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Sandpipers Restaurant

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.
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Mon., 27/9
Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 5.30pm
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Seafood, Australian
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thankyou for an amazing meal tonight, the beef ragu, the pork and the lovely surprise of white chocolate spring rolls were awesome. We were so sick of cooking at home, it was so nice to enjoy a 5 star meal! Ordering on line is easy...and hats off to Sandpipers for doing excellent high quality take away!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 6 August 2021

Just had an absolutely delicious take away pork belly and dumplings from Sandpipers. Prompt service, delivery with quality; just as good as eating in. Encourage you to try and support your local businesses during lockdown and beyond.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 August 2021

Lovely staff.Friendly,courteous,helpful. Expected so much more. Food poor quality. Fish awful. Vegetables not great but edible. Will not be back.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 12 June 2021

Was greeted with a smile and were seated quickly. The wait staff were knowledgeable and welcoming. The food was amazing and the service very prompt. Was relatively busy but the service never faltered. Was delicious to the last bite.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 21 May 2021 via mobile

Exquisite and an awesome place to spend our last night in Port Stephens. Plate after plate of fresh delicious food. Amazing service and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend and cant wait to return.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 May 2021

Have been coming to Port Stephens for years yet never tried this restaurant. This time we visited, we went to Sandpipers and then pondered why we hadn't come much sooner. We went on a Friday night and it was very busy. No spare tables at...all, so glad that we booked in advance. We thought that with it being so busy (School holidays) that the meals or service may be a bit off. How wrong we were. The meals came out after approx.20 mins of ordering and it was worth the short wait. I had Seafood Chowder to start with and it was absolutely delicious with plenty of good quality seafood in the dish. Next we had the Pork Belly and Lobster Linguine (see photo) and both dishes were beautifully presented. The food itself was delectable. We finished off with a stunning dessert (see photo) which really got our taste buds going. Sensational! Will definitely be back next time we visit the area.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 24 April 2021 via mobile

Had high hopes for a great dinner, the food was great nothing to fault and the place was busy, we went on a Monday night and people without a booking were being turned away. But the service was hap hazard, staff did not know how...to make a cocktail (asked if they could make a dirty martini, and was asked is that an espresso martini without the coffee? Oh dear!) we kept getting a rotation of different wait staff who had no idea where we were up to such as drinks and next course. Such a shame as Sandpipers have nailed the food but the service needs improvement!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 18 April 2021 via mobile

I was unsure on this place due to wide range of food on the menu but was pleasantly surprised at quality of everything we ordered. Really fantastic meal, good wine list and kids menu. Recommend

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 16 April 2021

While travelling from Melbourne to Byron Bay we stopped in the beautiful town of Nelsons Bay. After reading Trip Advisor reviews on the local restaurant scene we decided to have a meal at Sandpipers. We had the prawn hotpot and the crab linguine. The service...and food were excellent and I would most definitely recommend to anyone who is visiting Nelson Bay. Top chef and excellent staff - thank youMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 14 April 2021

Visiting from Sydney Sticky table - waiter who cannot apologize for making a terrible cocktail and bringing wrong drinks Food was not worth the money Would not recommend or returnMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Monica, General Manager at Sandpipers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2021

Hi Lisa, thanks for taking the time to write a review. Firstly we apologise your table was sticky, our staff did wipe your table before seating you, please next time ask us to re-wipe it as we want our customers to be comfortable! It is...More

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21 December 2018|
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Response from katie061980 | Reviewed this property |
They have a kids menu, we took our 7yr old he was very well behaved and was given a toy at the end
18 March 2018|
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Response from GautamaWangi | Property representative |
No just Monday to Saturday dinner
Peidi W
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Response from miketravtip | Reviewed this property |
They do... not sure about if they are animal friendly.
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Sandpipers Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4