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“Noisy and busy”

Bar and Blue Marlin Bistro
Ranked #246 of 362 Restaurants in Darwin
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Lebanon, New Jersey
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79 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Noisy and busy”
Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

While they have a very reasonable priced menu all evening contrary to many who only have Early Bird specials, the restaurant can be very loud. Recommend mot getting a table anywhere near the bar area

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Brisbane
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643 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Top spot at sunset”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

The Trailer Boat Club is situated right next door to the popular Darwin Sailing Club. We have visited both and we think the Trailer Boat Club is a little better.

On arrival you will need to sign in as a visitor (if you aren’t a member). There is an alfresco area or an undercover area to enjoy your relaxing drink whilst looking at the gorgeous views of Darwin Harbour with boats bobbing on the water or to watch the spectacular sunsets.

If you’re feeling peckish or would like a meal, they have a café which has a good selection of food.

Due to its’ location, this is one of “the” spots in Darwin and should not be missed – especially at sunset!

  • Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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314 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“abismal food unless you want to eat salt straight from the salt shaker”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

one of the worse meal i have had anywhere.
but looking at previous reviews left by others , it may be that we went to the restaurant at the wrong time or that it was a blip in a normally adequate restaurant.
We went for a family dinner last sunday night with 4 guests and ordered the white bait plates and the small child that was with us had a plate chicken nuggets and chips. all the meals were made with the same batter which was mostly composed of salt and was completely unedible. we left most of it and told the waitress who informed the chef who apparently apologised but we had no meal offered as replacement. never again will we go there. very unfortunate experience. expensive too which would have been ok had the meals been able to be eaten
otherwise nice view out to the ocean at sunset time but there are 2 other clubs with restaurants adjacent to this place so i would advise anyone to go there instead

  • Visited November 2012
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Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
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191 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“great pub food in fabulous sea side setting”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

The food here at the Darwin Trailer Boat club is great. There is a good variety of Asian, seafood and the best steaks around. The seafood pie is excellent, and so is the tempura mud crab with ginger, wasabi etc.The mud crab is light and tasty and delicious.Last night I had one of the specials of the day - Thai fish curry with bok choi, which was really good. The setting is perfect - on the beach front with views of the glorious Darwin sunsets, and boats bobbing along. The staff are really friendly, there is a pool for the kids and it has a great friendly atmosphere. highly recommended!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank gabby b
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Darwin
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95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Place For a Sunset”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

This is a great place to watch the sunset over the Timor sea. The food is a good standard cafe/pub, with generous serves cooked well and at a good price. The drinks list from the bar covers a good range and again good prices. It is very family friendly with a play areas and well lite beach foreshore for the kids. It is very casual and staff are friendly and helpful.

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Thank Wayne R
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