About North Bondi Fish

The restaurant is a relaxed space, which personifies beachside chic and is the perfect spot for lunch, dinner and everything in between. Owned by restaurateurs Matt Moran and Bruce Solomon, the kitchen opens at midday and the full menu is available all day and late into the evening.

Located a few short steps from the sand and surf, North Bondi Fish is Bondi at its best. The North Bondi Fish menu features fresh, simple, seafood dishes using the best quality produce. The focus is on casual dining with light, fresh food. The menus offer a selection of small bites, summer salads and simple grilled fish dishes charcoal-grilled on the kitchen's Inka Grill.

120 Ramsgate Avenue
Sydney, AU-NSW 2026
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of operation:
Lunch: 7 days: open
Dinner: 7 days

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:

Phone number:
(02) 9130 2155

Website:
http://www.northbondifish.com.au/

Parking Details:
Street parking only

Executive Chef:
Toby Archibald

North Bondi Fish Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.2

Service

3.8

Ambience

4.1

Value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Group Bookings (19)
Neighbourhood Gem (16)
Waterfront (15)
Sunday Lunch (12)
People Watching (12)
Child Friendly (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Brunch (9)
Casual (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Fun (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
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Gluten Free Options (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding on all levels.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous location

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on 4 December 2017

We had an amazing lunch for my husbands birthday. The food was sensational - so fresh, well presented and really clean flavours. The service was spot on too, just the right amount of time between courses and very attentive staff (without being annoying). Will definitely be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on 30 November 2017

Always good food and friendly service: I am not sure it’s nice to charge the 1.5% charge on all credit cards ( including if you leave a tip)

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on 28 November 2017

This was the most disappointing meal that I have had at an expensive restaurant in a very long time. The service was nothing short of terrible - our waitress was unattentive, forgetful and disinterested. The food was VERY average (except for the sashimi and the delicious chips) with people in our party disappointed by the swordfish, the fish curry, the pasta and the whole baked fish. We never mind paying expensive prices for excellent food - but this was appalling. Will not go back.

Tags: Scenic View
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Food4
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Great table on the balcony and great service, but food was average. But you don't go here for fine dining so the atmosphere makes up for it. Our lunch ended up going over 5 hours so the staff were very accommodating :)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 22 November 2017

The setting was beautiful. . Our waitress was fantastic and the food was lovely and fresh and tasty. Would thoroughly recommend it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 21 November 2017

I wanted to take some friends from Texas, USA to a restaurant overlooking Bondi Beach that was upscale yet laid-back (not too formal) and reasonably priced; North Bondi Fish (NBF) seemed like the type place I was looking for. I checked out many images for NBF on Google images and it looked great and the menu seemed OK as did the drinks list. I was slightly put-off by some recent negative reviews I read but I went ahead a made a reservation for lunch. After a pre-lunch drink at Iceberg's, I walked with my friends along the beach promenade to NBF and I'm very happy to say that my friends and I weren't disappointed; the view of the beach from the restaurant was beautiful, the service was perfect, the food was delicious and eight share plates of dishes made with scallops, tuna, kingfish (ceviche) and Sydney Rock Oysters between the 3 of us with a few beers and a bottle of good wine cost us about $300; the whole experience was worth every dollar we spent. My friends came away raving about it and I'm very grateful for the great impression NBF left on both myself and my overseas guests.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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Food4
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 (London)·Dined on 4 November 2017

Great place although very noisy on a Saturday evening!

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Food5
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·Dined on 3 November 2017

Amazing food and service!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food3
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·Dined on 3 November 2017

Food was average and expensive. Staff had little knowledge of menu and service was lacking. We were topping up our own wine, utensils were missing. At that price level so many other venues do a much better job. Would only recommend the location which I guess is why they can get away with average.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

The food was very tasty (the tamarind fish curry was a stand out) but not very filling so don’t expect to go for a hearty meal.

I booked for 5 people and got a table for 4 so three people were squashed on one side. Lucky we are small people but three averaged sized adults would not have fit at all.

Tags: Scenic View
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Food5
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

Amazing service and great food.

Went for lunch on our anniversary and the waitress who’s name we missed, was not only friendly and attentive to our table, she gave us complimentary dessert to celebrate our special day.

Awesome food, wine and view.

