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Manta Restaurant

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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 39
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quality Experience

From the location to service to food this dining experience didn't skip a beat. Nothing better than a long lunch that doesn't empty the purse & gives you the feeling of looking forward to the next time you go...

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Sandixx0
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic location and very polite and professional wait staff . We ordered the tasting menu and had a great time trying all the dishes which were pretty good . The 3 different locations the oysters came from was interesting too . However several hours later we were both violently throwing up and more .... Kind of makes one reluctant to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Visiting on a sunny weekday afternoon for lunch, the restaurant wasn’t busy. Service was lacklustre… staff were absent, glasses were not replenished, etc. Portion sizes were on the small side. The food was good. The setting (on the wharf, with a stunning view of the city) is excellent. Note – on a sunny day you rely on the canopies to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Service was fantastic, for the price, food is mediocre and location is really great. I am starting to think it is just a Sydney thing to charge like wounded bulls and not really deliver as one would expect. Food was nice but servings were so small. The Sommelier really knew his stuff, thank you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Lovely location, pleasant staff, but the food just didn't hit the spot. Deep-fried crumbed fish was average. So much potential from a restaurant that was referred by a leading local hotel ended up being an average meal. By the look of the number of guests is appears to be popular, but I suggest that there are far better restaurants in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My wife and I have been here many times and it never disappoints. Great service great food. A bit expensive for what it is but well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of our favourite past times on a nice Sydney day is to gather some friends and go down to Manta on Woolloomooloo wharf for a nice long lunch. The food is always delightful and service impeccable. I've been coming to Manta for years and will be coming back for many more at this rate.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We took another couple here as a birthday celebration using a Groupon voucher which entitled us to a 4 course tasting plate. We had book a table for dinner and were seated outside but undercover near a heater. After ordering our wines the meal commenced and was brought out at a good pace. We were not hurried and it appeared... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Such a perfect winter's day. I Went to Manta because I hadn't been there in years. The hostess that greeted me at the door started what was one of the best afternoons in a restaurant I have had in a long time. We started with the most beautiful oysters and a glass of crisp white and it just got better.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

From the location to service to food this dining experience didn't skip a beat. Nothing better than a long lunch that doesn't empty the purse & gives you the feeling of looking forward to the next time you go...

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Sydney
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Went there yesterday for a birthday,food was nice,view is amazing and on a cold Sydney day the heating was welcome but the only thing that left this place down was the service. It wasn't particularly busy so I couldn't find any reason why it was so slow,also we went for the lunch special which included a wine and we had... 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 54
Cuisine: Australian

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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 54
  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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