves; fresh mud crabs and chilli bug
tails; or the charcoal roasted duck salad. Finish the night off with a hard and
fast game of mahjong. 

Shop 68 Marina Boulevard, Cullen Bay. Phone 08 89413433.

La Beach Restaurant – Located on the Beach at Cullen Bay overlooking
the lawns and spectacular vies of Fannie Bay, La Beach is without doubt the
best view from any fish and chip shop in Darwin. A very popular spot
to grab some fresh cooked Fish and Chips, and sit on the lawn with
the kids and enjoy one of Darwin's magnificent sunsets. For the big
people the restaurant is Fully Licenced so you can enjoy a cool beverage from
the Balcony Area. A great feed at a great location

Shop 6/51 Marina Boulevard, Cullen Bay. Phone 08 8941 7400.

Golden Orchid Restaurant - Savour exotic Thai flavours
with traditional Thai Décor inside, and exquisite waterfront views outside. A
family Restaurant featuring both Traditional and Western Foods, Their Thai Deep
Fired Fish with Mince Pork (Pla Jiean) is a signature dish and one that must be
tried. Also available an all you can eat Breakfast smorgasbord that is the best
value breakfast going. A great Restaurant with great ford. Fully Licensed
and Gluten Free menu available. 

62 Marina Boulevard, Cullen Bay.  Phone 08 89415111

Exotic North Indian Cuisine - A great little
Restaurant right on the water offering a tremendous range of authentic
Indian Dishes and Curries at very reasonable prices. With most mains around the
$15 mark, this is a great place to sit back and enjoy a variety of dishes
complimented with their delicious Naan Bread that is made fresh on the
premises. Fully Licenced to help wash down the Curries or to compliment the
Chefs Special Karahi Beef, a great place that also does Take Away.

2/52 Marina Boulevard, Cullen Bay . Phone 08 8941 3396

Schooners Bar and Grill – An old-styled Fishermen’s bar
that has you scanning the room for Popeye and Black-beard. Glimpses of the
Timor Sea from the balcony and the occasional sounds of the rolling waves
complete the picture nicely. The lunch and diner plates are huge and filled
with food and you don’t need a treasure chest to pay for the meals either. Not
surprisingly, seafood is heavily featured on the menu but red meat, pasta and
Indian cuisine lovers are catered for too

51 Marina Boulevard, Cullen Bay. Phone 08 8981 0400.

Eat a Pizza –   This funky, family-friendly restaurant is just the spot
for relaxed, outdoor fun and terrific Italian fare. Locally run , you get a
real sense of Traditional Italian family spirit as you munch away on fresh,
home-made garlic bread, perfect pasta’s and delicious pizza’s while the likes
of Dean Martin croon in the background. Grab your favourite wine and a mob
of family or friends for a great night out. Take away available 

Shop 1/57 Marina Boulevard, Cullen Bay. Phone   08 89412877 

Seafood On Cullen – A spacious, hearty, family-oriented
restaurant where the focus is on the food and the fun. The meals are big and
great value for money, the drinks flow easily with a substantial beer and wine
list and then there is the huge balcony with gorgeous sea views that seem to go
on forever. As the name suggests, they specialize in a large variety of seafood
dishes but you can also tempt yourself with Asian fare and the good old roast
and veggies too. Famous for their all you can eat Seafood Smorgasbord

Shop 8/51 Marina Boulevard, Cullen Bay Phone 08 89414070 

The Boardwalk Café – Cullen Bays Value for Money Family
Restaurant. Whether you are after a cappuccino and cake, or a full blown
Territory Meal, the Boardwalk Café has something for everyone with the enthuses
being on value for money and friendly casual service. Bring along the kids so
they can enjoy the dedicated kids menu and play or watch DVD's in the
air-conditioned kids play area, the Squid Room. Meanwhile the big people
can be enjoying the self service bottle shop, great meals and of course the
picture perfect views of the Marina as you relax on either the Boardwalk, or
inside in the modern and interesting décor. A great Place for a great coffee

56 Marina Boulevard, Cullen Bay. Phone 08 8910200.

Yots – One of Darwin’s only Authentic Greek restaurant, run by a traditional
Greek family, nestled next to Cruise ships and fishing vessels along the Marina
Boardwalk – you would be forgiven for believing you were actually in the Mother
country. This restaurant is the place for loud, raucous, family dining. You
might even find yourself dancing on the tables by the end of the evening. The
glorious Greek menu is also peppered with modern dining delights and the
beverage list includes a good selection of local and imported beers, wines,
cocktails and spirits. A long established Cullen Bay Restaurant with a great
reputation for great food and service

