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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” (81 reviews)
“pork belly” (94 reviews)
“dumplings” (45 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM 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 4 days ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant for dinner on the last night of a family holiday and it was the perfect way to end our trip. The service, ambiance and the meals were all fabulous. Prices are what you would expect to pay for high quality food and...More

Thank 598bmg
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited this lovely restaurant recently with visiting friends. I had chicken scallopini, my husband the lamb, and our friends the fish. All meals were beautifully cooked and served. The sticky date pudding and the orange choc gateaux were a hit. The waiter, perhaps owner, was...More

Thank ozziewanderer
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We asked 2 local people who both of whom recommend sandpipers. So we booked with Mario who rang back to confirm. Very good food. Owner, Mario, was very attentive. Waiter Andrew v efficient, knows his menu, but needs to loosen up a little. The food...More

Thank workthetouragain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to celebrate my husbands birthday. Considering there had been a huge storm earlier in the night (with loss of power etc) It was a lovely celebration, waiter was very attentive and helpful. Food was delicious.

Thank lounosta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food, great service, romantic setting. We celebrated my birthday in Nelson Bay with dinner at Sandpipers. To my delight it was open on a Monday night because most places weren’t and when your birthday falls on a Monday what are you supposed to do?!?...More

Thank Meg5D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location, ambiance and welcome were good. Food wasn't bad but ordinary (we cook better at home). This, together with high prices (same prices as we pay for a good restaurant, with good food, in Sydney), means we cannot recommend Sandpipers.

Thank GilandAnnSmith
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Yes the menu was good and market pricing yet with solid flooring and minimal attempt to absort normal restraunt noise it make it very difficult to have a conversation during the meal.

2  Thank Tony T
Reviewed 11 May 2018

From the moment you walk in Anthony, the waiter and Mario , the owner make you feel welcomed and at home. Both gentlemen give you plenty of time and attention without hovering. Mario offered a great open plate and the food on offer was fantastic....More

Thank SalCacopardo
Reviewed 24 April 2018 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!!!!

1  Thank Emma K
Reviewed 19 April 2018 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
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18 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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