South Sailor

4.6
540 reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood
South Sailor is now open for regular dine-in menu! South Sailor is the perfect spot for those wanting the best casual drinking and dining experience on the stunning Coal Coast.
The menu boasts simple, honest, seasonal food from locally sourced and sustainable suppliers. Expect to find a contemporary seafood focussed menu with the very best South Coast oysters, fresh sashimi and dry aged fish.
With indoor & outdoor seating, gather the family for a relaxed weekend lunch or head in with friends for an evening of drinks, shared feasting and good times.
For an unforgettable culinary experience, South Sailor offers a range of set menu and group dining options including bottomless lunches.
**LUNCH SET MENUS**
- The South Sailor Date, $55pp
- The South Sailor Bento, $49pp {food only}
- Bento & Bottomless Bubbles, $79pp
**DINNER SET MENUS**
- The South Sailor Date, $55pp
- Just Dining, $55pp {food only}
- Wine & Dine, $99pp
To see the latest menus head to the South Sailor website.
What 540 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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JeremyJ
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a date, got the shared platter for 2 and added extra sashimi, all of it was beyond beautiful. Perfect ambiance, great service, great wine and so affordable. Higher quality and better tasting seafood to the lagoon at half the price. New favourite spot

JP
JolieP
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We really enjoyed the food and will be back again, the only thing was the table was a little small for water, glasses, food etc.

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TobieM
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our night at South Salilor.
Highly recommend you make the effort to get down and support a great local business.
Make sure you try the hand cut potato scallops,sashimi plate and the taramasalata.

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Kate
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolute gem on the south coast. Food was fresh and tasty. Service attentive and friendly.
Definitely worth a day trip or use as a break on trips further south.

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DonM
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice ambience, food was great, service was a little better than average

LM
LesleyM
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The wine we ordered was not available but we were not told. They substituted a different bottle and when we realised the waitress simply said this was the closest to what we had asked for. No substitute or compensation was offered.
Not a good start to a disappointing meal.

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AllenF
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There was four of us and we arrive at 5 pm because we going somewhere else after dinner.The oyster happy hour was good price but they where small.I don't know how they would cope when it got busy.I don't think we would hurry back.😏

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JamesS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent quality seafood prepared in an innovative manner

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DanielW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yet another amazing encounter with the South Sailor Bento Box and Baja fish tacos!!

HM
HelenM
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Will definitely be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner love this place! Amazing food and excellent service

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ElyshaS
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had the $55 tasting plates and bottle of wine .... Amazing food and value

AJ
AlizaJ
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We ordered the shared seafood and it was exquisite ! Really felt fresh was beautifully
Presented and all the dishes complemented each other.

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Debs
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at South Sailor for our daughters birthday and it was fantastic.
I have coeliac disease and I’m extremely sensitive to gluten but I was taken through the menu and told all the gf options, they made absolutely sure there was no cross contamination, the food, service and venue are all amazing.
We will definitely go there again.

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marionc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We ordered the seafood platter for two, which came in 2 servings. The first serving was excellent, well balanced, tasty food. We waited 40 minutes for the 2nd serving and was only apologised to for the delay after about 1/2 an hour. We were very excited to have the dumplings, since the last time we were there they were not available. They were awlful - the dough was thick and chewy and the filling unremarkable in flavour. The BBQ octopus was one mouthful each and the balance was a small bowl of calamari, a salad and chips. Very disappointing finish to our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and excellent service the food was delicious

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BWILL
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had an great feed, the food was absolutely delicious! We shared about 5 small plates and then shared a desert between the two of us and all of it was absolutely divine! The calamari is amazing! The BBQ Octopus, Fried Chicken & Fish Tacos were also some of the favourites!

The only let down was that drinks service was practically non-existent. We ordered our drinks (cocktails) as soon as we sat down, they took a bit to come however when they did, they were delicious. The first two plates of food also came out when the first round of (two) drinks came. However, there was a 40 minute window after this first serving, where we received no food, nor were we checked up on by the waitstaff. It was right before the 3rd plate of food that came out that I was able to make contact with one of the waitstaff to order another drink, which was hard as they all avoided eye contact.
The second round of two drinks came about 15-20 minutes later, however during this wait we decided to order another round of drinks while the second one was coming as it proved to be a fair wait for drinks, and would be a huge wait for any staff member to come over asking if we wanted another drink. It then took these drinks probably another 40mins to come, which came after we finished the second lot of drinks, food & desert! I would definitely love to come back, however I will probably think about ordering all my drinks at the beginning of the night so I can have consistent drinks over the 2 and a bit hours we are there. The bill would have been a lot higher if we were able to get more drinks...

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, food and staff are all wonderful! My favourite place in Thirroul.

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Hugo
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A third visit just to savour and enjoy the dry aged kingfish. And who would expect swordfish as the fish of the day with "fish and chips"? Full marks.

WM
WayneM
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good menu food very good presentation very good. Will be back

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Chris
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Innovative menu with slant towards Japanesecuisine although staples such as burgers and fish and chips also available. Poke bowls are excellent with a good choice.

TA
TimA
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with excellent (Japanese / Korean / fish orientated) menu and good service in casual setting with great outside area - walking distance from the beach...

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SimonV
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Shared platter for two. Cold course delicious and well presented. Hot course had dishes that were cold upon serving. Some very oily. Disappointing

NE
NoyaE
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Local and lovely
Quality food , all dishes delicious
Bbq octopus was so yum but a very small dish,so don’t order it if ur hungry
Staff very helpful and generally a great place in the coast

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Naynay
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I am a Regular here - always returning because we enjoy the service, quality of food and simplicity of the menu.

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GrahamW
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food in a relaxed atmosphere. Good value too.

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AmandaD
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous food great cocktails great service will recommend to friends

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NicoleK
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to South Sailor. IIncredible food. Incredible service. Incredible value. We’ll be regulars.

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DerekK
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Delicious food cooked well. The beer list needs a refresh but overall a pleasant dinner.

AM
AnneM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

South Sailor never disappoints. The food is consistently good.

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AshleighH
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and amazing service! Will be recommending this place to anyone who will listen! Great work guys.

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FelicityS
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always of a high standard here, delicious, playful and with fresh flavours and lovely presentation. The staff are friendly, warm and helpful.

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Tom90
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, excellent service and delightful cocktails. The Octopus is a must!

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was sensational! So fresh and very tasty with lots of different flavours! We loved trying lots of different things and the French champagne was one of the nicest we've ever had. The waiter who looked after us really understood what was needed for our friend who is Coeliac and they substituted items for her and it was no problem. Can't wait to go again!

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DavidN
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food done well, had the pimms was delicious also had the shared seafood with my wife, enough food and very tasty
calamari was outstanding

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Francesca
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food. Relaxed atmosphere.
Will definitely return

PH
PeterH
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

South Sailor serves a broad variety and it is all very nice. A delightful experience.

JG
JoyG
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

An interesting menu, what we ordered was very tasty. We just weren't told what the fish of the day was.

JC
JessC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favourites. Excellent food and great team.

TG
TerryG
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Looked after without asking. The staff are always very efficient and cordial.

FAQs

South Sailor is rated 4.6 stars by 540 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.