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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
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Umina Beach, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Beautiful fresh modern Australian cuisine. Husband & I ordered entree & mains. The prawn & Avo stack was beautiful, oysters fresh and delicious. Followed by the veal & chicken for mains. Creative menu and utterly delicious. The atmosphere is laid back and contemporary. Unfortunately the service was lacking. Hard to get attention of waitresses, had to ask for wine and... More 

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Thank TeapotLou
Singleton, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

We visit the bay on a regularly always book into Sandpipers for a quality dine out experience. The food is always fresh and cooked to perfection. Close weekend stay options can be found in Laman Street the Unit 3 located in the Paradiso complex is an excellent location you can leave you car behind and walk to the restaurant in... More 

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Thank Warren E
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Very good experience, Nice food and very good service, kids friendly! Set menu is a good choice. Price is also ok! Desserts are excellent as I am normally not a fan for the dessert but I love the dessert tasting plate.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

We tried to book a table after arriving in Nelson Bay for a 4 day long weekend and couldn't get a table on Friday or Saturday night and we were told they were closed on Sunday and we thought, Monday as well. There must have been a misunderstanding though as we walked past on Monday night and saw that it... More 

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Thank Andrew S
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Top quality and the best meal we had during our 2-week stay in Port Stephens area. The prawn share plate and pork belly were superbly done. Very pleasant and attentive staff. Highly recommend.

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Thank Elizabeth439
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Had a nice anniversary dinner at Sandpipers over the weekend. We fortunately booked during the week because many people were turned away over the course of evening being fully booked. Service was friendly and food was tasty. The menu could probably do with a revival but the food was well cooked. I found the desert tasting plate a sugary overload,... More 

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Thank Janet W
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

My husband & I booked a table 3 weeks prior to our night out on a Tuesday night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We arrived at 6.30 pm and we finished our 3 course meal by 7.05 pm. We ordered another drink and the drinks arrived we were given the bill and told 'no hurry'. We felt very uncomfortable because... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

It has been a few years since we visited, but when we did in August 2012 our dining experience was one to remember with ambient interior, good customer service and delicious food. I loved the dessert tasting platter, look forward to visiting Nelson Bay & revisiting this stunning restaurant.

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Thank Kiki_Doc
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

10 friends went to dinner tuesday night...every dish was thoroughly enjoyed...absolutely great food, fantastic service and reasonably priced...will be back

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Tamworth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Food was fresh and lovely, but you felt like you were eating with the people beside you. All our conversations were easy to hear, people were uncomfortable like us to be sitting so close. When eating out it is the whole experience that you remember, not just the food. Service was good for the ladies working hard.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
Open for dinner Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?