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Garfish - Manly

4.5
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640 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 640 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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lonig
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely, attentive service and the food was delicious

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ScottR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been to Garfish multiple times and is always excellent value. Staff are professional and food is always great.

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MalcolmC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Since finding out a few years ago I was
ceoliac up until now I have been very praising of Garfish's gluren free friendly menu and staff attitude. It was disappointing to find on Tuesday you had no gluten free beer, the citrus sauce on my favorite salad is not gluten free (anymore!!) and you could not serve me a desert coffee with ice cream because it had gluten in it. It is not difficult to get gluten free ice cream at arguably the same cost and taste as gluten containing ice cream.
I will be coming back soon with my partner for her birthday. I hope I do not come away disappointed again. Garfish has been our go to restaurant for 9 years . I hope it continues to be.

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ClareBear
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Best seafood platter I have had in a while no battered food all fresh. Staff were friendly, will definitely be back.

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AllisonC
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing ! Loved the food and service ! Really enjoyable experience

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LisaT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent food and service. Highly recommended.

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Jacinta
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Service - lovely staff and great food -highly recommend this place

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was great. The restaurant is just next to Manly Wharf, the location is very good as well. From my seat, I can see Manly view. very good experience.

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Todd
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely lives up to its reviews, the seafood was fresh and service was very accommodating. 👌

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LuckyL
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely meal at Garfish. The Lobster was absolutely immaculate.

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JenniferD
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner and drinks. Service was fantastic. We always love going there

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GuyD
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great tasty food and attentive staff made for a lovely night.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Restaurant with good food and wonderful staff.

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OrlaB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food beautiful as usual, great ambience, and excellent service. Long time between starter and main course but we enjoyed the break between courses and it was nice not to be rushed out.

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MelissaN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is always amazing and the food great. Not over crowded.

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GregW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Much better than our last recent meal when we requested to move a table away from the dark curtain surrounding our table at the back of the restaurant.
This time we looked straight up the harbour on a beautiful day!

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Lynda
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were blown away by the menu choice, the quality of food and the friendly, knowledgeable and attentive service - we loved our Garfish experience and can't wait to come back!

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JustineK
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Garfish is always a fabulous experience - food and service both excellent!

Garfish - Manly
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thank you for the love, Justine! We are beyond happy that you always enjoy your time here. Hope to see you again soon! Danen Restaurant Manager

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TonyF
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience2

Always love, love, love Garfish and were so looking forward to dining again but just felt that the wait staff were a bit too attentive and unfortunately rushed us. I understand that with Covid it is a difficult time and tables are on strict time limits but it's been quite a while since my husband and I dined out so on this occasion, we were a sadly little disappointed. Kind regards Linda

Garfish - Manly
Responded on 10 September 2020

Hi Linda, Thank you for your time and feedback. We are very sorry that you felt rushed on the night as this is never our intention. Our 2 hour seating times were implemented as a government COVID guideline (to minimise risk of transmission), but also as we are operating at less than half our restaurant's capacity, to maximise the number of guests we can accommodate. If you would like to discuss further please do not hesitate to contact me. Warm regards, Danen Restaurant Manager

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LisaJ
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The location was amazing with the sunset. Food was fantastic and the service was beyond professional.

Garfish - Manly
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thank you Lisa! The sunsets are just one of the many things to love about Manly! The team is delighted that you enjoyed our food and service. We hope to see you again! Danen Restaurant Manager

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AntM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very impressed with the service and meals. Will definitely be coming back.

Thank you again for a great experience for my girlfriends 30th birthday!!

Garfish - Manly
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thank you, Ant! The team loves making special occasions memorable, so they will be very happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Can't wait to welcome you back! Danen Restaurant Manager

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Tania
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff were very friendly and went above what they needed to do We were there for a birthday but hadn’t said anything, the waitress over heard and when went received our dessert they had candles and a happy birthday message on them.

