The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant

4.5
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$41 to $100
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Seafood
The Lagoon, Illawarra's premier dining experience by the sea, features a world class a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. Enjoy the freshest seafood while you take in the waves crashing on the beach. We have King prawns, Local Lobsters, Queensland Mud crabs, Sydney rock oysters, local fish and Scampi from the deep oceans of Western Australian, as well the finest grain fed beef and poultry!

Choose a wine from any region around Australia and New Zealand. From a crisp cool climate Sauvignon Blanc to Coonawarra Limestone Coast Merlot, they have wine for every palate and occasion. The Lagoon prides themselves on delivering elegant dining, an unsurpassed standard of service, and relaxed surroundings with a breathtaking view of North Wollongong beach.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
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4.2
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4.2
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Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Nothing was special. Noisy and overpriced

OT
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were so friendly and helpful. Very bright faces. The food and service were beyond our hopes.
Our lunch was a special treat and we were both impressed by all aspects of our dining. We will be going back soon.

OT
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have found that for special occasions it’s a wonderful place to dine and to indulge in foods and drinks which aren’t the ‘norm’.

OT
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lagoon Restaurant lived up to its reputation one again as I booked for my 36th wedding anniversary with my wife. Service was prompt, food was excellent and we were most taken with the special little complimentary desert delivered because it was a special occasion.

OT
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole meal was great but the dessert was the best.
All three diners at our table tried different desserts and they were all fantastic both in their presentation and flavour. Mine would rate as one of the best desserts I have ever tried plus it had that touch of theatre as the salted caramel sauce melted through the chocolate to reveal the vanilla bean ice cream inside.

OT
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went there for our 20th wedding anniversary, having looked at the menu and deciding the hot and cold seafood platter looked worthwhile. We weren't disappointed. Arguably the best seafood platter we've had anywhere.

OT
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

Fantastic seafood. So so good. Shame about the layout of the restaurant though. The outside room is a bit daggy and inside feels like a food hall. Please do something to make the dining a more intimate experience by sectioning off smaller cosier areas and present it in a more sophisticated atmosphere to match the wonderful food.

OT
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I don't actually eat seafood, but did find other options to eat.

The food was delicious and the service was fantastic

OT
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was all worth it fresh and lovely, the service was outstanding.

OT
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great overall experience. Wait staff were excellent. Meals were divine.

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Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Meals were beautiful and service was fast

OT
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just fabulous as usual!!!!!

OT
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a great night New Year’s Eve, good atmosphere, good band good food and drinks

OT
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely loved it here. The seafood was so fresh and delicious and the wine list had a great selection.
We dined with our 2 year old and the kids menu had good options and the staff were all friendly and chatty with her. It made it a really great dinner experience where you weren’t on edge thinking they were judging you or your messy toddler.
Highly recommend for anyone wanting a nice night out with or without kids

BL
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Amaaaazing seafood. This place is the ducksnuts. Great location, food, great to kids, the only obvious here is that the it is expensive, but pretty well worth it.

OT
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had Christmas Lunch at the Lagoon and it was wonderful. The best. The service from the moment we walked in was excellent - terrific host - Rebecca - wonderful waiter - Aidan - couldn't have asked for more. The food was excellent - seafood entrée - fresh and perfect - choice of main meals - the turkey, salmon and the beef - all tasty, perfectly cooked and presented. desert was delicious. Wines and beers great. It was the best Christmas lunch.

OT
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful lunch spot right by the water and they offer amazing fresh seafood. Service was of a very high standard and provided with a smile. Very refreshing. Had the seafood platter for three and could not eat it all. Will return again.

OT
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Our absolute favourite restaurant! Drove almost 2 hours to get to Wollongong. Did not disappoint

OT
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The Seafood Platter (for 3) was one of their best in a long time. Very disappointed to learn that the Stonefish range of wines are being discontinued. Among the best Australian wines on their wine list. Was very noisy but everyone appeared to be having a good time.

OT
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The lovely waitress and great food

OT
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

The food was lovely but the menu was limited due to the number of guests and Christmas parties. The service was fast and the wait staff friendly and accommodating. We were a couple celebrating our anniversary and wouldn't come here again for this as it was far too hectic and noisy - wasn't the atmosphere we hoped for.

OT
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place to eat if you are dining with a large group - round tables make it easier to talk to everyone. Equally great if just lunch or dinner for two.

OT
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant and food was exceptional. best seafood i have had in a long time. would definitely recommend highly.

OT
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience1

I was expecting this to be an upmarket restaurant from the website and food prices but it felt more like a tradies bistro. There were several couples and small groups and we were all seated in the same area as much larger groups, not very conducive for a romantic or special occasion (it was our wedding anniversary). The food was excellent, but I wouldn't recommend this venue if you want a quiet dinner for two.

OT
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was fantastic as usual highly recommend

OT
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my partners birthday and neither of us live anywhere near the place but she insisted and I am so glad she did.

OT
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very tacky entrance with the loungers near the front door.
We were shown to our table for 13 people and the waitress was lovely.
Our drinks, breads and entrée came out quickly even through the restaurant looked booked out.
Very noisy but good atmosphere.
Mains came out all together and desserts came in good time.
The drinks were a constant mess up. Wrong drinks to wrong tables. Two bottles of wine which was just dreadful was sent back.
One waiter should have stayed home, very rude.

OT
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. The views were lovely and the service we received was exceptional.

Definitely recommend.

OT
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been a couple of times and the meals have always been delicious

OT
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We were disappointed with our experience this time, we have not been for a couple of years but feel the place has gone down a bit.

OT
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant excellent food great service

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Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and service - will be back

OT
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely evening. Delicious food and great, friendly service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and great food, as always. Thanks Lagoon!

OT
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was married @ The Lagoon in 2017 and celebrate my anniversary with my husband every year since.

OT
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant did not disappoint. Been a few years since we were last there and it's still exceptional. My husband and I were celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary and were well looked after by Aiden.

OT
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly service and excellent food

OT
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food we had was good but after our main course was delivered no-one came near us. No "Would you like desert or coffee?", nothing. We even had to chase the staff to pay the bill. Plus the whole place was very grungy, the carpet dirty, some of the staff in grungy clothes, the kitchen didn't look spotless either.

OT
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We celebrated a birthday lunch on Sunday 3rd November. The food was great and the service was wonderful. However the noise level was quite loud and made it very difficult for 2 of our group who have hearing impairments.

The food was expensive however it was presented and cooked to perfection so for that special event we would certainly recommend it.

We will visit again, next time we are going to try the seafood platter, it looked amazing us it went past us to other tables.

OT
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The wait staff were friendly and attentive