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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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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 13
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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
Very nice restaurant on the Wharf

This is a nice restaurant of approximately 8 establishments along the Woolloomooloo Wharf. The atmosphere is very nice, the food good, the service spotty and slow. If you don't mind waiting for your dinner, and dishes to be cleared, and desert to be presented, than sip you wine and enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Rayh3
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Visited there on a Monday evening. Our waitress made some good recommendations for us. Oysters were fresh and tasty, with the steak cooked to the best degree, tender and juicy enough but not raw. Very good indeed. However, the menu is mostly on seafood and steak, it might not fit all appetite if you're looking for something else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a nice restaurant of approximately 8 establishments along the Woolloomooloo Wharf. The atmosphere is very nice, the food good, the service spotty and slow. If you don't mind waiting for your dinner, and dishes to be cleared, and desert to be presented, than sip you wine and enjoy.

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I go to this restaurant very often with my parnter and every time I swear to come back again. Never dissapointed me with any meal. Their ocean trout is cooked just the way I like it i.e. moist, crispy skin, melts in mouth. Also, how can you resist their angel chips with trufffle oil. Service is great too, the waiters... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great selection of fish and other seafood, excellent service, outstanding views of the city; a good place to visit by day or by night.

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New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

For that special occasion, highly recommended. Beautiful setting at Finger Wharf, Woolloomoolloo. Ask your hotel to make a reservation. request a table outside which is partly covered. Fish, seafood, steak...

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Sydney
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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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