4/54 Marina Boulevard, Cullen Bay. Phone 08 89814433

Zamaan Lebanese Cuisine - One of Cullen Bay newer Restaurants, they
offer a full compliment of Lebanese Foods once again right on the
waterfront. Although a newcomer to Cullen Bay, the are quickly gaining a
reputation for great food with authentic Lebanese cuisine with full flavours.
If you like Lebanese Food then Zamaan will offer you a great night at a perfect

1/52 Marina Boulevard, Cullen Bay. Phone 0406680452


Arafura Sailing – Operate a 15m (50ft) sailing catamaran
which specialises in seven-day cruises to Cobourg and the Tiwi Islands.
Alternate three-day cruises are available to Bare Sand Island and Crab Claw
Island in Bynoe Harbour. The vessel is also available for half   and one
day cruises in Darwin Harbour and is ideal for corporate team building,
meetings and entertainment.

Address: Unit 2/27 Paspaley Place, Cullen Bay

Phone/Fax: +61 8 8981 7059

Mobile: +61 410 206 552



City of Darwin Cruises – come aboard and enjoy a day time
or sunset cruise on one of their ultra modern and very spacious sailing
catamarans. Specifically designed for day tours, these vessels boast extremely
large lounge type area where people can sit under full shade, but still enjoy
the sea air whilst appreciating the stable behaviour of a sailing catamaran.
They also operate a luxury Seawind 1160 on two to five days extended tours for
small groups being fully accommodated on board in four separate staterooms. For
bookings on day and sunset cruises or enquires on one of their longer
excursions give them a call. City of Darwin is proud to be a ECO accredited
tourism business.

Mobile: 0401118777



Fishing Charters

Arafura Bluewater Charters – are based in Cullen Bay and
specialise in Bluewater Reef and game fishing charters. Their day tours are a
unique opportunity to make the catch of a lifetime. Their experienced crew
operate three well-equipped vessels being `Wai Nawana', 'Wai Tui'
,"Wai Adi" and the 'Tere Tiki'. Leave civilisation behind as you head
out for the deep water to relax, enjoy a fun trip with friends or even for
corporate promotion or team building.

Phone: 08 8932 3006

Fax: 08 8 8932 653


Cannon Charters – operating a purpose built luxury 23m mother
ship, Cannon Charters offer award winning extended fishing tours to some of the
most scenic and spectacular parts of the Top End. Being fully self sufficient,
you will travel mostly overnight to areas where you will drop anchor, after
which the five tenders that are stored on the fly bridge are lowered into
the water so your guides can take you in small and personalised groups out to
catch Barra, Jewfish, the list goes on. For more information on this Top
Class operation visit their web site or call them direct for availability

Phone: 1300 661216



Equinox Fishing Charters – Choose a day fishing charter or an
extended fishing safari and the experienced and knowledgeable crew will take
you to some of the best fishing locations in the Top End. Whether you're
sitting over a shallow inshore reef, working the offshore reefs or looking for
the big fish out wide, you can be assured we have the right vessel for your
comfort, safety and total enjoyment. Equinox Fishing Charters has a fleet of
purpose built vessels including the 17m Equinox 2. Every fishing adventure
includes all meals, tackle and bait, soft drinks and drinking water.

Address: Shop 2/64 Marina Boulevard, Cullen Bay

Phone: 08 8942 2199

Fax: 08 8942 2066



Fish Darwin –
is locally owned and operated, specialling in half and full day
fishing tours of the beautiful Darwin Harbour. You’ll have the chance to hook
up a golden snapper, black jewfish, Spanish mackerel, or any number of assorted
reef fish, all from the secure Dolphin Diver II with its large walk around
deck, or their larger vessels Northern Exile. From providing all fishing
equipment and bait, including a delicious barbeque, Fish Darwin will also
assist you with everything from baiting your hook to filleting your fish ready
to take home. They also cater for all experience levels, and pride themselves
on providing an enjoyable, relaxing and unforgettable fishing experience. All tours
depart from the Cullen Bay Marina.

Phone: 08 89855898

Mobile: 0438 125844



Inzane Fishing Charters –
Specialising in extended
fishing charters for groups, Insane specialise in tailor made trips to all
parts of the Top End. Specialising in open water and sports fishing, your
trip will be fully catered for with top class accommodation aboard the
extremely capable 20m vessel "Glenalan, a purpose built charter boat
designed by boating legend Phil Curren. Being able to design a holiday around
your specific needs puts this company apart from the rest so if you have a
group that is looking for the ultimate fishing trip, give them a call.

Phone 0408 646327



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