Garfish - Manly

4.5
331 reviews
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View
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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SK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Never been disappointed at Garfish. Food, service excellent ., and reliable for dietary requirements.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing desserts, Best I've had. Friendly staff and good atmosphere.

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S
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location. You can take the Manly ferry and then a short walk to the restaurant. It has a lovely view. The food is really good and not over priced. The staff are attentive and know their menu well. I highly recommend this restaurant

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JA
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sensational service, fabulous food, wonderful ambience. It was our first visit to Garfish and we'll definitely go again.

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B
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always great food! Service is always good too. Great big bar area to move to once lunch or dinner is finished. Never too noisy for a good catch up with friends. Highly recommend Garfish!!

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PB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another brilliant lunch at this consistently top class restaurant. Every course was top notch and the lime and lemongrass panda cottage was to die for.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fantastic, amazing flavours and quality produce. We ordered the kingfish sashimi, and scallops with pork belly for entrees. Both were delicious. Our mains were equally as good - wood fired bugs and eye fillet. When I asked about gluten free options, the staff were very good at letting me know my options and confirming with the chef items that could be done GF. A very enjoyable dining experience overall. Will definitely go back next time we’re in Sydney!

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GL
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Staff wonderful and our request for a window table was met. Still our favourite Manly restaurant

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MH
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As part of our Sydney trip (from Melb) I took my dad & his visiting Italian siblings to Garfish at Manly for lunch and we all enjoyed a truly special meal overlooking the water. The staff were excellent, always around when needed but not intrusive. We were all particularly taken with the friendly young waiter from Naples who helped us with our menu choices. Everyone was happy with the delicious food, wine and ambience. I will definitely return one day and happily recommend this restaurant to others.

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ND
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Service was not up to it's usual standard on this occasion. We were kept waiting for a long time to place our order. Disappointed as have always been a huge fan of this restaurant.

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DK
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food,professional staff and first class service.

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KB
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yummy food and great service. Friendly staff. Lovely water view outlook. BYO, which is a bonus.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Have been to Garfish at least half a dozen times... The food is usually good as is the service. However it seems like you should avoid going at times like Easter or Mothers day... As they struggle to maintain the service... We were shoved onto a table wedged against a column and the mains were very slow to arrive with the sides not arriving for another 5 minutes and only lukewarm. Avoid busy times and you will hopefully have a better experience

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MG
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner on Good Friday and look forward to our next visit to Garfish Manly. We were very regular customers at Kirribilli and are sorry it has closed. We have dined at Crows Nest but have enjoyed at least 6 meals at Manly and prefer this location and much better service!

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X
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every dish served just divine. Fave was the kingfish sashimi. The kids were welcomed and looked after too. Will be back next time we visit Manly.

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LT
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, wine incredible and the best Margarita in Town

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GL
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Garfish up to its normal high standard.
Avoid Saturday nights if you can as it is their busiest and noisiest night

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MF
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Garfish is an annual dinner for myself and my friend. The food and service is always outstanding. I might suggest some stronger lighting on a couple of the centre 2 people tables as us oldies found it hard to read the menu.

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F
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The setting is beautiful on a lovely sunny day.
My Balmain bugs were disappointing they were over- cooked and dry.
Everyone else’s food was good however the description of the dishes needed to be clearer as there was cream in one of the entrees and one of the customers was dairy intolerant.
There was a very large service charge on a Sunday as well

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KK
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Lovely and we got the best table which was very kind.
Spoiled a little as salad and wine was forgotten, and then slow to arrive (no apology).
Gave us the bill but no eftpos machine and we ended up standing at counter waiting for staff.

Really, it was very nice but cant give that 5th star as need it to be faultless (even on a busy Sunday lunch service)

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KW
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

With attentive service throughout the evening, in an unhurried way innovative, tasty and attractive food was provided. The drinks service was again attentive and efficient. All in all the experience was friendly, efficient and helpful which resulted in a wonderful special evening.

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EW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Extensive menu and food is great. The monkfish and mash is wonderful. Service is very attentive. We highly recommend it.

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LE
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Undoubtably the finest seafood restaurant on the North Shore, has been eating there for many many years and have never had a bad meal and the service is always exceptional!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely venue; excellent and attentive (but not intrusive) staff; elegant, but yet informal ambience, very good food, excellent wine list, but with possibility of BYO. Looking forward to a return visit. Only negative (nothing to do with the restaurant) was outrageous charge ($43j for parking in a Northern Beaches Council carpark for just over 5 hours. My advice is to try to find parking on one of the side streets off the Esplanade

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GG
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding as always. Service is great and food brilliant. The Hiramasa Kingfish is to die for, as to the Prawn and Fish Curry.

BYO makes it just to good!

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NJ
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Well worth it! The seafood is great but don't expect a window seat even if you ask for it!

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ER
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at Garfish and have never been disappointed with our meals or the service. The staff are friendly and efficient; every table has a view of the Harbour; the ambience is good and - all in all - it is hard to beat this restaurant. 2 hour free parking is available in Wentworth Street car park and it is only a short walk from there.

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O
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a lovely lunch and the staff were very friendly. Wine was super expensive and, we thought, a bit excessive. My fish was slightly over cooked but delicious nevertheless. The salt and pepper squid was, as always, fabulous.

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RB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We went here at the end of an extended cruise holiday and was a lovely way to celebrate.
The fish dishes were superb and the deserts amazing, with the wine we chose being very good value and quality.
It's a lovely restaurant with good views and we could tell from the clientele that it gets repeat visits.
Perhaps one day we will return.

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GM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A perfect setting for casual Sunday lunch with her indoors !!

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N
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and delicious food! Plus a great location.

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W
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food was great. Service was good with the exception of an encounter with one of our servers. Thanks to Katy for turning a negative into a positive though.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect dining experience!

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KS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Garfish has to be one of the best restaurants in Manly - great location, great food, great value, great staff, BYO wine... AND if you register at least a month ahead, a $50 birthday voucher! They do some great cocktails too so try them out during happy hour, 4-6.

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AW
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, fantastic service and perfect setting!

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AK
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

The food was excellent, however the service was very poor

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S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Nice restaurant, popular on a Friday and busy. Good location. Husband had the sri lankan curry which was amazing, I had the king prawns which were very expensive for around 4 or 5. Daughter had fish and chips. Service was a bit slow but it was busy, we enjoyed our evening and will go again

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WS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

My fish curry was great but my lunch companions were less happy with their crab linguine in which they found a steel fibre from a kitchen scouter.

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DF
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I went to Garfish for our 10 year anniversary while on holidays and we were so happy we did.
The food was sensational and the service was outstanding.
I would definitely go back to this restaurant.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great location. Easy to find. Menu was great. Easy to order from. Excellent service.

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