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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, 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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  • 71
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely food and atmosphere

Came here for dinner for my birthday. The food was lovely - I ordered from the vegetarian menu and a girlfriend ordered from the vegan menu. We were pleased with our meals, as was the rest of the party who ordered from the full menu. The cocktails were delicious and the wine list extensive. I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
genheartney
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Sydney, Australia
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I booked a Groupon deal for a 5 course degustation at Manta, seeing that it was a highly awarded restaurant and the usual prices being very high. I took my girlfriend for a mid-week birthday dinner hoping it was going to be nice. The service was ok, although I had about 4 different waiters/waitresses in the first 10 mins of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My wife took me here for my birthday dinner. Great location down the wharf (watching the sun slowly set) with a nice variety of seafood dishes. We shared a few dishes between us, including the truffle chips (good but more a novelty). Overall, it was a nice experience, though we thought it was slightly overpriced - we felt that we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We went on a Saturday night, we used a voucher for a 5-course seafood tasting menu, The food was excellent, The service absolutely perfect, the Italian waiter was a champion, best service I have ever had. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone, whether it be a couple or a big group. We usually go to Kingsleys or China... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Came here for dinner for my birthday. The food was lovely - I ordered from the vegetarian menu and a girlfriend ordered from the vegan menu. We were pleased with our meals, as was the rest of the party who ordered from the full menu. The cocktails were delicious and the wine list extensive. I was also treated to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went on a Saturday night, June 27. We were early but were seated straight away. My friend and I used a voucher for a 5-course seafood tasting menu (not in their normal menu), and we were pleasantly surprised that our expectations were exceeded. The food was excellent, except for the first course, which was not bad (just needed a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The front of house manager is amazing, so welcoming, relaxed nothing was too much trouble and we arrived half an hour early on a busy Friday night. Great start. Then the wait staff followed her trend and service was fabulous and the good was superb. Keep walking along the wharf to this restaurant it is great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great location, we had a great table. However, we were seated next to a group of extremely drunk people who had been there since the afternoon. There was also a dog which I don't mind, but I'm not sure such an expensive restaurant should allow dogs. I had the blue eye for main, and it was overdone which was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went here for dinner and ordered the grilled prawns and the slow cooked beef, both were great. Great location which is located right on the pier, only a $10 cab ride from around the rocks area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?