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Snapper Rocks - Darwin, Darwin, AU-NT

Snapper Rocks - Darwin

4.3
4.3
268 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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Booked 14 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

Menu

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What 268 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
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. GT

    GlenysT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food, great service. Totally recommend Snapper Rocks

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, great service, great location- had a wonderful dinner at Snapper Rocks with the family.

  3. GM

    GregM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    They tried to seat us at a table in front of the service area and next to the toilet entrance. No other tables available except the tall chair bar tables, so no thanks and we left. Sad as it was our first time there.

  4. BP

    BecP

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The ambiance and service is always bright and cheerful, the food delicious and the mango daiquiris irresistible. Thank you!

  5. BK

    BerndK

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Overall great service, enjoyed our meal and reasonably priced for what we had...would recommend for lunch! Haven't had dinner there so can't comment on that

  6. RM

    RoseM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Understanding Covid hit on staff but when asked what is fish I got ‘red emporia for every dish . Menu descriptions are poor . Used to be good in 2019

  7. PC

    PeterC

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    This is a very good restaurant if you are interested in seafood cooked extremely well and imaginatively. Stand out menu items were the Snapper Ceviche and the Bugs which were charcoal grilled and without the lashings of sauce that they are usually drowned in. The wine menu is well chosen to match the food menu. On the evening we dined there we had exceptional service from the person who looked after us. WE would like to have returned for a second time but unfortunately ran out of time in Darwin. Would we go back? Definitely!

  8. EB

    EileenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A terrific Darwin dining experience in a beautiful tropical waterfront location. I have dined at Snapper Rocks numerous times and keep coming back for the wonderful variety of fresh local foods with something on the menu to suit all tastes. My personal favourites are the Poke Bowls, in particular the lime & soya marinated snapper, and I love the variety of tropical inspired cocktails with a toss up between the Spicy Ginger Mule and the Salted Pink Grapefruit Spritz. It's a joy to sit outdoors with misting fans keeping things cool, and my review wouldn't be complete without complimenting the staff on their friendly and efficient service every time. Highly recommended.

  9. C

    Chelsea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were running late and the waitress's couldn't have been more understanding. Incredible food as usual and very friendly staff

  10. FE

    FaithE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good selection of food in pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff.

  11. FB

    FionaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All our meals were delicious, service efficient and friendly….

  12. LS

    LottyS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Fairly average service we weren’t even offered water for the table when we got there, we had to help ourselves. We overheard the table next to us saying something to the waitress about their order and they were told the chef was in a foul mood right now. Our meals didn’t all come out together we had to wait a while for one plate to come out and ask them how long it would be. The tables were slow to be cleaned up. We understand that being Easter it was busier than normal and more pressure for the staff but feel they weren’t properly prepared for this. We didn’t want to give a bad review but we spend over $400 and feel overall it could have been better.

  13. PE

    PamE

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Always an excellent menu. Food was delicious. It's a bit noisy inside but preferred to be in AC at this time of year.

  14. Z

    Zarry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very good restaurant value for your money. A bit noisy

  15. JG

    JennyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very pleasant atmosphere for casual dining. The food was well presented and delicious. The barramundi I ate was just the right amount and perfectly cooked.

  16. JO

    JOJO

    Melbourne

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was the yummiest food we had in Darwin. It was so so good. I recommend the Lobster Laksa. Unfortunately we couldn't get a second reservation for the rest of our holiday so I recommend booking when you can!

  17. P

    Penny

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    The food here was good, but it was let down by the service which was basically terrible. The waitstaff seem very inexperienced and the whole process of ordering food or drinks was more difficult than it should have been. Orders had to be repeated multiple times before the waitstaff could understand what was being ordered. Food and drink also took an unreasonably long period of time to be served in a restaurant which was busy was not full.

  18. S

    Sharon

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great food and service, we all enjoyed our food. Only negative was that the noise level just from other patrons was excessive. We couldn't hear others on our table speaking. Walls maybe need something to soften the echoing.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, lovely experience.

