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“Amazing dinner date”

Sandpipers Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 89 Restaurants in Nelson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $33
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 5.30pm
Wollongong, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing dinner date”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Sandpipers was an amazing experience - the staff were excellent, the food was amazing, great setting and vibe. All in all making it a beautiful dinner date for my partner and I checking out Nelson Bay area for the first time. I picked this place based on these reviews - agree with all the appraisals! My partner loves seafood so this was perfect, we couldn't decide on what to choose and ended up picking smaller entree size dishes with more options. Highly recommend the oysters, king prawn stack, pork and prawn dumplings and the salt and pepper squid. Delicious :-)

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
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3 reviews
“Sensational!”
Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Wow! We had a lovely meal at this restaurant. Cannot fault them on anything! The food was AMAZING! The soft-shelled crab was delicious, as was the Pork Belly. The white chocolate spring rolls with raspberry dipping sauce was sensational! The staff were extremely helpful, friendly & genuinely appreciative of our patronage. Our 3.5yr old son was kept amused with a colouring-in book provided by the waitress, & he was even given a small gift at the end of the meal out of a lucky dip basket! We will definitely going back for more!

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Sydney
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice meal”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We could see that seafood dominated the menu at this restaurant so decided to go totally with their strength and we ordered 5 seafood entrees to share between the 2 of us as a sort of tapas meal. The prawn and avocado stack was the most subtly flavoured dish of the five and as a result the one that we liked the most. The other dishes had quite nice components but the sauces totally overwhelmed the produce with flavours that were too strong. The huge plus for this restaurant are the wait staff who were great - friendly and efficient.

  • Visited February 2013
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Boat Harbour, Australia
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21 reviews
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“great pork belly”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Went to Sandpipers for a family birthday, and had a great night. The service was good and so friendly, the staff were pleasant even though we took our own cake, which is sometimes frowned upon, Good size portions and a very clean restaurant.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Fantastic in all areas - food, service and value”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

We booked in at sandpipers after reading TA reviews. We were not disappointed in any way. We had the salt/ pepper squid for entree. It was delicious, without fault - with a very generous portion size. Then there was a serve of pork belly , which I was I was informed was "beautiful" with a lovely mix of vegetables. I had the salmon which was cooked to perfection, with an interesting salad in accompaniment ( wonderful flavours). Finally, we ordered the tasting dessert plate which was a great way to sample the different desserts on offer. All desserts on the plate were without fault with the creme brûlée and lemon curd tart - absolute stand outs. The staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive. We were seated at the 2 seat table right at the window inside- which gave you the feeling of dining outside - it was great!! All in all, the best value for money restaurant I have been to in a very long time. The quality of food was that of a Sydney hatted restaurant. Fabulous!!

  • Visited February 2013
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