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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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81 Magnus St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

The quality of food is outstanding and the young staff were so lovely and professional. My partner had the lamb backstab after I convinced him to stop ordering steak everywhere we went. Said it was the best meal he'd had on our entire trip away....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank melfromaustralia
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very busy time of the year in Nelson Bay and is a place we visit every year. Have not been to Sandpipers for a while but thought we would give it a try. I believe ownership has changed recently but was hard to tell. We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 509TimS
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sandpipers first day of serving brekky. Very similar menu choices as other cafes however we loved the fact that the size if the meal was just right. Often other cafes pile stacks on your plate and you struggle to finish and feel guilty leaving some........More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Samui2009
Reviewed 3 days ago

oh the food was amazing and the service was 100% faultless it was an absolute pleasure eating here thank you for the great food and the impeccable service.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TheMolinaCrew
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I have eaten at this restaurant many times over the past years, it is a regular for us when we are in Nelson Bay. We ate here a few days ago and were disappointed to find that it has changed hands and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 03Traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to beat the cooked breakfast for the price... Eggs of you choice, bacon, tomatoe and coffee, all for $12...

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank VK5AKE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at Sandpipers last night and although it was busy the service was good. We had a table for 2 booked inside. The restaurant is nicely decorated in dark colours. The natural and Kilpatrick oysters were fresh and gorgeous. I had the lamb...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank B883ELlouiser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the front of house to the food we couldn’t fault it. The young man who was looking after the front of house gave us the best customer service that we have had anywhere in a long time. His smile and beautiful attitude was beyond...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AS4E214
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner tonight was not bad but not great, very poor service, no front of house control at all. All staff running around like crazy and only delivering meals. No one i mean no one asked if we wanted drinks its just totalky chaos. I found...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Scott C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can tell this is an above average restaurant for the area but overall did not live up to hype from TripAdvisor. You could tell the host/waiter was experienced & said all the right things but was not passionate about the restaurant / food at...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank mykelgg
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21 December 2018|
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Response from 907rayg | Reviewed this property |
If you mean children that are very young I would say this is not the place for me! Older teenagers possibly. There were no children there when we went there. The food is pretty sophisticated and I don't think kids would... More
18 March 2018|
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Response from GautamaWangi | Property representative |
No just Monday to Saturday dinner
28 June 2017|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 33
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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