We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sandpipers Restaurant

Sandpipers Restaurant
81 Magnus Street, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
02 4984 9990
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 64 restaurants in Nelson Bay
Price range: $0 - $33
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Had a short stay in Port Stephens and as it was out of season there was very little choice of restaurants. Stumbled upon Sandpipers and what a find. A few tables were occupied but it was not exactly full so we were not too sure what to expect. Made very welcome and decided on the set deal menu and were delighted with the choice. Each course was delicious and well worth the wait as all was freshly cooked to order. Service was excellent and I would recommend that any visitors look out for this restaurant as it is well worth a visit.

Visited November 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

194 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
    136
    41
    13
    1
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Can not fault this restaurant one bit. They squeezed us in on a busy Sat night. The service, food and pricing can easily be summed up in one word - AMAZING!!!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nelson Bay
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Consistently top class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We had business associates visit us in Nelson Bay and we suggested to have dinner at Sandpipers. Over the years we have dined there and last night certainly lived up to our expectations. The staff are friendly and obliging, the food wonderful. The seafood tasting plate gives anyone who loves seafood such a variety - oysters, atlantic salmon, prawn and avocado stack and calamari cooked to perfection. There is also a main course tasting plate and a dessert tasting plate giving diners the opportunity to sample more than one dish. Compliments all round from all members of our party.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Qualicum Beach
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Outstanding!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This was an exceptional restaurant, suiting our needs to a 'T'. As ma/pa/son/d-i-l/grandson we had wide likes in food. Top it off with a 2 year old grandson and you could see the conundrum. Not to be! The menu was varied enough to suit everyone and the server took into account finicky children by supplying crayons, the right high chair, staggered delivery of his food and all this while keeping the adults well watered and fed. Very good food in a community that caters to fast and fat food for tourists!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
central coast nsw Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best meal to be had anywhere !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We are two couples who travel a lot together and spent the last weekend at Nelson Bay on the NSW mid north coast. On Saturday night we went to Sandpipers for dinner as we have been doing for about five years.
This restaurant just gets better and better our men had the Barramundi, which was done to perfection, my girlfriend and I had the taster plate consisting of slow cooked pork belly,crispy fried cornmeal coated soft shell crab and a mildly spicy lamb dish. W>O>W> is all I can say.
We finished off with Affagatto and Lemon curd tart, oh boy we strolled back to our unit on cloud nine.
Please try this restaurant as it is the best food we have had anywhere in the world, but be sure to book as they get booked out quickly.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Sandpipers Restaurant also viewed

Nelson Bay, Port Stephens
Nelson Bay, Port Stephens
 
Nelson Bay, Port Stephens
Nelson Bay, Port Stephens
 

Been to Sandpipers Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Sandpipers Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.