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The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant

4.4
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1178 reviews
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1178 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

On entry the staff greeting you are very friendly.
The waiter staff most were good but some could be room for improvement. The food was tasty and great.

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JOHNH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Worst service in the many years we have been dining at your restaurant. Table of 4. Three meals come, " the fourth will be along shortly". 20 minutes never came. We had to chase twice to get some action. 30 minutes passed before it arrived. It was very hot, having just been cooked. The system broke down, the meal was forgotten. Not good enough

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It was our 18th wedding anniversary. The lagoon is the best place to celebrate due to the views, the food, the romantic feel. We have been to this restaurant a fair bit for special occasions. They only issues where I could see improvement is required, when the staff take drink orders. This was the 2nd time we had to wait and ask a few times before the drinks came. They did give us these drinks complimentry due to this issue and the next drinks we ordered were delivered much faster.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

BBQ platter for 1 was delicious served on a bed of rice and covered in a very tasty sauce. Unfortunately as the shells, legs etc are removed by hand, your hands are covered in the sauce and is really a mess. I asked for a finger bowl But received a disposable wet wipe. Staff were very attentive but our experience can’t be described as waterfront dining with views as we were at the back of the noisy restaurant and had no views. Although the food was delicious it was overpriced at $300 LUNCH

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious and fantastic service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it, atmosphere and service was amazing, food was great would highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food And the service was second to none. I have an allergy and the staff was adamant that everything On the seafood platter was suitable for me to eat. Much appreciated. Thank you to the kitchen staff too.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

it was our wedding anniversary the food was only average the service was rushed, a hovering waitress tipped plates from us as soon as one had ceased eating even after asking them to resist it continued this was a very poor excuse for a decent well served meal even the wine was rubbish and overly priced expensive for what really was a less than an RSL quality meal wth worse service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, quality and friendly service, tranquil views. Will definitely be visiting again soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints, great food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and great service. Nice setting on waterfront. Spacious and covid practices in place.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great with a variety of options available.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience1

To say I was disappointed is an understatement!
I was seated at a table with a dirty tablecloth, all seats at the table were torn and ripped, and the cutlery was tarnished & scratched.
My expectations were much higher considering the reputation and cost.
I have never left a restaurant not wanting to pay the final bill before. The food was ok and certainly did not reflect the cost.
I will not be recommending this restaurant nor will I return again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

My partner and I love coming to The Lagoon, its our number one choice to celebrate an event. But to say we were disappointed yesterday, is an understatement.
We brought our 8 month old son, and the high chair brought to the table was absolutely filthy. There was food still sitting in it and crumbs everywhere, it was filthy and there was no way were letting him sit there. So therefore we had to keep the pram next to our table

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The staff were great but they were very busy on the night we visited
Food was great
The steaks were to die for
Would have preferred a side order of sauce but wasnt offered
Id go back again to try out their safood which looked awesome and good reports from others

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Very disappointed expensive bad service cold food will not be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The seafood platter was below average, prawns overcooked, scallops tasted horrible, the worst hot chips I have ever eaten. Definitely not worth $300.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed very relaxed dining at The Lagoon Restaurant. It was for a family birthday and the cake I brought was whisked away and taken good care of. It was presented beautifully at the right time. Nothing was too much trouble.
We had some nice drinks, and the star of the show was the Hot and Cold Seafood Platter for Three. The seafood on that was all perfectly cooked, and all very large examples of their kind. Everything was perfect and the service was very friendly and helpful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful hot and cold seafood platter

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Loved every bite. We will be back.

CV
CharlesVanders
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an outstanding experience. Brilliant chefs, excellent service and lovely views and ambience. Highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made our special birthday celebration even better! Snapper was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Had a lovely lunch here for my best friends 50th.

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LeahO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

- Had to wait over 30 Minutes to be served , I had to track down a waiter to ask if they can take our order
- no social distancing observed
- restaurant was so packed full of customers
- mineral water was nearly 20 dollars a bottle
Over priced and terrible service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely staff beautiful food

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We have been dining at the Lagoon for many years. The quality of their food is quite good & price is fair. However, the service has gone downhill. We noticed this the last few times as well. Our meal for 2 cost $275. We had to ask to place our drink order. We were given our plater with no plates or crustacean utensils (I had to ask another waiter for these), our water bottle had a dried parsley leaf on it etc. There was no waiter that we could see allocated to our table. Disappointing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was good the wait staff polite was a little slow on the service (we waited 30mins for a desert menu) but otherwise a really nice place to go out for lunch and enjoy good company

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best oysters Kilpatrick in the Gong

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were friendly and informative on their menu, food serve time for us was prompt and perfect would return for sure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The meal for the 3 of us was very good but unfortunately the service let things down. We had a booking for 12.30 but did not get our meals until 2.15. We possibly would not have received our Sourdough entree at all if we hadn't kept pushing. We understand that things are busy at that time on a w/e but felt it spoilt the outing. Fortunately we found plenty to chat about to pass the time and did receive a discount on the bill.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good experience, waiter was very nice and polite. Food was amazing as usual best seafood in Wollongong.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I enjoyed the night. The steamed snapper was very good. It was a little noisy but not annoyingly so. i enjoyed watching the chefs and wait staff. It was a good experience and I will return.

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Jrod
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

No social distancing or concessions made for covid.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and service

RO
RosO
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Place looks like it could do with a real good clean. Exit sign near where we were seated was covered in cobwebs and bugs. Air cond units were dust, Carpet was dirty. Toilets need some TLC. door would not latch as slightly off its hinge. No one was cleaning or sanitising on an hourly basis. Food is ok but its hit and miss. They ran out of the beer we were drinking and then when we ordered wine they had run out of a few that we selected of the menu. The reason i like to go there is the location. The two young staff members did not smile at all until we had a joke with one of them and then he started to smile.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was exceptional! It was a little slow to come out and the staff weren’t that attentive but that was mostly forgotten once the food arrived. It was very tasty.

We really liked that the kitchen accommodated for our dietary requirements.

Don’t skip dessert that was delicious too (once we managed to get hold of the wait staff)

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AlanW
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent, the snapper was huge and beautifully cooked. The BBQ platter for one was nice but I could do without the blue swimmer and scampi, would prefer some octopus or calamari. The BBQ prawns were excellent as was the bugs. It would be great to “make your own platter”

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and amazing food. We had our wedding reception at the Lagoon over 4 years ago and always return for our anniversary.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We have had some hits and misses lately but what we got here was very good. Service made us feel like a friend was over for lunch. The food was hot and presented well.
I had the Barra skin a bit soft but overall I ate it all and even soaked up the sauce with my chips.
We both enjoyed the food and at this point its up there for me.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating our second anniversary and had the seafood platter for 2. It was delicious and the service was wonderfully friendly.Would definitely go again.

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The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1178 OpenTable diners.

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