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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%
Travellers talk about
“tasting plate” (79 reviews)
“pork belly” (94 reviews)
“dumplings” (46 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:00 Hours
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

Took my husband to Sandpipers to celebrate his birthday; he had beef ragu pasta from the specials board and I had pork belly, both were really good. Finished with homemade Tiramisu which was delicious and we were brought two complimentary glasses of limoncello upon mentioning...More

Thank LynF64
Reviewed 1 week ago

On holidays with the family and my wife and I went out for dinner. Great food and service. Very friendly staff. Our only complaint is we are not locals 😁 :)

Thank Dave-----QwErT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, top day out. We have a regular (monthly) meeting of kindred sprits to enjoy wine and food. Today 25 hardy souls set out for a day at Sandpipers . Our host Mario, could not have been more hospitable. The food was stunning. The duck...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would highly recommend. Warm atmosphere, excellent food, friendly hosts and not expensive. We had the oysters and salt and pepper squid followed by lamb backstrap. All meals were delicious. Service was top shelf. We will be back for sure.

Thank pajp159
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Small, packed restaurant is surely one of Nelson Bay’s top picks. Great, friendly service and fantastic, fresh seafood. Portions were perfect and the wine selection was great.

1  Thank iSeeiPlay
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently had dinner here whilst visiting Nelsons Bay. It is a very popular restaurant and so I would recommend that you book and not just turn up. We were warmly welcomed to the restaurant and looked after really well by the...More

1  Thank Richo12
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Don't walk past this restaurant. Make a booking and don't miss one of the best meals you'll have when you visit Nelson Bay. The chef and the owner know exactly what they are doing here. The menu is seasonal and interesting with dishes that won't...More

1  Thank DrLancken
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We were dubious to try this restaurant as so many restaurants in the area weren’t very good. It was absolutely lovely. We didn’t have a booking, but the staff were exceptionally helpful. We spoke to the owner who was there and he gave us a...More

Thank Brenden M
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Oysters, squid, dumplings, spring rolls, gnocchi with pork & barramundi with Mediterranean sauce & fregola - all spectacular! Very friendly service, lovely wine, overall great experience even with the kids!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Dined here a couple on a Tuesday evening whilst staying at Port Stephens. We wanted to change tables as we were under a cold air conditioner and this wasn't a problem. The food was tasty with lots of garlic!!

Thank 440Christine440
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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