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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” (80 reviews)
“pork belly” (93 reviews)
“dumplings” (45 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

Went in with the 2 kids and we all left with a smile on our face and some very happy tummies!! Great service great food what more can I say....have the pork belly!!!!

Thank Emma K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a terrific meal here with the family. Food was delicious and service delightful. Nice wine selections and all at a reasonable price. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is incredible! We didn't have a reservation to begin with and they were very busy, the waiter advised they could squeeze us in after a 40 min wait. First impressions were they didn't really want our business but we gave it a...More

Thank Helena J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for an early dinner tonight. Ordered the special pasta fragole which was excellent and a tasting plate. Food was enjoyable. Waiter however was drab and gave the impression he did not want to be there. Just annoying and did not enhance our evening as...More

Thank MelbourneSharyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner for six at Sandpipers Restaurant was a very pleasant experience. Fortunately we were seated on the sidewalk as there was a large and very noisy group inside. Meals were excellent and the wine good as well. Service was very good and my only issue...More

Thank JCM81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great meal and service. We would highly recommend this restaurant in Nelson Bay. We had the Mulloway Fish of the day and chicken and both dishes were delicious.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nursery Dinner with family. Barramundi was a winner, with a nice, light chardonnay. Super fresh calamari and kids fish (flathead) and chips were also great. Personable, welcoming service from our waiter and (presumably) from the owner. Had to take half a star off for the...More

Thank Andrew I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a very wet and windy night we had dinner here.Only a few other couples so the service was excellent.The meals were good and filling.BYO was a bonus.

Thank georgm741
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined at Sandpipers over Easter after dining their serveral times over Christmas. The food was still exceptional and the service you could not fault even though they were very busy. We noticed some nice changes to the menu and the prawn hot pot was...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was ordinary. The prawn hot pot was expensive ( $37 ) and average. For some reason the staff were a little on the passive aggressive side... not sure what that was about. Not very welcoming and conducive to a relaxed dinner experience.

Thank Jonathan H
GautamaWangi, Manager at Sandpipers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review , I regard our staff as better than most venues in the bay, as based on all our regular diners , as for the hot pot it's not 37 dollars at all . Thanks

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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