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Darwin Trailer Boat Club

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  • Socially distanced dining tables
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Asian, 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, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach, Playgrounds
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All reviews soft shell crab salad barramundi prawns steak seafood watch the sunset non members quiz night beautiful sunset great location fannie bay casual dining cold beer relaxed atmosphere top end playground
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A work colleague insisted we go here for dinner when in Darwin working. I wanted to go somewhere else because I wasn't interested in the standard bistro/club food. I was pleasantly surprised. Great atmosphere, top spot to see the sunset, interesting menu and a good...range of beers.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely place with beautiful views and nice food, we probably preferred the Sailing Club as it was less busy. There’s a pool for kids and a playground so very family friendly

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 12 December 2021 via mobile

Wow what a great night at the Club, I’m a local and been a member pretty much all my life, I still can’t get enough of the gorgeous sunsets here. The food was great as well, I had the Chefs special Herb crusted lamb, it...was so delicious I did not want my meal to end.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 25 November 2021

I had the vegan Nepalese Momo dumplings which were absolutely delicious! So flavoursome and paired with beautiful dipping sauce! Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 9 November 2021 via mobile

We returned with high expectations having had great meals during a visit to Darwin in January. This time our experience was average at best. Two of us had the octopus salad, there was very little octopus. The steak was described as just passable and the...fish got a thumbs down. Certainly nowhere near the previous level and off our list for future visits.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 7 November 2021 via mobile

Really nice location on the beach, came here for dinner with friends. Wasn’t too busy for a weekend, quick and easy getting food and drinks. Meals were good and came out quickly.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 26 October 2021 via mobile

Just horrible. Soft shell crab was so salty, hard to eat much of it. Sauce for garlic prawn just down right disgusting (sorry but it was), clearly slabbed on from some pre-cooked thing, so thick and full of lumps. Now pre-cooked can be fine if...start product is good and properly heated/prepared but this was so not the case!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 22 October 2021

Rince na hEireann Darwin Irish Dance Association held a fundraising Quiz night here on Thurs 21st Oct. Alex and all staff were on hand to help with rearranging of tables to accommodate a display by our dancers - and again to reinstall the tables, thank...you to all. David the quizmaster was great and ensured a fun evening. We had approx 9 tables of 10 persons so it was pretty full! Most people ate dinner, and cooled down by a beautiful sea breeze the evening was just about perfect! Will definitely consider this venue again in the future. Thank you DTBC - We'll be back!!!!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Darwin Trailer Boat Club, Marketing at Darwin Trailer Boat Club, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2021

Thank you very much for your kind words, we love holding the Trivia nights and supporting our community. Please do come back next year! Kind regards, Management

Reviewed 18 October 2021 via mobile

I have been a member of this Club for more then 20 years. It sits right on Darwin Harbour and you can watch our stunning sunsets as you enjoy a drink and dinner. I have Coeliac Disease and follow a strict Gluten Free diet. The...kitchen at this Club takes great care with any dietary issue. I have always enjoyed delicious meals there and would highly recommend it to anyone who follows a Gluten Free Diet.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Darwin Trailer Boat Club, Marketing at Darwin Trailer Boat Club, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2021

Thank you very much for your kind words, we endeavor to cater for all dietary requirements so we are delighted to hear you have had such a great experience! Thank you for being a devoted member of The Club. Kind Regards Management

Reviewed 15 October 2021 via mobile

Darwin Trailer Boat Club helped us to host a really successful, easy and fun fundraising quiz night. Alex is always a pleasure to work with, the staff were really accommodating helping us get the area ready and of course the Quiz Master was a fantastic...and charming host for our event. Highly recommend connecting with the DTBC for your next quiz fundraiser!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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12 July 2021|
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Response from Darwin T | Property representative |
Visitors Are very welcome but only Members can book small tables.
Sharyn G
15 June 2021|
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Response from Georgina K | Reviewed this property |
And if you want a table close to beach get there only
26 November 2017|
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Response from Darwin T | Property representative |
The Club is dog friendly till 5pm
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Yes, Darwin Trailer Boat Club is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Darwin Trailer Boat Club is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5