North Bondi Fish

4.6
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368 reviews
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$40 and under
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Seafood

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About

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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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 368 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MD
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good but not memorable.

CK
London
48 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Ah this place is always a treat, great food, the freshest Sydney rock oysters and great cocktails. The vibe is always jovial and energetic and the view is great. Would always recommend!

GB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food, service and ocean views. Highly recommend. Friday lunch spot doesn't get much better!

OT
Singapore
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and view. Surprised at how kid friendly.

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service and food was on point as always!

JL
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was good, the fish head we had was really cooked well, tender and juicy inside. Overall a really good dining experience.

N
Sydney / NSW
11 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It's hard to find a restaurant with a better view on a sunny afternoon overlooking Bondi Beach. The service was friendly and the standouts on the menu for us were the crab sliders and risotto.

DS
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Fantastic location with great food and served ce. Nice place to relax and have drinks looking out onto beach. Visitors to Sydney would love it

GC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

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.

L
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

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.

OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Highlight of a great service experience...the unexpected candles and chocolate birthday wishes on my daughter’s dessert. The little things...👍🏻

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

JC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it!!!!!

BM
Osaka
25 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Overpriced

NT
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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

ES
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

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.

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

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.

OT
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

OT
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had visitors from London who absolutely loved this restaurant.

OT
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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.

OT
Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Dined on 9 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

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.

OT
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Beautiful location.

OT
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

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

OT
Dined on 2 January 2018
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

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.

OT
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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.

OT
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Dined on 26 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

OT
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Average food, average service. Low value for money.

OT
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

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

OT
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

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.

OT
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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.

OT
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

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.

OT
Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding on all levels.

OT
Dined on 6 December 2017
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Fabulous location