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Darwin Trailer Boat Club Blue Water Bistro

$$ - $$$Asian, ,
8 Atkins Drive | Fannie Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820, Australia
+61 8 8981 6749
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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9:00 am - 11:00 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 4 days ago via mobile

Love this place! Fresh seafood, big servings, ideal for sharing. View is awesome! So lovely during the day. A playground for the kids too, such a bonus!

Thank Farrah G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reached out to this venue to find a special spot to host a government delegation visiting from Japan. We were treated to a table with front row views to the famous Darwin sunset which made a great impression while being informal and relaxed. We...More

Thank Navigate84628
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We looked forward to experiencing the wonderful sunset n food here again. We were not disappointed. Sitting out overlooking the beach having a cool drink while we watched the sun go down. Where else would you want to be? Service prompt n plenty of food...More

1  Thank Lynore S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food platters were sensational, the staff were fantastic and very helpful not to mention the great backdrop of the sunset.

Thank Lyn D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bucket of prawns were delicious, as was the soft shell crab and oysters. The view was sublime and the place had a fabulous relaxed vibe

Thank Paddy P
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Annoying that there is no table service but everything else is great. There is a wide variety of beer and wine at a reasonable price. But more importantly the fish and chips (threadfin salmon), squid salad and soft shell crab were faultless. Obviously the view...More

Thank henrstre
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Turn up at or before sunset and watch the colours over the water as the sun goes down. The better tables are are outside so best to go when the weather is fine. Reasonable food for the price, the value is in the daily specials.

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Sitting outside under the blue sky watching the boats bobbing in the ocean.Drinks are a bit pricey but the location is amazing.

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I seem to go here more in wet season than dry! It's hard to get a car park in dry season, even if every table isn't filled. The food is good pub fare, (the seafood basket is huge!), the staff are very friendly and it's...More

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful venue for families we visited as three generations and found everyone was catered for from the amazing view, the access to the beach, splash pool for kids, good beers and an extensive menu that is both well cooked and at a reasonable price. Staff...More

Thank _glynndav9
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Chris L
26 November 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...
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
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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