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Sandpipers Restaurant

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81 Magnus St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4984 9990
09:00 - 22:00
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The is my second first about 2 years apart and again the food was fantastic. The menu hasn't changed that much but it never need to. The tasting plates are defiantly the way to go a little ttse of everything if you can't decide what you want. Don't miss the crab arancini ball or the pork belly....

Thank redsmallwood
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow the food was extremely delicious. Had the $50 dollar 3 course meal. All courses well above average. Dessert was fabulous. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Will definitely do it again.

Thank Michael B
Shelly Beach, Australia
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134 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant with family and were very, very impressed. Service was prompt, personable and very welcoming. We sat on the street and had ample room. It is byo and ice buckets were supplied with ice as soon as we arrived. Our orders were taken as soon as we had decided with help offered as required. Our meals were... More 

Thank holidays2407
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A party of 20 from the Metropolitan Wine and Food Society of Sydney enjoy dinner on 10 March at Sandpipers Restaurant. We chose from the 3 course set menu, which was excellent value. All who attended enjoyed their dinner, expertly prepared by chef Trent. The members of the Society all enjoy good food. No-one was disappointed and all 3 courses... More 

Thank jtrolls
Concord, Australia
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have rated this restaurant on the food experience rather than value which perhaps explains the difference from other reviews. Fresh ingredients but from our selections more a reminder of a meal you would prepare for a dinner party at home than a memorable meal. The Blue Eye Cod seemed to be a popular choice but in our case overcooked.... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best meals we have had out in a long time. The service Zac provided was great. I had the meat based sampling plate as a main and we shared the desert sampling plate. This is a sensational option with three meals on the main and four on the desert. A great way to have a go at... More 

Thank bjsills
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104 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat was this dining experience. Without personal recommendations, one must rely on TripAdvisor and instinct when sourcing restaurants while on holiday in a new place. How fortunate we were to choose Sandpiper. Service was friendly and efficient, with good advice above wine. They off a la carte as well as two or three course set menus. What was... More 

Thank Mapread
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56 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic fresh seafood (amazing oysters) - all dishes were excellent and the owner/host was fantastic. Highly recommend and the set menu was very well priced.

Thank sydsam
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the Seafood Taste Plate (with crab arancini, sizzling prawn hot pot and choice of salmon) and Salt n Pepper Squid. The taste plate was superb - the crab arancini was delicious and the prawn succulent. We scraped off the mouth watering batter in the hot pot with bread ;). Overall great food and great service.

Thank Kyrc
Sydney, Australia
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206 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is quite good, but not amazing, we'd have liked more local seafood, not Atlantic salmon, so opted for the pork belly which was pretty good. The service was very good, especially as there only seemed to be one person serving, so all up was good nite.

Thank Sally S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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
Open for dinner Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?