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Manta Restaurant

6 Cowper Wharf Road | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (City East)
+61 2 9332 3822
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Ranked #431 of 5,378 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $54
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Cuisines: Australian
Neighborhood: City East
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Got to the restaurant on Thursday the 25th for lunch two of us, the restaurants in the wharf were empty at this point (12.15) got a table and from there a disaster the vodka martini mediocre and the food very poor specially the main the whiting was not fresh and cook terribly this a beautiful fish to eat and the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I have been to this restaurant before and decided to have my birthday lunch here. I booked a table for 9 and paid a deposit for the booking. We had the $70 per head meal set menu which consisted of a number of shared plates to start, we then chose individual main meals and ended with petits fours. It was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

One of our party gave very specific dietary requirements due to an allergy to shellfish. She ordered a green salad, and then almost instantly got a severe allergic reaction. The staff were only mildly apologetic and then proceeded to accuse the person having an allergic reaction that it may have been due to an airbourne contaminant. Um, no. It was... More 

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45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Our hotel concierge recommended Manta and made a booking for us. It was all very efficiently handled. Our outside table had a lovely view looking back to the city. The drinks orders were taken and drinks delivered very efficiently. The selection on the menu was well thought out and had something everyone would like. It wasn't cheap, but the serves... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went for my son's partner's birthday, and had high hopes for a special meal there. We felt it was a little over -rated, despite the wonderful views and good service, it was not somewhere I would rush back to. We have had much better meals at much more reasonable prices elsewhere.

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Sydney
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We came up from Melbourne to try out some restaurants in Sydney as we run a successful restaurant in Melb. This place knows how to charge but we understand as rents are huge here. The food was beautiful starting with oysters and champagne, crab linguine, seafood platter, dessert, coffee and digestivos came in at around 270 per head for 5... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Loved the whole experience. The service was great, food spectacular and great atmosphere. We went there for a 40th birthday and had a great time. It was our first time to the restaurant.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Absolute Bliss.... Great food and wine.... Ask for something different, you will be impressed Try your own version of surf and turf, 1kg Wagyu and a Lobster

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Walking down the wharfs there are many little restaurants we chose Manta and would choose it again anytime !!! Wonderful service, ambiance, food Everything in this restaurant as in this entire country we found it fascinating ! If you plan to visit Australia Sydney is a Must and as with everything we have encountered in Australia from the stunning wild... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Located in the popular woolloomooloo dining precinct, this offers an enjoyable experience, all-be-it at the pricier end of the range to which this precinct caters.

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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 0 - 54
Cuisine: Australian

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