The Bon Pavilion

4.5
500 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
A celebration of food and wine in the heart of Gosford. A place for everyone. There’s the family friendly Bonfire, Bon Bon Espresso Bar, Bon Vin Private Dining and the fun Bon Bar. Come play at the festival of The Bon Pavilion.

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Bonfire Restaurant Booking

Dine in
Starting Nov 11, 2020·Wed-Sat 12:00-22:00

Please note this is a reservation for Bonfire restaurant

New Years Eve Dinner

Dine in

A$95.00 per order

Dec 31, 2020-Jan 1, 2021·Thu 19:00-23:30

Enjoy a three-course meal with a glass of sparkling on arrival and entertainment.

New Years Eve Earlybird

Dine in

A$75.00 per order

Dec 31, 2020-Jan 1, 2021·Wed-Thu 17:00-18:00

Enjoy a two-course meal with a glass of sparkling on arrival, $75pp

What 500 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.5
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4.0
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LeanneW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was the best I ever had, I can’t wait to go back

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TrishN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service very good, as was the booth seating (loved it), the only real turn off was the ‘club’ music. I love music whilst dining, but the tracks were a bit too doof doof for dining.🤣🤣🤣

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AgathaO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, only feedback is that we didn’t get a straw with our cocktails

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PeterM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Wonderful service. A really good experience. Thank you!

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Rads
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food loved the gnocchi , egg plant main and cauliflower side . Very tasty food full of flavour , friendly staff serving us - would go back xx

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Lulu
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Love a good steak but was very disappointed with what I received. At our business lunch 3 of us ordered 300g ribeye steaks - 2 x medium rare and one medium. We received 3 well-done steak with absolutely no flavour. It was a business lunch to thank a supplier and therefore I did not make a fuss but it's not what I expect from a restaurant like this. Duck fat roasted potatoes were great though!

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Localchick
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Went for the first time for a anniversary celebration recently and the menu was pretty sparse and not very accommodating for singles or couples who don’t want to both eat steak or have fish and share plates of sides to get a rounded meal , we watched many couples eat plates of just steak with no sides as you would not order a steak and two side dishes just for one person because their dining partner wanted a burger or pasta dish , my husband and I both chose dishes we didn’t really want due to this limitation which was disappointing, the atmosphere and service was good and the quality of the food was good but the menu let the whole experience down , we would not rush back

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Brittany
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time dining at The Bon Pavilion and it was phenomenal from the amazing service as soon as you walk in to the amazing food and drinks served. Will definitely be back and will be recommending to everyone I know!

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ClareO
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Amazing service, the waitress was helpful and friendly! However, the food was overpriced and my lamb loin was over cooked and a little dry.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was very average and over priced. Some entrees were >$26. The space is nice and well laid out.

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yet again The Bon Pavilion has been able to deliver an excellent dining experience, with great food, attentive and friendly service, an interesting range of cocktails and extensive drinks menu, and the casual but professional staff all setting the right tone for the occasion.

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NicolaL
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a wonderful lunch,was my 3rd time for lunch and will be going back again.

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GrantW
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Best place in Gosford, a beacon of light shinning through the long stream of drug addicts and eshays that like to call Gosford home

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MickG
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are regulars. The standard has not changed from day 1. We love the menu, the food, the service. Keep it up : )

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LaurieM
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Could not fault the food or the service - charming friendly wait staff and a table visit from the chef. Also appreciated the extra space between tables. Will certainly be back.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delightful late lunch celebrating our wedding anniversary. The table service was excellent & we enjoyed our food & drinks especially the margaritas!!

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DebbyS
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Ambience was absolutely lovely. Staff were very good until the day dragged on and they kind of left us alone. Food was very nice. Prices were a bit much considering mains did not come with sides.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a fantastic experience, we will be making it a regular venue for us. Thank you.

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CraigR
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service would highly recommend The Bon Pavilion we will be back in the near future and will be telling family and friends about our experience.

Great work all

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DianaB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Over rated. If you're going to charge a fortune for a chicken kiev don't bring out a chicken schnitzel.
Fish not cooked, staff young and inexperienced.

