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1/39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2100, Australia
02 9977 0707
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Ranked #14 of 206 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Perfect evening at Garfish- a group of seven, we had a great table by the open window with a fabulous outlook. The restaurant was humming, the service was excellent and all of the meals were thoroughly enjoyed by our group. The fish dishes were fresh and perfectly cooked. Desserts were very tasty...a great night at a reasonable cost. Would love... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Back in Australia to visit family last month and a visit to our favourite restaurant in Manly was a must. This was the fifth time we have visited Garfish in Manly - and every time it is a delight. The food is consistently of a very high standard, the staff are always friendly and efficient and the situation of the... More

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

Hi Lyn, We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us and thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We hope to see you again next time you're in Australia! Kind regards, Belinda. More

London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had a lovely meal at Garfish in Manly - appreciated the airy restaurant, good menu and helpful staff. The windows look out onto Sydney harbour and we could even see the ferry arrive to take us back to Circular Quay. And it's even "BYO", which is great to see in a restaurant of this standard.

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

Hi there, Thanks for leaving a review about your recent dining experience and we're pleased to hear you enjoyed the food, service and location. Kind regards, Belinda. More

Truro, Cornwall
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Found this restaurant by accident while trying to find somewhere to eat in Manley. It was incredibly popular and we were lucky to get a table. The food was extremely well presented and cooked as well as being competitively priced. Service initially was a bit hit and miss (the waitress assigned to us initially seemed more interested in screwing a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There is so many restaurants to choose from in Manly but Garfish was a great choice. 4 of us for dinner on a Friday night, extremely busy, but the staff were so attentive waited on perfectly. Wonderful food we all enjoyed our meals and the view over the sea. A great place to take visitors to Sydney.

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

Hi Kathryn, We're happy to hear your recent dining experience with us was enjoyable. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and we hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Belinda. More

Sydney
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you want to impress overseas visitors, or treat someone special, Garfish is the perfect choice. Location is convenient with parking nearby matched by superb food and knowledgeable staff on hand to add to your experience.

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Sydney
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114 reviews 114 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We have walked past this restaurant many times and said we must go there one day , well last week after doing the Spit to Manly walk we dropped in and were not disappointed. The staff were well trained and friendly , The restaurant was full even at 2.30pm and the food was excellent and so was the coffee. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It is always interesting to return to a place you previously enjoyed yet have not been for some time. Happily we were not at all disappointed and if anything Garfish has improved slightly in a couple of areas. The service we received was second to none, the staff were not only very friendly and attentive (without being in your face)... More

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

Hi Scott, Thank you for returning to Garfish recently and we're pleased to hear your experience with us was positive. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and we hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Belinda. More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We are here for a family lunch today. The meal was good but the service was terrible apart with staff bringing he wrong meal and cofffee. After meal we had coffee and my sister who has a severe allergy to diary requested a soy cappuccino. Unfortunately They mixed this order up and told her a diary coffee was "soy". Which... More

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

Hi Roland, We're sorry to hear the service you received on your recent dining experience with us was poor. We take the dietary requirements of our patrons very seriously and I will ensure your feedback is passed on to management. If you'd like to discuss your experience further I'll send you a message in Trip Advisor with detail on how... More

Maroochydore, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We were going to Manly for a holiday and booked this restaurant after reading reviews of how good it was. We booked a lovely table at the front with nice views. The restaurant was very busy and there didn't appear to be any order in how staff waited on tables. Our order was taken and entrees bought out too quickly.... More

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

Hi Kay, We're happy to hear you enjoyed the food on your recent trip to Manly Garfish, although we're sorry your experience of our service was poor. We value all our customer feedback and I'll ensure your comments are passed on to management. Thanks for leaving a review. Kind regards, Belinda. More

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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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 146
Cuisine: Seafood

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