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“Manta.....ray of happiness” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Manta Restaurant

Manta Restaurant
6 Cowper Wharf Road | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (City East)
+61 2 9332 3822
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Ranked #404 of 4,237 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $0 - $54
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: City East
Description: Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Manta Restaurant and Bar, located on Woolloomooloo Wharf, has firmly cemented itself as one of Sydney's iconic restaurants. Manta is able to provide guests with a unique dining experience. The incredible view, warm atmosphere, high standard of service and fresh seasonal menu ensures that your experience at Manta is truly memorable. Manta offers a plethora of seasonal seafood dishes sourced directly from Australian and New Zealand waters. Manta is also fast becoming known for its incredible cuts of grass or grainfed beef which are sourced from only the best Australian farmers. Our classically trained head chef, Daniel Hughes, moved to Sydney after a meteoric rise to success in Adelaide. With a heart-felt love of food, Daniel's dishes are instantly recognised and loved for their natural simplicity. Full time sommelier, Lyndon Stenning, has a wealth of experience and has worked in some of the world's finest restaurants. Lyndon is an awarded and acclaimed master of food and wine matching. Manta's wine list includes a selection of current and aged wines; from well-known favourites to more obscure boutique choices. Manta Restaurant and Bar aims to reflect its incredible setting: natural, fresh and inspiring. We hope to welcome you soon.
Sydney
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90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Manta.....ray of happiness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Great place, great view, nice wait staff, great food....a little expensive if you have the lobster, but hard to refuse on a lovely sunny lunch overlooking stunning yachts in Woolloomooloo. The soufflé was almost as good as mine, but my friends were disappointed that the restaurant ran out (not good for this kind of establishment and they were not happy!). Good wine list and I particularly recommend the Manta cocktail (lychee flavour).

The place is great for spotting celebs (John Laws looking quite fragile) and the "beautiful people" of Sydney. I live out in the Western suburbs and this place seems like another country...

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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253 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 659 helpful votes
“as good as the last meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

There is a great choice of restaurants in Woolloomooloo, and this one ticks a few boxes, but not all.
The location in the summer is perfect and the host gave us a good table outside table , which is a must.
The service from that point was average. The food, was good, (squid to start) followed by a catch of the day) but when you add on sides (chips, green beans and a salad, it rakes the bill up) Whilst the food was not bad, it was not memorable either and given the bill was $600 for four people, it flattered to deceive this time.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bangalore
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great Seafood Fine Dining Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Great views, excellent ambience, awesome food and wine list. What more can you ask for at Woolloomooloo at Sydney.

Oysters, Lobsters, Fresh Fish, Squids, Steaks are my regular orders at Manta and they have a menu which is short and sweet. Mud Crabs are served fresh from the tank at the Hotel which is awesome.

One of my favorite hangouts

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

The food was fresh, well cooked and beautifully presented. The staff were attentive and seemed to appear just when needed. All this comes at a price, but in our experience, a price worth paying for something better than an average meal. The setting in Woolloomooloo Harbour is lovely especially if you can get an outside table. Thoroughly enjoyed and will definitely go back next visit to Sydney.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Gorgeous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

My husband and I agree that this is our favourite "special" restaurant. The service is incredible. We always sit outside by the water and it is lovely. The food is to die for. And the cocktails...WOW!! We always choose this place to celebrate! I cannot fault it ;)

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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