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ScottH
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a very nice lunch with my daughters, loved our food. The Barramundi and Gnocchi were excellent. Cauliflower and Pumpkin sides very tasty. Great Beer and wine list. Really good atmosphere. The interior of the building is visually interesting and comfortable.

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PickyEater87
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Very helpful staff, though I think perhaps the acoustics made it hard for wait staff to hear our orders, as we had 3 mistakes with our orders. Would be helpful to have more allergens listed on the menu too.

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Dominique
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

I ordered the only Vegan main, the baked chermoula eggplant. The rub on the eggplant was EXTREMELY spicy. No where on the menu did it specify the intensity of this dish or mention the word chilli. The waitress should of advised of this also. It was inedible. I told the waitress I couldn’t eat it and she got me a small serving of coconut yoghurt to assist with the heat, which it did not. I am very tolerable when it comes to chilli and enjoy spicy food, my companion was eating the chilli crab spaghetti and tasted my dish and immediately said ‘that is way too hot’. Not very appropriate for the only Vegan dish available. I had three bites and gave up, when the waitress returned she could see I hadn’t eaten the meal and didn’t ask if everything was okay. I definitely do not feel I should have paid for that meal. The whole next day I was extremely ill from this meal and had to take a day off work. I definitely will not be returning and will offer my thoughts to others. Too expensive and poor food quality.

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EmilyH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great!
The only downside was that it was much too dark! Dimmed lights are lovely. But it was too dark to even read the menu, myself and I saw others using their phone lights to read it!

Also dessert was beautiful just couldn't eat the blueberry sorbet that was matched with the tart. Sorbet was awful, would of preferred vanilla or chocolate ice cream.

Mains and entrees were all spot on! And staff are always amazing, so friendly 👍😁

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It was a nice experience but one of our steaks was really undercooked and half of it was inedible. I told my mum she should send it back to the kitchen, but she didn’t and just ate what she could. Always return food guys if it’s not up to standard!! When the waitress finally came around to collect our plates, my mum told her and she just said she’d tell the chef. But disappointing for a $50 steak. Mine was delicious but such a shame for my mum.

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MattH
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The waitress at the entrance where we had to sign in was quite rude , both mine and my partners phones wouldn’t scan and she made us both feel like we were stupid . She made us both feel like we were being an inconvenience to her . I ordered the hamburger meal and my patti was raw and uncooked in the middle and cold to the touch .

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DarrenW
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was second to none as it always is would recommend to anyone that will listen

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Graduatee
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great spot with beautiful food, amazing service and a wonderful spot to celebrate.

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KathyK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very nice perhaps portions of mains could have been bigger. Service was friendly and attentive.

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Robbo
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We all had a super night, the food was absolutely outstanding.
Our group will return as it was great.

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RobbyH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was lovely. Great service. Definitely go back!!

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AenimaHicks
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service, the wait staff where really helpful and full of life... Great recommendation for the fungi gnocchi, something I would never order, it was mind blowing!

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Vivienne
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go to the Bonn I try something different and have never been disappointed. The lamb was perfectly cooked and I love the cocktails. The staff are really helpful and pleasant every time.

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food served was not as per the menu description, was very noisy on the night .

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JulieT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous seafood accompanied by local Hunter Valley wines, perfection!

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HeidiM
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the ambience of The Bon, the service and food is always wonderful. Trying new wines was a bonus this time .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Food, great service! Will be back.

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Pepette
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service but also varied innovative food and great wine list. Reasonably priced. Music a little too loud and not matching the ambience but that's only my opinion. A little unexpected gem. Highly recommended

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SCOTTY
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say, the Bon did not let me down, myself and friends loved it, Slow cooked lamb was fab along with great side dishes, Crab pasta was to die for, staff great, service great, can not fault it, can't wait to go back, best place on the Central Coast. Keep up the good work Bon, Scott.

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ClarissaC
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed the Bon Pavilion experience and would recommend to our friends.

FAQs

The Bon Pavilion offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 4302 1593.

The Bon Pavilion is rated 4.5 stars by 500 OpenTable diners.

The Bon Pavilion does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.obee.com.au/bonpavilion/gift-voucher/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.