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Manta Restaurant

6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9332 3822
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting plate” (21 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

With the good weather; having a lunch here by the water view; and the delicious quality /testy foods; what else you can ask for?! It was a great time, great meal and end up a great day. Jamon was so testy so was the smoked...More

Thank Mei-li D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say?! Staff were friendly and easy to be part of conspiracy surprise for a birthday dessert thingy. Food was just excellent from the entrees, main down to dessert paired with champagne is just perfect. Will definitely come back!!! :-))

Thank GrenHiston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on Friday night, lovely to sit on the wharf and enjoy a meal and a few drinks. The food was lovely but not amazing, bouillabaisse enjoyed by two of the group and whiting by the other two - all cooked well but...More

Thank jillreading08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How often have you been impressed with the view, but disappointed with the food? I'm happy to say Manta has food that matches the view and also good service to match. The standout dishes for me were the scallop starter, and the play on the...More

Thank PHL16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard about Manta from a few friends and thought I would give it a try. It is a short, pleasant walk from the central business district in Wooloomooloo, on the wharf. There is very pleasant outdoor seating with a view of the Sydney...More

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great night out. Food was exceptional. We had a beautiful lobster, expensive but worth it and the rib eye off the bone. Lighting at the table could be better but it goes with the ambience. Desert was also good but small Had...More

Thank Deb F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The blue swimmer crab lasagna is to die for! It is definitely the most exquisite dish we have had in Sydney.

Thank Rob A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for seafood with a friend, amazing amazing oysters, fresh as I have tasted! Had the kingfish main and was absolutely perfectly cooked! Great view across the water and looking back in the city.

Thank ryan_wilmott
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Sidney 2 nights, ate here both times. Huge prawns bathed in garlic butter, lobster slider also great and do not miss chocolate panna cotta. Service was slow to start second night but then very good.

Thank Lee E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent visit to Sydney, I dined at Manta with my cousin. It was exceptional! The seafood experience was amazing! A taster of everything left us full! The pavlova at the end was beautiful! We matched our wines, and it really made the experience!...More

Thank Kristy J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
  • Neighborhood: City East
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9332 3822
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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.
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