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Snapper Rocks - Darwin, Darwin, AU-NT

Snapper Rocks - Darwin

4.2
4.2
363 Reviews
$A40 and under
Australian
Snapper Rocks is Territory focused beachside restaurant, with a mission to showcase our amazing produce from one of the most pristine environments in the world. We serve casual modern Australian beachside cuisine with no fuss.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (08) 8900 6928

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Casual Beachside Australian Dining

  • Neighbourhood

    Darwin City

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • NYE Tasting Menu

    A$130.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Say farewell to 2022 at Darwin Waterfront your favourite Waterfront venue with a fabulous tasting menu of our favourite dishes. Great food and drinks, don't forget Northern Distilling award winning gins, while brining in the new year with precinct entertainment provided by Birds of Tokyo, Melanie Gray Duo, DJ Lady Kay and Bananas in Pyjamas! New Year's Eve at Darwin Waterfront is a free event, and no ticket is required. 3pm: Entry opens 5pm: Bananas in Pyjamas Welcome to Country Melanie Gray Duo 7.30pm: Birds of Tokyo 9pm: Fireworks DJ Lady Kay Midnight Fireworks Times subject to change*

What 363 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. J

    John

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Incredible venue. Amazing food. Service people seemed stressed and everything was difficult and slow.
  2. KW

    KarenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue .great food . Great locality. Very enjoyable.
  3. JS

    JacS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could order a massive plate of just their prawns, I would in a heartbeat. Very friendly staff, delicious drinks, and the food was worth it's weight in salt. Will absolutely be coming back.
  4. RM

    RayM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and cocktail selection. Great place with friendly and well-trained staff. Near the water with inside and outside dining options. Lovely atmosphere.
  5. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Really good food but felt rushed by the staff, kept coming up to us to see if we had finished our starters and if we were ready for our mains when we asked them to give us 5-10 mins
  6. LJ

    LocalJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Received our drinks straight away and then no more service for almost an hour. Tried to get the attention of a group of 4 servers chatting for around 20 minutes before we went up and asked if we could place our meal order.
  7. TB

    TysonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent location and food, although they were out of oysters which is the main reason we went there
  8. AC

    AnnaC

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food very fresh and in season. We had lunch here the bowls are yummy and then went back for dinner. The whole snapper was amazing! The gins very unique you need to try. Couldn’t stop at one. Very good service, clean and bright. Great view
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food and atmosphere amazing, the only thing I would have liked is a drink top up during our meal as it's only table service so I couldn't go to bar to order more drinks
  10. MP

    MariaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great as was the service . Will definitely be back
  11. JM

    JMici

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seafood, friendly helpful staff and a great spot to sit at the waterfront precinct. We sat inside as it was so hot and humid at midday, but would be lovely outside toward evening- lots to see!
  12. NG

    NollyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and great location. Being new to Darwin, it was a great place to showcase Darwin's food and service. I was impressed.
  13. BP

    BecP

    Perth

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Snapper Rocks! Consistently fabulous. Mango daiquiris always go down a treat especially with a croc bao. Thank you for making us feel extra special with a delicious birthday surprise!
  14. MK

    MarkK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, staff friendly and helpful. Will go again.
  15. S

    Stevo

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Open table had bookable tables to 8:45. Kitchen closed at 8:30, &!last orders at the bar at 9:00. Fortunately they phoned and we got there in time to eat. Not sure if this is a post Covid staffing issue or now the norm.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yum Yum Yum - the whole snapper was amazing and waitress was just wonderful
  17. F

    Fran

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Except for the noise level dining at Snapper Rocks was a very good experience.Tasty food, great cocktails and /good service.
  18. DR

    DeanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, excellent service, knowledgeable staff, friendly and an awesome spot. Thank you for an amazing experience.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern Territ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food, very good cocktails
  20. SR

    SunsetRuth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, the breads and dip entree was awesome. I love the spicy ginger soda! I worried it would be hot outside, but with an outdoor cooling system and fans it was lovely. Great place to sit and chat over beautiful food.
  21. JD

    JeromyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was great, service a bit slow, but was busy. All good. Enjoyable evening and dinner.
  22. A

    Atetoomuch

    Northern Territ

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice easy dinner. We had fish and chips and fish bao buns for mains, and shared some cured fish and bugs for starters Nice cocktails Good service - I later realised it was the manager, so perhaps no surprise! Will come again
  23. ER

    EvansR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The name would indicate at decent selection of seafood, not the case selection very limited. That said the reef fish and crispy skin bara presented to my wife and I was very good, compliments to the chef.
  24. BP

    BecP

    Perth

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always superb, thank you! Love your croc baos and mango daiquiris. Perfect sundowner fare.
  25. GE

    GEOFFP

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Unfortunately the Barramundi main was not of the same standard as a similar dish I had at Focus restaurant the night before. The fish lacked flavour.
  26. TK

    TerryK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service! No complaints at all staff were busy but on the ball and everything was bloody great! Will always come back here for dinner and drinks
  27. PE

    PamE

    Gold Coast

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    We always enjoy our meal at Snapper Rocks. However, we felt that the service was rushed. It was a family dinner and we really wanted to relax and enjoy each other's company over a relaxed meal. We felt that our waiter was constantly pushing us to order, and move on to the next course. He was very friendly and helpful in all other respects. We just felt rushed and pushed out.
  28. j

    janie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Mostly good Service was quite good but deteriorated as lunch went on . with us having to get up and ask for dessert menus after a waiter said he would bring one ++ The service spoilt what would have been a great experience for our out of town VIPs. Disappointed as food was beautiful.
  29. H

    Helen

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Food was ok, service slow. Overcharged on the bill and when Manager came to sort out he was arrogant and rude. His excuse for the overcharge was pathetic and he didn't correct all of their overcharging mistakes. Very noisy, hard to have a conversation. Better places than Snapper Rocks, wont be returning.
  30. KV

    KatV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great choice to celebrate our wedding anniversary with family. Amazing ambience, great location, wonderful food! Would definitely recommend!
  31. J

    Jackie

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was fresh and delicious
  32. R

    Rosie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and fabulous service! Drinks were outstanding- best margs and mango daiquiris!
  33. SC

    SusanC

    Perth

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food very average. Barramundi laksa terrible. Fish so dry. Snapper fillet skin so over seasoned. You forgot our order. Would not recommend at all. It was my husband’s birthday and we changed restaurant. Wish we hadn’t
  34. CY

    ChrisY

    Northern Territ

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had Snapper fillet as normal. Normally Golden Snapper or similar, not sure what fish was? but not Golden Snapper. Part fillet off larger fish. Still nice and well cooked but not what normally get and not as good.
  35. A

    Abes

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beef salad was amazing and enjoyed the Beaver beer
  36. AD

    AymonD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered various things off the menu and thoroughly enjoyed everything
  37. KR

    KateR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was tasty, staff were friendly would definitely go back.
  38. K

    Kate

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Snapper rocks was our family favorite. My husband, children and I would come here for special occasions. Last night the food and service were good however we were seated next to two women who were swearing very loudly and talking about inappropriate topics. Snapper rocks is a family restaurant, we came at 6pm and our kids were well behaved. My husband nicely asked them to keep it down and one woman said “how about remove your f’ing kids’ and made digs at us the remainder of our time there. The servers were so busy and all tables were full so nothing could be done. Went home in tears.
  39. NS

    NicoleS

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the outdoor dining area with a view of the waterfront. Good menu options, loads of drinks and cocktails, and the service was great.
  40. BD

    BelindaD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We waited 2 hours for our meal and sat with our dirty entree dishes the entire time. We enquired several times and were told ‘it’ll be out shortly’ only to enquire again and dishes still not cleared

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Snapper Rocks - Darwin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (08) 8900 6928.

Snapper Rocks - Darwin is rated 4.2 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Snapper Rocks - Darwin

7 Kitchener Dr, Darwin, AU-NT 0800

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Darwin City

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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