We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great food, great afternoon” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Lido Waterfront Kitchen

Il Lido Waterfront Kitchen
Darwin Waterfront | f3 Wharf One, Kitchener Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8941 0900
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #147 of 248 Restaurants in Darwin
Price range: $16 - $33
Cuisines: Australian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located at the Darwin Waterfront, il lido offers sweeping views over the Darwin Convention Centre, wave pool, lagoon, Stokes Hill wharf and to the harbour beyond. There are numerous areas you can choose from, dependent on numbers and all offer something unique and memorable. From casual and informal through to elegant and prestigious our friendly team will look after your needs. Specialising in freshly-plated contemporary Australian cuisine, il lido's a la carte menu offers innovative meals crafted by a passionate team of chefs. Or relax in our modern tapas lounge offering great share plates, wine, cocktails and good times.We welcome you to try our new menu, open for lunch and dinner 7 days and breakfast on Tuesday, Saturday & Sundays
Adelaide
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Great food, great afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

What started as brunch with a friend turned into a great afternoon spent enjoying the great food, fabulous atmosphere and great attentive staff. We started with the breakfast pizza, and it's the best pizza I've had in darwin - so good! The outdoor seating area was too comfy and the view too good to leave, so we followed it up later with one of the sliders (little burgers) which blew is away with how good they were! Brioche buns and the best pickle- my friend was still racing about how good it was later that night. Attentive staff kept the drinks coming. It's such a great place to pass the afternoon, a pleasure as always.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

410 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    62
    106
    85
    61
    96
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Cork, Ireland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

one of the best meals we had on our trip to Darwin last summer 2013. the service, ambience, setting on the waterfront, everything was perfect. It was a fabulaus treat on to go there on our second last night in Darwin with our son, yes a bit expensive but well worth it. we also had lunch there twice on our visit, which was really good value, and it was so relaxing we didnt want to leave.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Darwin, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A top spot to spend New Years eve”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Il Lido is a great spot to enjoy the fireworks on New Years Eve, the food, view and ambience is fantastic. .One of my favourite restaurants in Darwin' The service was excellent, our waitress was very attentive and friendly.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great experience all round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

My parents live in Darwin and are regulars here so we went for New Years Eve. Was a great night, service was awesome, friendly and efficient. Our meals were great also and the location is great.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Right on the waterfront”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

A very good night at Il Lido that sits on the prime location overlooking the wharves, Darwin Harbour and the little district of the Waterfront, a combination of small park swimming area, cafes restaurants and residential apartments

An Italian with a variety of locally themed dishes such as the top ends favourite fish, the Baramundi
My pizza was excellent but be warned as most things in Darwin the restaurant is toe curlingly expensive if you're a foreigner, maybe even if you are a local
Go for the specials menu to keep the cost to reasonable levels

A very decent wine list complements the food and attentive service

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Il Lido Waterfront Kitchen also viewed

Darwin, Top End
 

Been to Il Lido Waterfront Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Il Lido Waterfront Kitchen, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.