In Elijah’s Kitchen, Darwin finally has an answer to the question of where in this city to enjoy an authentic Indigenous dining experience. Zach Green and Leila Gurruwiwi, partners in life and business, have created a magical pop-up by the sea, sharing local produce and Indigenous ingredients through well-executed dishes such as dry-aged buffalo scotch with pepperberry sauce, grilled stingray salad with chilli and mango or crocodile laksa. Speaking of crocs, Green might just emerge from the kitchen to share how baru got his scales or one of the other ancient stories behind his ingredients, as Gurruwiwi warmly manages front of house. Finish up with rosella panna cotta or the luscious, not-too-sweet green ant cheesecake, depending on that night’s menu. Be quick before this dry-season BYO pop-up closes for the year.
Open Thursday-Sunday for dinner (until October)
Best for: Trying something a little different
Fab factor: The enthusiasm of founders Zach Green and Leila Gurruwiwi
Address: Vesteys Beach, Darwin
Phone number: 0417 919 654