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Darwin Trailer Boat Club Blue Water Bistro


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#1 of 38 Bar in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017, 2019 Winner

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Local cuisine, Asian, Contemporary, Pub, Bar, Australian

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The Darwin Trailer Boat Club is Darwin's oldest seaside Club. From its humble origins in 1954, trading from a modified caravan, the Club has grown to become a Darwin institution. Today the Club boasts an architect-designed modernist Club House with a capacity of 1,000 people that takes full advantage of its absolute water frontage. Whilst the Darwin Trailer Boat Club is a members club we do welcome people visiting Darwin and the general public to enjoy our facilities and our hospitality. Visitors are allowed to use the Club for up to six occasions in any one year. Many choose to join before their sixth visit, seduced by the ideal setting, the fabulous fare at the Bistro and the Club spirit.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Asian, Contemporary, Pub, Bar, Australian
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront, Playgrounds
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All reviews soft shell crab salad barramundi oysters steak chicken watch the sunset non members swimming pool wonderful sunset cool drink sunset dinner fanny bay great spot cold beer beautiful location delicious meal
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The best stake in my life. Great drinks and the view was sensational. Definitely should go and become a member

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank C1136BBhenrys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I lived in Darwin this became a regular to take friends and family. Plenty of good food options. Remarkable sunset views. Just easy to visit. When I remember my time inDarwin I usually think of this place

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank SJSL88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely environment, food and people. Yummy food, the sunset view was fantastic, very relaxing sitting next to the beach. Staff are helpful and friendly.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank owl200
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this meal. The chicken was so soft and tasty. Rice and salad complimented this meal. I also ordered lemon lime and bitters, and water was available from the fridge. Just help yourself. The cooks here are award winning. Will go again. Views are to...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 440margrieth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Again a great view from which to have a meal and very family friendly. Good sized menu to choose from with some vegan options available. Service was very friendly and helpful

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank lildwyer2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located right on Fanny Bay, this fabulous family friendly club warmly welcomes visitors. It has a full bar, a great menu and daily specials. Seating inside or outside. Order, pay and pick up your drinks from the bar and your meals from the kitchen. American...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank PeterJT46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, staff and venue for all your special celebrations Especially Christmas party's and weddings

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank beverly12342016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This club is right on the water and has an abundance of outdoor seating to take advantage of the views. We enjoyed some cold beers and great steaks as we relaxed the afternoon away. The locals were quite friendly and up for a bit of...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Dave L
Reviewed November 7, 2019

We travel to Darwin regularly and seek out Barramundi meals as often as possible. But never a Barramundi meal at the Darwin Trailer Boat Club again. The setting is perfect, sitting watching the beautiful sunset. The Barramundi both times has been very poor. Dry and...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Allen F
Reviewed October 29, 2019 via mobile

Amazing views especially of the sunset and lovely to be practically on the water. The 3 rating is just for the food. Was way too average for such a lovely location. We have banana prawn salad and the prawns were wet, tasteless and colourless as...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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November 25, 2017|
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Response from Alex E | Property representative |
We are not dog friendly at the moment, but we are actively looking at updating our Club Constitution. Hopefully one day...
April 13, 2017|
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Response from Kane B |
Yes it's a very casual venue.
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