The Bon Pavilion

4.2
83 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
A celebration of food and wine in the heart of Gosford. A place for everyone. There’s the family friendly Bonfire, Bon Bon Espresso Bar, Bon Vin Private Dining and the fun Bon Bar. Come play at the festival of The Bon Pavilion.

Specials

Thursday Bangers & Mash - $20

BonBon Nightly Special.
All dishes matched with a glass of wine or Bon lager $5.

Terms and Conditions: Bookings are essential. Available on public holidays with standard surcharge.

Valid For: 1 - 14 people

Starts: May 30, 2019

Ends: November 23, 2019

Availability: Thu 5:30PM-9:30PM

Wednesday Vegan Feast - $20

BonBon Nightly Special.
All dishes matched with a glass of wine or Bon lager $5.

Terms and Conditions: Bookings are essential. Available on public holidays with standard surcharge.

Valid For: 1 - 14 people

Starts: May 29, 2019

Ends: November 23, 2019

Availability: Wed 5:30PM-9:30PM

Tuesday Chilli Con Carne -$20

BonBon Nightly Special.
All dishes matched with a glass of wine or Bon lager $5.

Terms and Conditions: Bookings are essential. Available on public holidays with standard surcharge.

Valid For: 1 - 14 people

Starts: May 28, 2019

Ends: November 23, 2019

Availability: Tue 5:30PM-9:30PM

Monday Chop Night - $25

BonBon Nightly Special.
All dishes matched with a glass of wine or Bon lager $5.

Terms and Conditions: Bookings are essential. Available on public holidays with standard surcharge.

Valid For: 1 - 14 people

Starts: May 27, 2019

Ends: November 23, 2019

Availability: Mon 5:30PM-9:30PM

What 83 People Are Saying
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JT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great bar for Pre dinner drinks, with extensive wine list if you ignore the one on the bar and get the full list. Small menu but something for everyone and you can get an amazing gnocchi for under $30 but the best rib eye, $62, well priced as absolutely amazing.
All food well sourced and beautifully cooked, staff friendly and ambiance great.
Can highly recommend.

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MG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, Food was incredible, ambience is great. slight mixup on an order which may have been due to mishearing given the music was slightly loud.

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SB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place. I particularly enjoyed being at a restaurant with privacy and not eating dinner right next to a table of strangers. It was great! Lovely atmosphere, shame about the TV’s on the wall at the back, bit RSL like. That was the only down side.

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YC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

My husband and my sister ordered Hanger Steak , it was impossible to chew or swallow. I tried a piece myself, I had to take it out of my mouth.
My other sister and myself had Trout it was very nice.
We had Wombok salad, I think it was dressed with balsamic vinegar, it arrived late and it was so sour no one could eat it and it spoiled my Trout.
I understand We were not charged for 1 meal , but two people went home hungry.
Yvonne

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J
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Loved the food but the prices were quite expensive especially for starters and desserts. The alcohol list is amazing. Would have liked it to be a bit warmer though .

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PI
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fit out! Excellent service, food and value. A shining light for Gosford.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with everything.So delighted that a venue like this is open in Gosford. We really need it. Many thanks. Tim Jones

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Whilst the food was reasonable, Bob Pavilion needs to decide if it is a bar, a disco or a restaurant. The noise (it cannot be described as music) from the DJ spoilt what should have been a pleasant meal in the restaurant. No one seemed to be enjoying the cacophony so just turn it off.

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g
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service. The noise from the larger group booking next to us made our own conversation a little strained. The food is fabulous but a choice of serving / portion size would be good as the amount of food delivered was huge and we hate wasting great food. We will definitely be back.

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding everything .... AAAAA++++++
Really fantastic place to dine.

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DT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Had the $50 steak which was not worthy the money. Service was fantastic & venue great.

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KR
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most enjoyable evening with friends. The place was packed, yet no problems carring on conversations. Well designed. The food was to die.

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LC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Not entirely sure where I stand with this place yet. Drinks are great and now after having my second time in the restaurant I have changed my mind a little. First time was really great. Service was good and meals cooked perfectly. Second time round I had the same thing again. Just not as nice. Not as well prepared and the steak charred in one spot and greens just not well presented. Would I go here again. Yes I suppose. It is Gosford and the options are limited. Would this be my new favourite dining experience on the coast. No.

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely venue but very pricey for the amount of food.

Service was polite but could have been much more friendly.

Drinks and tapas might be a better option if I was to go back.?

Have had much better food at other restaurants with a lovely view and not as expensive.

