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The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant

4.3
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1208 Reviews
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$41 to $100
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Seafood
The Lagoon, Illawarra's premier dining experience by the sea, features a world class a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. Enjoy the freshest seafood while you take in the waves crashing on the beach. We have King prawns, Local Lobsters, Queensland Mud crabs, Sydney rock oysters, local fish and Scampi from the deep oceans of Western Australian, as well the finest grain fed beef and poultry!

Choose a wine from any region around Australia and New Zealand. From a crisp cool climate Sauvignon Blanc to Coonawarra Limestone Coast Merlot, they have wine for every palate and occasion. The Lagoon prides themselves on delivering elegant dining, an unsurpassed standard of service, and relaxed surroundings with a breathtaking view of North Wollongong beach.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1208 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
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4.1
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4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

4 of us were seated at what ended up being a very small table and more suitable for 2 people not 4. We ordered a seafood platter and 3 sides. The sides did not fit on the table let alone the platter. The wait staff just stood there looking at us......
In the end we asked them to bring another table which they did but what astounded me was their lack of forward thinking when the order was taken. They should have realised this was going to be a problem and taken appropriate action.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We were abit disappointed as we got there first session and there was a lady vacuuming around us...dirty cutlery under our table..and had to present ourselves to a waiter letting them we were ready to order after sitting waiting for then for 25 minutes. We felt forgotten as we were the only ones in there for the first hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely seafood restaurant, service was a bit ordinary,nice experience in general

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food/ high quality but many things smothered in cheese sauces which is difficult in sharing a seafood platter if one is lactose intolerant.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely restaurant that never fails to impress. Food top notch and service excellent. Can get a little noisy but overall good value. Care re platter - the 2 could easily feed 3!

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DEMAC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was excellent.

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DavidS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Very disappointed!
Have been going there for years and it’s slowly getting worse..
service was plain and lifeless.
2 and a half hour wait for mains, while trying to keep 3 kids entertained..
food was overcooked and very over priced..
beef and lobster main was beef and large scampi, not lobster.
Been in seafood for a decade and will never go back again unfortunately

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

kayla our waitress

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Restaurant was fine. Food was very nice, however the service was shocking. Our waiter was amazing, however. We waited an hour for our food and there was a delay on our drinks. When our meal arrived, we discovered that our dish did not include blue swimmer crab like it was suppose to. This was deceiving as we were not notified about it, rather we had to ask about it only to be informed that the restaurant had "ran out". We were celebrating an event and were unfortunately disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

great food , great service. As a family of three generations who attended everyone enjoyed their meal

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Poor service,very noisy, cant say covid safety was followed. Too crowded. Booking was at 8pm did not get a table until 8.45pm. Food not worrh the money.no justice to chicken or vegetarian food. Chicken roast was very dry & average. Pannacotta was not set it took 25 minutes to bring desert. That would be our last visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Was overcrowded not good for the corona virus issue, had to wait 30 minutes for table, food was delicious but for What we paid could have been a little bit more quantity wise, table service slow and not up to standard.. ordered desert and it never came with desert spoons had to ask another waiter 5 minutes later to get some.. and way to noisy for what was our 25th wedding anniversary dinner. We were also near the back door and could smell people smoking .. other than that all ok

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I would not recommend the Lagoon. We arrived at our booking time, then having to wait 20 minutes for our table to be available. The staff are moody, do not engage with the diners. The place was heaving and there was a wedding on which was pumping disco music out. The food is over priced. I hated the experience and will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Been here a few times over the the years this time for a joint anniversary dinner and very disappointed with the food. paying top dollar and quality wasn't there.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for anniversary dinner and they absolutely spoilt us

