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Garfish - Manly

4.6
4.6
1973 Reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood
Our northern beaches restaurant: the best seafood and service, with a view to savour!

Located near Manly Wharf with a view over Manly Harbour, and only a short stroll from the ferry terminal, Garfish Manly occupies an enviable position perfectly suited to enjoying Australia’s best seafood.

A refined, coastal dining experience serving high quality cocktails, local and international wine, and some of Australia's best produce on offer.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 9977 0707
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Premium, off-premise canape catering available on request for private parties.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room overlooking Manly Harbour available for groups of up to 35 seated (set menu functions), or standing (canape functions). TV equipment available for use for your event.
  • Private party contact
    Barbara Wrobel: (02) 9977 0707
  • Area
    Manly
  • Cross Street
    Cnr East Esplanade and Wentworth St
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Public Transit
    2 minutes walk from Manly Wharf bus stop and ferry terminal
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Prix Fixe

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy 2 courses and a house beverage from our prix fixe menu for only $65! Available 12pm-3pm weekdays.
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  • BYO

    $8.00 per person

    4 Mar - 31 Dec 2024
    Raid your cellar and bring that special bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal. Available on Monday and Tuesday for both lunch and dinner. Corkage $8pp.
  • Mother's Day!

    $130.00 per person

    12 May 2024 only
    Spoil mum this Mother's Day at Garfish Manly. With a 3 course set menu $130pp for adults and a 2 course set menu for kids $60pp you are sure to impress! * All tables get 2hrs ** NO BYO

Offers

  • KID'S EAT FREE

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
    Kid's Eat Free Monday - Friday 5pm-5.45pm.* Order before 6pm, and receive one meal from the kid's menu complementary with every main meal purchased. *Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

What 1,973 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sydney

    Seafood

  • Northern Beaches

    Best Overall

  • Northern Beaches

    Best Food

  • Northern Beaches

    Best Service

  • Northern Beaches

    Best Ambience

  • Northern Beaches

    Best Value

  • Northern Beaches

    Good for groups

  • Northern Beaches

    Healthy

  • Northern Beaches

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Northern Beaches

    Good for special occasions

  • Northern Beaches

    Lively

  • Northern Beaches

    Most Booked

1,973 Reviews
  1. Franny

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Monday night & not too busy! We had to wait ages for our mains! For a special occasion not so special!

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  2. JimR

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu with a good variety. Service could not be faulted, Kelly and Jacques were especially wonderful! Not inexpensive but highly recommended.

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  3. AleksandarM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good value for money.Food was tasty.Only problem for us was elevated noise. Aleks

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  4. BronwynS

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was pleasantly surprised as I thought the menu could have been overpriced and stuffy but it was very eater friendly. Great quality - all 4 lovely meals. Thanks for such a lovely experience to celebrate my husbands birthday - he even got a candle in his affogato which was so kind. We all have a great time - thanks.

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  5. jamesT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    beautiful food in a great location, with cheerful polite and helpful service. Thank you.

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  6. NanetteO

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    lovely view however service was a little slow, expensive for fish & chips

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  7. NicolaS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely birthday lunch, staff prompt and professional.

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  8. JacquelineB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent long time favourite, food is delicious and the staff fabulous

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  9. KatieW

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I enjoyed our last night in Sydney with dinner at Garfish - Manly. The restaurant, service and meal were wonderful. The ambiance made for a great experience as well (busy, but not loud or overly crowded). The view is perfect for the summer sunset we experienced as well. Having tried both surf and turf I can say that both are crafted with care and prepared masterfully. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to dine around the area. Thank you Garfish!

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  10. AnnJ

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was poor. It took 20 minutes for someone to acknowledge us and after the meal we sat for almost 40 without anyone coming to the table. Food was excellent but wouldn’t recommend to friends/family because of the service.

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  11. WalterJ

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. Made a special night feel outstanding!

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  12. FionaG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Garfish staff made our day delightful, including being respectful and helpful with the older and youngest members of our family. Our table of eight thoroughly enjoyed the seafood, the wine list is excellent, and the service is fabulous. We will be back.

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  13. CathS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere. Staff were really friendly and helpful.

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  14. AnneS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch was amazing. Beautiful day, great views. We had a wonderful birthday celebration.

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  15. SaviW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was disappointing, but the squid was excellent but the vegetable dish was not good. It is an expensive restaurant. I was disappointed.

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  16. GarethE

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food backed up with excellent service I highly recommend

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  17. RobH

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A pleasant lunch experience. We were sat by open window, nice touch and staff attentive. SriLankan curry was excellent. Unsurprisingly pricy though, location premium no doubt. Circa $150 for two, no wine, $22 for two beers.

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  18. ExceptionalCuisine

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we entered the Restaurant, we were greeted with warmth and friendly staff, from the Maître De, to the wait staff. The service throughout the night was exceptional and we were regularly asked if we were ok with everything. We were absolutely blown away by the creative quality, taste and presentation of all the three courses and drinks we ordered. The atmosphere was brilliant throughout the evening. We highly recommend the following dishes:- Entre:- Oysters - Natural, Shot & Crisp Fried and Beer Battered Tiger Prawn soft shell tacos. Mains:- Sri Lankan Fish & Tiger Prawn Curry and King Prawn & Little Neck Clam Linguine. Desert:- Sticky Date Pudding (Absolutely to die for). Wine:- 2022 Emmalene Sparkling Pinot Noir was exceptional with our choice of dishes. After-Dinner & Desert Cocktails:- Espresso Martini & Salted Caramel Espresso Martini (Unbelievable). We are already planning our next special evening. Thanks Garfish Manly for living up to our expectations. We’ll be back. Mr & Mrs Carnegie. 15/02/2024

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  19. AVmanly

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and good service but grossly overpriced. I had the curry which was extremely small and paid $45. My wife 200g eye fillet with some potato mash was $59! Wine very expensive for an extremely small pour. I literally had 4 sips rom a glass .

