Ladybird

4.5
226 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Indulge in a perfect blend of classic and modern cuisine, inspired by vibrant flavours from the Mediterranean to South-East Asia, with a refined twist. Chef Jay has crafted a menu rich in both traditional and innovative flavours, and a visual delight to match. Choose your own culinary adventure, whether it’s a luxurious three course experience, or sharing a banquet with friends. Whatever you desire, our menu is like no other. Indulge in our bespoke cocktail menu, guaranteed to awaken your senses and have you coming back for more. Bon Appetite or Kampai!

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 226 people are saying
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Marlene
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Beautiful location on the water...food was fine but I am not rushing back.

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PhilipS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu has great variety and sitting outside in the right weather conditions is fantastic
I have been there 6 times and every thing I have tried on the menu is fantastic

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GaryK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding hot & cold oyster platters to share. Varied menu allows for sharing of a number of smaller selections. Great selection of drinks.
The restaurant was quite busy but the service was fantastic we had a very long lunch and our waiter kept the drinks coming. Bonus live entertainment on a Sunday afternoon. Was our 3rd visit and we will be back.

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Jodib
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great, waiter was also great, food was brought out at different times, which was annoying as we had 4 people, had to slap chase the sides, they didn’t come out, then by the time they did we had finished our mains
They also had a 2 people band, not great when trying to eat a meal, was quite loud

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RyanB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, fantastic service and the food was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our total dining experience was amazing from the ambience to the food and the friendliness of the staff. Even the musician was entertaining and involved the diners. Will definitely be back.

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StaceyK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Went for a long lunch/early dinner to watch the sunset, great location and good views…. However, we ordered a few small dishes and they brought everything out at once, we had to send the oysters back as they literally did not fit on the table!
It was so disappointing and felt so rushed and unwanted there.
Food was good, nothing outstanding but it was nice. I thought there may of been something to make it stand out from the many restaurants in the area but there really wasn’t.
On another note, the first two bottles of wine we ordered were out of stock so chose a 3rd and it was pretty average. They also tried to charge us for a wine they were out of stock on, they did take it off the bill but only after I requested.
All in all, food was nice a couple of nice waiters…. But just felt so rushed.

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Neish
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The cocktails were excellent. Entrees….crispy prawns, calamari and scallops were all great. Our friends shared the lamb plate and said it was very tender and tasty. Although I must say the chef overloaded the plate with the duck fat potatoes, way too many! The scotch fillet was tender & really good.

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KeithA
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious venue, great service, food lovely.

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TabithaD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great staff, very chilled atmosphere. Loved it!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, just a bit annoyed with a 10% surcharge

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was much on the menu that appealed to me. i had the roll ups - which were king prawns and crab in a small pancake type wrap - very tasty my husband and i shared the wagu beef cheeks - amazing portions were very generous too

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KatarinaS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You looked after our large group lunch booking so well. The food was superb and service so prompt and professional. We’ll be back soon.
Thank you!

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MeganC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Ladybird! The service is exceptional! The food is great and excellent value! Best weather to be seated outside. 10/10

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HayleeB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing, would highly recommend & perfect service 👏

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WendyD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Great location. Highly recommend!

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AndreaM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special place to celebrate any occasion. Great food good service and lovely setting.

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Suzanne
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant decor, we had a great table, service was terrific and so was the food.

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CorynA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Wonderful menu catering for all our family's various dietary choices.

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GeorgieBoyK
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food is always good the wait staff are excellent but overwhelmed with numbers , in other words too little staff to attend to customers. Also the eftpos machine failed what a stuff up as they had no back up system. Ladybird you can do much better

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly had a brilliant night. Had no idea what to order and Juliana stepped in with the best advice and we basically let her choose a good selection of food for us to experience the tastes on offer. The restaurant was loud but sort of in a good way. A nice buzz and the singer was brilliant with a good selection of music. Loved that the waiting staff were all a bit quirky in a great way with nice personalities. Didn't wait too long for any course. Desert was well worth fitting in. Was a fun night for just the two of us. I wouldn't recommend for a quiet romantic night as very busy but not in a negative way. Will 1000% be back

