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Parap, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
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Kiama, Australia
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138 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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110 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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
Sanur, Indonesia
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Right on the beach at Fannie Bay,i love the sunday session at this place. Open aired grounds with an island bar a great bistro,and a swimming pool. On really hot days in the build up this is a great place to hang out and swim. And rock on with cool tunes with bands on Sunday. If you want the Mindel... More 

Thank KaterinaPony

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