The Bon Pavilion

4.5
584 Reviews
$40 and under
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.

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Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a two-course brunch including bellinis, mimosas, beer or wine for $65pp. 2-hour duration from 10am. Brunch harder with optional extras. Reservations essential
  • Girls Day Out

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a two-course lunch including bellinis, mimosas, beer or wine for $65pp. 2-hour duration from 12 noon.
  • Bonfire Restaurant Booking

    Multiple dates available

    Please note this is a reservation for Bonfire restaurant
  • Vegan Feast

    A$30.00 per person

    Feb 3 - Dec 1, 2021

    First Wednesday of every month, $30pp. Reservations essential.
  • Mothers Day at The Bon

    A$95.00 per person

    May 9 - May 10, 2021

    Indulge in a feast this Mothers Day. $95pp, three course menu with bellini on arrival for mum. Reservations essential.
  • Bastille Day at The Bon

    A$75.00 per person

    Jul 14 - Jul 15, 2021

    Celebrate Bastille Day with steak frites at The Bon. $75pp, complimentary glass of wine and dessert to finish. Bon appétit! Reservations essential.
  • Christmas in July

    A$95.00 per person

    Jul 21 - Jul 22, 2021

    Celebrate the Christmas you missed out on. $95pp, three course proper Christmas feast complete with yorkies and all the trimmings. Santa’s Grotto for the kids! Reservations essential.
  • Fathers Day at The Bon

    A$85.00 per person

    Sep 5 - Sep 6, 2021

    Treat dad this Fathers Day with lunch at The Bon. $85pp, three course menu with beer on arrival for dad. Reservations essential.
  • Express Lunch

    A$40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy one course, glass of wine or beer & coffee for $40pp. Your meal delivered within 15minutes of ordering or lunch is on us! Available for lunch only, Wednesday to Friday in Bonfire Restaurant.
  • The Gravy Train

    Multiple dates available

    Ultimate Sunday Feast - The Gravy Train, $120. Slow cooked Victorian Lamb Shoulder 1kg, duck fat roasted potatoes, steamed broccolini and petite carrots, Yorkshire puddings (4, the size of your head!) and a whole lot of gravy! Bookings essential.

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
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 584 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobbyH
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I attended Melb Cup and the food was brilliant but on Saturday I was disappointed with menu.

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amyP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Menu had a gap between light and heavy food .. there were a few dishes that lacked salt .. including the crab pasta ..

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LynitaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not fault the food, was amazing. Very attentive staff too. Certainly one of our stand outs and favorites now.

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Not amazing! Unfortunately, we had a film crew descend around our table halfway through our dining. It really took away from the experience, as it was loud, obtrusive and just downright obnoxious. We were made to feel like we were in the way and no effort was made by staff to alleviate the situation. Perhaps informing us that filming would be taking place before we were seated in the back corner, would have been a more suitable approach for a restaurant that is aiming for sophistication and service.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food was overpriced. Entree saltimbucca prawns were rubbery. Menu is limited and the main I ordered was 'sold out' so I ordered a steak which was unremarkable & came with a few wilted greens. Sides, including potato which is usually included in the price of the main dish at most other venues, were expensive ($14 each). The affagato I ordered for dessert was awful. Instead of ice-cream I received a blob of soft serve in the bottom of a dish which turned to slop after the coffee & liquor were added. Wine list overpriced & pretentious. Very noisy & tables are so wide it's difficult to hear the person sitting opposite. The service was the only positive.

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful flavours and lovely welcoming service. I highly recommend the Bon if you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate a special occasion.

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EileenM
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My family and I had wonderful meal. The service was good and the staff were friendly.

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DanielleC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic good and venue . Went for vegan nite and thought it was delicious will be back. Have also eaten al a carte and it was just as impressive

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DanielG
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable experience. We enjoyed the Vegan Feast even though we are not vegetarians.

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JennyR
Sydney
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner with friends and families there and everyone loved their dishes. The ocean trout was cooked to superb and charred pumpkin beyond words.

