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The Sand Bar

Beach Lane, Beach Town | David Street, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia
07 4068 7008
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $21
Cuisines: Tapas
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The best in Mission Beach. Wonderful tapas at great prices. Wood fired pizzas cooked in pizza ovens imported from Italy. Huge wine list. Friendly staff. Free WIFI. Relaxed atmosphere. Large bar with exceptional cocktails.
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78% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We went to the Sandbar tonight for an impromptu dinner.We didn't book but I think it would be advisable.The waitress Kelly, was fantastic as was David. My wife forgot her reading glasses and we were sharing mine, when David came out and offered his reading glasses to help. Great communications between all those staff concerned. We had a few wines,... More

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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Although we enjoyed our pizza on the night and service was good I was shocked with the attitude of the Manager who confronted two potential Asian customers and their children who asked if they could dine in the restaurant and were rudely informed that the restaurant was booked out notwithstanding that there were many empty tables and it was only... More

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Mackay, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We has no real idea where to eat in Mission Beach, having only just arriving in town.We got lucky by choosing The Sand Bar, as we were given a lovely area to sit in and experienced great table service. The food was served promptly and we were very happy with what we all received. We had pasta dishes which were... More

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Mackay, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Dropped into The Sand Bar early Saturday night, no booking but we were seated pleasantly without fuss. A relaxed atmosphere matched the food well, pizza, pasta etc which was well presented , tasty and reasonably priced. The service was above average and all wait staff were helpful, friendly and attentive, just what you would hope for really. Overall a good... More

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Mission Beach, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Just left the restaurant . Ordered 2 gluten free pizzas ,Harissa lamb with Riata and four cheese with garlic. Lamb pizza perfect, lovely base, however 4 cheese pizza awful lumps of garlic paste in dollops on pizza (like someone forgot and thought to put it on later )garlic not even cooked through. Sent the pizza back, and ordered plate of... More

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Darwin, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

As a walkin on a busy evening we were seated and served without issue. Very friendly, helpful ands courteous staff. Food was excellent and delicious. Keep up the great standards.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The wine list here is, for north Queensland, pretty decent, although concomitantly pricey. The pizzas were well done, as were the sharing plates. Sitting on the deck was not the best view in Mission Beach (a suburban road running past the village green), but it was the restaurant closest to the beach in this part of town.

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Looking around Mission Beach, the Sandbar had the best position with side views to the sea and was also the classiest looking whilst remaining casual. We ate here on two occasions. I found the service friendly and competent particularly compared to other restaurants in the area. The food, a predominantly tapas and pizza menu, was tasty enough without being outstanding.... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had dinner this evening. It was beautiful. We shared tapas for entree. The pork belly was my favourite of the three dishes. The duck pizza was delicious and the service was spot on. Only thing is if you don't like chillies- the menu didn't necessarily mention this ingredient on each item. Great meal.

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St Kilda, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After reading the reviews on this restaurant, we were disappointed with the overall experience. The service seemed inexperienced and disinterested. The tappas were overpriced for what you go (very little) and the pizzas were over rated. A shame because we had been looking forward to this visit. We would not bother returning here.

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