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“Good for quick bite.”
Review of Bombora Seafood

Bombora Seafood
Ranked #24 of 431 Restaurants in Wollongong
Price range: $15 - $101
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Stylish, casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Overlooking the Wollongong Harbour its the perfect spot for that special occasion, business meeting our casual get together.
Wollongong
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389 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Good for quick bite.”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

The cafe is tucked into a corner overlooking the harbour. The service is average and there is enough variety in dishes to please most. The food is good for a cafe.

Visited December 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Adjust your expectations”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

In line with the consensus, I have been here on a number of occasions, and find the setting great, and the food generally pretty good although certainly overpriced.

With a large group is has been great ~ which mightn't always be so flash for the other patrons in the restaurant. The order and pay for yourself arrangement works well in this setting, although it's not so great for a more intimate gathering.

Coffee is reasonable, and can be a pleasant place on a not too busy weekday morning. Service is all over the place. On a recent visit in November 2013, the evening guy was fabulous and we searched for him to tip. The following morning, the 'senior' woman was scaryingly gruff, while the 'junior' was delightful.

I won't give up on the place, if only for the annual Big Group Get Together there which it suits perfectly.

  • Visited November 2013
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Wollongong, Australia
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128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“OVERPRICED”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

I went there for breakfast yesterday. As I am a local I have been there a few times, each time hoping that it would be better. i am also disappointed. The service was very slow and the food is overpriced for the serving size. Admittedly the food tasted nice. There are too many other options with better value for money for me to go back. calling in for a coffee after a walk is ok but you have to always wait a long time for your coffee (about 20-25 minutes).

Visited October 2013
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Thank Katherine8998
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Papeete, French Polynesia
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68 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Picturesque view and good food”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Setting : facing one of Wollongong's ligthhouse, with charming fishing boats for exotic pictures and the extraordinary North Wollongong Beach in the background
Seafood store on the ground floor
Comprehensive menu and everything looked appealing (we could not resist eyeing other patrons's dishes )
Try their caramelized garlic bread, fabulous, perfect Caesar Salad and beer battered fries (we were there for lunch)
Will we go again? Absolutely, but next time we will go for the seafood!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank maramanocent
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BomboraManagement, Manager at Bombora Seafood, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thanks for your awesome review. Hope to see you again soon.
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Wollongong
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90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Could do better”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

I have visited Bombora many times mostly just for coffee, the setting is unbeatable. We recently dined there and on the whole meals were good, except that mixed dip entree platter marked as vegetarian contained a fish dip, and the garlic butter contained some kind of nut product, this was clearly evident to a member of the party with nut allergy. Don't know if it was part of the meal, not something you would expect to contain nuts, or a matter of cross contamination.. In either case unsatisfactory and potentially dangerous. Meals were good, and service satisfactory.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Gems151
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