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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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Today
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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 154
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  • 115
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good again

My wife and I dine here once or twice a year and it never fails to impress.The service is great and the waiter staff are always pleasant.The atmosphere is casual and if you can be seated next to the windows you get a nice view out to Manly wharf and surrounds.The food is always fresh and cooked to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
littlelenny
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sydney
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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323 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sydney
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118 reviews 118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Being just across the road from the ferry wharf, this is a great location for a great seafood restaurant. It gets busy though, and, if you want to make you you get a nice table, it's best to make a booking. You might also like to make sure you don't have a table behind the pillar - they'll know what... More 

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sydney
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I dine here once or twice a year and it never fails to impress.The service is great and the waiter staff are always pleasant.The atmosphere is casual and if you can be seated next to the windows you get a nice view out to Manly wharf and surrounds.The food is always fresh and cooked to how you... More 

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Frenchs Forest, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I've been here I don't know how many times and it's always been very good, but last night was excellent. I feel it's one of those places you go and the first time it blows you away, and then future visits it's underwhelming. That's how it's been, but it was a great change last night. For main I had grilled... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Our favourite seafood spot, the Sydney Rock oysters are freshly shucked and served in your favourite style. The fish is also always top quality, fresh daily and cooked as you like it - served with your choice of sides - and then there is the main menu to check out too. Good wine list both by the glass and bottle.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I had to try this place as a recommendation from a family member. The food was brilliant but I didn't like the fact that I was seated at a pillar with no view of the water.

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Sydney, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very nice restaurant with a good atmosphere to enjoy lunch. Quiet a good menu and lots of choices from The Days/Chefs specials (Even if your not a seafood person). The meals were excellent and the service to match. Not cheap but it's worth it

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Sydney AUS
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fantastic venue - we had dinner for 12 staff. We started with a quick drink in the bar area, then were seated for dinner. Rob was our server for the evening and his service was prompt and friendly. Food was fresh and amazing - a little on the pricey side, but well worth it!

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Gold Coast, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First time at this restaurant on a recent visit to Sydney. The seafood here is fantastic, fresh and really tasty and looking over Manly Harbour. The fish pie was recommended and was amazing. Really enjoyed the experience.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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247 reviews 247 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We only found this restaurant by accident on a very rainy evening . Great find .very busy and can see why . Beautiful location and fabulous choice of fish . Nice family atmosphere for family's . Very friendly helpful staff . My first Baramunda ! Won't be my last but sadly not to be found in the UK !

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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59 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Beautifully presented fresh fish at very competitive prices makes this unmissable. Fantastic barramundi with excellent garnishes highly recommended

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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