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1/39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2100, Australia
02 9977 0707
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Ranked #10 of 208 Restaurants in Manly
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $146
Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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Guadalajara,Mexico
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166 reviews 166 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

As you come off the ferry from Sidney,turn right,walk along the east Esplanade and about 100 meters along the Esplanade is Garfish. We had some of the freshest seafood of our trip to Australia and New Zealand here. The restaurant has daily specials and the service is excellent. My only query is regards a 10% service added to the bill;I... More 

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australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I always sigh with trepidation when on a corporate outing and we are all corralled into a restaurant for a dinner. Usually the food is average the service terrible and the best part of the night is leaving to go to a decent bar. HOWEVER Garfish was excellent. The service was spot on, the food excellent and the atmosphere terrific.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

With such a big reputation we booked Garfish to celebrate our wedding anniversary and our birthdays. To be kind I can only say that there was absolutely nothing that I could recommend about this restaurant. Service was non existent and we were shared among three wait staff. The much anticipated fish dishes were tiny and over done. My husband received... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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277 reviews 277 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

licated close to Manly Wharf with an open aspect, the food was excellent with a wide choice. Service was good and managed a busy house well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I tried the Yellowfin steak and it was awesome. Every single service staff that I came across was very accommodating and polite. View of the beach at sunset was beautiful! Highly recommended.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Garfish was our choice for a rare romantic experience for ourselves & another couple during a Masters RL Tour to Aus from the UK. Our expectations: good sea food & wine, an interesting venue & good service. Get concierge to check rules for reservations, as they vary & if like us you're not fans of waiting. Initially we were at... More 

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Garfish is located just behind the quay at Manley and from the outside, you might just miss it. My tip is make sure you don't as the seafood there is simply outstanding. There's a wide selection on the a la carte menu as well as daily specials - all cooked freshly and to perfection. Be sure to try the Balmain... More 

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Houston, TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

After spending the day visiting Manly Beach, we were hungry and tired. Because we stumbled upon the restaurant so early, we were able to get a table in exchange for our promise to be finished within an hour. Service was excellent, the local beer selection appreciated and the fresh fish was very tastily prepared.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We are Manly locals and have been to Garfish many times over the years. We decided to head down for a seafood platter on a Saturday night, first mistake. We called and made a booking, when we arrived we were told we'd have to wait in the bar area as the table wasn't ready, the bar area was full but... More 

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London
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96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We spent New Year 2014/15 at this restaurant - so maybe not the best circumstances to judge it. Nevertheless, after a short(ish) wait we were shown to our table and the wait worth it. The foof was of a very good standard - not flashy, but well prepared, with good service. Overall a good restaurant to try

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Additional Information about Garfish

Address: 1/39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2100, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9977 0707
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 146
Cuisine: Seafood

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