Garfish - Manly

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412 reviews
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$40 and under
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Seafood
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.

Special Offers

Prix Fixe Menu - $45 per person

Choose from Garfish's daily 2 course set dinner menu, including glass of wine or beer.

Terms and Conditions: .

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 3 October 2019

Ends: 28 November 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 17:30-18:15

Prix Fixe Menu - $45 per person

Choose from Garfish's daily 2 course set lunch menu, including glass of wine or beer.

Terms and Conditions: .

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 3 October 2019

Ends: 29 November 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00

What 412 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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E
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Love Garfish, the food is always amazing and the staff friendly. Always come back when in Manly!

HT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My fave restaurant in Manly. Is noisy but love everything about it. Back in a few weeks.

KB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location. Excellent service and food was well priced and exceptional quality

j
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Fish was near perfect. Chips ok. Starter of stuffed Zuccini flowers were delicious, strong flavour and well presented. We have been here many times over the years and the food is consistently good. Two issues this time was over 20 minutes for cocktails to come out which was after starter arrived. And mysterious drink erroneously added to bill. Taken off after I highlighted mistake. Restaurant staff were helpful, friendly and keen to give recommendations which I liked.

JM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

A standout was the service at Garfish. Everyone staff member was so attentive and efficient.

HG
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another excellent dining experience at this Manly favourite.

AM
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always recommend Garfish to friends as best seafood and bet value for money! Our waitress was amazing - she helped us with what to get and portions etc.
Food came out at a great pace
All food tasted great - cocktails were amazing and even better that is it BYO
Will be coming back!

FB
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Garfish, food is great, wine is great and always well looked after!

MC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience at Garfish was amazing! The Fruit de Mer platter was absolutely delicious and the team were lovely and accommodated our request for seating preference. Can’t wait to go back! Thank you!

PS
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great view and great food. The Sri Lankan fish and prawn curry was outstanding.

SH
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place for family and friends. What a location.

SM
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent, help given with ordering, nothing any trouble, food was delicious, great venue to spend time with friends. However, liking my wine, I’d like a bigger wine list, the range is quite limited.

BM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall1Food5Service5Ambience4

Unfortunately my dining experience was ruined due to the excessively loud table next to ours, where the table of four adults were practically shouting at each other, I could not hold a conversation with my partner, as I could not hear what he was saying , this soured the whole dining experience , which was very unfortunate as otherwise the food and service were very good.

EB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great staff. Warm and friendly. Food very good. Would return.

KM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! The staff were attentive, the cocktails were delicious and the snapper pie was ON POINT.

BP
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Stunning location, exceptional service and very good food. On the Saturday lunch time that we attended it was very full, and there were several large groups celebrating birthdays, so the noise level was quite high but it did not take away from an enjoyable dining experience.

KP
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service with a gorgeous view overlooking manly wharf!

LH
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good fresh food, excellent service, and nice views.

CG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Bit noisy and a little expensive but food quality was great

AQ
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I’ve dined at Garfish twice in two weeks and both were very enjoyable. The menu is creative and delicious. I’ll definitely return.

ST
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Noticeably fresh and reasonably priced good food! Great menu.

AH
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent as always. Love Garfish at Manly.

KW
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a joy to dine at Garfish, brilliant dining on so many levels. Thank you

BL
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great evening for a table of six. Couldn’t find fault - food was exceptional from the bread, oysters, squid to the curry, grilled fish and 5 different puddings. Staff were attentive and friendly - thank you for a great evening.

SB
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was amazing.

RW
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

My meal was served lukewarm and was cold not long after. I was hosting guests and didn't feel comfortable to send the meal back and complain.

JT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Very slow after sitting down to Be asked if we would like a drink - 20 minutes. Very slow delivery of the drink, another 10. Fir a slow night this is not acceptable. Food was extremely good.

AG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was outstanding - plenty of flavour! It was a little slow to receive the meals but we were compensated. The staff was very attentive and very nice. Highly recommend

TP
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

We regularly dine at Garfish as our go to "special occasion" restaurant. My husband and I always share the fruits de mer platter and on this occasion it was so underwhelming, I'd rate it a 3 of 10 at best. The zucchini flowers were bland, the Moroccan mussels were a weird choice of flavour for mussels and the vegetables under the salmon were an odd mushy combo of brussel sprouts and other things.

The service was also below average, we requested no oysters and the entree came with oysters and had to be sent back and they were just replaced with more fried food. We waited an exceptionally long time after entree for 3 kids mains & our main. Also, from this & previous visits, the kids spaghetti bolognese option is tiny and not filling enough.

I'd say we would definitely reconsider visiting again in a hurry.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love garfish and have been coming for years. This visit did not disappoint.

EC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The food and service was great. The tables are packed in quite close to each other, which actually created a good energy in the place. The ambience could do with some work I would say. It is a great location but there could have been more focus on the "feeling" of the restaurant to make it as special as the food. In particular, the lighting.

T
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Accessible toilet was used for chair storage! Unhygienic and disrespectful for people who need to use the space.

PM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Range of food and beverages is very good and service is tops.
Ambience and view are right up there.
Price of main courses should not go any higher.

AF
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have dined here many times and every time has been really good, both food and service.
This particular Sunday evening was pretty quiet which is unusual but my partner and I kind of enjoyed the peace and quiet. Food and service was still top notch regardless. The Woodfired balmain bugs are beautiful and we order them every time.

PA
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, fantastic service.

A wonderful venue to celebrate an intimate family 60th dinner.

Thank You

VF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A local favorite - never disappoints. Snapper pie a winner and going one of the only BYO restaurants in Manly an added bonus.

TG
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Was a birthday surprise and management handled this perfectly.
Took flowers and BYO earlier in the day and everything went as asked.
Even acted as if they hadn't seen me before earlier in the day so nothing was suspected.
Service was impecable and every member of staff was polite.
We were last in restaurant and weren't felt rushed to leave like you can be made to feel at other places.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Best seafood platter ever!!!

J
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top food and great service
I’ve never had a bad meal at Garfish

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We have friends visiting from interstate.

The service was excellent the waiter and waitress were very attentive, the food was cooked to perfection.

Definatley go back