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TriH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great fun night, definitely will be back! The food, drinks, amazing service & waitress

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DeanneM
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Booked for birthday - we had to be asked to move so we could hear the person next to us speak.
Food was good - mains were too big - especially the curry half the amount would be a better size due to amount of sauce.
Service was not great for a restaurant of this quality - had to ask even when we wanted water - food arrived before our drinks
On the way out the payment system was down - understand things can be out of your control but would be a good idea to have a back up.
Second time being here was disappointed with service and not sure if we would go back

JJ
JJMc
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

A nice spot to relax and enjoy a nice cocktail on the Marina.
The staff are friendly which is a bonus. Music is a bit loud outside.
The food we ordered were majority entrees which were nice, some disappointing, but pretty to look at..
The outdoor area is small there for a large group booking would not suffice.
The indoor area is a little more of an older style classy look, that may be a little old fashioned for the younger generations..
Wine list definitely needs to be improved.
Overall, we had a nice time, but I wouldnt choose this restaurant going by their website.
Oh, and check your bill, they charge a 10% surcharge - everyday.
They advise its to justify their lower wages. We do understand current wages in hospitality. ?? So, was a little dumbfounded.
The issue with us is that we were always going to leave a pleasant tip, but it really annoyed us.

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RoseP
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful location, lovely ambience inside and out. Food was delicious and good portion size, well priced and the service was amazing, so friendly and really efficient. The live music was great but very noisy inside, glad we sat outside so we were away from it and could talk. Overall we had a gorgeous night out at Ladybird and would highly recommend and will definitely be back!

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RobbieM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot believe the incredible flavours in every dish. Do yourself a favour every single person needs to experience that perfect food. And the service is just next level. I'll be back again and again. Thank you all ❤️❤️

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MMMM
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful settings, live music, good service, interesting fusion. We enjoyed it very much.

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Robbie
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Had high expectations of this restaurant and it fell way short. Terrible service from our waiter to just okay meal.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue with lovely waterfront views. Food is amazing as were the cocktails and service. Will be back

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PeterF
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

enjoyed the food and excellent service. However, there are some substantial differences between the menu on the website and at the restaurant. This relates to gluten-free dishes. We were looking forward to one or two particular dishes but they were not gluten free kn the day. My wife is a coeliac so this is important to us.

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NicolePotzschmann
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night with really yummy food and excellent service. Oysters are delicious and the pork belly is to die for. Thanks Ladybirdsss team . We will be back

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is excellent.

Service is average.

Oysters were served without an oyster fork.

Appetisers and main courses were served at the same time.

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GeoffN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife chose Ladybird restaurant for her 51st birthday dinner with the kids and their girlfriends. The staff were friendly and attentive to all of our needs and wants. The food was spectacular. Everyone was full and happy.
Would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes a little more of a higher end experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff
Wonderful food
Amazing setting
We will always come back a d tell our friends
Thank you for making a great experience out

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LeeQ
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is exceptional. The night we dined was busy, so sadly our entree's came out with our mains. (Mix up in the kitchen). But our waiter gave us a beautiful dessert to share, due to the mix up. Will certainly be dining here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At the arrival, we have been greeted and welcomed. After 10 minutes we had been asked politely if we could change the tables. My friend Anna wasn’t to keen, therefor the waitress explained how important it was for us to move. We understood and agreed to change the tables. The waitress was great-full and for the inconvenience we had complimentary glass of wine. Wonderful to our convince.
The food is amazing, We definitely will be back. The experience and the quality of food was exceptional, great service we definitely see you soon :) xxx

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PamF
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The evening started badly when our reservation was for a table inside and we’re seated outside. It was a cold night. Waiter was a newby, in fact it was his second night. Each drink order took forever to arrive and each time there were mistakes. Meals were good but the experience unfortunately was spoilt by the terrible service.

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DanG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out, great good - shared the 1kg slow cooked beef.
Waitress Jennifer was a delight.

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MarielaD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comprehensive menu with delicious food and drinks. Excellent location and great service . Highly recommend

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ZoeG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, outstanding service, beautiful setting. Highly recommend

FAQs

Ladybird is rated 4.5 stars by 226 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.