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Snapper Rocks - Darwin, Darwin, AU-NT

Snapper Rocks - Darwin

4.3
4.3
313 Reviews
$40 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 pm


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (08) 8900 6928

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Casual Beachside Australian Dining

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 313 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JM

    JulieannM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good, great ambiance and loved the misting system outside on the terrace. Staff appeared a little inexperienced but not lacking in enthusiasm and very helpful (ok I’m nit picking here) great wine/alcohol/gin selection. We’re going back.
  2. M

    Melanie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had the 4 course chef selection and it was such good value for money. All the courses were delicious and well sized - almost too big. The cocktails were also delicious.
  3. F

    Fred

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Typical Darwin. Lags behind eatern states in ambience and quality but was enjoyable.
  4. CR

    ChristineR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sensational restaurant - great location overlooking the waterfront on a beautiful evening. Friendly great service & beautiful food plus brilliant gin cocktails !
  5. LH

    LindaH

    Sydney

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed dinner here during DAAF. Food was great although portions were large. Service was good too which was great at this has not always been the case in Darwin recently.
  6. AB

    AnthonyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful food, and awesome service. Staff were very friendly and very professional. The food was easily the best meal we had while in Darwin.
  7. AG

    AlexiaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great to see the whole waterfront vibrant again , restaurant was busy and happy great to see
  8. A

    Annie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience, well worth the visit!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Good was ok, service ok, pricey, good location and convenient to our accommodation.
  10. W

    lyndaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside in a beautiful balmy night. The atmosphere was great, the food was fresh and tasty and the cocktails were yummy.
  11. CW

    CathyW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We booked Snapper Rocks to meet up with an old friend. It was a great atmosphere, good food and friendly staff. Will return on our next visit to Darwin.
  12. MB

    MelissaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome, fresh, delicious and quick. Mango daiquiri was also fresh and delicious!
  13. G

    carolG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the whole snapper with mango salad and peanut sauce , delicious and balanced great service
  14. F

    Fliss

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made our booking for lunch for earlier this week

    Snapper Rocks - DarwinResponded on 30 July 2022Hi Felicity, sorry we were closed. We did send you a message, through open table, on the 16th Of June 2022 at 5.41pm communicating - "Hi Felicity, unfortunately we will not be able to host your reservation. It destroys me to say that unfortunately, we are going to be unable to open Monday and Tuesdays for the foreseeable future. We are suffering greatly from the critical staffing shortage and high rates of sickness due to COVID and the flu, in Darwin at the moment". Sorry if you missed this.

  15. MH

    MaryH

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Snapper Rocks is in a great location on the waterfront. The staff were very pleasant. The food was delicious & they have a great drinks list.
  16. SM

    StephanieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Food was beautifully cooked and presented. The chefs selection is great value!!!
  17. Y

    Yoda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great place to cath up with friends. avoid school holidays, it gets really really busy.
  18. SP

    SueP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyable luncheon. Lovely food and staff accommodating.
  19. AJ

    AnnieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious meals and cocktails. The barramundi laksa was super tasty. Outlook over the park and ocean was lovely. We'll definitely be back next time we visit Darwin.
  20. A

    Alex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was good, although the cauliflower and lentil popcorn had a strange sweetness to it. Biggest disappointment was ordering the eye fillet and it coming raw (actually cold to the touch inside) when ordered medium rare. Had to be sent back, got a laksa instead to avoid the wait but it’s awkward when every one has their mains and there’s one person sitting there with nothing. Peri Peri chicken was great, Barra fillet was great but light on sauce, laksa was very nice. Been here a few times and will continue to come back, but maybe avoid the steak.
  21. VB

    VickiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly efficient staff. Very nice food. Good location.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    At the recommendation of a friend we went to Snapper Rocks as a group of 6. I had previously checked out the menu and could see there was quite a variety of options including sea food and kids options. I am coeliac and there were lots of choices for me. The waiter was very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed sharing 3 small plates with my husband: prawns, crocodile and fish. The kids enjoyed their kids meals and our friends had lamb and laksa which they said was delicious. Overall a very pleasant evening with great food and atmosphere.
  23. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening, my favourite place to eat and chill watching the world go by. Staff are always amazing
  24. AC

    ArmyC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! Started and ended with amazing service (thanks Meirika) and fantastic food! Crocodile and prawns shared for entree then Barramundi, Snapper fillet, Steak, and grilled fish & chips plus kids bolognaise (for a large group) - everyone thrilled with their meals!!! Thank you!!!
  25. EB

    EzyBreezy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We did not overly enjoy our visit to Snapper Rocks. On arrival my group did not feel welcomed, and we felt more like an inconvenience even though we had booked. We were directed to a table with three seats and given two menus, for a party of four. There were long delays with our drinks and food order being taken. My guests g&t was not enjoyable and when he went to the bar to get it remade he was spoken to rudely and the replacement drink was also not good. We had ordered a couple of small plates, one of these was served 10 minutes before the other dishes and therefore and gone cold by the time the other food had arrived. Our server was lovely and polite, although seemed a little inexperienced. Overall the food and wine was good and it tasted well cooked. The service felt slow, disjointed, and we were left feeling disappointed. At the end of the meal we were not offered additional food, drinks, or desserts. We have visited Snapper Rocks a few times and I would be unlikely to visit again.
  26. D

    Deja

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was amazing, with the small plates and sides served on delicate salads. My fish was cooked to perfection. The food was so good, we forgot to take photos! The dessert (mango panacotta) was delicious and the ice-cream (vanilla bean) was on par with the kind you find in Italy. A couple of issues with language and understanding our order resulting in the wrong meal served, one coffee instead of two but the food more than made up for it. I prefer to eat outside as the acoustics inside can be overwhelming.
  27. JW

    JatiW

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food amazing as always. Service was a bit average but the fact that there was even service is good considering the chronic staff shortages.
  28. A

    Anital

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent poke bowl of fresh snapper. Beautiful location and excellent service. Good value
  29. B

    Bebs

    Northern Territory

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and friendly service from wait staff. The option to sit in or outside is a plus, especially in the Dry Season. The menu provides an excellent choice range without being overwhelming.
  30. LL

    LaurenL

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Service was amazing! Best restaurant overall on the Darwin waterfront!
  31. AB

    AllyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was all absolutely perfect. Great flavour and good size portions! We will be back .
  32. T

    Thomas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere & seating, food was nice however value for money was not great - could be a bigger beer selection
  33. AH

    AmandaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Felt very rushed, no oyster forks or finger bowls for prawns etc.
  34. BS

    BelindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great, polite and efficient staff. Oysters were nice but a bit expensive for 12.
  35. b

    belvadeereblues

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this restaurant. Diverse options and deliciously food. The ambience is lovely also with the fairy lights and being close to the water
  36. TM

    TahniM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing! We tried a bit of everything and it was all so good. Service was brilliant also!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a lovely dinner outside. Food was delicious. The staff were very attentive and helpful.
  38. CH

    ClemH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply spectacular, great food, location and ambience. Highly recommend.
  39. RG

    RussG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The grilled fish was excellent, unfortunately, the chicken was tough and over cooked. This spoiled the anniversary lunch for me.
  40. L

    Luvacocktail

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food yum. Cocktails are expensive and in a small glass 2/3full - I ordered the Australia 75. Poor value for the size of the drink. Service was good until the restaurant got more busy then it took a while to ask for another drink. We weren’t offered desert menu but we weren’t interested in desserts.

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 4.3 stars by 313 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 pm


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Snapper Rocks - Darwin

7 Kitchener Dr, Darwin, AU-NT 0800

Additional information

  • Area

    Darwin City

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–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, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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