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Cafe, Healthy, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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All reviews cakes salt water museum cafe great food at lunchtime sit outside beautiful location service was excellent veranda sunset barra sauce
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant attached to museum and art gallery. Fair range of meals, a little overpriced but to be expected for its location. Meals came out quickly but had to sit at a table that was not cleared or clean. Nice view of the water from outdoor...eating areaMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2021 via mobile

Wow!! So glad we got here before the word had got out that the Museum Cafe/Restaurant is opened again!! Service is good.. food is sublime & wine & beer list is one of the best I have seen in Darwin.. promoting local beers & Aussie...wines. Get yourself down here before the word gets out.. & if you’re here for breakfast I recommend Peter’s chilli 🌶 scrambled eggs..And the dinner share plates are tasty & great value…More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 May 2022 via mobile

Beautiful deck views of the sea, fabulous coffee, friendly service. I had strawberry crepes which were delicious. Partner had full Australian breakfast. All food first class. Loved it so much we're coming back for lunch ch with grandchildren. Staff are friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 8 May 2022 via mobile

We went to Saltwater for breakfast on our 50th wedding anniversary and couldn’t have found anywhere nicer ! The staff were friendly and efficient and the breakfast was delicious, great view and a lovely breeze out on the deck. Well done to you for having...such a lovely spot in Darwin 😊More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 6 May 2022 via mobile

Amazing service, great food and beautiful setting. Decided to pop in for lunch after going to the museum, couldn’t have been more perfect.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 May 2022 via mobile

We had the vegetarian omelette and the crepe along with coffees. All came out fresh and quickly. The service was excellent even though they were short on staff and couldn't fault a thing. Will be back.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 7 April 2022 via mobile

I ate here a couple of weeks ago when I was visiting old friends in Darwin. The location is stunning, tropical Darwin at its best. Unfortunately it was too ‘tropical Darwin’ to sit outside on the gorgeous deck (too bloody humid) but the inside was...a cool relief and almost as good. Ample glass windows provide relaxing views of tropical gardens, the Arafura sea and East Point. The service was excellent, friendly, courteous and relaxed. I ordered the coconut banana prawns and they were some of the nicest prawns I’ve ever eaten. Quality crustaceans! Fresh, plump, juicy and sweet, not like the bland, obviously frozen prawns you often get at restaurants these days at a restaurant. The range of cakes, for dessert, were made fresh on the premises and too tempting. I had a chocolate caramel torte which satisfied my sweet tooth. A gorgeous place for lunch with friends. Can’t wait to go back again next time I’m in town.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

Stunning seafood for 2 lunch plate, one of the best we have had anywhere, sauce flavors were amazing

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 20 March 2022 via mobile

A wonderful place for a family luncheon. A relaxed atmosphere a perfectly sized portions for lunch. Reasonably priced & a nice selection of dishes. All the dishes ordered were fresh & perfectly cooked & prepared. Worth a visit, & also to the Art Gallery &...Museum that this establishment is next to.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 7 January 2022

Went to the museum first and then lunch at the cafe. Divine venue with the outside deck overlooking the water so expectations were heightened. Coffee was made well but bitter blend and didn’t order again. A large laminated menu that was filled with too many...unappealing options that you can get anywhere. The swirl of sauce on the plate is dated and doesn’t add to the meal. Service was cheerful enough.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Saltwater at Bundilla is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4