Garfish - Manly
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thank you Tania! We strive to go above and beyond to make your experience a special one. We're very glad you had a lovely time for this birthday celebration! Hope to see you soon! Danen Restaurant Manager

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AnnaV
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service....knowledgeable and helpful staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a gorgeous day and I wanted to feel on holiday!! So I organized with a friend to go to dinner as you do when away .... my go to is always the grilled salmon with mash. This time we also added mixed oysters and sav blanc! Also had the salmon pie before too bit too hot that day. Sooo consistently good! Added bonus is I live on West esplanade so only a short stroll home ... like on holidays!

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DavidH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh food, great service, lovely cocktail list. Especially a great experience when it’s warm and the windows open to help control the noise levels. Always a favourite place.

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Jamie
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good business lunch venue, although quite loud. Good food, wine and service.

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EllaM
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and so delicious! Love the zucchini flowers so much!

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JulieR
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great night out. The table spacing adds to a relaxed quiet evening, please keep it up.

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SuzyR
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and service, great cocktails, the food was well paced and the staff really went above and beyond to give us a great experience. I booked for an impromptu wedding the day before and they managed to give us a great table and some lovely extra touches to make it special. Thank you so much!

Garfish - Manly
Responded on 10 September 2020

It was our pleasure Suzy! Glad we could accommodate on short notice and make your evening a special one! Our team has been working hard to show why we are one of the best in Manly, and feedback like this puts smiles on our faces! So thank you! Hope to see you soon. Danen Restaurant Manager

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Jimbo4567
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We loved it the entrees were outstanding which we shared, and the mains were also excellent and proved to be more than we could eat !

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AlenaH
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go to garfish often, we love they food, it’s always great!..It was my bday dinner and We ware leaving happy, full and satisfied, even 2hours Civid 19 restrictions, still great value!..and service-outstanding!

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HGR70
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again the cuisine, ambience and service met or exceeded our expectations. We cannot single anyone out because they were all great. Knowledge of the menu, wine list and bar offerings was offered in a friendly and informative manner. Everyone smiled.
We left happy and will return often

Garfish - Manly
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thank you for your wonderful words! Our team puts in a lot of time and effort to be as knowledgeable as they can be, so it's great to hear the hard work is paying dividends. Can't wait to see you again! Danen Restaurant Manager

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RobertA
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food here has improved since our last visit many years ago and you must try the mixed oyster plate. Really delicious. Well be back.

Garfish - Manly
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thank you Robert! The kitchen has been working very hard to bring our food up to the next level. They will be very happy to hear the hard work is paying off! Thank you for your feedback. Danen Restaurant Manager

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AdamE
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic dining experience with 3 work colleagues. Ordered several starters including the Natural rock oysters which didn’t disappoint.
Mains were beautiful Crab Linguine, Rainbow Trout were the standouts and the wine was nice and had several affordable options which was refreshing.

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MushC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We were very disappointed with this restaurant. Had been here a few years ago and loved it and were looking forward to returning. But found the food tasteless and over priced. Fish pie was overcooked and our piece of fish had no flavour. Not impressed for the price we paid.

Garfish - Manly
Responded on 10 September 2020

We're very sorry you didn't enjoy your experience upon returning after so long. Our team has been working hard to provide everyone with an exceptional experience, so we're sad we missed the mark on this occassion. If you would like to discuss further please do no hesitate to email the restaurant. Kind regards, Danen Restaurant Manager

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AllysseT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely experience and the food was amazing

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COLINW
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food & Wine very good , great table next to the window

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KeithV
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice food and great cocktails, service was good and friendly

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LeighC
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and staff were fantastic and overall a very pleasant experience. The salmon ceviche was amazing. I'm going back.

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ClayL
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy the food, level of service and the beachfront position.

FAQs

Garfish - Manly offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9977 0707.

Garfish - Manly is rated 4.5 stars by 640 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.