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Sandpipers Restaurant

) #1 of 62 Restaurants in Nelson Bay ££ - £££ Seafood, , Vegetarian Friendly
81 Magnus St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4984 9990
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting plate” (66 reviews)
“pork belly” (87 reviews)
“dumplings” (37 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
81 Magnus St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had been to this restaurant many years ago when it was demonstrably THE best so wondered if things had changed (for the worse) over the years. We needn't have worried! The new owners have maintained the gracious feeling of welcome with that certain panache...More

Thank mccorquinn
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here many years ago and returned this year to find it is still excellent food. We ate a seafood dish and the pork belly and shared an entrée of dips. We also shared the chocolate roll dessert. All of it was scrumptious. Highly...More

Thank Sue O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely venue, good servings, friendly staff and tasty food. Also great with the kids. Would definitely recommend. We dine here every time we visit Port Stephens.

Thank martynandrea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious delightful delicacy the best seafood in Nelson bay and the service by ed and crew was outstanding the atmosphere cute small yet exquisite. The fish of the day swordfish was perfectly cooked and burnt honey lavender brûlée just melted on the tongue. This place...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had not tried this restaurant before and was very happy I did try. The food was delicious and the service was very good too. Will certainly go back against.

Thank Joansey2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fabulous dinner at this very popular restaurant,despite having no booking we squeezed in on a Wednesday night. There was a variety of food for all tastes and you could overhear other diners complimenting the food. The daily special of prawn bisque was...More

Thank Jacqui H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended with a large group and given a 'set menu'. The food was beautifully presented, satisfying to the palate with delicate yet full bodied flavor. Staff were well prepared for a large group with drinks and meals being served in good time. All in all...More

Thank YouChooz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic evening at Sandpipers. The waiter who served us was great and the food was delicious. We had the dumplings, ravioli, seafood taste plate, dessert selection and some really nice wine. The seafood taste plate was the standout for me but we...More

Thank gaijinpete
Reviewed 16 July 2017

this is a stand out in the bay and if you want a great view go to little beach boat house its the same people it is the best

Thank SilverBack4
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We didn't have a booking but managed to get in for an early dinner. Food was really good, staff were friendly and attentive, and the price was reasonable.

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28 June 2017|
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Response from 2HappyAussies | Reviewed this property |
Outside seating Dogs could be a problem
16 April 2017|
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Allows BYO wine with corkage charge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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
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Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 5.30pm
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