Snapper Rocks - Darwin
One of the most pleasing dining experiences I've had in awhile!
Both food and beverages hit the mark, whilst attentive staff offered the perfect amount of service, without feeling rushed.
The waitress was lovely, but the time between ordering and receiving our meals was ridiculous. We sat down at 7pm and didn’t receive the kids meal until 9! After the adults meals had been delivered.
The steaks were delivered cold and tough.
Orders charcoal chicken , bread was black on outside and raw in the middle how a chef can cut that and still serve it blows my mind not just a little under done gluey raw dough, my wife is pregnant so we were avoiding the raw items on the menu . Not overly bothered by the raw bread I informed the waiter who said I quote “ that’s no good is it”... I showed him he walked off and just ignored I had even spoken to him , chatting happily with the other wait staff and then avoiding our table , when I went to pay the girl at the till asked how did we enjoy our meal exact same response “ that’s no good is it “ no apology no explanation just is ur bill ok. I didn’t even look I couldn’t get out fast enough just paid left totally blown away by the lack of professionalism. To add fish croquette is a fish cake shaped to a cylinder with a fancy French word to make it sound like unlike something your mother would make. The chicken was dry because it had been pre sealed on a char grill because they new they were going to have a busy night and it is quicker just to warm it back through, no juices coming out of it at all, and the papaya salad packed into a small bowl to make it look bigger actually ended up all over the table because u can’t touch it without stuff falling out the sides. We didn’t try poke bowls but I have heard they are quite nice , will I be recommending snapper rocks to anyone not a chance when u have so many better options on the waterfront.
Meal was overpriced and underwhelming. A big disappointment. Will not be returning.
Everything was amazing. Except the service was very poor. Had to constantly get our own drinks and long time waiting to be served
The food & staff are wonderful. My family hopes to be back there soon.
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.
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.
The food was amazing. Only critic would be that the steak was a little small. The service was super
Enjoyed everything but ......was really looking forward to the large share platter we had there last year!!
I hope you’re bringing it back ;)
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
Delicious, fresh food. Great service and an excellent overall experience. My new favorite place to eat in Darwin!!
Beautiful setting and ambience. Food was great and the gin selection outstanding!
Great salmon poke bowl and scotch fillet steak, great ambiance, awesome waitstaff!
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.
Food was delicious and service great as always. Vegan options are so good.
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.
Great food, ambience and service
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
A great night with friends, service & food excellent. Would recommend anyone to dine at your restaurant
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.
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 !
Great food and service, beautiful setting, something a bit different to anything else on offer in Darwin
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.
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.
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.
Thanks Carlos and team for making our night enjoyable. Food was amazing ( eyes bigger than belly though!) and will definitely come back.
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.
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.
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.
Amazing food, beverages and good vibes! Will be back!
everything was great except for the seafood board.. absolute rip off. Do not recommend this item.
Thank you for a very nice afternoon, good food and service.
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.
Lovely vegan food and wine and a great atmosphere. Would definitely go again
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 65 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.