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Darwin Trailer Boat Club

$$ - $$$Asian, ,
8 Atkins Drive | Fannie Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820, Australia
+61 8 8981 6749
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
10:00 am - 11:30 pm Hours
Asian, Contemporary, Pub, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Atkins Drive | Fannie Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't beat the view and the casual but welcome atmosphere here. Any time of the year. Great to see the new menu options, our lunch today was so good.

Thank Kylie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good venue & good good. Nice crowd & not pricey which Is a nice change for Darwin. But roudy on a Sat night but great for lunch to take in the view.

Thank wmercier
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited The Trailer Boat Club many times and have eaten some delicious vegan meals! Had the Tofu Pad Thai on Friday and it was delicious! Thanks for providing many vegan options 😊

Thank Freya C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended!!!! Beautiful relaxing environment with kids playing area and pool... would go back in a heart beat. Beer was cold and food looked great. We were glad we had been told about this place by a friend as we probably wouldn’t have found it...More

Thank Humbletraveller1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in the wet so this has lots of undercover areas to watch storms and not be worried.The food was very good only one over done burger. Large bar area.Bar staff very helpful.

Thank thereseduncan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having eaten in this venue many times over the last 20 years I have noticed it's ups and downs, currently it is on a downer. After reading the menu I asked the kitchen staff if there has been a change of staff in the kitchen...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Friends from Melbourne had one night stop over so took them to the TBC. Promoting their new menu and l knew the view was fantastic. I had the garlic prawns. Sauce was nice but the prawns were not de-veined and were quite sandy crunchy. Shame...More

Thank Jojoviv
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

The last two occasions I’ve been to the Trailer Boat Club the food has been terrible. Last night, my partner and I ordered a thai beef salad and crispy pork belly special. The Thai beef salad was disgusting, it had no flavour as there was...More

Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Caught with friends at the Trailer Boat Club for dinner (had an interstate visitor) for dinner. Whilst the location was great, the meals are just ok - satisfy your hunger and not much else. Would I go again - yes, it a great location and...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We visited Darwin to catch up with local family & friends - it was the “wet season” very hot & humid. This place has shaded outdoor seating with giant fans overhead and pleasant ocean views. There were 5 of us for lunch and everybody enjoyed...More

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Chris L
26 November 2017|
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Response from Trailer_Boat_Club | Property representative |
We are not dog friendly at the moment, but we are actively looking at updating our Club Constitution. Hopefully one day...
Darren M
13 April 2017|
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
Yes thongs are the norm:)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Contemporary, Pub, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Atkins Drive | Fannie Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8981 6749
  • E-mail
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. Ask a Darwin local why they prefer the Blue Water Bistro and they might tell you it's because the seafood is always fresh and sourced locally. They might say that the price is right and the service always friendly. Possibly siting on the shore of the Arafura Sea won them over. Families love the pool and playground for the kids to entertain themselves in as the older ones enjoy a second drink. It could be the convenience of the Bistro staying open all day long. We think it's all of these things and more.
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