Lagoon Dining

4.7
247 reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
Lagoon Dining is a restaurant and bar dishing up food that leans heavily on Chinese culinary traditions. It is an expression of food we love to eat and to cook, dished up heartily alongside booze we like to swill - a place for friends and fun.


Experiences

  • Weekends at Lagoon

    A$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Eight course Feed Me menu which encapsulates the spirit of Lagoon, fun and full of flavour! Designed to share, this menu features some of our favourite dishes!
  • Feed Me - 5 course

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Five course Feed Me menu which encapsulates the spirit of Lagoon, fun and full of flavour! Designed to share, this menu features some of our favourite dishes!
  • New Year's Eve 2021!

    A$100.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022

    It’s been quite the year for everyone, and not that one needs another excuse to get together and party, but in case you did, NYE at the shop ought to give you any additional incentive you might require. We open from 5:30 pm on the night and we will be offering a 7-course set menu to munch your way out of 2021. This one's not to be missed; the menu is awash with veritable bangers.  With notice, dietary requirements and allergies can be accomodated. All tables to be vacated after 2.5 hours
What 247 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I’m recently skeptical of set menus but it was better than expected, all dishes were great. Found the Beverage menu limited for my preferences.
Felt the dessert option was a let down and not the right option to end the night on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, it was totally delicious. We had amazing service too - we were with a large group and one has some food intolerances that she’s generally happy to sort by eating around what she can’t eat - our waiter was so kind with her and sorted us out by explaining the menu and providing substitutions for her perfectly!

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Cheryl
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best experience at Lagoon Dining. The food and staff are exquisite.

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Todd
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience1

An unfortunate start with the dietary requirements being missed. I have an extreme sensitivity to onion, not insanely allergic, but enough to lay me up in bed. Chef catered for it, service brought the wrong dish to the table. Noticed two bites in thankfully.

More than apologetic and gave two free glasses of wine. Food beyond that was incredibly tasty. Upstairs lacks the vibe of downstairs and doesn't have the best quality table and chairs, had to be moved because of a wobbly table. These are minimal things for the insane flavours you will enjoy, but just being honest.

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JennyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Very disappointing. Unfortunately just missed on most levels.

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DaveD
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very tasty food and fairly priced. Very nice atmosphere and the staff were extremely kind and helpful. I will definitely be sharing great words about Lagoon to friends and family.
Cant wait to dine in again soon!

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Gjacksom
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If I had to summarises this in one word it would be Passion, everyone from the kitchen to the sommelier and host have such a sense of pride and passion for being there. Everything about this venue is so wonderfully balanced. From the minimalist decor through to the consider place settings you really begin to appreciate how everything has a role in the experience. We tried the $75 feed me menu, STUNNING! Chris walked us through the food, and Ben elevated it by recommending a wine pairing every step of the way.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent, menu was well designed and executed. Lovely little gem on Lygon street.

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Mattski
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was absolutely scrumptious. It’s been quite a while since I’ve come across a menu I’ve been excited about and which lived up to its expectations. Well done to the team.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Stunning food, simple efficient service, lush interior.

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chriss
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

A solid 3.5. Was expecting a little more but generally lovely

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eats
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Punchy flavours and very good if you have varied dietary requirments in the group (catered for vegetarians very well)

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David
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lagoon Dining is a must. Beautiful food, great vibe, A+

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Aussiechook
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Chinese/Asian-fusion cuisine in a contemporary and moody fit out. Staff were nicely attentive - it was one of our waitress' first day but she did a great job regardless. A nice buzz of background noise but not too noisy. Food was very tasty, and whilst not cheap in the traditional sense, it felt like good value as we walked away thoroughly stuffed having dined with the 6 savoury dishes + dessert 75PP set menu option. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The commitment to authentic Chinese flavours blew my mind. Hands down one of the best contemporary Chinese dining I have had in Australia.

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KirstenH
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had heard about the chicken chop and wondered what all the fuss was about. Well, YES it is fried chicken BUT, OMG it was good! I mean crispy peppery crunchy coating, juicy and succulent inside. Fried chicken on another level good!
My favourite though, was the beancurd skin salad. really worth trying.
We were a table of 7 upstairs. The staff were amazing, very attentive and happy to turn the music down for us so we could all chat easily.

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GP101
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great night out with friends! Good good and vibe.

MD
MelbourneDiner
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience1

The food was exceptional! Really enjoyable.
Unfortunately however, the service was pretty dismal, both waiters were rude and we waited over an hour to receive our first drinks. They were perhaps understaffed, we would have been understanding if this was communicated, but nothing was mentioned and we kept having to check on our drink orders. We were also seated upstairs and the acoustics were ridiculous, we couldn't hear the waiter or each other over the noise - completely impractical.
The food truly was special but because of the service and environment none of us would recommend, nor go back.

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Wally
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, prepared with meticulous detail. Very friendly helpful staff.

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LisaV
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, really carefully prepared and interesting.

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious contemporary Chinese food. Favourite dishes were oysters with hot sauce, coal-grilled char siu, ‘hot and numbing’ beef tartare with Chinese doughnuts, and delicious sweet desserts.

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Melna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a great spot for an early dinner. The staff were very welcoming and the menu was really interesting. We shared some small dishes to start and then had the delicious char sui. Can't wait to visit Lagoon Dining again!

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em00
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food was so delicious and service was great, can't wait to go back

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LieselC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food & service. Will be recommending to friends! Thankyou so much !

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MiriamF
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service. Particularly appreciated the vegetarian selection- best tofu ever. I’m not a veg but no hardship sharing when the veg options are this good …

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JenB
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was so delicious! Great service as always.
Hope everyone is going ok with the volume of hours we're all having to do.

Thank you so much everyone,
Jen & Luke :)

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NatashaJohns
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great punchy flavours and sharp, personality-filled and unobtrusive service

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food - the best on Lygon Street and never ever disappoints

JM
JessicaM
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic! And really reasonably priced!

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xkoh
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and food is just as good as ever. Delicious and paired with a changing menu of cocktail and food, it’s like a new experience each time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have eaten here many times - both in large parties and small groups - and it’s always a delight. The food is sensational, the service is excellent, the ambiance is lively and intimate, and the staff are friendly and all super informed on the offering - both food and wine. Great vibes all round! Already looking forward to next time.

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PaulaP
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was so good, I enjoyed every last bite. Recommend.

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Shhhh
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and delicious wine. Great atmosphere. Will be back!

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maxcat710
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again, Lagoon Dining did not disappoint. Great food and fantastic service. This was our first post lockdown dinner and it was excellent!

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Crispy
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love love Lagoon, well priced and good portions. Staff are great and very knowledgeable. Thoughtful tasty food

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vipMayzee
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

the food is next level cannot recommended highly enough

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THBUI
7 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with an interesting drinks list and amazing service, we love it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Second time we have been in a month and for a birthday celebration. Service and ambience is first class. Kitchen also happy to take in dietary issues.
Some dishes challenge traditional mindsets but they are well constructed and presented. It is always great to try new ideas!

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KNNNguyen11122333
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A special experience. Second time we’ve been there and it’s consistently amazing.

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SanchiaA
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to get out of lockdown and try Lagoon which has been on the to do list for a while. Didn’t disappoint. Fab food! The beef tartare was outstanding but all if the feed me menu was excellent. Wine suggestions from our waiter were also excellent. New fav! Thanks for a wonder entry back into dining out after our short break.

FAQs

Lagoon Dining offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9349 1939.

Lagoon Dining is rated 4.7 stars by 247 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.