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Sandbar Cafe

$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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1 Moroney Ave | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4927 8668
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11:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 08:30 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We had Sunday morning breakfast here recently whilst not a large menu there was enough to cover our taste buds and I can honestly say the quality and servings plus the prices of the food were more than acceptable. Everything was to our liking including the lovely setting overlooking the sundrench beach of Newcastle. We must return to sample lunch!!

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Thank Greg I
Newcastle, Australia
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing meal here today. Best calamari I've ever tried, and the barramundi was superb and fresh. Non seafood eaters are catered for too, my friend has a chicken dish which was cooked to perfection. Would recommend to anyone wanting a nice meal by the water. There isn't that many beachfront choices surprisingly for newy, but out of the... More 

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Thank Clsyme
Newcastle, Australia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

When booking, we advised there would be a vegetarian in the group. When we were ordering there were no vegetarian mains available and were told only the paella could be made without any meat or seafood and replaced with vegetables... but that meant no one else at the table (and presuming the rest of the restaurant?) could not order paella... More 

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Thank wintera850
Newcastle, Australia
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We called in for lunch. We started with salt n pepper calamari with which the calamari tasted really fresh but there was a lack of salt and pepper seasoning. We both had the grilled fish, salad and chips as a main. Could not fault it. Fresh, fresh, fresh, and delicious. What arrived on our plates was exactly what we were... More 

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Thank JamieJustine
Newcastle, NSW
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Head on up to Sandbar - whale watching; delicious food; fantastic service; brilliant chef. Breakfast, lunch or dinner...you can't go wrong!

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Thank Audigirl86
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Outstanding service... extremely personably, friendly and accommodating especially under the circumstances of being short staffed. Exceptional portion sizes and amazing flavors.

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Thank 1_Sulley
Newcastle, Australia
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Great view over Newcastle Beach with indoor dining so you can still enjoy even when cold and windy. Started with the bruschetta and I had the Salmon which was great and my wife had the prawn ravioli which was excellent. Finished off our meal by sharing a coffee and vanilla brûlée which was to die for! Service was excellent too.

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Thank David B
NSW
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

9 of us went to Sandbar for lunch. Service was prompt and cheerful. Our meals were served together and in a timely manner . Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal , especially the zippa di pesce and the beef wellington. The chef does an amazing job cooking cleaning then socializing with guests ...Loved the relaxed vibe overlooking Newcastle beach. Great way... More 

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Thank windsurfer21
Newcastle, Australia
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Went to this venue for breakfast on 10/7/16 and we were pleasantly surprised.Prices were reasonable, service good without being outstanding , and the view superb. This is only a small venue and there were only a few couples in , so the noise levels were well down on other venues.I think it would be so even if it was packed.... More 

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Thank droughtbreaker16
Newcastle, Australia
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Enjoyed a long lunch which included watching a couple of whales cavorting off Newcastle Beach. The entree selection was so interesting we ordered them all (OK there were only four of them), the stand out really being the silky and creamy prawn ravioli made with won-ton wrappers. Not a place for a quick refueling stop, a place to linger and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Moroney Ave | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4927 8668

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?