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Manta Restaurant

6 Cowper Wharf Road | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (City East)
+61 2 9332 3822
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Ranked #379 of 5,302 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $54
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Cuisines: Australian
Neighborhood: City East
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Manta Restaurant and Bar, located on Woolloomooloo Wharf, has firmly cemented itself as one of Sydney's iconic restaurants. Manta is able to provide guests with a unique dining experience. The incredible view, warm atmosphere, high standard of service and fresh seasonal menu ensures that your experience at Manta is truly memorable. Manta offers a plethora of seasonal seafood dishes sourced directly from Australian and New Zealand waters. Manta is also fast becoming known for its incredible cuts of grass or grainfed beef which are sourced from only the best Australian farmers. Our classically trained head chef, Daniel Hughes, moved to Sydney after a meteoric rise to success in Adelaide. With a heart-felt love of food, Daniel's dishes are instantly recognised and loved for their natural simplicity. Full time sommelier, Lyndon Stenning, has a wealth of experience and has worked in some of the world's finest restaurants. Lyndon is an awarded and acclaimed master of food and wine matching. Manta's wine list includes a selection of current and aged wines; from well-known favourites to more obscure boutique choices. Manta Restaurant and Bar aims to reflect its incredible setting: natural, fresh and inspiring. We hope to welcome you soon.
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I recently enjoyed lunch with a friend at Manta. This restaurant offers a lovely view, great staff and wonderful meals. The staff were attentive but not pushy or annoying. The main meals are mostly seafood or steak. While the meals are not inexpensive, the meals were lovely.The snapper was full of flavour, just lovely. We shared an entre of squid... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We had 38 in our group and we planned ahead booking the $98 3 course menu. Good selections (about 4 for each course) - snapper was fantastic, whiting was superb, beef cheek was a bit ordinary but expected at a seafood place. One thing, when you buy liqueur on consumption you get plenty - you were lucky to get a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Four of us today, no need to go into detail, the food is good, but it,s not great, which is what you'd expect for $565 , one bottle of wine.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We have been to Manta 3 times and it has always served up fine food. The weekend special is well worth it with 3 courses and a glass of wine for $59. Great views on Woolloomooloo wharf , suggest lunch and outdoor table to enjoy the view .

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

A frequent guest at Manta, it is a fantastic restaurant, never lets down. If they are busy service can be a bit lacking, but after some 6-7 years of visiting, it can be forgiven on the odd occasion.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you're in Sydney and you want great seafood or a great steak or both, go here. It really doesn't need anything more said. Great location, great service, great people & great food. Loved it. Thanks Manta.

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Fabulous food, friendly accommodating staff. Extraordinary Wooing Tree red dessert wine..... Highly recommend....

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Sydney, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I had heard and read quite a few reviews about the restaurant so I was quite excited to discover my husbands Xmas party was going to be held here. We were seated quite promptly and the staff were very attentive with drink orders and refilling glasses. We ate from a set menu with a share plate for entree and 4... More 

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RenaeJSmith, Public Relations Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and we are sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with Manta. Unfortunately we have very strict time restraints put on our venue by Heritage and we have to comply with those. The staff have been receiving a little pressure regarding this of late as the evenings are getting warmer. In saying... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had a high quality meal overlooking the wharf. Food and service was very good as the recommended Pinot Noir from Central Otago. Who is this not for? If you are looking for innovative dishes. Manta serves modern Australian of high quality but without the twist.

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RenaeJSmith, Public Relations Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed yourself and cannot wait to host you again! Thank you so much for the great feedback. More 

Sydney
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105 reviews 105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What more is there really to write. This is our "go to" restaurant in Sydney. Whether it be a celebration, a lazy weekend lunch or something more formal, this is the restaurant we always can trust. Share the Entrees between a few of you and you wont be disappointed. They will also set up share mains if you want to... More 

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RenaeJSmith, Public Relations Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your time and Manta and we love that we are your 'go to' restaurant. See you again on the Wharf soon! More 

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Additional Information about Manta Restaurant

Address: 6 Cowper Wharf Road | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9332 3822
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 54
Cuisine: Australian

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