The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant

4.1
1303 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 1303 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NeilC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

After eating our meal it took 25 mins to attract the attention of a waitperson to have the bill brought to the table.

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LouiseB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks great as always. Bonnie was the best. See you again

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very accommodating and cheerful, considering they have to wear masks. Drinks came promptly as with the meal which was delicious.

A lovely lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love Lagoon, excellent service, beautiful location overlooking the ocean, can’t get better
However, this visit I was not too pleased with the lobster .. I ordered the live lobster and ended up with the WA lobster special
I found it quite difficult to get out of the shell, so bit disappointing
I love lobster and have had before and not experienced this problem
We will be back as love this restaurant and the fabulous location

Best wishes to all

Trixie

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service and well priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 of us attended for a birthday lunch. The service was above and beyond and the food was excellent.

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IdaH
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Other than giving us the wrong bread that we ordered, everything else was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Goos for speacial occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Disappointed , lobster dry over cooked shell served in seemed older than flesh, legs dry, had to ask for finger bowl, water cold, no hot hand towel, oyster were not freshly shucked , not cold, beef and lobster , about as much flesh as a prawn, dried out shell, requested lobster mornay from live lobsters , don’t believe we received that , flesh taken out and seemed like some was missing, not kept in tact with shell, Margherita cocktails not pleasing , overall wouldn’t return

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’m not saying the foods not good, I’m just sorry that you can get “simple” food there anymore. A traditional “fish & chips” doesn’t exist, it’s all very gourmet which I think is a shame.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lunch to celebrate the start of a new and better 2021..as usual, the service, food, ambience and views were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

This is not the first time we’ve dined here. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our previous experiences, however, Our order was misplaced causing a long delay in our meal being prepared, in all fairness the waiters approached us and informed before we had even realised how long it had been. They provided us with complementary garlic bread and a round of drinks. Unfortunately my meal was overbearingly salty. My partners steak was more than well done when he’d order medium-rare and we did not finish either

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal great service but a little pricey

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was really good - enjoyed the starters and the mains (barramundi was excellent). Nice location next to the lagoon. Quite noisy though - too family friendly so there were loud kids everywhere. Nice meal other than that. This

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’d keep this place my secret! Repeat diner!
Great table service, great meal selections,
Pricey but worth it! Excellent seafood menu, and fabulous juicy steaks!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My Husband and I pick this Restaurant as we are always pleased with the view and the quality of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was okay. Service was a little hit and miss. The actual restaurant is looking tired, needs a makeover.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The seafood platter is still the signature dish. However they might want to change the mornay dishes. Cheesy white sauce should have stayed in the 80's. It spoilt the beautiful lobster and gorgeous oysters

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were lovely

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Booked highlighting food allergies which were not catered for. After 45 mins into 2 hour sitting asked for entree. Asked several times for each course and then at the end we’re asked to hurry up and leave for next sitting which were blocking doorway and definitely not socially distanced. Was the issue lack of training or not enough staff?

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The food was not good and value for the price but the seafood is fresh.
The service is good
The view is excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Place forfamily'dinner, nice view

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been to lagoon a couple of times now, both times for date night with my partner and couldn’t fault it, food and service both amazing! Seafood platter for two is sensational, could have eaten more but that’s because it was so delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lagoon is always wonderful and perfect for celebrating special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We had booked for a table off 4 when arriving waitress had no idea we’re to seat us as we stood around looking for a table..
we had a different waiter/waitress every minute who didn’t know what we had ordered for food and drinks.
In particular two female waitresses seemed like they didn’t want to be there and had no clue what they were doing was a let down from previous occasions dinning at the lagoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It was our 44th wedding anniversary and I had high expectations but unfortunately I was so disappointed. The noise level was unbearable and the waitress got our order wrong. When we let her know she didn’t want to change it but I said I would not eat it, so she changed it and dropped it on the table and left. But it got worse, the seafood platter for two was terrible the lobster was dry and tasteless the oysters were watery as were the prawns. The whole experience was so very disappointing .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our second of visit after being wowed the first time. Very underwhelming this time. It was a group booking and all the entrees were excellent. They fell down with the mains. Barramundi which was overcooked and tasted awful. Snapper that was under cooked. For the price, very minimal sides as part of the mains. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate our parents 60th Wedding Anniversary and it was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Very disappointed last couple of visits food was not up to usual standards very expensive for meals arriving cold and fish under cooked staff are still very friendly but glassware and cutlery were dirty won’t be hurrying back for the price there are better options to visit other restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great seafood platter for 2, heaps of food, well cooked and well servred.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place on the waterfront, very good service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very quick service, great food, was very loud and couldn’t hear very well

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was amazing and always is every time we visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant, great service amazing food good selection of Aussie wines and the best cream caramel

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience2

Anniversay

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Robe
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The lobster in the Platter was overpowered by the creamy sauce with not much meat.

Service was fantastic with the staff making sure we enjoyed our experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We particularly go to The Lagoon for the seafood platter. The platter was about 15% more expensive than last time and I felt there was actually less food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Left feeling very discouraged, not sure if will go back. Took 35 min to get water for the table after asking 3 times. Drinks were ordered, took ages for them to come as well considering it wasn't that busy. Stuff up with meals which weren't up to standard either. Only good thing was manager gave us a $10 discount on our meal for each person & a free drink

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the table no. 5 and the friendly staff and service

FAQs

The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 1303 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.