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Garfish

1/39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2100, Australia
02 9977 0707
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Ranked #8 of 202 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
Sale, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The location is sensational. Sitting in the Restaurant as the Sun sets, looking out over the harbour, watching the world go by. Then they have the TV showing the kitchen staff at work. The wait actually stop and give way to the patrons. A dying art but very welcome. The service is very impressive. They do take a lot of... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Came here for lunch and loved it! The atmosphere was lovely and you can see them cooking your food on a tv screen which was really neat. Their tasting plate was wonderful and everything was very fresh. As a main course, I got the snapper pie and it was incredible! The fish was cooked perfectly and had tons of flavour.... More

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Queensland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Garfish is situated in a delightful location with great views of the harbour, and the busy Manly wharf. We were a family group of 8 having a late lunch on a very cold and windy day, and were delighted to be accommodated and welcomed at this delightful restaurant. An excellent offering of local and imported fish, accompanied by interesting and... More

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Hong kong
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Dropped into Garfish for a spontaneous weekend lunch and found the place to be jam packed. THis didn't phase the staff as they quickly found us a table and proceeded to explain the specials and give us time to select our food and wine. We went for a sweeter bottle of Pinot Gris from New Zealand and as we went... More

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Beachmere, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Perfectly situated on Manly Esplanade, with views of the harbour and all the activity on the water, Garfish delivers great tasting seafood from a seasonal menu. We spent three hours enjoying lunch with shared entrees of scallops, parmesan crusted sardines and Sydney rock oysters followed by individual portions of striped mackerel, Atlantic salmon and rib fillet. Everything was cooked to... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is the first time I have been to this institution but it won't be the last. We were not overwhelmed by the look of their lunch time special deal but chose fish instead and pasta filled with seafood and it was fabulous. Interestingly their desserts were worth going for alone. They were original and delicious. We had a table... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Lovely and varied choice with some unusual dishes and combinations. Staff were excellent and knowledgable.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Excellent restaurant with everyone form locals, to tourists, to business diners. Top menu and good harbour view. Well established and very popular.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Garfish is so reliable that is always a go-to restaurant for us when we visit Manly. Fresh seafood and very pleasant staff always. Keep up the good work, Garfish and see you when we are next in town.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Our party of six enjoyed a delightful evening at Manlys Garfish Restaurant. The choice of seafood was unbelievable. The seared scallops with sweet corn puree, pancetta and caviar was delicious followed by one of the best Atlantic salmon and prawn ravioli with a vinaigrette to die for. The speciality dessert is Belgian waffle with a choice of ice cream. My... More

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