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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Description: Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Manta Restaurant and Bar, located on...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Food & Great Location

My colleague & I sat at a table that was no more than 12 metres from the water's edge as the sun set over Sydney Harbour. The quality of the food (mainly of the fish variety), wine and service was very good and the view, especially when the sun had set and the illuminated silhouettes of the tower... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
RedDragonSteve
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Menlo Park, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not one to order the specialty drinks, the Rosalie martini is wonderful, not too sweet. Australia's oysters win our vote for best oysters ever. They are small, creamy and top notch at Manta. We followed them with fresh, beautifully dressed salads. Our entrees were Patagonian Tooth Fish, and King George Whiting, both delicious and beautifully prepared.

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Thank carol f
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172 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My colleague & I sat at a table that was no more than 12 metres from the water's edge as the sun set over Sydney Harbour. The quality of the food (mainly of the fish variety), wine and service was very good and the view, especially when the sun had set and the illuminated silhouettes of the tower blocks surrounding... More 

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Thank RedDragonSteve
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a pleasant meal, although the portions were not the largest. Definitely have the oysters they were amazing. Worth a visit

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Thank Matthew M
Sydney
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was impressed by the vegetarian menu. We received excellent service, and it seemed the least pretentious of the restaurants along this strip.

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Thank ajcryan
Columbus, Ohio
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Manta based on a strong recommendation by the Concierge at the Intercontinental Hotel--he was absolutely right! We decided to go for the Price fixe dinner--it was better than we could have dreamed of! From the raw and cooked seafood to the main course of filet and prawns to the heavenly dessert of pavlova with berries, each course... More 

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Thank gsb1158
Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Sydney for a while then going to eat on Finger Wharf is a must. Nice lively atmosphere on the marina while you eat good food while watching the world go by. We enjoyed eating here and would go back. Staff are very friendly.

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Thank Lonestarbc
Canberra
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place must have changed hands. Went one year ago and had the best lobster ever grilled with some herbs. It was so good we went out of our way to go back when in Sydney. This time the lobster price had doubled to $450 per lobster. The waiter brought us some bread and butter. He returned 5 mins later... More 

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Thank 33Paul33_13
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

$65 3 course menu or $55 2 course menu including a glass of wine. The food was delicious and well presented. The service from professional, friendly staff was outstanding. Highly recommend Manta at Wooloomooloo. 10/10

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Thank Lynn Y
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Manta is basically an Italian restaurant located on the Finger wharf in Sydney. There is seating both inside and outside with wonderful views towards the City of Sydney. The service here is excellent. Our waiter was versed in all of the dishes on the menu. We were impressed with the purchasing policy of the restaurant with regard to its sustainability... More 

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Thank david e
Bellevue
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was recommended by our hotel. It was really great. The restaurant is located about midway down a very long pier with many other restaurants. It does not have a Water view of the harbor per se but does have a view directly out on several docks that provide the same sense as a water view. We had a table... 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 54
  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, 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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