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RobU
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food that's reasonably priced for the quality. We were only able to secure a slot later in the evening, but the bar catered for an earlier arrival.

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SerenaD
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, just slightly more expensive than I expected service was really on point the staff were lovely
Very enjoyable evening

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HollyK
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, drinks, and service every times

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, service was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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KimJ
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended the mexican night and thorougly enjoyed it.

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jeffp
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, service outstanding, atmosphere great. We had a good time.

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RebeccaC
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful meal as always! The gnocchi was simply delicious...

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TaniaK
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food flavours & quality were outstanding.
Ambiance was perfect.
Staff were attentive.
Worth the price.

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PaulG
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great meal with good portion sizes. Suitable for all ages

HB
HarrisonB
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food coupled with personable, attentive service. Truly made the day special

SD
SarahD
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great and service was exceptional. My friend is heavily pregnant and our waiter new the ingredients in every dish on the menu and she was able to confidently recommend (or recommend against) dishes - which was incredibly helpful.
The only thing is the food did take quite a long time to come out, which made us feel rushed (only because I had to leave, not because the staff rushed is in any way.)
Anyway, everything was delicious and the drinks were great too. Thanks!

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, service mediocre. Missed the mark by our waiter on several occasions to make the night above average.

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RyanM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great on every level highly recommended. Outstanding food, relaxing ambience. Had a pre lunch drink in the bar area, highly recommended.

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AlexandraO
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a birthday lunch with great food and excellent service from the delightful Mollie. Even the young chef came to answer a question about the fantastic Yorkshires!

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RebeccaC
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was brilliant... had a great time...

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Becc
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time back here and this beautiful restaurant never fails to amaze me with the best gnocchi I’ve ever eaten!!! I’ll definitely be back again!

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AmandaR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service. The Gravy train was simply devine!

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RachelD
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experience, every dish delicious and inventive. Impressive wine selections. Only minor complaint is I think the music playlist could be better suited to such a classy establishment. Was kind of too much night club vibe for me...

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ShaunDj
London
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Firstly the service and suggesting for wine was excellent and the entrees and mains were delicious. However in anticipation for dessert we ordered the banoffee pie and it was quite a let down. Not only for the size and four tiny slices of banana. But the biggest issue was the flavours just didn’t mix well at all. What I believe was a lemon foam on top was way too over powering for the dish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The best prawn cocktail ever. Could pass on the crab spaghetti because of the consistency of the crab. Pavlova was exceptional. Great atmosphere

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JennieT
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I have dined at the Bon a few times now and initially loved the trio of
Mushroom gnocchi. Unfortunately the dish is not what it used to be. My friends had a vegetable stack and one of them only ate half as she was not impressed with it. I feel the Bon food has deteriorated over the last few months.

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MichelleR
Sydney
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great, service could have been better staff not very attentive great value for money

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DeanneP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Thought menu options very limited and had to wait 45mins for drinks
Jamie our waitress was very good and friendly

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AngelaC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding, ambience was like we were in a Sydney restaurant! We were so impressed!

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Haya
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Sydney prices but Gosford service!
Horrible experience.
Don’t send food back (undercooked) or you’re treated like a second class citizen.
Wait / bar staff have no clue about drinks!
Waited over an hour for dinner.
Definitely wouldn’t recommend.

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RedDancer
Sydney
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had lunch at The Bon on Saturday....staff, food, venue were all good. The Bon needs to change it's menu....it has been the same menu for at least a year. Not sure we would go back as there is nothing new to try.

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TrudiM
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, amazing food and cocktails and our waiter was awesome!

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AARONH
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Great food, could be nicer tables or candles or something other wise very good.

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Bianca
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious mushroom gnocchi! Would return just for that.

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PaigeS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The Bon Pavilion did not disappoint. Lovely food & atmosphere.

FAQs

The Bon Pavilion offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 4302 1593.

The Bon Pavilion is rated 4.5 stars by 584 OpenTable diners.

The Bon Pavilion does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.obee.com.au/bonpavilion/gift-voucher/.

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.