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Garfish

1/39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2100, Australia
02 9977 0707
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Ranked #10 of 201 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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English first
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We had business lunch here mid-week and took advantage of the 2-course set menu including a glass of wine for A$40. Food and service was very good and manager was very quick to replace my main meal when I realised there was a possibility that a sauce that may have contained shellfish to which I have a serious allergy may... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had lunch here while visiting Manly and it was well worth it. We chose from among the options for fresh fish - I had the mahi-mahi, he had the snapper. We also had our choice of sides, so it's a bit like building your own menu. The fish was cooked to perfection

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Love this place. Love their fresh seafood and variety of produce. Faultless joint. Long lunch perfection! Wine on the pricey side but good beers on par with the area- a must eatery...

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Booked for 3 adults for an evening meal recently and the food was a little disappointing. The Snapper Pie lacked flavour, the Tasting Plate had very little to taste and cost $24.00 (way over-priced). Service was okay, once we actually got someone's attention. As long time Manly residents we like to frequent local restaurants but were not impressed on this... More

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Garfish_Restaurants, Public Relations Manager at Garfish, responded to this review

Hi Marjorie, We're sorry to hear about your recent experience at Garfish. We value all of our customer feedback and will bring your comments to the attention of our team. If you would like to discuss your experience with us further, we are open to hearing from you and I will send you a message via Trip Advisor with details... More

Richmond,Tasmania
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went to Manly for a days escape from Sydney. Walking the streets was asking some Gentleman at a hole in the wall coffee place where to go for seafood lunch.fish was the answer. Plus directions. Very friendly service, very tasty food, very nicely presented. Great experience, thank you.

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Garfish_Restaurants, Public Relations Manager at Garfish, responded to this review

Hi there, We're glad to hear you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us and thanks for leaving a review. Kind regards, Belinda. More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Food done well. Even if you're a hardcore foodie, you'll be happy you came. Very busy, but understandably so.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

When are restaurants going to sort out their booking etiquette? Why when I phone in advance am I told to call back at 6pm to book a table for 7pm to find out nothing is available until 8pm? This was the situation last night (and on another Saturday night at Garfish). Ii is a shame because it is a good... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great spot with great views. Food was good to very good. Had a new waitress so when we asked some questions regarding the menu she was not so well informed. Some of the fish we have never even heard of so would have been nice to get a description. my fish ended up being a bit firmer than I like... More

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australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Liked it all. Good food with good choices for the fish and seafood lover. Food presented well with great cooking. Very good restaurant and will be back

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Garfish_Restaurants, Public Relations Manager at Garfish, responded to this review

Hi there, We're glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us and we hope to see you again in the future. Thanks for leaving a review. Kind regards, Belinda. More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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Garfish_Restaurants, Public Relations Manager at Garfish, responded to this review

Hi there, We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us and thanks for leaving a review. Kind regards, Belinda. More

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