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North Bondi Fish

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349 reviews
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$40 and under
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Seafood
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  • 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
Lunch: 7 days: open
Dinner: 7 days
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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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Neighbourhood
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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 349 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
3.8
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

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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2.0Dined on 14 March 2018

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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2.0Dined on 14 January 2018

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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5.0Dined on 12 January 2018

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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5.0Dined on 11 January 2018

Had visitors from London who absolutely loved this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 11 January 2018

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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5.0Dined on 10 January 2018

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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5.0Dined on 8 January 2018

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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3.0Dined on 5 January 2018

Beautiful location.

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2.0Dined on 5 January 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 1 January 2018

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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4.0Dined on 29 December 2017

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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5.0Dined on 27 December 2017

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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5.0Dined on 26 December 2017

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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2.0Dined on 24 December 2017

Average food, average service. Low value for money.

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1.0Dined on 22 December 2017

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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2.0Dined on 19 December 2017

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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5.0Dined on 15 December 2017

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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2.0Dined on 15 December 2017

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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5.0Dined on 7 December 2017

Outstanding on all levels.

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4.0Dined on 6 December 2017

Fabulous location

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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)

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1.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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 :)

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on 4 November 2017

Great place although very noisy on a Saturday evening!

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5.0Dined on 3 November 2017

Amazing food and service!

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2.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 22 September 2017

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

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1.0Dined on 10 September 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!)

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2.0Dined on 2 September 2017

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

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4.0Dined on 1 September 2017

Nicely prepared meal, friendly staff, efficient service

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