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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” (79 reviews)
“pork belly” (95 reviews)
“dumplings” (45 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 were in Port Stephens for our Anniversary and wanted to go somewhere special for dinner. In reviewing TripAdvisor, SandPipers seemed to be the place to go. On checking in at our Treescape at Anna Bay, our choice was strongly supported by the lady on...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated my birthday at Sandpipers and we were not disappointed by the reviews. One of the best restaurants and the dinner was delightful, pleasant service by a lady staff and friendly boss that greeted us even on our way out, we had the tasting...More

Thank Dennis T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dumplings delicious. Prawn hotpot...disappointing, most of the prawns were "floury", like they had been frozen then defrosted. Lamb...tasty. Service good. Would eat here again, but avoid the prawns.

Thank Marsbar66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Sandpipers as a treat on the last night of our summer holidays. I read solid reviews on TripAdvisor and elsewhere, so looked forward to a sumptuous dinner. We really enjoyed the food and can recommend the prawns and tasting plates, served by friendly...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

got to try the salt and pepper squid, had to be 1 of best i've ever tasted and well worth the money.

Thank CraigHawke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another great dinner at Sandpipers. Loved the prawn hotpot, so full of garlicky & chilli flavour. For mains we had the pork belly which was tender & had crispy crackling and the market fish, Mahi Mahi was excellent. So together with efficient service and BYO,...More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this restaurant based on trip adviser reviews for my hubbys birthday and so so glad we came. We had a lovely and pleasant experience.. the food was delicious, we personally can not fault it and the service was exceptional. We had two waiters, bother...More

Thank Rogmar2528
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very impressed; and, would certainly go back. The quality of seafood, and service were great. Well done!!

Thank Ben P
Reviewed 11 February 2018

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 5 February 2018

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
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18 March 2018|
Response from Judith G | Reviewed this property |
Sandpipers restaurant is only open nights Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm. Times may have changed since I was there before Christmas, could phone and inquire if opening times have changed 0249849990.
28 June 2017|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
They do... not sure about if they are animal friendly.
16 April 2017|
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Response from 2HappyAussies | Reviewed this property |
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, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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