Garfish - Manly

4.5
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457 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.
What 457 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always!!

SB
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We got to garfish regularly as a family and are never disappointed. It would be nice however if loyal guests were rewarded in some way

W
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love garfish.
Been many times .
Wait staff so friendly.
Food delicious!
Sea views and BYO !
What’s not to love !

AP
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a great afternoon. Superb. We will be back again soon!

MS
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and the service was even better. Looking forward to going back.

DF
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, the service is friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The fish is so fresh and delicious, we shared two entrees between three of us and each had a fish main. It is also a bonus that you can byo wine. Will be back

BH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best cocktails! And the seafood of course is fantastic. Lovely efficient service.

H
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The Snapper pie is a must. It was absolutely fantastic

IF
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food, with a very good selection. Always very consistent. You pay a higher price, however, the quality of the food ensures that you get value for money. The Cocktails, according to my wife, are the best she has ever had!

D
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always delicious and service great at Garfish. Love this place

RB
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food,great location,great service

P
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful experience: scallops; oysters and bream sensational; good choice of cocktails and wine. Attentive service and a beautiful view

C
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants! Great service delicious food and gorgeous location. Highly recommend!
💜🎂🎉🥂

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

We waited more than an hour for our mains then when they finally came my salmon was cold in the middle
This place is usually amazing and our favourite. Dinner option for special occasions ! The waitresses kept coming over apologising saying the order was stuffed up but no one seemed to be cooking!

OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great family lunch! Restaurant was packed out, hard to hear each other at times but created a good atmosphere. Delicious 3 course meal and good cocktails. One of the best restaurants in manly!

J
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Fish was really good, excellent cooking, but the noise was too high as well as the price!

RB
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, friendly and proffesional staff and delicious food. Always enjoy the experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great outlook to the water. Food and service was great but super busy and super noisy

P
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

We had a lovely meal and really appreciated the window seat which we were imformed was given for my husbands 40th birthday. We were 8 mins late for table (toddler intow) as soon as we arrived we were told ‘oh I was going to call you to see where you were as we reserved a nice table and you won’t get your full 2hrs’ not exactly the first thing you want to hear as soon as we stepped in. It was busy so I understand service will be slower. One of our party was 5mins late behind us, he wasn’t very impressed when being rushed for his drink order after saying he wasn’t ready. We were informed our 2yr old would receive the food first, which ended up coming last and nothing was said about it. I asked for a desert (Obviously paying for it) so we could sing happy birthday to my husband for his 40th and the cake was just put down in front of him with a little smile and they quickly walked away. I wasn’t expecting them to sing! Just a little more gracefully done would have been appreciated. Overall the food was great and that’s why we went after being recommended, just a shame on the service front especially when your going for a nice occasion.

AR
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance, very good service. The portions were slightly too small.

ST
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always comes up to expectations. Food good and fresh, service very helpful

JN
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The entres we had were so fresh and delicious. I had a swordfish as main which was outstanding. We love the location being just not too far from the water so we had a nice sea breeze flowing into the place.

GW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Was a very busy day and not as good as I have previously experienced

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and great atmosphere. All staff were very friendly and helpful.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service. There was a

SS
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

I’ve been before and it was great! This time was a real let-down... it took ages to get anyone to take our order once we were seated. We never even got the tap water we asked for when we ordered our drinks. The staff were lovely. Maybe it was just too busy. We didn’t get the bread that we ordered either.
The oysters were great!!! The scallop dish was far too sweet and fatty, the plum really didn’t cut through it all enough.
The zucchini flowers were average. The fish pie was fantastic!!! And the crab pasted was good.
We’re not rushing back...

JW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

This is a top class restaurant for fish lovers. Always good quality and fresh produce. I do have an issue with their Friday/Saturday night booking system. Must be one of the least friendly to customers leaving you uncertain until after 5.00pm.

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Passable. We liked the appetizers, but the main courses and desserts were not great. Not sure I would recommend given the price.

FB
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great experience, great food and will be back. Staff were all very accommodating

JL
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I would recommend Garfish but not on a weekend too crowded and noisy, the staff were friendly and efficient.

AK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service which I’ve come to expect and experience at Garfish :)

JF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best seat in the house just as the sun was setting over beautiful Manly

AP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely recommend the fish pie. Wonderful restaurant and experience.

PH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Thank you.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

GL
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Wonderful as always. Our favourite restaurant in Manly

TS
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food - the snapper pie to die for - and fabulous service however I could only just hear my friends because it was so noisy. Otherwise a lovely lunch spot.

RG
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We ate at Garfish for our wedding anniversary. They gave us the window table we asked for in our booking. The lady who served us was very friendly and at the same time quite professional. The food was pleasant and fresh.

RP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We love Garfish & have been so many times, first for our son, who is now a convert. It is greatly appreciated that it is BYO as well as licensed. Only disappointment this time was the fact it was a Birthday celebration & had asked for location near a window. Could not have been further from a window ! We had a lovely friendly waitress & over all food was great. Did not really need the steak sliced tho’. We will always return 💙

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect location for a celebration

HT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was perfect, only comment I would make is that we had almost finished our main courses before our chips and salads arrived. Still my favourite tho.