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“Good food but over priced” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Out of Africa

Out of Africa
43-45 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
(02) 9977 0055
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Ranked #17 of 207 Restaurants in Manly
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Moroccan
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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26 restaurant reviews
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“Good food but over priced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

The food is very tasty and some would say this is what you are paying for, however we all felt that the portions were quite small and not worth the $ value. Dishes served were the Lamb shank on special ($28) - the size of the shank was incredibly small on both plates, equivalent to about two tablespoons of meat. (They could easily have served it with two). The other was the lamb backstrap with the mediterranean sauce ($35). Whilst the sauce is delicious, there are only three small strips of lamb. Not for the very hungry!! The starter dips are delicious but need to be served with more bread. Did not have dessert. Service was excellent. Restaurant very noisy though, difficult to have a conversation.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bega
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Noisy but nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

We discovered Out of Africa when my husband gave me a recipe book by the owner! 'Moroccan Modern' is so full of delicious flavors that, when we learned that its owner had a restaurant, we decided to look it up. Luckily our hotel concierge knew the place and could set us on the right track next time we were in Sydney, so we went along for dinner. We were not disappointed by the menu at all. In fact we left completely stuffed because we had to try three courses, something we rarely do.
If you like spices but not too 'spicy' (hot) that is what you will get at Out of Africa. We love it and we will keep going back. The only negative is that its often pretty tightly packed and extremely noisy. So noisy in fact that you might as well forget about conversation. I guess that doesn't really matter when you really just want to eat!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal
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“Authentic and tasty Moroccan food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

We headed here for lunch while spending a beautiful day exploring Manly. It was highly recommended by a guide book, and the choice was a very good one. Traditional and more modern Moroccan dishes, all delicious, served by an attentive and helpful waiter. If you enjoy Moroccan cuisine, or wish to try it, this is a great choice.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manly NSW
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“tasty African food at good price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Loved the food- tasty and well presented. good value and well located across from ferry terminal.

Visited November 2011
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Osprey Florida
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Very good food, inexperienced but willing help”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

We enjoyed a dinner at Out of Africa on our last night in Manly. The food was lovely (we bought a cookbook written by the chef), and the waiters were very willing if a bit inexperienced. We'd definitely go back.

Visited February 2012
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