North Bondi Fish
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.
Food was good, service was very poor and unprofessional, which is quite fine, if the prices of the dishes were not as high. But If i'm gonna pay $42 for a pasta, I want the waiters to be spot on, it felt like run by a bunch of backpackers.
The menu range and food quality is great - we all loved out dishes. But I don’t think the service was 100% up to scratch. I booked 3 months in advance with no flag that my table had to be vacated in 2 hours. On the day, they said I can sit at bar-style seating for as long as I wanted but they would be backless chairs- too uncomfortable for out group. So we took a regular table and were vacated after 1hour 50mins- mid-way through mains. The new table we were moved to was at the bar, in front of the DJ- the service was slower, there were a lot of people standing around us having drinks while we were finishing our mains. We also thought it was a bit too pricey- we had a lunch for 6 people with all shared dishes and 3 bottles of wine and ended up paying $180pp. This is a price tag I’d associate with fine dining for dinner- not a smart-casual lunch.
Highlight of a great service experience...the unexpected candles and chocolate birthday wishes on my daughter’s dessert. The little things...👍🏻
Anniversary dinner. Food was excellent. Service was great. However I requested for a cake to surprise the wife thru the app but I guess that message didn’t get through. Such a shame that would have been perfect.
First visit. The delightful Chinese waitress very pleasant: a great asset. Food very well prepared and presented. Wine list covered all bases and reasonably priced. Will be back. Highly recommended.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Had visitors from London who absolutely loved this restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
Worst espresso martini I have ever had
Musels served with beards ?!?
Fish was cooked to perfection though
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.
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.
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.
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!
Average food, average service. Low value for money.
Food service was extremely slow. Couldn’t even get raw dishes served within first hour of ordering. Do not recommend at a peak time.
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.
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.
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.
Outstanding on all levels.
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
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)
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.
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 :)
The setting was beautiful. . Our waitress was fantastic and the food was lovely and fresh and tasty. Would thoroughly recommend it.
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.
Great place although very noisy on a Saturday evening!
Amazing food and service!