FOOD REVIEW – THE LAGOON SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, WOLLONGONG

The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant - The Dining Hall

The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant – The Dining Hall

The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant is known as ‘Australia’s Favourite Restaurant’ according to the LifeStyle Channel’s ‘I Love Food’ awards and is located in North Wollongong. The experience at the Lagoon is often great, offering a world class à la carte menu, including fresh seafood – such as king prawns, lobsters, Sydney rock oysters, local fish and scampi, as well as beef and poultry.


Wood Fired Sourdough, which with chilli oil, Grana Padano & rosemary oil, and olive oil & balsamic vinegar

Wood Fired Sourdough, which with chilli oil, Grana Padano & rosemary oil, and olive oil & balsamic vinegar

The food was generally well presented and tasted wonderful. We began with Wood Fired Sourdough, which was presented with chilli oil, Grana Padano & rosemary oil, and olive oil & balsamic vinegar. This came out well, and was toasted to perfection. The oils complimented the sourdough marvellously.

Kilpatrick Oysters

Kilpatrick Oysters

Thai Chilli and Lime Oysters

Thai Chilli and Lime Oysters

We then had twelve Kilpatrick Oysters, and six Thai Chilli and Lime Oysters. Although the taste was amazing, the sizing was a disappointment. They were the smallest I’ve ever had, especially as the price was so dear ($29.90 a dozen). The taste was divine, yet with the Kilpatrick, the taste was overrun with bacon. This was definitely a negative. The Thai Chilli and Lime had a lovely taste; the Coriander accentuated the Thai flavouring, it had a refreshing tangy flavour, with a spicy finish. The flavours were amazing, but the size was disappointing.


The first main was the Black Angus Eye Fillet of Beef. This was ordered Medium to Well done, though it was definitely overcooked. This was presented beautifully on the plate, though it was too chewy and too dry.

Black Angus Eye Fillet of Beef, with Paris Mash and Chroizo Jus

Black Angus Eye Fillet of Beef, with Paris Mash and Chroizo Jus

The next dish was the Tiger Prawn Linguini. The Pasta was nice and al dente – just how I like it. The flavours were beautiful, oily with a hint of prawn. The prawns and spinach were cooked perfectly. For an oil-based pasta, it was quite drying, which was slightly disappointing, though the flavours mixed together beautifully.

Tiger Prawn Linguini, with chilli, garlic, olive oil, basil and baby spinach

Tiger Prawn Linguini, with chilli, garlic, olive oil, basil and baby spinach

Another main meal was the Veal Prime Rib. The Veal was presented beautifully, and had a chargrilled taste that complimented the dish. The meat was nice and soft, definitely not dry. With the first bite, the veal melted in your mouth.

Veal Prime Rib, 4 hours slow roasted with herb, garlic and pepper crust with Paris mash and shiraz jus

Veal Prime Rib, 4 hours slow roasted with herb, garlic and pepper crust with Paris mash and shiraz jus

The last main meal was the John Dory with Scampi. This meal was superb. The dory was cooked perfectly, and the scampi was juicy. The creamy sauce complimented the meal perfectly, and the fish was tender and beautiful.

John Dory with Scampi, grilled John Dory fillet with Western Australian scampi topped with champagne and basil beurre blanc

John Dory with Scampi, grilled John Dory fillet with Western Australian scampi topped with champagne and basil beurre blanc


The first dessert was the Honey Wafers – these were divine. There was a hint of honey in the strawberries, and the texture was perfect. The strawberry crème was a perfect balance in amongst all the honey.

Honey Wafers, crispy thin wafers layered with strawberry liqueur crème friache and fresh strawberries on a vanilla crème anglaise

Honey Wafers, crispy thin wafers layered with strawberry liqueur crème friache and fresh strawberries on a vanilla crème anglaise

The next dessert was the Chocolate Tarte. The piece was too big as the tarte was too rich, and the texture was almost solid. The Chantilly cream on top didn’t compliment the taste of the tarte, and we were left a little disappointed.

Chocolate Tarte, sticky chocolate fudge baked on a chocolate short crust with Chantilly cream

Chocolate Tarte, sticky chocolate fudge baked on a chocolate short crust with Chantilly cream

The next dessert was the Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta. The Panna Cotta was cooked to perfection, with the texture exactly right. The berries complimented the vanilla flavouring, an overall impressive dish.

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta, with Scandinavian wild berry and strawberry champagne kissel and fresh mint

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta, with Scandinavian wild berry and strawberry champagne kissel and fresh mint

The last dessert was the Crème Brulee. The taste of this was beautiful, though the toffee on top of the custard was a little too thick – taking away from the overall beauty. It was extremely creamy on the inside and had a beautiful flavour.

Noisette Crème Brulee, creamy baked custard with hazelnut praline and crispy toffee

Noisette Crème Brulee, creamy baked custard with hazelnut praline and crispy toffee


The Wine list is extensive, and you can choose a wine many regions of Australia, New Zealand and further abroad. I found there to be a nice selection of wine, with prices ranging greatly – from a $14 bottle of Pinot, to a $2000 bottle of grange.

Wine and Drinks

Wine and Drinks

We had two wines. The first was a Stonefish Chardonnay, from the Margaret River, 2012. This wine was lovely, it was fresh and oakey, with a smooth finish. It was a dry, woody chardonnay, hitting the palette beautifully.

The other wine we indulged in was a Stonefish Shiraz, from the Margaret River, 2013. This wine was deep, and definitely not robust. It had an elegant structure, with a smooth, superb balance. The wine selection complimented the meals nicely.


The standard of service is commendable; you’re treated with an elegant dining experience, with a breath-taking view of North Wollongong Beach. The décor is elegant, suiting the area nicely, though the atmosphere can often be extremely overcrowded. Overall a great night, with great food. 4/5 stars. Definitely recommend, and would go there again.

Love, Lauren

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