Snapper Rocks - Darwin
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
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 $
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.
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.
Generous serves. Barra beautiful. Japanese garnish overbearing and more to do with covering the plate than adding to dish. Green salad great.
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
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.
Great atmosphere and caring staff. Food was great too
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.
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.
interesting menu with kids options, great decor, nice cockltails. glad we tried it
Superb, lamb was divine. Very busy because of mother’s day but the service was outstanding
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.
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.
Spent Mother’s Day here and it was fabulous, bubbles and share platters - everything was delicious. Will definitely be back again!
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