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Manta Restaurant

#435 of 5,479 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
City East
Australian
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6 Cowper Wharf Road | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9332 3822
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Manta Restaurant and Bar, located...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quiet evening at Woolloomooloo

Superb food. The steak was irresistible. Clear sky, stunning view. Pleasant and helpful waitress. Just what added up to a great evening :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
agathahk
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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197 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We had our Anniversary dinner here it was a 5 course meal which was bought through Groupon. Firstly let me say the staff were impeccable they could not be faulted thanks so much for making our night. With most meals through Groupon we have been too I must admit you get overlooked, but this was the exception. Will we go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Superb food. The steak was irresistible. Clear sky, stunning view. Pleasant and helpful waitress. Just what added up to a great evening :)

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Thornleigh, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Dinner for two as a combined birthday/anniversary dinner. Pleasantly able to book a table several weeks in advance by phone. Welcomed 15 minutes early and offered the choice of an indoor or outdoor table. Quick service which was fantastic, good seafood entrée able to be shared by two. The seafood main course was a small portion of dry-ish fish but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The food quality at Manta is always consistently good. Tables are easy to get, the views of the city in the afternoon or evening are spectacular and the prices are high but not excessive given the location and quality. Desserts aren't great, but mains and starters are excellent. Recommended for couples or small groups.

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I love eating at Manta. One of my Sydney go-to restaurants! Food has always been just stunning, and the setting overlooking the water is perfection! Well done Manta!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Just been there last nite .. I had tenderloin steak so tender n big size, medium well, in my life experience it was d best tenderloin steak i've ever tried !!! Decent size toooo. Luckily it came with salad so no need extra mashed potatoes. For desert i had hot brioche apple with cardamon ice cream... Perfect deserts to finish... More 

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Bulli, Australia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had dinner here on a Saturday night. The service was very good , but I felt the menu choices were quite limiting and expensive. The wine list again very overpriced. Mains arrived as described - beef was just the beef. A piece of meat on the plate and thats it for around $40. Had to to purchase side orders... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I had dinner here with a friend and found the waitress to be friendly, but not able to understand what we ordered. She was french and seemed to speak English well, but based on some of her questions i'd say she had difficulty understanding us. We asked for a rocket salad and ended up with a ice berg leaf bowel.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I came from Melbourne with my wife for a weekend away and our friends recommended that we go to Manta Restaurant for the beautiful view and good seafood. When we arrived the host took us through to a lovely table at the front of the restaurant. The waiter that looked after us, Shaun, he gave us impeccable service and suggested... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Although the food was good and our server was nice, Laura the hostess was one of the worst we have ever encountered. The concierge from our hotel made a waterfront reservation for us at 7pm on Monday March 2nd. We arrived promptly at 7pm and there was one open table at the waterfront. Laura the hostess then proceeded to escort... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Cowper Wharf Road | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
  • Neighborhood: City East
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9332 3822

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 54
  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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