  20. CM

    CaitlinM

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were lovely and attentive. The food was delicious thank you

  21. FO

    FionaO

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    2 out of 4 of our meals were amazing and the other 2 not good at all. The 2 that WERE amazing were the same dish.. the eye fillet steaks, both cooked to the standard ordered ie medium and medium to well, and were both so good I could have easily eaten another plate of the same and I’m not a big eater it was just so yummy. However the other 2 dishes one being battered fish, the other being the $90 rib eye were not worth the money at all sadly. The batter on the fish made one feel ill and the rib eye was over cooked as it was ordered as medium rare and came out as medium well and wasn’t all that tasty at all and being it was a $90 plate was very disappointing. The sides we ordered, oysters and kippfler potato’s were also not something I would order again as I make better at home. The service was friendly but I noticed when one person was asking for a specific drink the restaurant didn’t have the person taking our order did not suggest the menu item I later saw was a fancy version of the same and likely would have been enjoyed as an item not sold elsewhere instead of the alternative offered. I am going to say no to recommending others to eat here but not entirely true as I would recommend very much so the eye fillet steak but add that we were disappointed with the other dishes we ordered.

  22. LW

    LibbyW

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Snapper Rocks large snapper to share was sensational, beautiful fish, well cooked and beautifully presented. A fault of many restaurants is to leave diners with used plates etc when meal finished. Often more concerned with setting other tables than the people! Also, ran out of the champagne we were enjoying - ''it took a big hit last night", poor form!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food!

  24. PE

    PamE

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed an excellent meal. Love going to Snapper Rocks.

  25. KS

    KatrinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and cocktails were so amazing. This restaurant is my favourite in Darwin.

  26. T

    Tails

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We are regulars, just be mindful not to drop the ball. We appreciate the times we are in and know how hard it must be. Love you Snapper Rocks

  27. TB

    TimB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We dined there on 13 Feb 21, originally 4 people but had the reduce to two due to COVID related contact. The table we had originally was at the end of the patio towards the carpark entrance. There was no overhead fan and for some reason there were a lot of flies bugging us but that's normal at certain times of the day during the wet. We moved inside to avoid the interruption, we ordered the fish croquette and the crumbed cauliflower both were good starters - just ask for some more of the aioli. For mains we ordered the Chicken burger and the Tuna Poke Bowl, also good choices. The atmosphere was chilled and I would go there again.

  28. B

    Bebs

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Food great; the noise level was intrusive. Staff friendly - the restaurant suddenly filled and they became very busy.

  29. AC

    AngeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easy to order food, staff were attentive, wasn't very loud. Will be going again.

  30. KR

    KostasR

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service always outstanding highly recommended

  31. S

    Sharon

    Northern Territory

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely Sunday Lunch. Had Oysters and shared small plates. Finished off with an Espresso Martini. Wine was cold and light. Staff were great.

  32. SK

    SusanK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was delicious and our experience was matched to our expectations which doesn't happen very often.

  33. P

    Petrosp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was awesome never had a issue with service and top it all off great desert

  34. TL

    TLRY

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Spoiled our wedding anniversary. Emailed weeks prior advising of our anniversary (wanting it to be a special evening) and asked if it was possible to have one vegetarian meal (potato, broccolini, carrot & garlic sauce) with a second meal chosen from the menu on the evening. Received written confirmation this was no problem. It was again confirmed upon arrival. Come time for the meal and the vegetarian meal is missing (despite mentioning the meal to the waitress who looked and her tablet and responded "yes".) Not what you want on your wedding anniversary. Although we were very disappointed we decided to give them a second chance. The meals then came out and the vegetarian meal was not what I ordered (despite my order only consisting of three vegetables and a sauce they still got it wrong). If you are a VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, have FOOD INTOLERANCES or just want SPECIAL EVENING- STEER CLEAR OF THIS PLACE. The most basic things seem just too hard for then.

  35. P

    Pebo001

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Really good service. Seafood was cooked perfectly with complimenting flavours. They also had a lovely wine list. Overall it was a lovely experience with a nice view and even with some beautiful territory rain, it was very comfortable sitting outside on the deck.

  36. KR

    KostasR

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have been going to Snapper Rocks for a while and reason I go is the quality, service and the staff….always outstanding. I’ll keep going back.

  37. KM

    KarleneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic attentive service. Delicious food and cocktails. Thanks so much for a wonderful friendly, efficient and delicious dining experience

  38. DG

    DianaG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    The staff were absolutely appalling. They got our order wrong, brought out far more food than we had ordered than had entree appear at the same time as mains. The waitress was incredibly rude and the food was incredibly overpriced for the experience. I would absolutely not return.

  39. I

    Irini

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    The food was great! We had an issue with our booking and the young lady that served us was rude but after approaching the Manager of the restaurant he sorted out the issue straight away and the rest of the night was amazing.

  40. A

    Azza

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Food and drinks were delicious. Unfortunately the service was slow. The staff were nice but they didn't seem confident in what they were doing or have attention to little details.

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 268 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 14 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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