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1/39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2100, Australia
02 9977 0707
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Ranked #6 of 200 restaurants in Manly
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $146
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Went for lunch. I choose the $40 two course lunch. Off that menu I had sauteed parmesan & rosemary crumbled sardines as my entree. The presentation and the flavours were superb. I followed this up with Berkshire pork. The sauce was fab. My partner had salt & pepper squid. He is a creature of habit and will always order this... More

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Manly NSW Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Have been to Garfish a few times and, generally, found it difficult to hear anyone else at the table because it is very noisy. That may have been because we always went on either a Friday or Saturday night. However we decided long ago to give it a miss because there are many good places to eat and around in... More

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3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Lovely meal, booked in early doors as we brought the god-kids! They were fantastic with them; kids meals, puzzle pages. Food was lovely, especially the salt & pepper squid, bay bugs, and the seafood specialities. We finished with the 3 piece dessert - espresso, liqueur and 3 scoops of vanilla ice-cream. Overall, excellent! However I did not pay....... £120 for... More

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Manly, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

visited many times a I live near bye. Food good menu ok but predictable. Preferred summer menu although winter and summer good , staff pleasant, view both day and night good. As with anywhere in Manly 2 hour parking is the free limit so can be expesive to park your car if you want to take a Leisurely meal

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Mona Vale, Australia
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60 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Overlooking Manly Wharf and stunning views down the harbour. This is one of Manly's best for a relaxing lunch during the week. The fish both Barramundi and Blue Eye Trevalla wood fired were perfect. I say relaxing lunch during the week as we had a previous experience over the weekend where the noise was so bad, we went to another... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful meal at this great location. After a slow start the staff at this great fish restaurant really pulled it together and provided us a wonderful experience. The food is top class, gotta try the wood roasted veggies and the octopus is to die for. Gotta say I will be back a.s.a.p.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I recently ate at the Garfish Restaurant and cannot speak highly enough of the service, food and location. We cant wait to visit again.

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Sale, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The location is sensational. Sitting in the Restaurant as the Sun sets, looking out over the harbour, watching the world go by. Then they have the TV showing the kitchen staff at work. The wait actually stop and give way to the patrons. A dying art but very welcome. The service is very impressive. They do take a lot of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Came here for lunch and loved it! The atmosphere was lovely and you can see them cooking your food on a tv screen which was really neat. Their tasting plate was wonderful and everything was very fresh. As a main course, I got the snapper pie and it was incredible! The fish was cooked perfectly and had tons of flavour.... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Garfish is situated in a delightful location with great views of the harbour, and the busy Manly wharf. We were a family group of 8 having a late lunch on a very cold and windy day, and were delighted to be accommodated and welcomed at this delightful restaurant. An excellent offering of local and imported fish, accompanied by interesting and... More

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