South Sailor

4.5
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318 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 318 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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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent Service. A favourite of ours.

PB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Simple, delish food and professional service. Fish tacos were lovely. Everyone enjoyed their cocktails. Would visit again to sample poke bowls.

JH
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice surprise South Sailor was - the best grilled Barramundi - the service was attentive but not invasive - also loved that the tables in the outdoor area were not too close to each other - lovely experience catching up with an old friend.

JH
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on the $39 set menu and the food was absolutely amazing. I couldn't believe how much food we actually got for such a reasonable price! All the different flavours were melt in your mouth delicious and I can't wait to come back and try the regular menu. The outdoor seating area was so beautiful and the staff were all very friendly and answered every question our group had. I wish I could give them more than 5 stars!

MJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great location that has a really good vibe. The staff are really friendly and helpful. Service was quick and the food was delicious. A great drinks menu so you can experiment with something new. Top marks.

DP
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food, friendly staff. Inside the restaurant was very noisy, outside where we sat it was moderate. Recommended.

JB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I've been to this restaurant a few times before always been very good but this time the food was very underwhelming not sure whether they have the same chef anymore just not as good as before. Pretty disappointing

PS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere
Healthy options
Good selection of drinks

TS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! We have found our new favourite seafood spot...beautiful and delicately cooked seafood with inspired flavours. Nepalese curry is a crowd pleaser for sure. Love it!

RM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waitress (yes, it was a she) was very well informed and attentive. Enjoyed eating inside the restaurant! We could have a conversation without having to shout or ask others at the end of the table to repeat what they had said.. ..Lovely leisurely lunch.. we will be back!

ZN
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fantastic staff. The South Sailor fish tacos are truly amazing

SE
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Beautiful seafood with a funcky new Asian twist. Lovely surroundings. Tried a few dishes and everything was fantastic!

ZQ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The sushi roll was amazing! I would definitely recommend the fish and chips as well!

SM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Crowded tables could be bigger food very good noisy when many people talking

HR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

King prawns to die for! Espresso Martini and girly catch up go hand-in-hand here at this trendy space

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely dinner with our family last Saturday evening. Although there were no more tables inside, the outside area is well protected from the weather and we remained very comfortable throughout the evening. Food was beautiful as always, although I think the signature seafood sharing plate was minimised somewhat. Previously we had more hot dishes and a nice salad. Our salad was quite a plain green salad, just leaves and a dressing.
Overall a lovely evening with 4 stars

ZQ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Excellent Poke Bowls! The garden seating area is super charming!

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service in a very relaxed environment. Highly recommended

SL
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is Amazing!! Beautiful food, lovely atmosphere and great gin drinks! Will definitely return!

BB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to this restaurant countless times and it never fails to impress. The food is fantastic as is the service. Highly recommended.

CC
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of our favour in Thirroul. Exceptional seafood and food was great. We are a regular guest there.

R
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, beautiful food and great atmosphere! Had booked an outside table on what turned out to be a rainy day and when I called ahead to see if we could change to inside a table had already been set, just incase!

WM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I loved the fish and prawn curry. Just the right portion size. This restaurant is a quality outfit with friendly and professional staff. Each one of my three visits has been most enjoyable.

TG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous dining experience, very good value for the quality of food, would highly recommend

SA
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Friendly and attentive staff, great food and drinks. We arrived early and were accommodated without fuss. Waiters missed a couple of things later as the night was busy (lemon for a dish, wrong drink) but all was rectified quickly and with a smile. Get there early for happy hour if you can- amazing oysters and sparkling rosè. We’ll definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had the most wonderful dining experience at South Sailor. Julia and her staff went above and beyond and we never felt rushed even though we were the last ones left in the restaurant. The food was delicious 👏🏻

SS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a fabulous scene, with a great ambience. The food is melt-in-your-mouth. The Korean Fried Chicken & the Barrato cheese are my favourites.

JM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favourite restaurant in the area. The food is amazing and the staff are fantastic.

DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and great food!
Def coming back
The staff were super!

KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We really enjoyed our meal at South Sailor last Saturday night. Our only concern is the lack of room to eat. We have been to South Sailor previously and were given the same small round table that isn't big enough for the plates of food and drinks. The tables are also very close. It's a pity.

PN
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely evening! Amazing food - highly recommend the sushi. We will certainly be back.

KO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous flavoursome food as always. This is my favourite restaurant in Thirroul.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic and service is amazing.

O
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Really lovely staff and atmosphere but unfortunately I found the food disappointing. The meals we had were unique combinations of cuisines which sounded interesting but they just didn’t succeed in being tasty. I would be hesitant to try again at this stage.

QD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Drinks were amazing. Staff and atmosphere were perfect. Can't wait for next visit

GL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a seafood share for 2 which gives you a taste of most of the menu. This was a good choice as there were so many delectable options on the menu. Also a good selection of wines and Asahi on tap. A little disconnect between the person who took our order and the person who served. But this was only minor.

E
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

It is a good local restaurant with extremely good service.

KD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We have eaten here before and enjoyed the food that’s why we chose to bring our out of town friends here for an enjoyable meal prior to a show at Anita’s Theatre. It took 30 minutes to get a drink and after an hour we were still waiting to give our order. After complaining things moved along faster but we missed 30 minutes of the show. The food was nice but not as good as I remembered. A lot less care and love on the plate - eg. too much dressing, coleslaw was a little tough.

MA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My wife and I have been to SS many times and enjoyed our meals. This last time there was something missing with the flavours, they were a little bland. Has SS changed owners/chef? I did notice that there were all new staff.......

MS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue. Great service diverse range of high quality healthy food and very friendly staff. Have rebooked already