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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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Visitor rating
  • 160
    Excellent
  • 118
    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
Excellent Location

A very popular restaurant across from manly wharf with a great view. Excellent dishes except for one - we weren't happy with the cod - very thin and small. We were a group of 6 and all other dishes were great - entrees, mains and desserts. Service was adequate - nothing to complain about but a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
M G
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

A very popular restaurant across from manly wharf with a great view. Excellent dishes except for one - we weren't happy with the cod - very thin and small. We were a group of 6 and all other dishes were great - entrees, mains and desserts. Service was adequate - nothing to complain about but a bit slow at times.... More 

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Sherborn, Massachusetts
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103 reviews 103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner here. The menu was innovative, the seafood was fresh and delicious, and the service excellent. And the ferry ride from and to Sydney Harbor was an exhilarating experience, with extraordinary views of the Opera House, Harbor Bridge, and the entire area. Don't miss this restaurant!

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Garfish is our favourite local restaurant. We had my wife's "big" birthday in the private room at the rear last year and it was faultless with many of the guests returning independently. We went back again this year with friends for her birthday My wife is not a lover of fish and usually has crustaceans or in the past wood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I've lived in manly for many years and have been to Garfish on many occasions, we have always had the best meals and the staff have always been Fab. If you ever wan to go somewhere for a special occasion this is the place to go. FANTASTIC

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Ever since this place has opened whether you do a Melbourne Cup day, Valentines Day or just because you want a great seafood meal - this is the place to go. The meals are great, there are daily specials and each season they change the menu around. Get a table at the window and watch the sun set at any... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

This place is expensive, very expensive. The portions are small so you can order several things. My wife and I got 4 lunch options and bread. We ate it all easily and loved every second of it. I held on to pretty much every bite, savoring the flavor for as long as I could. It is absolutely worth it for... More 

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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We showed up about 15 minutes before they opened for dinner, but a waiter asked if we would like to sit at the bar and have a drink. We asked if we needed reservation and his reply was, are you ready to sit and have dinner, we were, so they seated us straight away. The entree, main, and dessert were... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

had dinner here at a window table overlooking Manly Harbour . I had the tuna which was cooked to perfection , rare and tender,my husband had the fish pie which was succulent and plentiful.Service was friendly and all requests were catered from.It was excellent value for money with a lovely ambience.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went to Manly island for the day, after a lovely day we wanted a nice restaurant not a beach snack WOW what a find this restaurant is it ticks every box.............. We started with a beetroot and goats cheese salad which had a citrus dressing on it and a selection of breads, along with the normal oil was a... More 

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Sydney
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119 reviews 119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?