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1/39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2100, Australia
02 9977 0707
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, but too noisy

Very good food, good service, but very noisy. Hard to hear your guests. Would like to go back, but the noise makes it uncomfortable, quieter places in Manly with good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Andrew H
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful lunch with friends for a special occasion. Easily located from Manly Wharf with harbour views.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very good food, good service, but very noisy. Hard to hear your guests. Would like to go back, but the noise makes it uncomfortable, quieter places in Manly with good food.

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Anniversary dinner for two. The request was for fish. Garfish don't take bookings after 6.30 even on a drab winter Monday night - you are invited to turn up on spec. Couldn't they just take a booking?? It's hardly the height of the season. A varied menu. Pleasant efficient staff. Good food but really really small portions at well above... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Delicious food, and extremely attentive staff. The garfish tasting plate was ideal, as it offered an option to try a bit of each entrée. I ordered the crisp fried whole baby barramundi with bok choy, which I really enjoyed, as it was extremely fresh and well made. We got offered a complimentary dessert, consisting of berries and ice cream, which... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great place for a good quality meal with lovely views across the harbour. Loads of choices on the menu and also offer a set meal for two. A five minute walk from Manly ferry terminal makes it easy to get to.

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

Hi Susan, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us and thanks for the review. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Belinda. More 

Rustington, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Arrived in Manly and the wonderful people in the tourist information gave us excellent advice which included a recommendation and directions to Garfish. Really nice welcome and a very good two course fixed price lunch with some very good options. The wine & beer list also good and reasonably priced. The Crispy fried zucchini flowers with King Prawns and Malaysian... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I came ti this restaurant on a Thursday night upon a recommendation of an Aussie friend. The first thing that struck me when I opened the door of the restaurant is the noise made by the diners! Must be a typical Aussie night, people enjoying themselves...The menu is simple but the taste is superb! Please try the rock oysters; 4... More 

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Nelson Bay, Australia
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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

Hi there, we're so glad to hear you and your guests enjoyed your birthday lunch with us. Thanks for choosing Garfish and we're pleased we could help to make it a special event for you. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Belinda. More 

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

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

Hi Julian, thanks for the positive feedback and for being a loyal diner. We're glad to hear you've had consistently good dining experiences with us and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Belinda. More 

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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 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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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: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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?