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  20. Richard

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall the food is good. However , one course was a disaster . The fish pie pastry crust was undercooked , in places nearly raw. We sent it back , only to be told by the manager , quite gruffly, that chef said it was fine , and we should eat it! We asked for it to be cooked longer , it came back 5 mins later , undercooked , they had put butter on pastry and tried to colour it . Again we were told by the manageress, it was fine ! The manageress tried to manage the customer and not her employee. She ,ridiculously got quite cross with us Ruined the whole meal for all 4 of us !

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  21. HughR

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meal was great and service attentive, would go again

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  22. RobertM

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Wasn’t as good as last time. Everything took along time. Steak was chewy. Waited over 30 minutes for desert so we decided to take it away instead of waiting any longer. Disappointed compared to other times, not sure if we would return.

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  23. Julia

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always spot on delicious, staff are always friendly and even when the restaurant is full it’s somehow never loud. Perfect dining experience all round

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  24. JohnM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday dinner - table of 8. Fun night, great service and awesome food. Birthday treat at the end which was lovely.

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  25. LesleyS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were with friends from the UK. On friend was craving oysters and bugs. She was not disappointed. All the meals were delicious. The service was exceptionally good. We could not fault any of the staff, and our waiter was excellent. It was a big bonus that we were there on a Tuesday so it was BYO. I understand Mondays are also BYO.

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  26. HelenD

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic dinner at Garfish last night. The perfect venue if you are after an overall great experience which includes superb food, service, ambience & views. Not too noisy but a great vibe. A top notch restaurant that never fails to deliver.

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  27. Joey

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been a number of times and will be back. very nice restaurant.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire waitstaff were incredibly friendly and helpful during our visit at Garfish. The food was delicious and paired with that scenery made it a spectacular lunch.

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  29. BradN

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Garfish Manly is a short walk from our home and the restaurant did not disappoint last night. My wife and I celebrated my birthday and everything was perfect! We started off with a cocktail each.. Italian Job .. a lovely martini. The oysters were great and so was our mains of barramundi . Highly recommend Garfish Manly. Note - book well ahead as the restaurant was full

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  30. krisw

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location and view. Lovely people serving but main courses (salmon and fish and chips (respectively)) were standard. Nothing special at all.

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  31. SteveF

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Venue , great food and super staff Not much more I can say other than I highly recommend this iconic restaurant.

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  32. AngelaK

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was excellent, except the Main course. The mahi-mahi tasted like rubber crusted in spices. The table we were seated on, had sun shining directly into my eye for two hours, which was unpleasant. Service was good, except the waitress didn’t follow up with the mahi-mahi after I sent it back to the kitchen. She should’ve come by, checked on it and I would’ve sent it back It was not one of the most impressive meals I have had. sorry. Normally we like it there. On the positives. I did love the oysters and we did love the zucchini flowers. We would order them again if we came back. I do feel the mahi-mahi should’ve been taken off the bill in good measure.

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  33. ChristyP

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting, delicious food, and impeccable service. For a simple Saturday lunch or a holiday celebration…Garfish is a real treat. It’s

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  34. ROBINF

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and venue very attractive. Service was a bit slow to get going but after that was good.

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  35. TerryS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, staff and ambience was truely outstanding. The staff were attentive but not overbearing. The location is opposite the Manly Wharf easy access from the ferries. My wife and enjoyed our lunch and will return again.

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  36. FionaS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience on every level. Service was super attentive and the food was outstanding. We had the daily fish specials with a range of sides. Good portion size and perfectly cooked fish. Mahi Mahi particularly was a hit.

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  37. Alastair

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My Red Emperor and Monica’s Mahi - Mahi were fresh but overcooked . My fish was tasty but quite tough which was surprising from your kitchen - It was our anniversary & I did not feel like complaining .

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  38. KatherineM

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a warm welcome at the buzzy Garfish Manly. Excellent service; well-cooked tasty food. A relaxing, casual night out.

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  39. Phil

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Pleasant Fish restaurant, enjoyed our meal, value average. Staff informative and helpful

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  40. SammyM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic experience! The waitstaff were knowledgeable and lovely and the food was delicious!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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Garfish - Manly is rated 4.6 stars by 1973 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Garfish - Manly

Suite 1, 39 East Esplanade, Manly, AU-NSW 2095

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Cnr East Esplanade and Wentworth St
  • Area
    Manly
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Public Transit
    2 minutes walk from Manly Wharf bus stop and ferry terminal
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (02) 9977 0707
  • Catering
    Premium, off-premise canape catering available on request for private parties.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room overlooking Manly Harbour available for groups of up to 35 seated (set menu functions), or standing (canape functions). TV equipment available for use for your event.
  • Private party contact
    Barbara Wrobel: (02) 9977 0707
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