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Sandbar Mana

$$ - $$$, , European
103 Mana Esplanade | Porirua, Mana, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good58%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (4 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
“corn fritters” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, European, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
103 Mana Esplanade | Porirua, Mana, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the flashest place about but excellent food and a nice outdoor area looking over the sea. I had pork belly which was well cooked and came on a really good mash. My friend had the pasta of the day. Both meals were really big...More

Thank Murray P
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Glad that we have found a great local pub!! We moved in to the neighborhood not long ago and decided to try this pub on a Saturday night. The atmosphere was good, the restaurant wasn't jammed packed. The staff was friendly and helpful. I had...More

Thank Joyce W
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This is a pretty average pub. The beer selection is fairly Iimited. The menu has a reasonable selection but I didnt enjoy my braised beef. They added so much spice to it that the heat was too much and overpowered the juicy tender beef. Partner...More

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

A sports bar with a good restaurant providing great value for money. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Gets a bit busy on big sports nights

Thank Aratag
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Had a beer and shared a pizza here. Very tasty pizza - they do half and half flavors which worked well. Macs beers on tap - yum. Staff were friendly and service good. Would go again for a simple stop while traveling. Thanks team.

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I confess we're not regular pub goers. If we were I guess the Sandbar would be our "local" but I know we have been there only very occasionally over the years. We acknowledge it for what it is: a suburban venue, a bar with sports...More

Thank TimSWellington
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Food is always good here. We come here regularly for brunch/lunch and often bring our grandchildren who always ask to go to The Sandbar. Menu is varied and there is something for everyone. Friendly service and cosy environment. The chips are the best around and...More

Thank andaly69
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Sandbar was a recommendation which we were glad we followed up on. We were warmly welcomed and shown the menu from which we chose a fish salad and a steak. The salad was clearly made from fresh ingredients and the size of the fish atop...More

Thank GrayMcGowan
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Pleasant, welcoming staff. Decorated with football club scarves from England, making visitors feel 'at home'. Pork belly was lovely; the corn fritters and haloumi can best be described as 'interesting'. Pleased to find vegetarian cider

Thank CrispPacket
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had a lovely meal here for date night. Good selection of food available and good service. All the serving sizes of dishes coming out of the kitchen were huge. Can recommend the corn and haloumi fritters.

Thank R8782IBkatieb
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Bar, Pub, European, New Zealand
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Mana Esplanade | Porirua, Mana, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Porirua  >  Mana
  • Phone Number: 642331397
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The Sandbar is a full service sports bar and restaurant looking out to Mana island. We offer great pub food, pizzas and bar snacks.
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