Tags: People Watching, Tapas, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on 13 October 2017

Great spot - busy on a Friday night - as you’d expect. Service is a bit hit and miss - they kinda forgot our drinks orders but our waitress was awesome so that made it fine. Food was delicious - sashimi entree very nice - ocean trout filo was excellent. You pay a bit more but for a treat night - it was date night - highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food3
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

We have been many times before and always enjoy the food and atmosphere.
This time however, we were approached by 3 different staff to let us know our table was required in 2 hours, then by another to say that it was required in 1 hour 45 minutes.
This was without asking for drink orders. It really annoyed us all from the start of the evening.
I had already signed off to the 2 hour table when booking on line.
It seems that the more you pay for a meal in Sydney, the faster you have to leave your table.
All wrong.

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 2 October 2017

This was a terrible venue, disgustingly, intensely overpriced even for Sydney!!! The portions were the smallest I've ever seen, poor and rude custemor service!! Felt unwelcome and didn't enjoy it at all!!

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Food5
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·Dined on 22 September 2017

Perfect day with friends with yummy food to share and enjoy, thank you.

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 10 September 2017

Half of the menu unavailable. Rude greeting staff. Crazy prices

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·Dined on 10 September 2017

We had a really good evening: it was a bit busy when we arrived (6pm on a Sunday) and then it calmed down a bit and was a good atmosphere for the rest of the evening.

Food was excellent - well-cooked fish, and some really interesting dishes, with nice touches - and the service was great - really helpful and friendly. (Everyone, and particularly Meggy!)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food2
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

Vastly overpriced, poorly executed food served by erratic staff. Bondi Beach has so many great restaurants... suggest you look elsewhere.

Tags: Scenic View
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Food4
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·Dined on 1 September 2017

Nicely prepared meal, friendly staff, efficient service

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 26 August 2017

Every single course was absolutely perfectly cooked and so delicious. Flawless seafood, we would go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

The food was out of this world .
The brussel sprouts were exceptional

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 5 August 2017

Our first visit last Saturday. We're a group of 6 and had a late lunch booking at 230pm. To our surprise when we're there it's still packed and we had to wait almost 15 minutes before getting the attention and being seated. We ordered three sides to share: potato scallop is average, chips are good, miso cauliflower is the standout winner and the whole table just love it. For Mains, half the table ordered the bug linguine; it's a bit salty but the bug meats are really declious. The flounder is a bit undercooked. The rump is pretty average. Friendly service and good vibe, quite different from the other eateries around the area.

Tags: Waterfront
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Food5
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Service4
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

It's always a pleasure coming back to North Bondi Fish. Whether it be a casual lunch, date night or a catchup with friends - it never disappoints! My wife and I together with our kids had a really enjoyable time. Lunch was delicious, staff were helpful and the sun was shining!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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Food4
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 29 July 2017

Great spot for a girls' lunch. Fun vibe, unbeatable view, friendly staff. However it is very loud.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

Very good food!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 21 July 2017

Very welcoming. The cuttlefish entree was fantastic. The Chablis and Malbec were enjoyable. Staff were great

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 16 July 2017

Subject to making a prior booking this restaurant is great.

The food is fresh and well cooked and presented.

The flavours are well balanced.

It can be busy and as such noisy but such is the buzz of Bondi.

The parking is expensive,even at a council meter it was $14.80 for two hours!

We were lucky to find a spot right out front but don't count on it.

The walk will do you good anyway!

We will return!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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Food4
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·Dined on 16 July 2017

Great food - horrendous service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 28 June 2017

From the moment we entered the restaurant we were warmly welcomed and the service was like that for the entire time we dined there. It was a cold winter not so busy Wednesday lunchtime so perhaps we experienced a little more attention than the norm. Food was terrific and a great menu. We loved it! Thanks to the waiting staff, great service with a smile - no attitude.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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·Dined on 23 June 2017

Great food,panoramic views!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on 14 June 2017

The food was tasty, the staff were friendly and professional. The only criticism I have is the amount of salt addded. This is a personal taste. Perhaps ask them to add less.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 28 May 2017

The service was okay but they knew nothing about the menu and the food was very disappointing. The prawns and mussels were both overcooked and the sashimi was just a version of what you would get at local Japanese, everything from a bottle, nothing made in house. Shame

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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·Dined on 28 May 2017

We had a wonderful lunch here! Would recommend to anyone wanting a special time and delicious food in a beautiful setting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 25 May 2017

Close to the beach, perfect weather, related service, good food

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 24 May 2017

Really liked it, I've been here many times. It's a little different on a weeknight, best to go on an afternoon I reckon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 20 May 2017

Alway's nice to dine with a view... Eat Seafood accompanied with great wine and enjoy friendly service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 6 May 2017

An ideal location, with stunning views, capable and friendly service delivering amazing food and wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 30 April 2017

Great spot for a Sunday lunch with family and friends

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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