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice experience. Food was not as nice as expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Unfortunately not a great review, food portions get smaller every time we go there, whilst the prices go up. Some staff members rude,and surly teenagers (clearly wishing they were somewhere else).
Decor is dated, and even smelly.
What was once a great restaurant/dining experience now leaves a lot to be desired.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very happy and friendly. Our waitress, Stephanie, was an absolute delight.
The food was amazing from the taste to the portions.
It’s is in a beautiful position on the lagoon.
Defiantly coming back and highly recommending to friends and family!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant, seafood platter was excellent. A nice mix of fresh and cooked seafood but not fried and very nicely presented. Everything was tasty and the mix of seafood was good- lobster, crab, prawns, oysters, baby octopus, calamari, scampi and bugs.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service- great food.We asked for quiet area and given a lovely table on the veranda- definitely a place to go for celebrations or special night

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RobynW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always beautifully presented food, which tastes great. Staff are friendly and efficient. Lunchtime 2 or 3 course special is a good choice. The chocolate dessert with hot caramel sauce is to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ah-may-zing!! Food was next level fabulous and soooo fresh. Can't wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Aidan, was very helpful & courteous.
Seafood platters awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall excellent experience. We were seated and served on arrival. Wait staff were friendly and professional. Food was amazing and fresh and the meal came out fast considering the place was almost at capacity. I was extremely impressed and will certainly return. Thank you and well done!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5


Amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a lovely dinner and catch up. It was early evening. late afternoon, we had a lovely view of the lagoon, window seat. Our hostess was extremely lovely. Tall lady with dark hair and an accent. Just divine.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The service was great and so was the foods and the friendly staff. Beautiful location love it.

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PaulM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value seafood platter. Able to substitute food in and out of the platter.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

On entry the staff greeting you are very friendly.
The waiter staff most were good but some could be room for improvement. The food was tasty and great.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

On arrival we were ushered to our table and offered water. It came. We waited a good 20 mins but no service. My husband had to go to the bar and ask for drinks. We ordered off the lunch menu, some garlic bread and chips and two seafood platters off the lunch menu. It stated seafood platter for 2 at $110.00 so we ordered 2 as there were 4 people. It did not say per person. We were charged $440.00 instead of $220.00. My husband paid so I wasn't aware until we arrived home. Not real happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food as always. We have never had a bad meal at the Lagoon, this time was no exception. We took our friends out for my husbands birthday, there were 10 of us, all our meals came out together, they were all hot and the delicious.

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JOHNH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Worst service in the many years we have been dining at your restaurant. Table of 4. Three meals come, " the fourth will be along shortly". 20 minutes never came. We had to chase twice to get some action. 30 minutes passed before it arrived. It was very hot, having just been cooked. The system broke down, the meal was forgotten. Not good enough

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was our 18th wedding anniversary. The lagoon is the best place to celebrate due to the views, the food, the romantic feel. We have been to this restaurant a fair bit for special occasions. They only issues where I could see improvement is required, when the staff take drink orders. This was the 2nd time we had to wait and ask a few times before the drinks came. They did give us these drinks complimentry due to this issue and the next drinks we ordered were delivered much faster.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

BBQ platter for 1 was delicious served on a bed of rice and covered in a very tasty sauce. Unfortunately as the shells, legs etc are removed by hand, your hands are covered in the sauce and is really a mess. I asked for a finger bowl But received a disposable wet wipe. Staff were very attentive but our experience can’t be described as waterfront dining with views as we were at the back of the noisy restaurant and had no views. Although the food was delicious it was overpriced at $300 LUNCH

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and fantastic service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, atmosphere and service was amazing, food was great would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food And the service was second to none. I have an allergy and the staff was adamant that everything On the seafood platter was suitable for me to eat. Much appreciated. Thank you to the kitchen staff too.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

it was our wedding anniversary the food was only average the service was rushed, a hovering waitress tipped plates from us as soon as one had ceased eating even after asking them to resist it continued this was a very poor excuse for a decent well served meal even the wine was rubbish and overly priced expensive for what really was a less than an RSL quality meal wth worse service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, quality and friendly service, tranquil views. Will definitely be visiting again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, great food and service

FAQs

The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1208 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.