Garfish - Manly

4.5
372 reviews
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Seafood
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Our northern beaches restaurant: the best seafood and char grilled steaks
with a view to savour.
Located in Manly Harbour with a view over Manly Wharf and only a short stroll from the ferry terminal, Garfish Manly occupies an enviable position perfectly suited to enjoying Australia’s best seafood and steaks.
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4.6
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4.3
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4.1
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MG
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Garfish Manly is one of our local restaurants and without doubt one of the best three in Manly. We've eaten there many times and the food is always fresh and well prepared, the menu varies depending on what is in season, the wine list is well balanced and the ambience excellent. Can't really fault it.

LA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

Great staff nice food but so busy with tables crammed very close to each other, very noisy.
I was looking for a quiet table for a romantic evening, that was a mistake! as the restaurant was too
hectic with table reservations, which is good for business!

We will not come back again for dinner, maybe lunch is a better option

PH
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

Lunch on A sunny Sunday. At table with no natural light, half surrounded by curtains to dark to read the menu. Tuna was dry ather meals ok

MC
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always consistent, great food and excellent service, with beautiful views

WP
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great seafood variety.
Salted caramel espresso martini was delicious.
Recommend zucchini flowers and the Sri Lankan fish curry.

LH
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food, very good service.

Food is expensive but worth it and the byo bring it down.

This place would be one of the best in Sydney if it had nicer interior.

MB
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and all the meals were exceptional. I have no hesitation in recommending Garfish .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

One of our favourite places to eat. Not sure what can be done, but it is so lively in the restaurant that it can be hard to converse over the noise levels.

MG
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food, good wine list, great ambiance, low key and unpretentious - that all goes to make for a great night out at one of our favourite restaurants in Sydney.

LM
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service as always.
Snapper pie is my favourite!

W
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant a family favorite always good for special dinners and birthdays .
Had a few girls lunches here .
BYO too which is an extra bonus!

JS
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great menu. All food ordered by us looked beautiful. Good drinks menu too!

JL
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice food and very lovely crew. They prepared a little something for the birthday person from their own initiative.

MC
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always consistent, great food, great service and BYO

DC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fantastic!! We had the crisp fried zucchini flowers filled w/ snapper & king prawn for entree and it was so elegant and delicious. We had their signature dish Snapper Pie and it does not disappoint - outstanding.
The staff and friendly and professional, obviously well trained and all seemed to be having fun which really helped the atmosphere.
Definitely will be back.

RE
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service ! The barramundi was divine. Thanks 🙏

LF
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night - delicious fresh food, efficient friendly service and they even provided Veuve glasses for our BYO champagne.

TT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was impeccable .Staff were so friendly and accommodating.
Meals are clean healthy eating with a twist of flair.
Certainly would recommend.

h
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was an excellent experience, all aspects, food was great and service was great

RP
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went here for a quiet Sunday lunch, great service, wine and amazing food. All whilst enjoying a lovely view. As a Foodie, I would definitely recommend this place. It is not my first time here and yet it never dissapoints

IR
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service a bit slow but then they were quite full. Food was excellent. I have a medical problem & can't have salt & I had no problem getting salt free food. My partner with a normal diet was also very happy.
They have a restricted lunch 2 course menu at a fixed price but you have to know about it as they did not offer it till it was asked for.

RM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I received a window table as requested which was a great start. It was a nice sunny day and the harbour looked superb.

The service throughout the dining experience was excellent and the food was very good.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

BJ
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our previous visit was a disaster with few issues. This time however the food was amazing, the service impeccable.

AO
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing and the Salted Caramel Espresso cocktail was even better!

AR
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was exceptional! Food was fantastic, as always!

RP
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed a girls catchup over a delicious seafood platter. Wonderful view on a rainy day, with professional and friendly service. Then happy hour cocktails in the Garfish bar to finish off. Perfect.

R
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My daughter said it was the best steak she has ever had...

G
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had lunch for 2 comprising 2 dozen oysters, 1 dozen natural and 1 dozen with shots, followed by 2 shared entrees. I think anything you choose here would be good because all the fish is absolutely fresh and the oysters especially. What I hadn't realised was that the oysters with shots were 1 dozen shot glasses with an oyster minus its shell in each and filled with Bloody Mary, so a good afternoon soon became even better... Luckily, after a dozen of these, I didn't have to drive the car. We took the ferry back to Sydney instead and the trip was uneventful (except I had never driven a ferry before).

G
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was awesome but the service elevated the experience!

MM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and service. Stunning views over Manly Cove.

MT
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Alwyas a perfect day out when the weather is fine! A ferry to Many, lunch at Garfish, then a stroll to Shelly beach.

d
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Quality seafood prepared to taste. Great location friendly staff; good range of cocktails and wine by the glass.

JK
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Expensive, great desserts and cocktails. Seafood nicely presented average taste.

BS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had lunch here on the long weekend Sunday. First time visiting. Very impressed - service was attentive without being overbearing. Food was also very good. I had the raviolo for starters and barramundi for mains. Both were well priced and tasty.
We also had a great seat indoors overlooking Manly wharf.

K
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great place for a lunch with friends. The fish and prawn curry is beautiful.

IW
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

My wife and I went there for lunch on Saturday for our wedding anniversary. The food was exceptional and the snapper pie has to be the best in the world! The reason why I gave 3 starts for the service was: a) more staff needed; we were kept waiting before someone took our drinks order and then food for some time as the place was packed, and b) we were annoyed that when my wife ordered her lunch (snapper pie) she was asked what she wanted for her side, but was not told there was a charge for this: 'what would you like for your side?' was the question, which is very different from 'would you like a side dish?' We knew we had to pay extra for sides, no problem there, but the waitress presented it as if the side was included. I queried this when we were paying and it was not taken off the bill-- this is poor customer relations.

KH
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Service is good. food and wine pricy. average overall value for money

GG
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The most reliable local restaurantanly has. Always fresh. Always delicious. The staff are always amazing and really well informed and educated about all on offer. Terrific.

CS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Pleasant and friendly staff and a great vista but still too noisey - mainly because there are too many tables crammed into the venue.

GB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Food was great but our waitress disappeared on us before desert.

As we walked out we past the front desk staff none of them bothered to say thanks, farewell or ask us about our experience. Small issue but something I have become accustomed to at Garfish.

Wonder what has changed?

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