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Garfish

1/39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2100, Australia
02 9977 0707
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Ranked #6 of 198 restaurants in Manly
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We went to Garfish as a group of 4. The service was exceptional and the staff's knowledge of the food and where it was sourced was impressive which makes a nice change from many places. Great location with an outlook to the harbour. The scallops shouldn't be missed. We'll certainly be back in the near future.

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Miami, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had one of the most satisfying meals here that we had in Australia. Best Moreton Bay Bugs we had, and very nicely done fish & chips. Also a nice view looking out over the harbor. We arrived very late for lunch -- just before closing time -- but we never once felt rushed. "No worries!" Service was excellent and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Despite it being a midweek rainy evening in Manly the restaurant was full and it was just as well we booked. Set on the harbour side waterfront in Manly on a good day one can get a window seat and get a good view down the harbour and watch all the ferries come and go. Ideal for entertaining overseas guests... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Went out with some friends for dinner this evening. The staff was helpful but not intrusive. Although we had no reservation and the restaurant was busy (but not full) we were seated promptly. The menu is varied and inventive -- particularly when you think that a seafood restaurants generally run in the "of a type" category. The view was superb.... More

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We ate at Garfish between lunch and dinner and were really impressed by their all day menu. The house-made taramosalata was really impressive and the fish & chips were delightful – not greasy at all. The cocktails were quite inventive and the atmosphere is relaxing with an open-air feel and a nice view across to the bay. I hear it’s... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had early lunch whilst awaiting a meeting. Staff went out of way to meet requests. Menu great with plenty of variety to mix and match. A really good seafood restaurant in a scenic location. Will be back.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My husband chose Garfish to celebrate our wedding anniversary, he was not able to book a table for 7.00pm it had to be between 5.30pm and 6.30pm, they don't take bookings after that time. You take your chance if you want to dine later. It is in a good location, the food was excellent, but the atmosphere is full on.... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is one of the great delight s of Manly. A beautiful restaurant that concentrates on excellent quality ingredients to give great value. The staff are obviously very well trained, they know the menu but don't get in your way. Trust them to tell you what is the freshest on the day, and the best way to have cooked something... More

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Canberra, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We have been here before when visiting Sydney and returned because it was so good. This time I think that it was even better. The food is great and the service was efficient despite it being a very busy night. One of the owners was helping out on the floor and was happy to have some banter with our table.... More

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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We were fortunate to get a very early booking on the evening. The lady managing the bookings and customers was absolutely superb at her job - and I'm not easily impressed. The staff are well trained and appear to be chosen for their attentiveness and personalities as well as their efficiency. The fish pie is out of this world. I... More

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