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Waterfront Bistro

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Bar, Australian, Seafood
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Atkins Drive, off East Point Road, Fannie Bay | Darwin Sailing Club, Fannie Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820, Australia
+61 8 8981 1700
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:30 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For a Tuesday night this place was packed, but still plenty of room to find a seat. Arrived about 7:15, signed in and found some menus and a drink from the bar. The meals are well priced, schnitzel is $20, parmi is $24, and I had calamari and chips for $24. You get salad at the time of picking up... More 

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Thank WJeremiah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great spot sit with a cool drink and enjoy the view. Food is good and reasonably priced. Also a great spot to catch the sunset

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Thank janet m
Darwin, Australia
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here a number of times, and often bring visiting guests here as it is quite a nice place to eat - you can't beat the view, especially in the dry season. I normally get the surf & turf and it has always been very delicious! The prices are similar to other restaurants in Darwin. Majority of the staff... More 

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Thank SummerDays60
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great and plentiful. The sunset spectacular! A lovely ambience to have dinner with friends.

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Thank Yollie R
South Australia, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited to meet with friends for dinner, drinks & to watch the Darwin sunset. Plenty of outdoor seating with great views of the beach & the setting sun. The bistro type menu is simple but extensive with something to please all-comers. Wines, beers, mixed drinks & softies available at reasonable price & kids can run about on the grassed area... More 

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Thank Lesley A
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Not the first time we've been here and we certainly weren't let down. We had a great table overlooking the beach and bay, watching the sunset over the water with the anchored yachts adding to a lovely view. The meals were fine, our gluten-free niece catered for also. This is a great place, particularly for a group...reasonably priced meals and... More 

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Thank gillianlf
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Great location for a long lunch relaxing looking at the view. Had the seafood platter - didn't say it was for two however was perfect for the two of us to share.

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Thank Andrew W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We have visited three times in our first week here in Darwin, twice we visited with two different couples for lunch. Quite reasonable we didn't lash out being too hot to eat ! Had wraps and burgers they were OK ! It's the view you go for to hang out it's breathtaking for an inter stater 💕💕 we went back... More 

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Thank Julie P
Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We arrived early to secure a walk in table, and 515pm on a Friday night was no problem to secure a breach side table. Fantastic setting to watch the sun set over the water! It's orders at the bar and collect your meals but we had no problem with that. Meals were at the upper end of what we thought... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Beautiful chilled atmosphere, catering for everyone - there was a playground for the kids to play on, a bar to have a few beers, delicious local food and friendly staff. If your looking for a place to eat lunch, the waterfront bistro is the place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, Australian, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Atkins Drive, off East Point Road, Fannie Bay | Darwin Sailing Club, Fannie Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8981 1700
Description
Big Meals. Cold Beer. Awesome relaxed waterfront views. Playground for the kids. Part of the Darwin community for over 50 years. Interstate and Overseas visitors always welcome.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?