South Sailor

4.6
488 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 488 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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SimonH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Have been here many times and occasionally am disappointed with ordering the wrong thing. It's a strange place where most of the food is at a very high standard and then you get something barely edible. In this case it was a fish burger with a grey, recently thawed from the freezer piece of farmed barramundi in a stale bun with stodgy cream cheese and cold overcooked chips. I would get the frozen fish off the menu and address the quality control coming out of the kitchen

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WillC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s an awesome little place that has great food and ambiance. We recommend the seafood for two as a good starting point as you sample a lot with it.

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PatriciaU
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Exceptional food and service, even on a busy night. Great value considering what we received. The outdoor dining area could do with a makeover.

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JessicaH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly reccomend the Seafood Plate for Two, it is delicious! I prefer to sit outdoors as I find the seating more comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We went for dinner with friends & they only had a booking for 8.30pm which was ok. We were seated outside on the road side at first then they moved us inside. The food was really nice but the kitchen closed at 9.15 without telling us so disappointing as we only got to try a few things. Friendly service.

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cmac
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was our first visit so we had the shared seafood tasting plate to get a feel of the food. it was delicious and well priced. we will be back to try more of the menu.

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PaulaB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, cute establishment and great location

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AndreasD
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding.
Love this place.
Always take new friends and they also love it

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SharonF
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a taste sensation. We had the Seafood Share for 2....we cannot stop raving about it. The meal was so fresh and flavorsome, not to mention great value.
The service was great and the staff were so friendly.
We had a great night.
Cannot recommended South Sailor highly enough.

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Ceejay
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and restaurant vibe was casual and relaxed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Slow drinks service, rushed dinner service both detracted from the meal and evening

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SallyH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with a great choice of drinks for those that love seafood and those that don’t!

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EvaV
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Nice food. Took 45 minutes to arrive though.
Misleading blurb on website: "a fitting spot to settle back after a day on the sand and surf". Well not unless you go home and scrub up to wear your Sunday best.

Felt really uncomfortable with my kids. And was treated accordingly. My boys saw other kids (of the properly 'dressed up family') getting kids packs (to draw/spend time with), but they did not get anything.

Did not like the vibe at all, will not return.

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AvgiE
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and fresh. Service was great. Staff were friendly and helpful and good with explaining about the food on the menu. We sat in the outside courtyard and wasn’t noisy at all. Would definitely go back there again! Highly recommend this place.

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Victoria
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner In outdoor setting. Menu is varied and interesting.

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MelT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our evening at South Sailor. The food was fabulous and service was spot on. Looking forward to our next opportunity to visit.

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TomV
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good restaurant, good food, reasonable menu variety, pleasant atmosphere, reasonable prices

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SSfan
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The cocktails are just as outstanding as the food!

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HeathB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

really delicious and well priced food as well as a knowledgable waitress and a banging drinks list. overdelivered on every front!

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MarkC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very fresh seafood in interesting servings. The ambience is very nice and staff are very friendly. Our family are regulars for eat in and take away.

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davide
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner and will come back again when we are here next time on holidays from Sydney

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GregP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. No long waits and great value.

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PeterR
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food great and staff very attentive. The ‘outside’ eating area is perfect for an evening meal.

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PatricknAndy
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and brilliant service, good selection of meals and drinks. Friendly staff that make you feel very welcome and a relaxed atmosphere.

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Greg
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here often and find South Sailor great.
It is definitely a great venue to have a nice meal with family and friends.

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JamesC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Definitely recommend!! Great food, service and location on south coast.

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JaniceM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food selection and great chef
Definitely going back

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Kizza
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service. It was a pleasure dining here.

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Monique
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious. We are lucky to have such a great local restaurant.

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Saramc
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always go to this amazing restaurant. The food is always great, service is wonderful. You can not fault the food here.

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CathleenR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a gem. The atmosphere is very Thirroul, relaxed, warm and friendly. The food , Japanese inspired seafood cuisine was delicious and unpretentious. We will return .

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PhilB
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

South Sailor is an exceptional place to dine. The menu itself doesn't change much, but the specials board is normally interesting. The drinks list is also outstanding: South Sailor Pale Ale is a great aperitif, the wine list is lovely, they have a Gamay on at the moment which is well worth tasting. Fish of the day on Wednesday was Marlin - it was cooked with respect and accompanied by a wonderful yuzu salad and fries. The fish tacos were wonderful as usual. A starter, 2 mains, a side of roasted vegetables, a beer, a Lark Hill Riesling and two glasses of Gamay for 130$ - great value.

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ChristineM
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to order several small plates to share because everything sounded so delicious.
We made the right decision.

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JimmyR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fab food! Sit outside and enjoy the company of the water dragons!

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BronwynB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent, the music a bit too much rhythm and monotony and somewhat intimidating having queuing people in front of us. We felt the need to leave a bit too hastily.

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MeganT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food. We chose multiple share plates over the platter as we really wanted the BBQ octopus which was phenomenal. Also had the oysters, dumplings, KFC, and calamari. Beyond amazing. Will return for sure

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SimpleFoody
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome evening at our favourite little northern suburbs secret. The food was amazing as always, with the Fish Pie being the pick of our evening. Perfectly cooked and the flavours were balanced. Great service from waitstaff that knew the menu and were able to mix a fantastic Mojito.

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Bartok
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful courtyard, friendly and helpful staff, but even better than all of that is the seafood on the menu

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and wine. Relaxed dining

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TheIllawarraGourmet
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a wonderful place which if anything has got better in 2020. We had the fish pie (a paella really) and it was marvellous - I mentioned it was our wedding anniversary and 2 glasses of champagne appeared! Great food, staff and atmosphere!

FAQs

South Sailor is rated 4.6 stars by 488 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 reservations at the moment.