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“Spectacular View”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Waterfront Bistro

Waterfront Bistro
Ranked #23 of 359 Restaurants in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Australian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Perth, Australia
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Spectacular View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

We find ourselves at the sailing club at least once a week. I would almost give 5 stars purely for the view over Fannie Bay at sunset, it's nothing short of magical. We also love to dine here due to the fact that there is a playground for the kids to keep themselves amused while you sit, unwind and enjoy a few beverages. The food is good. Nothing out of this world but always a consistent pleasant dining experience to date. An all round great place with a fabulously relaxed vibe in Darwin.

  • Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“best sunset views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

The sunset was amazing and it was great for the kids to be able to run around. Very very busy when we were there as there was a function in part of the bistro but we got a table and enjoyed the atmosphere. The food however is very average, but the views and family friendly atmosphere made it worthwhile. Just don't expect much food wise.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Sarah G
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Darwin, Australia
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220 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

You would have to say that this is a hard to beat venue for it's view over the Arafura sea. Plenty of outdoor seating. I attended a 60th birthday here and there were lots of other tables too. Meals are buffet style for the veggies &/or salad. I loved the sea breeze! Watching the sun going down includes sunsets over the ocean. Wonderful!

Visited April 2014
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Thank Margriet H
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Sydney
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Customer Service terrible”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

The view is stunning, however the customer service is woeful. After a dispute over change the bar stated they would get back to me. I chased the bar staff three times that evening to be informed they would contact me (unfortunately for them I was sober Again I had to contact the staff to be informed they would contact me for no result. I am still chasing them up and as yet I have had no response. Make sure you watch your change or better still go up in pairs as they tend to 'pocket' the bigger notes.

  • Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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654 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Always good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

Have been coming here for years so should finally write a good review. Whether it be lunch, drinks or dinner. The sailing club is always good. The bar area is great, they cater for large groups and the atmosphere is always good. The food is excellent and well priced and the views are sensational.

  • Visited May 2014
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