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Sandpipers Restaurant

81 Magnus St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4984 9990
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting plate” (81 reviews)
“dumplings” (48 reviews)
“pork belly” (96 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
81 Magnus St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great BYO wine restaurant. Pork belly and steak are really good here but the white chocolate raspberry spring rolls are divine!! Would definitely go back here again if in Port Stephens.

Thank LauraB14269
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just had dinner at sandpipers. In Nelson bay for just one night on a Saturday. They were fully booked but booked us in for 8pm. Best meal we have had in ages. We had the tasting plates and shared them between the both of us....More

Thank leonardalan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was expensive and on the average side with kids menu ($16) quite limited. Limited space so restaurant was quite noisy. Atmosphere could be improved with more smiles on the staff.

Thank Amazon74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never disappoints! Been here for dinner a few times now & enjoyed every meal. Food is delicious & very good service. Highly recommend.

Thank alanjennyj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow I had read the reviews but this place beat expectations! Absolutely delicious food and incredible service!!

Thank katie061980
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, we were so delighted, great service, pleasantly provided. Food absolutely delicious, all 4 of us had perfect but different meals - just a great experience.

Thank lynnekafoa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out for an evening meal at the Sandpipers restaurant the menu was superb, great choice of foods. Wonderfully presented and brilliantly cooked. Enjoyed every mouthful. would definitely go back again.

Thank gilly s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You know what ? pretty great restaurant . Staying in Shoal Bay and found this on Trip advisor . Pork belly was brilliant , crab rice balls were fab. Great glass of rose . Overall sensational night. Also - waiter was Fabulous !!!

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal & the service was excellent. Large servings. Would definitely go back when next in Nelson Bay

Thank Alan2617
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here last night with our adult son and had a lovely night. The food was excellent and the service very friendly. We met the owner who came around twice to ensure all was well and then we were escorted from the restaurant when...More

Thank Steve K
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17 March 2018|
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Response from GautamaWangi | Property representative |
No just Monday to Saturday dinner
28 June 2017|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
They do... not sure about if they are animal friendly.
16 April 2017|
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Response from 2HappyAussies | Reviewed this property |
Allows BYO wine with corkage charge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Magnus St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Nelson Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4984 9990
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Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 5.30pm
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