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Garfish

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1/39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2100, Australia
02 9977 0707
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
beautiful fresh seafood

Had the best freshly smoked trout dinner. Enjoyed every mouthful. Dined out with friends and everyone had something different but all enjoyed their food and the experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
2014Golfin
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Always a good night out. And always superb food. Only pain is their weird table booking system.....ie there isn't one

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had the best freshly smoked trout dinner. Enjoyed every mouthful. Dined out with friends and everyone had something different but all enjoyed their food and the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Lovely food efficient and friendly staff and lovely views. We had the seafood platter which was delicious, varied and generous. Don't do as we did (and the couple next to us) and order the mixed entree while making up your mind about main courses as this is virtually the same as the first part of the platter - delicious but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I was expecting better from all the great reviews. I took my mum for her birthday and the food was good, but not great. Each dish was quite overpriced for the quantity, leaving us a tad hungry. Service was pretty average, even though there were quite a few waiters on the floor, they aren't too accommodating or friendly. The benefit... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The menu was super, it was spotlessly clean, the staff efficient and friendly, bring you own bottle, and the food was fantastic. Would definitely go again and recommend it.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Our friends had booked this restaurant for dinner and I was a bit apprehensive as I had experienced the "Garfish experience" previoulsy at another venue. I had en entree of salt and pepper squid which was very tasty. The main, prawn linguini, was disppointing. More linguini than prawns, which were noticed by their absence. All a bit too sloppy and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lunched here yesterday with two friends, all celebrating birthdays. From the minute we arrived until leaving two hours later we were made to feel welcome and cared about. Drinks were quickly offered, menus presented and the ordering method explained. We were all tempted by the 2-course $40 lunch menu which included a glass of wine. Between the three of us... More 

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FRANCE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

With a view on Manly Harbor, good seafood restaurant. Really like the music also. Probably the best choice in Manly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We came here to Manly for the sole purpose to try out the Garfish experience with high expectations in our minds, and so far it has never let us down. The great mix of the widest selection of the highest quality fresh fish, exquisite seafood menu and various choices of the finest drinks, cocktails, and juices made today's stay here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Check with website for bookings, because often you are not able to book in advance at Garfish, but don't be put off by that. The food is delicious - mainly seafood and beautifully cooked. The menu of cocktails is nearly as impressive and the eats and certainly worth exploring. We went on a week-night and it was virtually empty. It's... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions

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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