love.fish - Barangaroo

4.4
470 reviews
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  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
"love.fish have been showcasing sustainably driven, Australian seafood since 2010. Their new waterfront venture on the Streets of Barangaroo takes their core belief of serving only well sourced, Australian seafood to the next level. Enjoy a large selection of oysters, raw fish, whole fish, platters, crustaceans and daily specials at this unique waterfront location.

Even the bar gets the love.fish philosophy - with a real focus on locally sourced, organic wines and a completely Australian back bar."
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M
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We went back to this restaurant as we enjoyed it immensely back in January. This time , however, we were disappointed. The service was slow despite a holiday surcharge on the long weekend and the food was below expectations. The entrees of calamari & octopus were fine but the squid ink crab linguine was quite dry and tasteless with hardly any crab. We will still return to this restaurant as it has a nice ambience, is kid friendly and in a good location for meeting up with friends and visitors staying in the city.

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G
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love.fish not only has a great feel to it, but the food is amazing - from presentation to taste.

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GB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is the 2nd time we have been to Love Fish. Everyone enjoyed their food, good sized servings, great shoestring fries. Had entrees and mains, couldn't fit in desserts. Wait staff very helpful and attentive.

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JA
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fresh seafood and great service received. Also, it was kid friendly.

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AP
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Waitress was keen to take away menu card before we can choose our menu. Also, I never has seen serving main course without any side. Fish without chips! Very surprised!

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YC
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

I ordered an entree: whitebait crispy, it never came.
I asked the chinese male waiter twice why I did not get my whitebait crispy, he kept pointing to my main meal (which was white bait fillet set with seafood soup.) I asked him to check witgh the waitress who took my order, he said that was all that I ordered.

Yet when I paid the bill, I was charged for the entree ( 4 items, but I received only 3 items : my sister's main, my set meal and one green bean as veg). We paid $91/- but we were served 3 dishes that amounted to only about $70+ ( $35+$25+10=$70).

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JR
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience - fresh food and good value for money

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GC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous food and service. If you like fish and wine and cocktails in a gorgeous and casual or smart atmosphere then go here. I would go again and again.

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service here was friendly and outstanding. The wine list was good and the staff gave us good advice about wines we did not know. The choices for fish main courses were a bit limited but the food was good.

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RM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Always a wonderful spot for lunch especially in the lovely Autumn weather.
Quick and reliable service. Quality seafood cooked well.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food was good quality , but the plate of whiting sand flathead felt like what I would get from a fish & chip shop not what I would expect in a restaurant. The plate was missing something. The vegetarian option we picked ( tomato and spinach leaves ) was zero value for money .

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Everything was good, but spoilt by the ever-pervading background noise. A pity that some form of noise absorbing material isn’t used to minimise this.....

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h
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Seafood isn't fresh and overcooked each time I've been there. Was extremely disappointed with the Scampi, Scallops, Crab Linguine, Salmon, Oysters as none of them were fresh

However the setting is very nice and service is a 10/10. Long island ice tea was good too

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N
Sydney / NSW
14 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food is well cooked. Good wine list. Felt as we were part of a production line in a food hall. Good setting.

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AR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food wonderful service sadly the weather prevailed and it was cold and windy, the blankets helped but it didn’t spoil the food. Perhaps next time the weather will be kinder.
Best wishes
Allan

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s
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful night.
Food amazing! Service outstanding.
Highly recommend.

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service, great location. This deserves to be a favorite & regular destination for seafood. And OMG you can also Take Away.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I probably would recommend it, only because of the location and it's the only fish restaruant at Barangaroo. If there were a competing restaurant, I'd definitely try it because love.fish is really only an average restaurant.

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B
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

All the fish meals which we ordered literally just came with the fish, no salads no side servings nothing! Lucky we had entrees and ordered beans, salad and potatoes with out mains. The Instagram page was very misleading as the pictures resembled nothing we ordered. Very disappointing. 4 hungry customers arrived and 4 hungry customers left.

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NW
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was excellent. We went on a Friday lunchtime which apparently is very busy (& noisy) so would choose a different day next time.

HIghly recommend the food.

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DR
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I always enjoy going there and take my friends. I an glad to see a few changes in the menu, as I go there often.. the staff is friendly, the food lovely and fresh and always enjoy the ambience. My only criticism is the wine list is a little pricey. I would suggest a wider range of wine, ranging from no more than $38.00

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G
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Cool place, love the Barangaroo area! Food was lovely, staff were very friendly, only blemish was the wait times for food. Otherwise couldn't complain!!

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l
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

For people who have strict dietary requirements, this is a favourite and often requested. Food quality is fresh and delicious.

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D
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food fantastic service and great location,
Would be nice to have beer that wasn’t the wanky craft beer.
I know it’s cool and hip but it tastes like crap.
Nice import would do Corona, Heineken etc.
Other than that loved it!

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KW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Ordered my salmon well done, when it came out it was still raw in the middle. I asked them for it to be well done, when my salmon was returned to the table the skin was soft and it had clearly been microwaved (edges were dried) - Still wasn't cooked all the way through.

Service was also very poor, our waitress was hardly seen. We had finished our meals and the plates stayed on our table for at least another 45mins until we asked for the bill.

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DH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent seafood option in Barangaroo. Oysters were amazing!

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LW
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

This has been a regular place for special occasions but it was a little underwhelming on Saturday and we will think twice prior to heading back. My meal was one of the specials and just wasn’t up to the usual standard with some ingredients appearing to be used very sparingly.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I loved fish ex Rozelle. Intimate restaurant. At Bangaroo it's lucky with all other restaurants either side of you can hear your fellow diner! Seafood basket for 2 was fresh. Prawns/lobster good. Oysters good. Would have loved to see other fish in basket ie some flathead would have been nice in sardines. Overall okay but wouldn't have this particular item but would do fish!

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MO
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Difficult to find but worth the effort! Fresh and tender fish, great sides, good range of wines at reasonable prices.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was fantastic, but overall a little overpriced (especially the alcohol)

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NS
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Both the food and the service were excellent. While the restaurant was busy it is not too noisy.

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SE
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

love.fish is a great place to enjoy delicious fresh fish. We had the seafood platter between three of us and it was delicious! The staff were very friendly and efficient. We had a great lunch! It was our second visit and we'll definitely be back again!

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NJ
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service; this has been consistent over three visits.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent will definitely be coming back to Love Fish.

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S
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at love.fish. We arrived 30 minutes early however this was no issue. The food was fantastic and very flavoursome. The timing of each course was perfect. Service was excellent and a great ambience

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AP
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night, great food, great service. I have already recommended Lovefish to most of my friends and look forward to dinning there again.

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T
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I like that this place is one of the less fine dining style options in Barangaroo. The food is great but the service is truly patchy. For example, one of the waiters who couldn't hear me well (because it was getting quite loud in the restaurant) didn't bother to come round to my side of the table, choosing instead to lean over the other person I was dining with to ask me what I said. I asked if they could make up a non-alcoholic cocktail, (yes a mocktail) and waiter had clearly no idea what I meant and had to return with more senior wait staff (which is a good thing but weird to have such a simple request not understood). A few other incidents like this the whole night just made it feel like amateur hour - this actually takes away from the work of chefs and the good food they are putting up.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday lunch. We had a lovely time!

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KS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, great vibe!..service was quick and very attentive waiters. Probably a little pricey but worth it

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JN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Overall, everything was very nice and we had a very enjoyable time. My only “complaint” was the size of my fish portion. My friend ordered the same fish, but her portion was much larger than mine!

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