Snapper Rocks - Darwin

4.2
92 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 92 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JessicaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful seafood and atmosphere. Great kids meals. Service was fantastic. We will be back as soon as we can!

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AnneT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good presentation, friendly service. Will return.

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OliviaE
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in darwin for a while. The cocktail was average but the food was amazing

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TRISHM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We didnt have a busy night which was fortunate-not too noisy and the service was fabulous and the meals were delicious- the fish was mouth watering . Highly recommend anyone to try it out.

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Tails
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was excellent, the food was great. Would definately go again.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great here, we really enjoyed our meal.

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LouiseC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was stunning, it was our first time her and we will definitely be back ; every course was delicious. Had the fish wings and cauliflower for starter and buffalo and snapper for main. Just beautiful. The real star was our waiter ( American or Canadian guy). He was fantastic and epitomises great customer service.

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RebeccaP
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Enjoyable evening, friendly staff, some small errors in service

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JenniG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and service, little noisy but apart from that, excellent.

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SoniaL
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service, friendly and courteous staff backed up by delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was exquisite. The steaks cooked to perfection!!

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Emily
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing Barramundi and cocktails, the waiter was very knowledgeable and tentative

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Darwin
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great - great view food and atmosphere. Had barramundi was great

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LucindaB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great night out!

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BrendaJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to enjoy good food where the wait staff are keen to help even when you have food intolerances. Thank goodness they listened so I could actually enjoy a meal out. Good cooperation communication between all staff. Let looking forward to my next meal at Snapper Rocks.

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Ange
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 4 friends and I caught up for a Sunday lunch and as always, Snapper didn’t disappoint.
Great food, service and cocktails 🍹
Will definitely be back

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rcardona
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great time at Snapper Rocks where we decided to celebrate my partner’s birthday.
No doubt that the waterfront is a beautiful location but what Snapper Rocks has done with the ambience is just beautiful! The lights make a lovely photo backdrop haha. I had a good negroni after realllllyyyy long and charcoal chicken and cauliflower popcorn are delicious.

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MelissaN
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not welcoming

Would not let us move inside when there was a free table inside and it was very hot outside.

Overall service was not impressive

Table of 7 - no one will return

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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyable. Loved the ceviche and the lemongrass oysters the best although fish croquettes and salt and pepper croc also great. Lovely atmosphere sitting outside under the fans. Perfect way to start our holiday and not as expensive as a comparable meal on the sunny coast so that’s a win.

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HillyA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fresh & bright decor in a great location. Tasty Poki bowl. Friendly staff member served us efficiently. Noise from the kitchen (Chef really likes to slam down those pans!) slightly detracted from the experience, but overall an enjoyable lunch :) Thank you!

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KimJ
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best fish and chips in town with good wine options to go with it !

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MelissaY
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The menu is, in my humble opinion, a little limited, however the quality of food was good. Staff were attentive and professional. A little on the pricey side but the service and quality of food was above average for Darwin.

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mariav
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

all 4 dishes we ordered did not taste well. we had rude waitresses and manager and the only thing we ate was the bread basket.
Shame.

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LeiRose
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!! Beautiful food, hard to chose as there was such a great variety. I will be back yo try more.
Another fantastic thing...local NT produce 👏👏

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CassandraG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

We had the fish wings and salt n pepper croc for entree. Delicious
Husband had eye fillet ..perfect. I had the buff and unfortunately it came out cold and was tough.
Beautiful place but need to do something about the flys...not too nice swatting flies while trying to eat a $39 steak!

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Shane
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely superb food, very good service and overall a great dining experience

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Jack
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

As locals this is usually our favourite dining place. On this occasion it did not meet expectations. 4 people dining and even after numerous explanations to the server it was still mixed up. The food itself was even ‘less’ than our regular experience. The change of menu, which is recent, appears to have detracted from the quality of food. I’m assuming (and hoping) that these are just teething problems in re-opening post Covid closure and once new staff are trained and the menu sorted Snapper Rocks will return to the excellence we have come to know.

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NaomiB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

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.
Incredibly disappointed.

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AbbyR
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Snapski
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

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.

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MaryW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

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

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Jamilee
1 review
Dined on July 11, 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 July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jack
1 review
Dined on July 2, 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 July 1, 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 June 21, 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 June 19, 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 June 19, 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 June 5, 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 May 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

FAQs

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

Snapper Rocks - Darwin is rated 4.2 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.