Snapper Rocks - Darwin

4.3
108 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 108 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoannaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Fantastic, innovative food focusing on local produce! Definitely worth a visit.

JB
JoostB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, service outstanding and great food? Nice gem in Darwin

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LianneT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food and good service. Loved it and would definitely recommend.

JW
JodieW
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good wine selection, tasty cocktails and delicious food.

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Buck
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was friendly and professional. Food delicious.

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Gemma
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Everything was fantastic!, however the restaurant was very noisy, it made having a conversation at the table very difficult. Perhaps look into some acoustic solutions?...

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ZoeL
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, the local snapper and the ceviche were amazing. Locked in as a favourite.

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JoannaR
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly service and food was delicious.

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JuliaF
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best Barra in Darwin- often take the family for lunch or dinner. Service was fantastic.

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GailS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good waitstafff need to learn menu and bar . If something not available then you should tell customers before they decide .😁

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NarelleG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Brought some interstate friends, cannot go past the lamb shoulder (I know right? At a seafood themed restaurant!)

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TeriM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I have been several times before and the food / evening has always been excellent however on this occasion it was terrible. Three in the party. Two orders of salt & pepper squid were returned because the calamari was so tough we would have had more success chewing through my leather handbag than what was presented on the plates. Two alternative meals to the calamari (one scotch fillet and one fish dish) were also well below average. The fish dish was non descript in flavour and the scotch fillet, whilst cooked as ordered, was at least one third of fat which was left at the side of the plate. One rib fillet was overcooked and dry but my friend chose not to return it (because she had to wait so long for her food that she was starving) although she did mention her disappointment to the wait staff when they collected the plates. A comment was also made to the wait staff about the below average meals as evidenced by the amount of food left on the plates. Also the time taken to serve drinks was far too long. Whilst the wait staff apologised for the meals, it really wasn't good enough. If the chef had been advised that all 5 plates of meals were not to the satisfaction of the customers, then he/she should have made an effort to discuss with us or at least offer a personal apology. Up until now I have readily recommended Snapper Rocks to my friends but after this, I'll be telling them not to bother wasting their money. A very disappointing night. Definitely won't be back.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have been here a few times and always loved it but Sunday night, service was slow, noise was VERY load and they had no fish wings.

Food seemed over cooked and it was disappointing overall.
Usually a GREAT experience but this was an off night.

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Gracie
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing!
Service has really improved too; lovely, friendly staff. Quick service.

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JoanneT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Air con was not adequate, inside table booked to keep cool
Doors open and air con off made the indoor booking pointless

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Alison
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and vibe. The wait staff were fab and we had a great Christmas party. Thanks so much

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
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 on November 27, 2020
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
2 reviews
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!

KJ
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 👏👏

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 108 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.