The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant

4.5
991 reviews
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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.
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Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lagoon is consistently excellent - food quality and variety excellent, staff and service is extremely high quality, drinks service very very good. The venue is a fabulous location. The baked brie with fig as a starter was superb, the oysters are always so fresh and tasty, the seafood is always perfect. The Staff are very attentive, friendly, and really do care that patrons have an enjoyable experience. Regulars are acknowledged. It is highly recommended.

OT
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary, and went home happy. The service was warm, attentive and personal. The food was a culinary delight. We loved the specials of the day, and the good selection of wines across a range of prices.

We will definitely recommend Lagoon to our friends as probably the bestSeafood Restaurant in Wollongong. We’ll be back!

OT
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

DECOR IS NON-EXISTANT
FOOD WAS JUST WARM
TOO NOISY
FOOD OVERPRICED
ONE INDIAN WAITER...JUST DIDN'T WANT TO BE THERE.
BEST PART WAS GUITAR PLAYER

OT
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went on Saturday for our anniversary, it was fantastic! The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was absolutely phenomenal. We had the hot and cold seafood platter, we thought it was a bit pricey when looking at the menu online before going but there was so much food on the platter that we were not able to finish it all and it was all great.
I would not hesitate in going back, infact we are thinking of making this the place we will be celebrating our anniversary every year.

OT
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommend for special occasions

OT
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s been a location for some years now that we go to have dinner for all our special memorable occasions.

OT
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the seafood platter for 2 and it was so good. Our waiter was excellent as we're all the staff. Highly recommend

LB
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Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food as usual Staff were just fantastic and helpful when we were ordering our food would recommend

OT
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Usually the seafood platter is delicious. Unfortunately the last time we went, it was all very overcooked. Disappointed, especially for the price we paid.

OT
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing, except I did not receive my left overs in a take away container like I had asked.
Otherwise, 9/10. Love it!

OT
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food; Great staff

OT
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food you didn't have to wait hours for.
Excellent service , thank you for making our celebration of my wife's birthday special.

OT
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a beautiful experience with lovely table at the window overlooking the lagoon. Food excellent, wow factor was seafood platter. Service personnel were lovely. Thank you

OT
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a lovely place to have dinner or lunch

OT
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location with a wonderful ocean view.
Staff is courteous and the service was great.
Menu selection was very good.
No pressure to hurry way.
Would recommend and will visit again.

OT
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was sensational - always a good variety, fresh and the portion size is generous. the seafood is always top notch - the oysters, prawns, Moreton Bay bugs were the best. The deserts (crème brulee) was a highlight. The service was exceptional - we were welcomed back, friendly and highly efficient staff (all were great but especially noting Rebecca and Aidan) , they cared about our experience. It was busy but the business had enough staff on duty. It was a wonderful night.

OT
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed going to the Lagoon. Wait staff are always attentive and the food (hot and cold seafood platter for 2) is second to none. There is never a wait for food or drinks and you are not rushed to leave.

OT
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came all the way from Cronulla so we were very happy the food was very tasty

OT
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Very dissapointed with the food I had. Seafood chowder tasted like it was out of a tin. Hot and cold entree, some was passable, prawns tough and overcooked. Salmon was nice. Highlight was the Ruby mousse.

OT
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and wine list, pleasant atmosphere, service was good and would recommended to anyone having that special lunch or dinner.

OT
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excelent seafood

OT
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lagoom is a great place to go. We enjoy going ro celebrate a special occasion. I had the lamb shanks, a beautiful meal but the sauce was a little rich for me and the chocolate banoffee dessert also too rich, needed some ice cream to break up the taste.
Baked Brie amazing. Barramundi was gorgeous

OT
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I have visited The Lagoon over many years and are yet to be disappointed. We drive down from Sydney and bring friends and family from overseas just for the seafood! 5 Stars!

OT
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have the same booking on the same date every year for my late husbands birthday and it is 'our thing' we do as a close family... we have never been disappointed with food or service.

OT
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a shame a noisy group was there mainly "Cheryl" who the staff handled quite well and did apologize for the situation.

OT
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely lovely time, just sitting sipping wine, eating our seafood platter and looking at the beautiful view.

OT
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great welcome by Anastasia, great service, excellent food, comprehensive menu, lovely outlook - the best place in town for special celebrations.

OT
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time to this restaurant but it won't be the last. From the moment we arrived to when we left you could not fault the level of service, so many different staff members checked on you in passing making sure that everything was good and did you need anything. The food was served quickly, and was delicious, we had a seafood platter and I would describe as one of the best I have had.
The whole night was great and made a special night for my partner

OT
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Pretty average

OT
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the July special which included a bottle of wine, salad and bread in addition to the seafood platter - as always a great meal which I would highly recommend.

OT
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely birthday lunch with a friend. Food & service was excellent

OT
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife dined at the lagoon Restaurant for her birthday. It was a Tuesday night so reasonably quiet.

We left with nothing about praise about this restaurant. Everything we had to eat was delicious and a good serving of each entree, main and dessert.

Our waiter Mitchell( I think his name was- he is 21) was superb and extremely attentive. All the other staff were fantastic too making sure we were looked after.

We have no hesitation in returning again and recommending this restaurant to anyone

OT
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very enjoyable lunch the food was good and the service excellent Will definitely return.

Ralph Lucas llandtsa@bigpond.net.au

OT
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We got married on Saturday so went to dinner with friends.
The waiter we first had didnt know the menu, even insisted it was wrong and attempted to overcharge us. The Entrees were amazing however the mains we lacking flavour and 6 out of 7 of us left at least 1/3rd of our meals on the plates. When paying the first waiter had still put 4 extra charges on the bill that we had to get corrected. What once was our favourite special occasion venue has left us disgusted to have paid $500

OT
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the overall experience and the food was very good quality and delicious. Portions for mains were more like entree size and we didn't receive any proper seafood implements to crack open the crab until the waiter realised we hadn't received it, by that time we had almost finished eating... Another suggestion would be to provide a bowel of warm water to freshen hands while trying to eat messy seafood that would have made it easier...

JT
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Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing lunch experience at lagoon on Saturday 22nd June. The service was great, such a beautiful location and the food was delicious.

OT
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a great experience for us after having a bad experience in the past. Food service and staff were great.

OT
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, lunch special well worth it. Staff are very friendly and very efficient.

OT
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place for a special celebration as you can always be confident of great food, catering to a variety of tastes and dietary needs, in a stylish and pleasant environment. Lots of guaranteed wins every time.

OT
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The water views, the exceptional service by all. Best of all the food was delicious and timely

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