South Sailor

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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 300 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SA
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

KO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fantastic and service is amazing.

O
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

It is a good local restaurant with extremely good service.

KD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

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
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is an unexpected gem to find in sleepy Thirroul. food was wonderful, service great and buzzing atmosphere even on a Tuesday in the middle of winter. I'm so glad we found it.

ST
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best spot for a casual lunch. Food was delicious, service friendly and warm.

KP
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love South Sailor, its one of our favourite restaurants. Amazing food and the staff always go out of their way to ensure you are happy.

AR
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very impressed by this place. The food , ambiance and service was really top grade. Will be visiting again.

C
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual it was delicious. Loved the green tea noddle soup
Special again too.

J
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We waited over 2 hours for our meals. When they arrived the fish was good but the pasta was not pleasant and was cold. Tables with more guests than us (we were a table of 2) that had been seated 30min-1 hour after us were served first. One of the waitresses was quite attentive and apologetic (short blonde hair) although she was not the one serving us. The waitress who was serving us (short brown hair) ignored us for the most part. Unfortunately, we won't be going back any time soon.

JW
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!
Service was friendly and relaxed but professional, food was extremely well done, with the prawn and scallop rolls being the highlight.
Some venues we find won't change the menu to suit dietary needs, but these guys actually laughed when we thought that we couldn't make a change.
They were helpful and the food was super quick.
Definitely will be making this our local.

PS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fresh food
Enjoy the blackboard specials.
Kate is great

CT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, the cocktails were really well made

M
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute little spot with delicious fresh food! Highly recommended 😊

JB
London
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very average food. Hand dipped potato scallops were very dry and overcooked- not sure why they are even on the menu at that level of quality.
Salmon was quite fatty.
Wouldnt go back

DS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the restaurant. Can’t wait to visit again. We were in Stanwell Park for the weekend. The food was delicious.

RW
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined here on a few occasions. The food is tasty, although the Ramen could do with a little more seasoning. Staff are friendly and service is prompt.

MS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great wine list. Service perfect

j
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience at South Sailor.. It was a chilly night but the outdoor heaters were on, the fish chowder was delicious and so was the wine! Definitely going back to try the ramen.

C
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The oysters were super fresh and the special with prawn last green tea noodle soup was delicious.

TV
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food at South Sailor. It is my happy place. Staff are always friendly & helpful

LS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely night. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Pork Belly, Fish curry and a hamburger. Wine was nice. Service was friendly and timely. We were going to a show, didn't mention that , but still had plenty of time. We dined outside and were cosily warm with heaters. Have eaten there before so it was nice to show off a local restaurant to guests from Sydney. We'll be back.

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