love.fish - Barangaroo

4.3
488 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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DD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very clean and healthy food to take the parents to! The tuna crudo was my favourite, absolutely delicious. We had to try the sea urchin... like oysters but more oceany. The mains took a little longer than expected to come out, but we were large group of 7.

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LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

good atmosphere nice food at reasonable price. waitress was very helpful but she was flat out serving too many tables.

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KW
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful outdoor seating with a view and staff who were there when needed - but not intrusive.
Highly recommended

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LB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really happy with our choice to dine at Lovefish for Mother’s day!

Loved the way the menu was set out to have more flexibility with what to serve your fish with!

Fish was all fresh and cooked perfectly

We didn’t love the Polenta chips- have had better- these were a little dry!

But otherwise the love chocolate desert was the perfect finish!

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NZ
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Came here for Mother’s Day. Food was great. Service was the best we had experienced in a long time. We had a lovely lunch.

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A
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

The seafood platter was very disappointing. For $165 you expect to have more than a few prawns, three cubes of smoked salmon, 3 slithers of sardines etc Not great value for money on the platter. Will not be ordering the platter again.

Entrees were the most reasonable out of all the food chosen.

Service was outstanding by one waiter in particular.

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GY
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

They know how to cook seafood. Everything was delish and fresh. The king prawns were amazing!! The seafood platter is definitely worth it as you get a selection of most of the entrees on offer. We tried the crab meat squid ink linguine and that was yummm. The brussel sprouts was a great side. Overall we had a great experience.

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L
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Perfect place for simple but delicious seafood, lovely views and great service

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DD
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A must visit when in Barangaroo. The food is sustainably sourced, exceptional and varied. We had the barramundi which melted in the mouth. The favourite dishes remain on a varied and eclectic menu.

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

Lunch with family and friends was very enjoyable at love.fish. Great food and service. The waiters were very patient with us while we took some time to decide. Food was delicious. Salads we had were very tasty.Will ensure we return for future celebrations.

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TF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great location, tables were not on top of each other, food was fabulous, service was great.

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D
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent fish, cooked to perfection. I had the octopus, while others had barramundi, salmon and our American visitors had Roo. All cooked beautifully in yummy sauces.

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a
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Only issue i found was the twice cooked chips I had, one piece tasted off so I just didnt eat it.

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T
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved it ! Delicious food great atmosphere and fab service

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Lovely outdoor setting on a beautiful autumn afternoon. The food was good without being outstanding; the service was fine, didn’t ever really feel like we had any specific person looking after us; I thought the wine list was lacking and quite pricey.

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j
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Unfortunately the service tonight was terrible. The girl serving our table had absolutely no personality at all, nor seemed to care about helping us. She was downright rude while we were trying to decide on wine, rather than offering any help to our American guests she offered to come back in two minutes. We had to ask what the specials were. We got poured the first glass of water and wine and that was it - all night. Luckily we were sitting next to where the water bottles were as we had to help ourselves. What is it with service or the lack of lately?? The food was good, not great. I had the salt & pepper calamari which was tasteless, no pepper there. I asked for some more tartar sauce only to find that we were charged $3 for the thimble sized extra sauce. When it came time to pay the bill, we gave two credit cards and told her we were splitting the bill and she said 'tell me how much that is'. The American's wanted to add the tip to their card and were clearly struggling with the machine and I asked her if she could go over and help them as the machine had been passed to them on the other side of the table to where she was standing. That's when I complained to her superior . Grrr why aren't these staff taught to serve and why don't they care, if that's the job you've chosen to do, do it well.

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MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, great atmosphere, central location at Barrangaroo.

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
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 on 21 April 2019
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 on 21 April 2019
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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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Simple and fun. Fish should always be treated with respect and never overworked. These guys get it. Fantastic lunch. Nicely priced and great experience.

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JA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
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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