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Parap, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Went here with a group of friends, hadn't been here for ages, was surprised to see people could bring their dogs, no issues with this, just didn't know. Food was average and some meals expensive like over $27 for schnitzel. Nice spot though with a lovely breeze. Drinks well priced, light beer was $5 a stubby.

Thank NTtravellerz
Kiama, Australia
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152 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

A Darwin local told me there are 3 nautical themed clubs on the shores of Fannie Bay, all of which are good for checking that big orange orb dipping below the horizon each afternoon. -THE DARWIN (WATER) SKI CLUB: this is the everyman’s boat club. For the average person: or to use that misleading term, the hoi-polloi. -THE DARWIN SAILING... More 

Thank blackeldo
Boyne Island
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We had left it a bit late to make our choice for dinner venue, so missed out on sunset but ended up at the ski club. The main rush had passed so we had choice of tables to catch the last of twilight. There was live music playing and nice ambience. Was happy with meal choices, what you would expect... More 

Thank Judy M
Darwin, Australia
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The location is sublime, opposite the Museum, and the sunsets are spectacular. The seating and tables scattered around the lawns look ordinary but you don't come for the architecture. The bar is well priced, and the food is very very good. Great spot to bring children.

Thank Barraman46
Adelaide, Australia
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112 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Only came here because the sailing club was super crowded, but glad we did. The food was excellent and the setting superb. The music was a little loud but tolerable.

Thank Ouzo10
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Got to ski club just before sunset, a couple of drinks then watched one of the best sunsets. Meals ok and you can help yourself to the salad bar

Thank sellcors
Darwin, Australia
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137 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Went to lunch with a couple of friends. Menu was different, limited but Ok. It's the location and waterfront ambience that is the attraction. Food is different but for us was OK but not the main attraction.

Thank Eve S
Perth, Australia
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Whilst it is a great set up and lovely to watch bands on a Sunday, unfortunately everything else is hit and miss probably best going here when Darwin is in peak season.

Thank LisaParris69
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Took family visiting from interstate. Food much improved since last visit. New caterers. Hearty, good quality, counter food+. Impressed. Bar and bar staff same pleasant experience. Great late afternoon place to relax. Can get a bit bitey at sunset. Not a member yet but with the improvement in food (not that it was bad before!) I'm seriously considering joining. Great... More 

Thank Neil J
Burleigh Heads, Australia
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140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Popped over to this gorgeous club following a visit to the museum on a day exploring Darwin and it's surrounds recently. Sunday afternoon saw lots of people in the gardens. View over the ocean is stunning. Setting is tropical and relaxed. Outdoor bar - staff friendly and efficient. Beer cold and on tap cider lovely. Live music and great atmosphere.... More 

Thank Spunkybabe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parap, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?