Snapper Rocks - Darwin

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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
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4.2
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4.1
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4.3
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3.9
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KS
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.

T
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.

R
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.

b
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

CW
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

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

AS
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

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

DH
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

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

OT
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 $

QD
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.

P
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.

A
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Generous serves. Barra beautiful. Japanese garnish overbearing and more to do with covering the plate than adding to dish. Green salad great.

PV
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

We were excited to come here for a seafood meal since it opened and were extremely disappointed when we finally got to go there!
There was nothing on the menu that caught our eye that we really wanted to try like there always is at restaurants. We chose the very expensive platter for 2 as a starter but our 3 y/o son had my share of it because his kids serve of Barra and chips was disgustingly small (barra was literally 2 pieces that was half pen length and as wide as my little finger!), kids eat more these days so parents are forced to pay for an adult meal for them as businesses are getting stingier.
I had bread and olives off the platter for dinner and refused to pay exorbitant prices for main meals that did not sound inviting at all and were right up there with the price! There was also nothing for starters for kids either (writing this makes me feel that they don’t really want families with kids to visit!)
Most meals were shared plates so bad luck if you wanted something different to your partner!
We went home hungry and very disappointed so won’t be going back in a hurry....if ever

GL
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Service was excellent although they don't stock light beer. We only had the prawn small share and the crocodile small share both are entree meals but were enough for a light meal. Icream and chocolate was enjoyable and pineapple dessert was too. Not sure what they did to the chips but need to be improved.

EM
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and caring staff. Food was great too

D
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Both the barra and snapper were great with interesting accompaniments. Both the steak eaters agreed that, for the price, there should have been more on the plate with the rib eye. Desserts were well received especially the matcha dish. The double expresso coffee was a let down given the overall high standard of the food. Staff were pleasant, helpful, and friendly.

DE
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely food, service and a great location with a lovely vibe. Childrens menu a little fancy for my child but we found something on the full menu he enjoyed.

EL
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

interesting menu with kids options, great decor, nice cockltails. glad we tried it

H
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb, lamb was divine. Very busy because of mother’s day but the service was outstanding

A
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was nice but extremely busy, there wasn’t enough staff and the food took forever to come out. There was a table next to us and the poor lady never got her door because they forgot about her order. However the food was really nice and I think they where just caught off with how busy it was so I think if it wasn’t so busy the day would have been a lot nicer. I would still recommend as a place to eat.

KH
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Food was great when it came although very busy for Mothers Day so understand a little wait time. One meal (kids) was forgotten completely even after we reminded them 3 times. It came eventually once we had finished our desserts.

SS
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Spent Mother’s Day here and it was fabulous, bubbles and share platters - everything was delicious. Will definitely be back again!

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was outstanding. Love trying new restaurants and this one did not let us down. Food and drink menu variety was excellent, catering for all tastes, including gluten free and vegetarian. Seafood was fresh, steak was cooked to order - all served with fresh, zingy side salads (and other sides if required). Share plates are a great idea, and it meant we all got to taste different things, but it was cost effective as well. Definitely going back!

B
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good. Slow with.drinks. waiting staff seemed overwhelmed. Either not enough staff or fairly novice staff. 5 star prices on what overall was not a 5 star experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food. The G&T’s are amazing! Will be back for sure.

HN
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

best meal in Darwin for a very long time - it was a very pleasant lunch - even with children!

RC
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We had booked a table for six people so I think the welcome could have been a bit warmer. The food was good, but I think the ceviche would have been better bought out first, rather than last and we needed to ask for it. The waiter was doing a good job on a very busy day so we all thought it was bad form when the manager, we think, criticised her openly in front of diners. Bad form from him. On a busy day it may have been better to employ extra staff. While all negatives are minor they were noticeable.

SR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Disappointing evening. The highlight was our waiter Anthony. Very positive and informative! However, the drinks were so slow to come and replacements for empty glasses not offered. The top half of our whole fish was good, but the bottom kept cooking, so when we turned the fish over, it was just mush. A waitress tried to take away the plates we were still eating! Overall, a very average meal. You can’t get away with charging 5 star prices for a 2 star experience.

RC
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Room for improvement when regarding the food but overall good and we left happy.

The Asian slaw dressing wasn’t good or balanced.
Our chips were bad, like the bottom of the barrel
The fish croquettes were really disappointing. It’s a simple dish and they can be excellent but I don’t like the recipe used for them a snapper rocks.

We also ordered the prawns.

The flavours were a little underwhelming so far and I think to get the customers coming back you need to hook them in with food they can’t resist.

S
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Great service, delicious food, outstanding cocktails and superb service by the manager. We will be back given Darwin has been waiting for such a place for far too long.

MD
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great new venue, the staff were so friendly, confident and fun! Great menu and absolutely beautiful establishment. Just what Darwin needs.

LH
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

A great new addition to Darwin Waterfront, good menu options- something different!

J
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I cannot fault Snapper Rocks especially as they have just opened. Service and food was on point.

The food was incredible and even the kids meals have been really though out!

Thanks team!