South Sailor

4.6
479 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 479 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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Ceejay
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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

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SallyH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MelT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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SSfan
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The cocktails are just as outstanding as the food!

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HeathB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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.

JM
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!

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Justin
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Brilliant night. Highly recommend South Sailor. Food is great.

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Craig
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great, except they did not have a few menu items and it was a Friday night. Otherwise it was exceptional and look forward to going back again!

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AnitaB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was disappointed there was no tuna but everything else was awesome

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SharonC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience as usual. The food, service and atmosphere at South Sailor is outstanding. Highly recommend.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at South Sailor was delicious and great quality for money.
Service was lovely as well. Highly recommend.

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RenataS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our absolute favourite on the Coal Coast. Always friendly helpful staff & the food is beautiful. Great for our family night out.

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We sat next to the kitchen and there was a strong fishy smell but otherwise everything wad amazing.
Food
Cocktails and service

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Stanny
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable. Great staff, food and cocktails.

TM
TroyM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the staff lovely and the atmosphere was tranquil.

FAQs

South Sailor is rated 4.6 stars by 479 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.