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Garfish

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Seafood, Australian
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1/39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2100, Australia
02 9977 0707
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Description: Located opposite the ferry terminal in Manly, our focus is on serving the...
Located opposite the ferry terminal in Manly, our focus is on serving the freshest fish available at a reasonable price for the ultimate seafood dining experience. We have daily blackboard specials as well as a great seasonal menu.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good fish

The food was excellent and the service was good . If you like fish Garfish has a great choice and it was delicious if a little expensive but then it is virtually opposite the ocean so it's a lovely experience siting there near the sea. Usually we noticed queues so perhaps it's best to book in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Carolyne D
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was excellent and the service was good . If you like fish Garfish has a great choice and it was delicious if a little expensive but then it is virtually opposite the ocean so it's a lovely experience siting there near the sea. Usually we noticed queues so perhaps it's best to book in advance .

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Thank Carolyne D
sydney
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94 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is great, the same as with all the garfish restaurants. The service is friendly but a little slow at weekends. But the noise level on busy nights is too much for me. One has difficulty holding a conversation without yelling across the table. A pity because I enjoy the dishes very much.

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Thank traveller59
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Joined the Garfish database and received a $50 voucher for my Bday! We took two kids and mum for dinner and Loooooved it. Specials were fantastic, kids meal were excellent value for money and the view is spectacular. Have been before with friends and really enjoyed it that night as well. Great Seafood restaurant but plenty there for non seafood... More 

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Thank NgaireDaz
Greater Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want high quality Seafood without being gouged - then Garfish is a great Choice- Staff are well trained , know the Menu and can explain it well . Clearly we love the place

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Thank thomaso193
Melbourne
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I caught up with friends in Manly recently and they took us to dinner at Garfish. The evening was fantastic, company excellent. Service from the wait staff was positive and enthusiastic - even if they perhaps weren't always at the elite level. If you are so inclined, can watch on the big screen as your meal is... More 

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Thank Darren W
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lunch with friends can be annoying if the company is great but the food is disappointing. Had no idea what food would be like but agreed to join friends for lunch on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. Wow! Seafood was sensational and matched the company. Although it was a busy Saturday afternoon, the service was excellent. Great views. Very good wine... More 

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Thank Maria P P
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Over the years I have eaten many times at this restaurant and every meal was outstanding. It is consistently good. Its fresh seafood done to perfection and the desserts aren't bad either! One of the best if not the best restaurant in Manly

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Thank Mary K
Garfish_Restaurants, Public Relations Manager at Garfish, responded to this review

Hi Mary, thank you for leaving a review about our Manly restaurant. We're glad you've enjoyed dining with us on more than one occasion and we look forward to seeing you again, Belinda. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere,attentive staff and an excellent range of seafood .Look out for the list of the catch bought that morning. My grilled John Dory was perfect. Price reasonable considering the quality of food

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Thank N592GVpeterh
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the seafood platter. OMG! THE BEST AND SO FRESH. Natural Oysters, wood fired Bugs, Prawns, Scampi are super duper delicious. And their salad came with the seafood. Hot Chips also came with the meal and left untouched because more room needed for the good stuff! Their waiters and waitresses are also fantastic with the table service. We highly... More 

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Thank Victor P
Garfish_Restaurants, Public Relations Manager at Garfish, responded to this review

Hi Victor, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us. Thanks for leaving a review and we hope to see you again, Belinda. More 

Canberra
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77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a great seafood eater, but the rest of the family are. All the dishes that we had were outstanding. As a part-time chef I loved seeing their chefs prepare customers' meals via video - a nice touch. I was even asked to take a look at the preparation area, which I appreciated. The service from the waiters... More 

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Thank Neville B
Garfish_Restaurants, Public Relations Manager at Garfish, responded to this review

Hi Neville, we're glad you enjoyed dining at our Manly restaurant recently and we appreciate you leaving review. If you're ever in the area again we hope to see you back, Belinda. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1/39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2100, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly
  • Phone Number: 02 9977 0707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 146
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Located opposite the ferry terminal in Manly, our focus is on serving the freshest fish available at a reasonable price for the ultimate seafood dining experience. We have daily blackboard specials as well as a great seasonal menu.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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