South Sailor

4.5
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375 reviews
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$40 and under
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Seafood
With an affinity for casual, fresh seafood, South Sailor offers lunch, dinner and everything in between. A fitting spot to settle back after a day on the sand and surf.

Our menu is a combination of classic chip-shop fare and more worldly seafood flavours with our in-house Poke bar. South Sailor works closely with local suppliers to receive the best of the local produce sustainable seafood from the NSW south coast, Australia and NZ.

With indoor & outdoor seating, a licensed bar and kids beach cubby, gather the family for a relaxed weekend lunch or head in with friends for an evening of drinks, dinner and local tunes.
What 375 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TianaV
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

South Sailor was fantastic!!! The food was delicious, came out very quickly! Cannot wait to dine in again once everything going on in the world at the moment passes! 5 stars!

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Catherine
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is awesome and the food is delicious. This is our go to place especially in special occasions.

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SharynH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely staff. Would definitely return and recommend.

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food4me
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five girlfriends met for your fantastic Thursday night $15 poke bowls which we all enjoyed-so delicious and healthy. The atmosphere was relaxed and tables placed well apart for social distancing outside. Our server was pleasant and took our photo after asking if it was ok to touch our phone. We will return as long as we can to this great venue.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really enjoyed our food but dishes should be spaced out so that the do ing experience was more relaxed. Waitresses were great but we felt rushed. Will be back but will request time between dishes.

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Aviva
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I visit the South coast I want to eat every meal here! A wide range of choices means you have to return again and again to try the lot. Worth special mention are the South sailor fish tacos, the delicate snapper and prawn dumplings in broth, and the snapper fillet on smoked aubergine with edamame and artichoke. I have smelled the Nepalese fish and prawn curry go wafting by, and the beef burger - delicious temptations for my next visit.

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BobbiB
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We share the seafood platter, it's a great way to sample all of the dishes and to try things I might not of ever tried before.
Will definitely be back

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LaurenA
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favourite restaurant! The food is fresh, healthy and delicious, and the drinks are equally as amazing!

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LorraineH
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the food. Good quality and well priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and excellent food.

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Zed2046
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The food at South Sailor is tasty and delicious.

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HelenB
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and great service. Lots of options fresh and cooked, we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very popular and very busy but we had great food and good value. The service could have been better but it was very busy. The loud music made it difficult to have a conversation

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PatK
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love this place. The atmosphere is fun and the service is friendly.
I think the standard of food for the price is right. Drinks are great and wine is a small list but adequate for the type of restaurant it is. We alway enjoy our night here, and you should book to avoid disappointment.

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JenP
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere, excellent wine list and attentive service. A great night had by all!

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DeanR
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Service. Our favourite restaurant in Thirroul. Thursday night Poke Bowl special is great value.

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MarkC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Again, great comfort food. Wait service was just right and go early.

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Robyn
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was given a gift voucher for my birthday,very disappointed of how we were treated

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AdamH
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I enjoyed dining at South Sailor, nice ambience great menu and good selection of drinks.
My only complaint would be with the waitress she seemed stressed and it looked like she really didn't want to be there, she wasn't happy at all.
Drinks took a while to get to the table as well. I was halfway through my main by the time wine came.
I would definitely return and give it another try

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marks
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been several times to this restaurant and we are never ever disappointed! We love the venue, the food, the atmosphere, the service…
It is our favourite local restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Valentines Day with a lunch at South Sailor and were more than pleased with our experience. We have dined there before and have always experienced exceptional service and excellent food. Julia deserves a special mention for her customer service and her ability to make you feel welcome and comfortable.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent variety of flavours in both the food and drinks menu. Definitely be back to explore the rest the menu. Very reasonably priced for the quality.

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Singer
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh sustainable seafood with great seasonal variation of menu. Great service and no poorly amplified obtrusive muzak. More of this kind of dining experience please!

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JulieS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, staff friendly, relaxed but very efficient

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JennyC
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a fantastic night and enjoyed everything about South Sailor and will definitely go back

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service...friendly atmosphere..will be back again. Close walk home.

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AlexP
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

South Sailor never disappoints. Great food, friendly and very courteous staff, Highly recommended.

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TerryG
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Graham and his staff make you feel very comfortable and relaxed.

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johnws
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A most enjoyable evening and the food and service - excellent. Standout dish was the kingfish ceviche coupled with plump and tasty oysters. We chose the tasting plate - a good chance to test the kitchen skills and they did not disappoint. Accompanied by a very good Lark Hill Riesling! We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very pleasant outdoor dining experience! All of my family enjoyed their meals. Staff were very attentive. Will definitely dine at South Sailor again soon!

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SandraC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about South Sailor. Staff are friendly and helpful when ordering which is important. Meals came out in good time. We had 3 people at our table and enjoyed 3 courses which were all delicious. The meringue desert is absolutely delicious, I recommend trying that. The ambiance is just right. I can't fault any details of our booking.

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vipGabbyS
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food at very reasonable prices for the quality.
Happy helpful staff.
A very enjoyable dining experience- we’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food/drink and atmosphere, would recommend for sure

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DimiW
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was friendly. Will definitely dine here again.

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DebbieW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was just so fresh and very tasty. Have not been disappointed and would gladly recommend this restaurant.

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BenM
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Poor service. Plenty of staff but still took a long time for order to be taken. Main Meals delivered at separate times 12 minutes apart meaning we ate separately.
Better places to go

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Prof
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always very very good service, and the food is relentlessly top quality. Never any complaints about the tastes. The only negative is that you pay $100-$150 for 2 people and leave still hungry (the serves are too small guys!). The sashimi is excellent but the pieces of fish may have actually decreased in size since we first ate there, the $28 plate is certainly no more than a taster plate really and should be coupled with a second separate plate to fill up.

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LouiseA
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at South Sailor a few times now and have always enjoyed our meals, the friendly wait staff and the atmosphere. The cocktails are a little weak (in terms of alcohol content) but other than that it’s always worth a visit.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 would recommend. Great service, food was exceptional. Can't rate high enough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not impressed

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