South Sailor

4.6
638 reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood
With a love for casual, fresh seafood, South Sailor offers lunch, dinner and a wine & cocktail we just know you'll love! Just 150 metres from Thirroul Beach, South Sailor is a fitting spot to settle back after a day on the sand and surf.

Expect to find a contemporary seafood focussed menu with the very best that the South Coast and Australia has to offer. The menu is a combination of classic chip-shop fare and more worldly seafood flavours with an in-house Sushi & Poké Bar. The kitchen, lead by Executive Chef Graham Ette, prepares delicious seafood plates cooked to order, designed to share.

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 and a shared feast. South Sailor is the perfect locale for those wanting to enjoy the Coal Coast vibe and warm welcome.

Experiences

  • Weekend Bottomless Lunch

    A$79.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    If there’s one thing we love, it’s a bottomless lunch. Sip on endless amounts of your fav drink, wine, bubbles or beer! Dine on a drool-worthy seafood share with all your girl gang (or bros). Yup people, summertime is officially here! For the current menu, head to the South Sailor website.
What 638 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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RuthR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place and we really enjoyed the seafood sharing platter!

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ReaZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite places to eat/drink. Perfect every time

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MarkF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Normally its amazing, but the soba dish I had didn't quite work for me.

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SharonB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious fresh seafood. A gorgeous local find, a real treat to share with family and friends.

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very imaginative and beautifully prepared seafood dishes.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best seafood lunch ever, and bottomless Proseco, truly divine!

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JanetT
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our meal very much and the staff were helpful. One meal, the grilled fish ordered did come out cold which was the only downside.

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JillC
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely food and good value. The paella was tasty, but the menu could have mentioned that it included chilli in the dish. Nice ambience.

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Jane
11 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service as always. Thank you South Sailor.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely place, came based on the reviews. Cutely decorated, friendly staff and yummy food. A little bit pricey in my eyes but nice for a date night!

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Arty
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely seafood platter. Delicious! Very friendly service. A charming restaurant for an evening out.

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Budgietweet
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved dining here! The brunch is excellent value and fresh quality food. Perfect.

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AnneC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual a delicious meal with a good bottle of wine and a delightful waitress. What more can I say!

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Aimee
London
45 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a delicious meal, fish curry is amazing!! Thank you

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food nice, alas service very slow. 25 mins before the order was taken. Food only arrived after we prompted them after waiting 30 mins for a single shared dish.

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DebJ
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceeded our expectations! Delicious mix of Japanese influenced seafood….we’ll be back!

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Jane
12 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. Good food, wine, service and atmosphere.

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TrevorA
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We went here on a Sunday evening and were seated inside near the window. Service was friendly and prompt and we had no trouble finding something to like from the menu. Noise levels inside were low enough to easily converse. Prices were reasonable and represented value for money - between the two of us we bought 4 drinks and two great meals for under $100. Nice ambience and would happily return here in future.

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NatalieP
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous as usual,
Beautiful fresh seafood, lovely service, so happy to be able to come back again after lockdown!

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TonyMac
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great fresh seafood and tasty cooked seafood options. Very good drink options and the desserts were yum. Definately going back

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Have been here twice in the last two weeks. There aren't many great restaurants on this part of the south coast but this place is a gem!

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AnnaR
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place in the Illawarra, couldn't fault anything!

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CherylN
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely meal. We were seated in the outdoor area which is fine on a lovely night. It was cool and wet last night. Our own fault as we left it late to book. My preference is to be inside, warmer and better atmosphere. We still had a nice night for an impromptu night out. (Hence the late booking.). We have even decided what we are going to have next time we visit.

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. You cannot go wrong here. I’ve been twice and the quality is just amazing.

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AllyssaJ
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Hands down my favourite restaurant! Food is to die for the sashimi tacos and scallop and prawn tempura roll are not to be missed!! Literally make my family dine or takeaway during covid every time i come down to wollongong!
Absolutely love this place! service is friendly however not super attentive but simple.
Won’t ever stop coming here!

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LeeH
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Second time in a week, another great night. Our favourite spot in Thirroul.
Thanks guys.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. Value for money was amazing for the bottomless lunch

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LisaL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints

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TerryC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food with drinks to match. Will go again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff, beautiful setting and fab food.

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LiekeM
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

South Sailornis a lovely dining spot! We took our two young children there and they loved their kids meals which were good value.
The main meals were delicious and filling. The menu has a wide variety of seafood and non seafood dishes. The cocktail menu is awesome!

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PaulaJ
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing, best seafood for 2 we have had in a long time, innovative and delicious. the service was fantastic, prompt and polite. Really great value for money as well. Overall it was a memorable and enjoyable experience. What a greet little gem to find.

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SiobhanG
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This place had a good vibe for first time visit. The service was helpful & our choice of meals was spot on. Verygood value for money. We will be back!

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NoelL
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Trendy & cosy little spot.
Enjoyed the food. A lot healthier than your usual seafood restaurants.
Reasonably priced.

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leannef
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love South Sailor, food is different & delicious!!!

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ClaireZ
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great value for excellent food, cool space. We were very impressed.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Beautiful food, great service, we booked in late so we were seated out the front, but would definitely recommend to anyone who loves fresh seafood, we will be back

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Tomm
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing. We got the seafood platter and it was amazing value, quality and quantity. Staff were attentive and cheerful.

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Wendy
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

End to end, wonderful food and service- so lucky this is our local

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Jane
12 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and overall experience. So good to be back!

FAQs

South Sailor is rated 4.6 stars by 638 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.