North Bondi Fish

4.2
354 reviews
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$40 and under
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
North Bondi Fish boasts some of the best up-market seafood cuisine in Sydney with a relaxed space, which personifies beachside chic and Bondi glamour 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 menu features prides itself on incredible seafood dishes using the best seasonal and quality produce. The focus is on casual dining with light, fresh food and an amazing view of Bondi beach.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Modern Australian
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Hours of Operation
12pm - 12am
Monday - Sunday
11:30am-12am
Saturday & Sunday
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Phone number
(02) 9130 2155
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Zac Sykes
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Parking Details
Street parking only
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining , View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 354 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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3.9
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.7
Value
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BM
19 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good Foods & Services. Each of Market plates is good!! I recomend to order if you have a chance. I want to come here again!! I'll be back.

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OT
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Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Overpriced

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NT
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Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

This was a terrible restaurant. The service was not great there was six of us and food was awkwardly staggered over 2.5 hours. It made it a very awkward dining experience it took the restaurant over an hour and a half for our hot chips to arrive. I mentioned this to the waiter and he did nothing about it. Would not recommend to friends and family

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Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had dinner on last Saturday! Food and desserts were great. Outstanding service, friendly staff. Great atmosphere and beautifull view of Bondi Beach. Definitely we will go there again and again.

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Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

North Bono Fish was absolutely amazing. We would definitely recommend it to everyone. The dishes are so simple, but so delicious at the same time. It was my fiancé’s birthday and the staff made sure that he had a great lunch to celebrate.

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Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Unfortunately, the appalling service overshadows the excellent food. From trying to sit us near the toilets when other tables were available, to leaving our drinks sitting on the bar for 15 minutes. Our waiter also brought another diner’s meals and when our food was delivered, couldn’t remember who ordered what. To request the bill I needed to wave like I was drowning.

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Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We keep coming back to NBF for both the food, atmosphere and ambience. This time - A lunch catch up. Staff were happy to accommodate our request for an out door table. They were able to recommend some great dishes we hadn’t previously tried.

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Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food wasn't great unfortunately. Extremely salty. Each dish was well over salted. Also dishes were saggy and quite oily. Tested like it was prepared a day or so ago. Quality of food used to be much better.

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Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Apart from the beautiful fresh food, our wait staff were fantastic, warm & friendl & couldn’t do enough for us. Highly recommend

We will definitely return

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Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had visitors from London who absolutely loved this restaurant.

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Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The view is the seller. Especially to have a drink before dinner on the deck. The shared starters were really impressive but $40 for a risotto covered in salt is too much. The flavours were there, just overtaken. Gratuity was added to my bill without consultation. Australian hospitality earns well, & I will always tip for good service. But the service wasn’t very good - 20minutes to wait for a bottle of wine & then to have to flag the wait staff every time we needed another drink.

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Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service great view. We enjoyed fish tacos, XO king prawns, fish curry and fish and chips. All dishes were very terrific and serving size was large. Service was good.

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Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

I thought the food was excellent and the service was friendly and fairly attentive.
The weather was warm and air conditioning would have made us more comfortable.
Overall we had a great time with friends visiting from Norway.

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Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Beautiful location.

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Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Appalling service
Worst espresso martini I have ever had
Musels served with beards ?!?
Fish was cooked to perfection though

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Dined on 1 January 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

The food was absolutely fine though expensive for what it was. Our waitress was rude & aggressive. We ordered wine to accompany our meal, but it didn't arrive until we had finished our meal. Unacceptable anywhere but especially in an expensive restaurant. The waitress was having none of it, saying that it was a busy day. I said "sorry but that cannot be used as an excuse". She rebutted it. All I wanted was a genuine apology and a taking of responsibility. Complacent culture at a guess.

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Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food was beautiful and fresh. It’s an extremely popular venue so although the staff are friendly it’s diffucult to get their attention at times. You can be waiting for some time between service.

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Dined on 27 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We felt the hospitality at NBF was next level. We felt really looked after in a genuine way. One example: We got moved to a table outside when we asked for it, even though they could have fitted a larger group on that table. They also let us stay longer than the set 2 hour booking time. Wine recommendations spot on, and table service with a smile. In terms of food, what we ate was delicious and good size (would hope so w the price!). Pricey but on a gorgeous bondi day totally worth it.

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Dined on 26 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We absolutely loved North Bondi Fish and will definitely be back! We are 'old' Bondi residents who now live in Brisbane and friends recommended we try NBF when they knew we were coming back for Christmas! We loved everything about it and were only sorry we could not make it back for another visit as our trip was so short! I would recommend it to everyone - the food was sensational, friendly staff and views to die for!

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Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Average food, average service. Low value for money.

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Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

Food service was extremely slow. Couldn’t even get raw dishes served within first hour of ordering. Do not recommend at a peak time.

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Dined on 19 December 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

NBF was recommended by a Bondi local and i was looking forward to the evening as the menu sounded fabulous.

We ordered the Kingfish ceveiche and seasame crusted tuna followed by the scallops.

Thr ceveiche missed the par on so many levels...lack of acidity, seasoning....so so disappointed. In saying that it was the best of a bad bunch.

The seasame crusted Tuna was ruined by the large quantity of mayo...it overrode the delicate flavours of the tuna sashimi...very very disappointing dish.

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Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This was our best and favorite meal in Bondi. The prawns And the poke bowl were amazing. We also loved the fish And chips. Really liked the gluten free and veggie options. Atmosphere is great as well.

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Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

It took 2.5hrs to get our main course. Couldn't hear yourself to talk (we only had table of 7 one left so became 6).

When food came we didn't have time to eat it, two bites and we were out of there.

Terrible beyond words.

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Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding on all levels.

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Dined on 6 December 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Fabulous location

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Dined on 4 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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)

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Dined on 28 November 2017
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

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.

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Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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 :)

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DS
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Dined on 22 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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Dined on 21 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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T
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Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great place although very noisy on a Saturday evening!

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Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

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.

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Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2017
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

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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