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1/39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2100, Australia
02 9977 0707
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5:30 pm - 9:00 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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 131
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 6
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best of seafood

Garfish is a great restaurant that caters for families and couples. It has an extensive, excellent and high quailty list of wines and beers including local ones that are amongst my favs. Our favourites dishes are the snapper pie and kingfish steak, but there's much more! Matching the excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Ken W
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Nelson Bay, Australia
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Sharing this lovely lunch with family was very special. From the moment we walked in till the moment we departed was a delightful experience. A perfect Mojito to start with was fabulous, and then the food...the Moreton Bay Bugs were moist, buttery and delicious as a starter. My husband enjoyed the smoked ling fish cakes which were amazing...light and full... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lunch at Garfish is a must if you are coming to Manly and want a fabulous seafood experience, my friends and I come to this restaurant often I highly recommend the Fruits de mare platter soo much seafood it says on the menu for 2but three can share we have the top tier come first then main platter after or... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Garfish is a great restaurant that caters for families and couples. It has an extensive, excellent and high quailty list of wines and beers including local ones that are amongst my favs. Our favourites dishes are the snapper pie and kingfish steak, but there's much more! Matching the excellent food is the service, very professional and always a happy and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I eat here about 3 times a year I would say. Unless I have visitors then I take them there at least once during their stay. The food is always excellent- one of those magic places where the food is always that bit more flavoursome than anywhere else, even if you order something as simple as grilled fish and mashed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

There is a reason people come back time and time again to certain restaurants and that is obviously due to the quality experience in food, service and atmosphere and Garfish is simply one of those amazing places in Sydney. We took some friends who had never been before and both thought it was "sensational" all round. The prawn and pork... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Dined here 3 consecutive weekends during May whilst my parents were visiting from the UK. Cannot praise highly enough for both the quality of food and service.

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scotland
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

liked the layout and you can see the chefs cooking in the open kitchen.shared a starter then had a lovely fish dish for mains and i had tiramasui for pudding ....not the best tiramasui i have tasted.but when they found out it was my husbands birthday .they gave hima small cake with a sparkler.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Customer service was attentive with an extra special touch from Brittany ! Oh yes.... the food was just as good too.....We are definitely planning to return.

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Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We hopped on the ferry at Circular Quay and headed over to Manly. Garfish was on our list as I wanted to treat my husband to fresh seafood. We were welcomed and seated by friendly staff, I was over whelmed by the smell of fish when we walked in but I soon got used to it. The restaurant soon began... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Always busy and always good food with professional and witty wait staff every time I've been to any one of their 3 restaurants . Snapper pie is delicious with good amounts of really fresh snapper pieces . you wont be disappointed and thoroughly professional standard

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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
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
Average Prices: USD $16 to $146
Cuisine: Seafood

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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 to $146
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, 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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