The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant

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1343 Reviews
$41 to $100
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1343 people are saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The table service staff were very good along with the quality of food which was very fresh and well presented .
Only negative was the building could do with some work and the ladies toliet need to be looked at

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Top quality. Made our occasion very special

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booking Online was very easy. Counter staff were very welcoming and friendly. Waiting staff were professional and prompt. Food was excellent. Very tasty and arranged on the place elegantly. Some of the best seafood I have eaten. The chocolate bomb desert is a big big big winner!!! We will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

My 3 guests had a seafood platter and said Mornay sauce to thick and crab meat was soggy and grainy. Otherwise they really enjoyed it. Myself, I had ravioli, pasta tough, sauce was not palatable and it smothered the ravioli, very little salad with it. I did not enjoy this at all

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AnnM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service was amazing.

The venue is extremely popular so was a little loud and tablets were quiet close to each other.

However I would rate this resturant very high and will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

the atmosphere made it good quality

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Being very regular customers at lagoon we were surprised that the service was a bit slow as it’s usually very good. After waiting almost half an hour and asking numerous staff to be served we were served by Justin who was amazing! He really turned our experience right around! He was very apologetic and super friendly, gave us a complimentary garlic bread and gave us great recommendations on cocktails and food. Thank you so much Justin!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service, great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My Husband and I love the Blue Lagoon, the food is outstanding!
We are from the country so it felt quite busy to us with lots going on. But it was certainly worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had our 30th wedding anniversary here as we love their seafood platter.
It has lobster, Balmain bugs, oysters, crab, octopus, scallops, squid and rice with some fruit to end with.
A fabulous desert, great wine selection and views to the beach. Awesome day out.
And the service is great, try it!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time dining at the Lagoon and both times have been exceptional. Everything from the customer service of staff, to presentation of food, to the atmosphere and quality of food was just top knotch. It is an absolute pleasure dining here and I can't wait to attend again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, Service was excellent, very professional and friendly. Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, good quality of food, good service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was outstanding with attentive customer service.

Outside area is fantastic.

Interior showing its age with carpet floor stains, roof damage, dirty air vents and window blinds.

Food cooked fresh but menu fells overpriced in comparison to other restaurants with same quality standards.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The fish didn't taste, the best, tasted like it was covered in flour, hard to eat,
the the steak was over done.Sauce was nice but would have liked sauce separately to add your self.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I liked the quality of services they have given in a busy day. However, our food seemed a little below expectance. Baramundi that we ordered was raw with muddy taste.
Rest of the foods were good. Overall i would rate 3.5 out of 5.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, friendly staff and beautiful atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was great, service not so. Would have happily spent more on wine if we were able to get someone's attention or were asked if we wanted drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was how a restaurant should be of this profile. Service from the floor to manager was very thoughtful and not over the top. Food was of a good standard and all meals wee brought out at an appropriate time.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh food and the most attentive staff!!

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ChelleE
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The restaurant looked in need of some TLC and was quite dilapidated. We had requested a window seat and had booked in advance, but we were sat in the middle of the room. The food was ok. The starters were a little disappointing, but the mains were good. It may have been our expectation as we were expecting more of a fine dining type experience in a great location, but it didn't live up to that expectation. It seems a shame that more care isn't taken in the appearance when in such a prime location.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a Vegetarian coming to a seafood restaurant with my Customers, was expecting to just order a salad but went for the pasta. Excellent enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very disappointed this time around. As regulars, we enjoy the seafood platter for 3 between 4 people. We normally have the cold platter first (as an entree) then the hot platter later (as the main). We were disappointed with the crab in the cold platter. It had obviously been in the freezer and thawed out. It was extremely watery and didn't have very much crab meat at all. We were also disappointed with the hot platter which was only barely warm (probably waiting to be delivered). Not good

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing best food I’ve had
All our meals were fast and delicious
Staff were very friendly and helpful
Very loud inside
All you could smell was the kitchen
Toilets were gross the smell coming from the kitchen near toilets was horrible

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The dining experience was not special it was ok. Our first table for 6 would only have seared 4, so we were moved, then service was friendly but very slow. Once the food arrived service was ok.

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Sandsms
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend for a special occasion or just to say bugger it you only live once. YOLO is my motto.You deserve to be spoilt. Food,service and experience was amazing and fabulous. Definitely will be going again

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Disappointed with the quality of food. Not a lot of meat in seafood the price that was paid. Was very noisy and not the atmosphere we were after for our anniversary dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Unfortunate we were terribly disappointed. The prawns for the main were rubbery, the fish was over cooked. Over priced. I would suggest staff take a look at the regional areas that do "paddock to plate" We had to ask twice for our drinks and the wait staff hovered too much.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful location and excellent food. Service was perfect. Thank you for an amazing experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time the host Helen is amazing & our waiter Dakota made the night great fun, best seafood by far

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Service, quality of food was amazing.
Unfortunately the restrooms are terrible and disgusting.
Carpet and our chairs was shocking.
The walls were dirty and the windows are dusty.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My husband and I went there for our wedding anniversary Seafood Platter was nice a bit over priced but enjoyable

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PamM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Seafood platter always too expensive though excellently presented.Attractive restaurant in a unique location. Our waiter friendly and extremely pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service quality food

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VitoT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there to celebrate my birthday with wife and mother in law the food was amazing we could not finish the 2person seafood Plata great wine list and the staff were amazing. I will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional, Carlos our waiter made us all feel very special and welcomed. Food and atmosphere was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ordered the hot and cold seafood platter for 2 and it was served to us without Moreton bay bugs and catch of the day. Staff member said they were low in supplies but then asked if we would like to take some home! If low in supplies why would you be able to give us some to take home?! We declined and asked for the bill to be adjusted accordingly, instead they just credited 2 drinks off the bill. A little disappointing especially seeing this was for a 40th birthday celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and friendly attentive staff. :) We were there to celebrate a birthday which was mentioned in conversation, and then dessert turned up with a candle and message written on the plate for the guest of honour!! The thought to action that is great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I visited for the first time last night. Our kids are away for a week so we thought we would enjoy a date night. We are so glad we chose the Lagoon restaurant for our special night. The staff were fantastic. Light hearted, relaxed, professional and attentive. The staff actually made the night memorable. We ordered the platter for 2 and loved it. I personally don't enjoy much seafood but the lobster mornay was delicious, and my husband was overjoyed with the variety and perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for our 9 year anniversary. The food was perfect. The waiter (cannot remember his name, but he's Ukrainian) was a gem. The wine was delicious. Cannot fault a thing.

FAQs

The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 1343 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.