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Manta Restaurant

#395 of 5,412 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
City East
Australian
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6 Cowper Wharf Road | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9332 3822
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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Super venue for a relaxing dinner on the water

Manta is situated on an old finger peir situated over the water in the Woolomoolo area. The area is vibrant and full of professionals, bohemians, vacationers and such. Most people are nicly dressed and chic. There are many restaurants right next door on either side and all are usually full or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
skipper w
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Mobile, Alabama
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mobile, Alabama
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Manta is situated on an old finger peir situated over the water in the Woolomoolo area. The area is vibrant and full of professionals, bohemians, vacationers and such. Most people are nicly dressed and chic. There are many restaurants right next door on either side and all are usually full or nearly full by 7PM. Manta has eating areas outside... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

At the recommendation of a hotel concierge, I decided to give Manta a try for a business lunch. What a great place!! The food is fantastic and the set menu is recommended. Staff are knowledgable and pleasant. Highly recommended

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Atlanta, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner at Manta. The service was great and the servers friendly and personable. The wine was good and the location very nice. We ate outside overlooking the small harbor. Very pretty. It was also a fun people watching table. Everything from the appetizer to our cappuccino were delicious.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

It was recommended to us at our hotel; the food was amazing, the view and the atmosphere was awesome, it was only a shame that the service was terrible. Our waiter kept running around our table, but never came around. We had to ask for bread, dessert, spoons, we're never asked if we wanted more drinks, or even wine, just... More 

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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My daughter and I had dinner at Manta on Thursday 29 January 2015. It certainly is a lovely spot, right on the wharf. The staff seated us immediately, and allowed us to move to a more shaded spot (it was a very warm day). We were promptly served water and some lovely fresh bread to dip in some olive oil... More 

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Florida, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Had lovely meal. Excellent service. Sebastian was our waiter. Very informative about wine, food, very engaging!

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Adelaide
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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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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 0 - 54
  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?