Snapper Rocks - Darwin

4.2
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62 reviews
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$40 and under
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Australian
Snapper Rocks Bar & Dining focuses on locally, ethically sourced ingredients for you dining pleasure
What 62 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryW
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

Meal was overpriced and underwhelming. A big disappointment. Will not be returning.

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Jamilee
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience2

Everything was amazing. Except the service was very poor. Had to constantly get our own drinks and long time waiting to be served

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LFC4eva
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food & staff are wonderful. My family hopes to be back there soon.

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Jackie
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Our favourite restaurant in Darwin. Prices are good, food is great and service prompt and friendly. Only suggestion I could make is a few more non-alcoholic drinks on menu that are low in sugar/diabetic friendly.

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FaranakL
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended. Excellent eating experience from walking in the door and being greeted by employee, seated and drink order taken, Meal was served hot and excellent taste.

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JaimieH
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. Only critic would be that the steak was a little small. The service was super

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JoannaF
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed everything but ......was really looking forward to the large share platter we had there last year!!
I hope you’re bringing it back ;)

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Patto
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

This was the second time at SR. The first time it was fabulous,this time not quite so. Staff excellent food good but not nearly as food as the first time. My fillet borderline overcooked and expensive. The side of slaw we had had sesame oil in the dressing which was very nice. The rest of the food was average and i thought expensive for what it was wine. Wine expensive

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BethS
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, fresh food. Great service and an excellent overall experience. My new favorite place to eat in Darwin!!

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Babs
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Beautiful setting and ambience. Food was great and the gin selection outstanding!

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Amanda
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great salmon poke bowl and scotch fillet steak, great ambiance, awesome waitstaff!

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Castle
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I expected more given the chefs previous experience which was flagged in the restaurants overview.

Loved the entree Fish wings, however my husband and I found our mains disappointing. The fish burger was well greasy, and the seafood laksa was lacking in balance and well seafood. 1 prawn and a case of hunting to find 5 minuscule fish pieces, a thumbnail in dimension each, if that.

The service was good and the setting too, but this does not overcome the food quality.

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SashaB
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and service great as always. Vegan options are so good.

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KellyG
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole snapper was absolutely amazing, drinks were fabulous and service was also impeccable. Cannot think of any reason why not to give 10/10.

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MariaR
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, ambience and service

JD
JasonD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great selection of gluten free meals. The snapper was really well cooked and the taste was exceptional. The sizes we shared were great serves for two people to share. Staff were very helpful and friendly.

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TuhiS
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience4

Everything was great apart from the waitress we all had no confidence in her and would have much prefered someone else, this ruined the night

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KayT
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

We all loved our bao - but it wasn't easy to hear each other. It is almost impossible to find an airconditioned lunch time venue on a Sunday in Darwin which is quiet enough for oldies to enjoy catching up on each other's news. Customer noise is already significant enough, so why do so many places insist on having music beats coming through the PA as well? Not that it was overly loud, but it's just unnecessary background noise which does nothing to add to the ambience.

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Aquarius
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I have eaten there before but it disappointed me on Thursday. It was my birthday which didn't seem to filter through. The guy (manager?) was off-hand, dismissive and didn't seem like he cared or wanted to be there. The waitress must have been new as she fumbled with the orders and service. My friend (who is a regular) and I ordered a mojito each and they were both weak and tasted nothing like a 'real' mojito - so much so that I wondered if they were an expensive, watered-down, non-alcoholic version, but at the full price still. My friend enjoyed her meal (oysters and prawns) but the sweet potato curry I ordered was like bland mush. FYI - I had dined there on a previous occasion with another friend who is an ex-chef and she thought her chicken dish was boring and bland, so has no intention of dining there again. I am not interested in returning now either. So you have lost two customers who are local Darwin residents and I certainly won't be recommending the restaurant to anyone! Which is sad because the location is good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service1Ambience1

The food was lovely but the service was awful. The waitress was clearly bored and disinterested which is a shame because the manager was lovely and very attentive

I would recommend the good but the service leaves a lot to be desired

They let themselves down

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GarrethK
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great, arrived quick, service by staff was very friendly, was a bit warm in the main restaurant,
Overall highly recommended and will be back

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BruceL
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great night with friends, service & food excellent. Would recommend anyone to dine at your restaurant

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NicoleE
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The food was ok, overpriced for what it was. And you had to add sides on top of your main, I understand this is a “fancy” restaurant technic but I don’t believe is good for Snapper Rocks.

Service was very bad except from the barman he was helpful and quick.
The manger was rude and short and not accommodating at all as I have allergies I asked to swap something and she said “ no, we don’t change anything”. We had to keep asking the waitress if we could order drinks and when she took one order she kept wanting to go away so we had to asked her everytime to stay so we could all order drinks.