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H
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing time at The Bon Pavillion on Wednesday. The vegan feast was incredible, it was so interesting that the meals were themed and all the dishes were delicious. I loved that there was a vegan dessert option as well. Our waitress Nikki did a spectacular job at explaining the menu and upselling a dessert. She was genuine, had great knowledge of the food and wine and took very good care of us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Anniversary

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J
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At last quality dining in the heart of Gosford! Great food and ambience for 2. Already making plans to return at the end of the week with work pals for a farewell!

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CH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We would have preferred quieter dining music so we could talk to friends without yelling

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AL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a great night and were enjoying ourselves just too bad we were asked to leave at 10 pm by the manager. Something to do with liscenseing? I’ve eaten at lot of restaurants and this is the 1st time I’ve come across this... we were a quiet table of 4. Last drinks were called at 9:30pm and with a 7:15 reservation booked and the table not ready until close to 7:30, it didn’t really leave room for a long lingering meal in what really is a beautiful fit out for a restaurant. I’m just glad we didn’t book for the 8 or 8:30 time slot. But all that aside it was a pleasant evening I will certainly book again if I’m looking for a quick dining experience with a bit of atmosphere. Plus it’s great to find something nice on the coast.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Pasta was described as house made, it wasn't. Very expensive for packet pasta, frozen crab meat, and pouring cream. Tasteless club food at restaurant prices. King fish was nice, but you literally got a piece of fish for $34 with some tapenade. Throw a sunday surcharge on top of it and it's a disappointing lunch for two for $103. Wont be back.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and state of the art in presentation. Service friendly and efficient. Beautiful ambience made for a lovely romantic dinner with the hubby. Even managed a photo with the chef. We’ll be back!

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MD
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our lunch at The Bonn yesterday. It’s been a long time since Gosford had a stylish Sydney style restaurant. Some class in the heart of Gosford at last. Staff were classy and experienced.Food tasty and affordable. Even supplied reading glasses for those of us that forgot them. Very happy and will be visiting again.Thank you for the experience.

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CA
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, great food, great service, great menus's heaps of options.

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SK
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Decent food and good service. However restaurant was a bit loud on a Saturday night, made it difficult for conversation.

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NS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A slow start service wise but once they got the ball rolling it was all amazing. The mushroom gnocchi was absolutely outstanding.

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SC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great venue in the heart of Gosford.
Food was amazing with so much flavour.
Would highly recommend

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent.
Starters, chicken liver parfait, green pea guacamole and King prawns all great.
Shared the Lamb shoulder between three with trims and it was all it could be.
Deserts, cheesecake, lemon meringue donut and chocolate brownie delicious.
Table staff could be a tad more attentive with water and drinks

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JG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, you’ll forget that you’re in Gosford. Menu is varied, something for every taste. Such a relaxing atmosphere. Hats off to the team who put this together, it’s what the coast needed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Had the Monday special which only came with a side of mash

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CB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Way too pricey for the location, paying my bill at the end of the evening while a homeless man walks past with his trolley. Felt unsafe going back to car. Be different if the location was waterfront

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely evening out at Bon Pavilion. Food was lovely especially the Prawn cocktail & Crab pasta. Service was great. Lots of staff and all really friendly.
Only 2 complaints. The chairs were too low for the tables and the prices are maybe just abit high.
Great to see somewhere like this coming to Gosford. We will be back.

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MI
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were really impressed with the whole experience. We had the lamb to share and it was amazing- it just melted, it was so tender. We would absolutely come back and recommend to everyone. The service was great and our waiter went above and beyond with his service. Thank you all so much for a lovely date night.

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place ,wonderful
Staff, great food, nice variety , huge selection of cocktails 🍹

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MF
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were hoping for a great meal & experience but WOW beyond our expectations. Lovely welcoming staff & the food was absolutely incredible. It is a world class experience in Gosford - we could not fault the entire night & we enjoyed it very much. I cannot recommend The Bon Pavilion enough for a special occasion it would be perfect.

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Enjoyed the meal and decor, however value for money and quality of service were really lacking. When we arrived we had to talk to two separate waitresses to find our booking and seat us even though restaurant was no where near capacity. When it came time to leave there were two consecutive mistakes made on the bill.

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My meal was divine!! Beautiful venue with great service

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A
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our meal was uneven The meat was tough but the sauce good The salad had a good dressing
My dessert had too be a portion and was basically brownie and ice cream My mate loved her pav

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M
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bon was fantastic. The service was very attentive and the food was delicious. This was our second visit there and we were not disappointed. I cannot recommend this restaurant more highly. I booked online and they fulfilled my request of reserving a booth. It is a slice of Sydney CBD in downtown Gosford. We hope to see more places like it.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Please turn down the music!!!
Food and decor were great. Service was a little sloppy however adequate.
The music was all wrong. For lunchtime, more suited to a bar at 9pm, too loud making hard to talk across the bench table seating.

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LC
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Will go again.

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