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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting plate” (51 reviews)
“pork belly” (88 reviews)
“dumplings” (38 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
81 Magnus St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

The food was delicious. The meat was so tender it melted in your mouth. The service was great! Highly recommended!!

Thank Alice G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This unassuming restaurant must have the best good in the district. Salt & pepper squid was brilliant, tender and fresh. dumpling delicious. main course - fish of the day cooked perfectly and pork belly done to perfection. Desert - decided to try the tasting plate...More

Thank pedge58
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were wanting a quick and nutritious meal before our movie one night and came across Sandpipers. From the minute we arrived we received the best service and the owner personally greeted us and also recommended a meal for each of us he 'promised' we'd...More

Thank AfrikanBlues
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and fantastic tic food. Prawn hot pot was a highlight and the super fresh oysters. The tasting plate was a great introduction

Thank Madeleine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was superb and the staff were excellent. I would highly recommend the seafood tasting plate it was fabulous and the white chocolate spring rolls were to die for. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Smarty61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As locals we tried Sandpipers for the first time since the new owners. We had previously loved the food but this time were disappointed. We 4 ordered the special entree of tempura prawns and seared scallops. We received 2 prawns and 3 minuscule scallops. ThIs...More

Thank jacqueline0707
GautamaWangi, Manager at Sandpipers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting our restaurant, from our point of view I'm interested in providing locals some wonderful specials as previously the menus have not changed for some time. Nice to see you enjoyed the meal however I would let your friends decide for themselves what...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title says it all. The staff, including the maitre d' were terrific, and our meals, which included local seafood, were excellent. The wine list is reasonable, and the food was served very quickly, which all made for a perfect evening.

2  Thank SoloRider86
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The service was attentive and efficient and the food was well prepared and delicious. We dined in a group of six and the entree's and meals were delivered within an acceptable time frame. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Great hospitality and superb food; absolutely to try when you are in Nelson Bay or in the vicinity. great for romantic dinners

Thank Davide P
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Best salt and pepper squid I’ve ever eaten. We ate here in a group of 4 and each of us loved our meals. The servings were generous and we all left feeling beyond satisfied. We found the restaurant great value for money and enjoyed the...More

Thank Laurencnsw
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28 June 2017|
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Response from 2HappyAussies | Reviewed this property |
Outside seating Dogs could be a problem
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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