The food was tasty and well presented just overprice for what it was.

I’m leaving an honest feedback with the best intention so you can improve your service and keep doing great.

Thanks

JR
JasmineR
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious! So tasty and fresh. I asked the staff lots of questions and they were all on the ball! Wine was also great !

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Babs
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service, beautiful setting, something a bit different to anything else on offer in Darwin

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LizzieH
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Snapper Rocks has a delicious selection of fresh/cooked seafood, salads and sides. We ordered the prawns, ceviche, chips and super green salad! All were super yummy and fresh. Four plates were enough for myself and my Mum. It had great service and ambience too. Will definitely be back! 10/10.

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Kmac
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I dined here for a Saturday lunch two weeks ago and enjoyed it so much that I booked for another lunch with a friend. The service is attentive but not invasive or pushy, the food is just beautiful and a little bit different from other venues, which is a nice refreshing change.

I will be back for sure. Thank you for an enjoyable lunch.

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DebbyM
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, great food. We were there for a special birthday with friends and we were not disappointed with our decision to celebrate it there.

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ShariT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Thanks Carlos and team for making our night enjoyable. Food was amazing ( eyes bigger than belly though!) and will definitely come back.

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KarenS
Canberra / ACT
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had a tasting plate & extra oysters prepared three ways. The food was innovative, presented nicely & a delight on the palate. The service was quick, friendly & very attentive. A lovely place to catch up with friends over good food & drinks.

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Terri
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

If it had not been for the wonderful waitress Monica (a French lady) the evening would have been more disappointing. We liked the quiet and the fact there was no loud music to compete with when conversing with each other. The candles on the desserts (we were there celebrating 2 birthdays) was a nice touch and appreciated, but the disappointment regarding the food would make us reluctant to go there again.
Value for money: the grazing board had a good selection but we felt it was overpriced, would happily pay $40.00 for 4 to share, but $58.00?
Mains: the steaks we ordered were not cookes as requested, the medium rare was almost blue and cold, the medium was closer to medium rare and warm. The meat was beautiful but would have been better if cooked as ordered and hot. The fish were hot and tasty. There were no veges or salad served with the mains and they were also pricey.
Desserts: we all enjoyed the desserts.

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Rach
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food and great location. Service was good but different staff kept coming to the table, one dedicated staff member to save confusion would work better.

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brogan
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, beverages and good vibes! Will be back!

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CraigW
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

everything was great except for the seafood board.. absolute rip off. Do not recommend this item.

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AndyS
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Thank you for a very nice afternoon, good food and service.

DH
DarrelH
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This is not a quiet place to take your partner for a romantic dinner however the food is amazing and the service is good even on a busy night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely vegan food and wine and a great atmosphere. Would definitely go again

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Had dinner here ordered whole snapper and tasting board , food was average for the price, snapper was dry , however great spot and good ambience just need attention to detail with food especially if they are charging top $

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Aquarius
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I liked my sweet potato dish but my friend said her chicken had no taste (she is a chef by trade). She did like her gin cocktail but my mojito was warm instead of chilled. Maybe the glass had recently come out of the dishwasher and wasn’t cold originally. I thought our waiter was good - he was both polite and friendly. He was also happy to answer questions about the menu.

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Post4sue
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Chose to dine for lunch with a girlfriend to try this restaurant for the first time, we had booked online. We were greeted, seated (outside on terrace) and menus and water provided quickly by a pleasant waitress. I ordered the Reef fish focaccia with slaw and chips and my friend chose the crocodile bao. The meals arrived swiftly as did our glasses of wine; both meals were generous in size. Both my battered fish and homemade chips were surprisingly very dark in colour rather than golden but looked nice and crispy. However, the chips and the batter on the fish strangely very quickly went soggy when not piping hot but the fish itself was enjoyable. The focaccia was nicely toasted but the slaw was slathered in a thick mayo dressing which made it gluggy rather than refreshing. I ate very little of the meal. My friend enjoyed her dish and the salad/dressing particularly until she found a big thick puddle of similar dressing to that on my slaw underneath one of the baos which she found unpleasant and scraped off. The add a glass of wine with the meal for $5 deal was appreciated. The fish was $20 and the bao $16 so average pricing. The outlook is enjoyable overlooking the lawns and wave pool and yellow/white candy striped sun umbrellas. There is ample car parking adjacent. So, overall not impressed with my first visit as far as the food is concerned (which is why one goes to a restaurant) but given the good service, location and price, I will try here again but I may not rush back.

FAQs

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

Snapper Rocks - Darwin is rated 4.2 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.