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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%
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“tasting plate” (77 reviews)
“pork belly” (94 reviews)
“dumplings” (44 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
81 Magnus St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner a couple of times there - never disappointed. A reasonably good wine list and a busy ambiance that fit in well with our evenings. Its busy to book ahead!

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favourite restaurants, food can't be faulted, delicious and service very genial. Always a happy atmosphere and no empty tables. Returning to Nelson Bay in a few months and looking forward to a night out at Sandpipers!

1  Thank Judith G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely evening at Sandpipers whilst on holidays. We had to book the second sitting and glad we did. I had the lamb back strap and my wife had the porcini chicken special. We shared the dumplings and prawn hot pot for starters and everything was...More

1  Thank Christian338
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How this restaurant was rated on TripAdvisor as the number one restaurant in Port Stephens is beyond me. As a family we decided to share both of the tasting plates and we were all extremely disappointed with the quality of the food. Everything seemed to...More

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

Sorry to see this review when on any given busy night we send out 20 to 30 of these taste plates. To have every one of the 6 different items on your taste plates be cooked incorrectly and not say anything to all the staff...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waitress and waiters were super nice. Helped us carry our pram up and down the stairs. By far the best ravioli I've ever had. Being vegetarian is tough enough and this place did not disappoint at all. Very nice, worth a stop.

2  Thank wahoosydney84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the fish of the day, skin wasn’t crispy and salad could’ve been way more generous. Service was unfriendly too. The ravioli was okay, but the whole experience was not worth it for okay pasta. Prices will get your heart racing for what you actually...More

1  Thank Jonty d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend the two Sandpipers Taste Plates. Great value and delicious ..... Well done!

1  Thank Vessy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great quality food and service. This restaurant delivers, My only criticism would be for the price of the meal a larger piece of fish would have been more appropriate. Deserts were fantasic Arancini balls fantastic. A bonus, this restaurant is Byo for Wine. Would definitely...More

Thank miztraver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely no complaints - entrée of dumplings .... fabulous and then barramundi also so fresh on a fabulous salad. We will be back love it !

Thank val_rx7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there on our first night where both my partner's and my family met. And what a meal! Dinner was exceptional, everybody enjoyed the drinks. The service was spot on, definitely a must if you are in Shoal or Nelson bay!

Thank Bellatrix6618
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
They do... not sure about if they are animal friendly.
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Response from 2HappyAussies | Reviewed this property |
Allows BYO wine with corkage charge
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 33
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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