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Offering a Modern Australian Seafood Menu with Fresh Local Seafood which makes Sandpipers the perfect place to taste what Nelson Bay has to offer. Every every night from 5pm for dinners only.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Australian
FEATURES
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 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews in trip advisor we chose this restaurant and We really enjoyed our dinner. We were seated outside, it was a lovely evening the waiter told us the specials, we ordered two different options and they were so flavoursome and good size portions....We enjoyed them with a bottle of wine we brought along as it was BYO wine bottle only.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant on Saturday evening for dinner over long weekend. Booked in advance to ensure we secured a table. Ordered chargrilled octopus entree to share, Black Angus eye fillet and morrocan spiced lamb strip loin as mains. All were amazing. BYO wine makes it...easy. Staff were very attentive to our needs. Central location in Nelson Bay town centre very convenient. For those with accessibility needs please note there are 2 steps at entrance and there is no handrail, so best to book an outside table in such cases.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

Awesome service Food was amazing Family own business that takes the time to make you feel welcome and not only did the food look good it taste amazing as well. I highly recommend and will definitely be back 😊

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024

This restaurant made our wedding anniversary a night to remember. We recommend while visiting Nelson Bay Sandpipers restaurant should be your first choice. Great service.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

We had a lovely, relaxed dinner at Sandpipers. We ordered crab arancinni, salt and pepper squid, chowder and fish of the day (3 fish choices). All were delicious and beautifully presented. The meal sizes were adequate and the service was good. Sandpiper is a standout...for seafood in the Bay area.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023

This is the best restaurant in Nelson Bay. The food is magnificent and the staff always helpful. It is BYO with a small corkage charge for wine. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2023 via mobile

Food was fresh and presentation very good. Service was prompt and professional .Shared an octopus entree followed by chicken scallopini and a small seafood chowder and they all tasted amazing. Would definitely return .

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

Absolutely superb food! Staff lovely ambience nice. Reasonably priced delicious seafood. I had the garlic prawn hotpot which was absolutely delicious! Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 May 2023

The food was excellent. My wife and I both had entree size Garlic Prawn Hot Pot. The prawn serving was very generous. I had the standard tomato/chilli base but my wife requested no chilli, which was not a problem for the kitchen. I'm sure they...would be happy to vary the sauce to individual tastes. Both variants were delicious. She had the seafood chowder entree size for main and although it was not really similar to a traditional, thick New England chowder, it was still really nice and full of fresh seafood. I had the grilled octopus entree for main, and again it was very well cooked with a delicious punzu dressing. We finished the night by sharing a Creme Caramel. It came with some really nice accompaniments of fresh and preserved fruits etc. The young lady serving was very friendly and helpful, ensuring everything was as requested. A highly recommended restaurant - the best we have experienced in the last 8 days of our travels up the east coast.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023 via mobile

Great food and wonderful service. Every dish was fantastic. Absolutely loved the food. Would highly recommend this great restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 11 May 2023

Wonderfully fresh seafood served with friendly efficiency by Monica and Prabhat. So good we returned on the second night of our two night stay in Nelson Bay. The oysters tasted as if they had just been shucked and the barramundi was fresh and perfectly cooked...and presented. Accompanied by Hunter Valley Verdelho.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023

I organised a group of 22. The staff were very helpful and attentive. The whole group loved the food and we will always come here again when in Nelson Bay

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 21 March 2023

I ordered fish of the day… the description says “mango and lemon sauce”: just a few dices o f mango and a slice of a lemon scattered on the plate…. The potatoes were cooked hours before, not in butter, nos fresh….quite disappointed…

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 12 March 2023 via mobile

Soooo disappointed!! Firstly we found the original person serving us (younger male) quite abrupt & rude. Seemed to be put out that we asked questions about menu. Order came fairly quickly. Food was good, tasty and portions were good. However the entire experience at this...restaurant left a sour feeling with us. There was an extra charge of $13 on our bill. When we questioned the server, he said it was quite clear on the menu that they charge an additional 15% on Sundays & holidays. He made it sound like all restaurants in Nelson Bay have this surcharge. Firstly it is NOT clearly shown on menu, and a good restaurant would mention it when you sit down instead of hiding behind small print. A polite "just so you know there is a 15% charge because it is Sunday" would have taken care of any unpleasantnessMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

Very pleasant dining experience for our family group of 10. All our meals from entrees to desserts were absolutely delicious with special attention to children’s meals coming out at same time as adult entree. Very well balanced and interesting, fresh flavours. Wonderful friendly service but...by no means intrusive. Highly recommend and a delight to have this restaurant in Nelson Bay.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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They have a kids menu, we took our 7yr old he was very well behaved and was given a toy at the end
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No just Monday to Saturday dinner
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They do... not sure about if they are animal friendly.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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