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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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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Nelson Bay, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful night enjoyed by all, with such a great menu for your palate. Also with an option 2 courses deal.

Thank Jude W
Tamworth, Australia
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134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very busy place so make sure you book, we like sitting outside as not as noisy, as inside very noisy. The food is always fresh but the menu needs to change more often. Looking forward to returning and a few new things to try.

Thank Bernie T
Sydney, Australia
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234 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined here while on a short break in Nelson Bay. The food we had was excellent and the waitress extremely helpful is her recommendations. Wine and beer is reasonably priced but you can also BYO wine. Would strongly suggest you book, as I am sure this place is very popular, especially during holiday time.

Thank mini_d51
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful food, excellent service. We had the 3 course set menu and it was delicious and great value! Get the dessert tasting plate and the calamari!

1 Thank Lauren A
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120 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Nelson Bay for 2 nights this week and had the great pleasure to dine (twice) at Sandpipers. First night we chose Sandpipers after wandering the town and looking at menus - we so enjoyed the meal & service we chose to return the second night. The food was simply delicious - pork dumpling starter, lamb main were exceptional... More 

Thank Lind-Fran
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I couldn't decide on mains, so we elected to have 2 Tasting plates and share. What a great decision, it was one of the best meals we've ever had, standouts being the Pork Belly & Barramundi, the other 4 items were excellent too. Deserts were also very good. It was a hot night and very warm inside.

Thank Graysie47
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I went to Sandpipers as it had a lot of good reviews. The food itself is not bad. But also has nothing special and it is quite simple for the price. Our biggest shock was hearing the table right next to us. They were two couples and they ordered a dessert share plate for 2, but all... More 

1 Thank Fernando M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only good thing was desert. Really bland entrees and mains dry and tastless. Wait staff avoided asking how it was even though we barley touched our meals. Way over priced and ive had better food at the local bowlo

Thank Zellie B
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Average food, expected better food with previous ratings and price. Service was fine , should have gone somewhere else

Thank Matthew B
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dinner here with 2 friends and we all enjoyed our meals. We had the $40 two course set meal option and each chose a different main and dessert. I had pork belly for main course which was delicious and I chose a brownie with raspberry coulis for dessert. The set meal option is a great deal.

Thank JoyB2008

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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
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?