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Lobster and prawn special
Sandpiper Pork Belly
Lobster linguini
Crab meat and Parmesan arancini
Seafood Chowder

Ratings & Reviews

based on 154 reviews
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Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :8.4/10
  1. Nicki A.
    Nicki A.
    • 51 reviews

    Warm friendly staff from start to finish. We loved Sandpipers - an excellent night out (and when we are spoilt with great restaurants in Sydney it was brilliant to find a great restaurant for our first night in Nelson Bay). My husband had the Pork Belly Slow cooked pork belly served w/ sweet potato puree, braised cabbage, bacon, onion jam with seasonal green vegetables & a port jus - a very generous portion, tasty and cooked to perfection. (I had some of his sweet potato puree and it was delicious). I had the Lamb Back Strap with macadamia dukkha - encrusted succulent lamb backs strips w/ quinoa, pumpkin, cilantro, tomato, confit garlic, seasonal vegetables & beetroot hummus. OMG, this dish was amazing. Perfectly cooked, great flavour combinations and a generous servce. We also had a serve of fries - hot, tasty and a perfect accompaniement. Bonus - BYO - so we brought a yummy Petaluma Riesling.

  2. Russell C.
    Russell C.
    • 2 reviews

    This is a nice restaurant. The staff were very welcoming and efficient. Being the night before the Government imposed closure of such places, it was very quiet but in one way that was good. The food was good but not exceptional. One criticism is that the drinking glasses for water were not clean which was a bit off putting. Overall a good place to eat with a choice of indoor or outdoor seating.

  3. Sarah H.
    Sarah H.
    • 2 reviews

    The food never disappoints here one of the waitress the one who greeted us never smiled or said welcome . The lady who served us in the end was fantastic , friendly and had good hospitality.

  4. Deanne S.
    Deanne S.
    • 14 reviews

    We had a fabulous night. It was so easy to make a reservation. The service was outstanding. The choice of meals was excellent & the food was delicious. The staff was amazing a great night indeed

  5. Cheyne B.
    Cheyne B.
    • one review

    Deliciousness, best tasting plate ever, SO so good, great service, well priced, great CHEF

  6. Alex H.
    Alex H.
    • one review

    The service was great, the staff were friendly and had great knowledge of the menu. Food came within minetes of ordering much to our surprise. Flavor of food was good, not to the standard of the service and price. I feel the food combination was not 100%. Overall nice place for dinner.

  7. Donna R.
    Donna R.
    • one review

    Great food and plenty of choice. Service was excellent!

  8. Sue j.
    Sue j.
    • 4 reviews

    We will keep going back. Food, staff, service are a 10.

  9. John C.
    John C.
    • 3 reviews

    Excellent Experience. Food and service is top class . Would recommend this restaurant to anyone that like a very good night out at a nice restaurant. 10/10

  10. Wayne T.
    Wayne T.
    • 3 reviews

    A lovely restaurant. Nice friendly service from the 3 young ladies one of whom is “front of house”. Well laid out restaurant with outside dining option. Three of us dining and each dish was well prepared and presented inc fish of the day and an excellent butter chicken. Highly recommended.

  11. Arya D.
    Arya D.
    • 13 reviews

    the staff were very friendly. food was average. the seafood platter wasn't anything special but the lamb was very nice and tender. the dessert wasn't too bad.

  12. Sue j.
    Sue j.
    • 4 reviews

    Staff very friendly and efficient. Food was excellent.

  13. Rubie S.
    Rubie S.
    • 5 reviews

    The food are nice and the service is quick

  14. Ruth T.
    Ruth T.
    • 15 reviews

    This little restaurant on the main street was not great to look at, no view to speak of and a very limited wine list. But the food was fresh and tasty and the staff were pleasant. Would have loved to see them offer more options with the fish of the day, two different fish to choose from but only one cooking/sauce option. Would definitely go back.

  15. John C.
    John C.
    • 3 reviews

    Excellent food and great staff that are very welcoming.

  16. Vladimir h.
    Vladimir h.
    • 5 reviews

    Great restaurant with hearty good food. Portions are well sized and a good variation of dishes. I had the prawn hotpot and lobster linguine and they were just perfect. Great flavour and right amount of spice. Only thing is that the decor looks a little dated. Overall a great catch for some good food.

  17. Erika T.
    Erika T.
    • 2 reviews

    Fantastic food will definitely be back

  18. Kerrie S.
    Kerrie S.
    • one review

    Very nice evening with great food and service.

  19. Catherine  L.
    Catherine L.
    • one review

    Amazing food, Oysters, seafood chowder, lobster pasta and even those desserts were really delicious. Staff were friendly and provided excellent service. Will dine again once back in Nelson Bay. Thank you for the wonderful food experience.

  20. Lin H.
    Lin H.
    • 2 reviews

    Staff are friendly and let us in before the allocated time. It was quite busy but we didn't wait for long. The main course ordered were presented well and tasted really delicious.

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81 Magnus St, 2315, Nelson Bay, Australia

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