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Manta Restaurant

#108 of 4,572 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
City East
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6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9332 3822
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a birthday for 14 and an xmas lunch for 12 , private area out of the front of the restaurant, set starters and everyone picked a main , staff , wine list and venue / view all great . good value as well for the quality and service .. rob the owner always around so everything runs well

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Thank Troy T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, friendly staff and excellent food. The crab lasagna was superb and the peach martini was particularly good.

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Thank Rob A
Sydney, Australia
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239 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were party of 25 and everyone enjoyed the dinner. The service was pleasant enough, the food was not amazing, but good, portions were not huge, but nobody left hungry that night. For $88 pp we had a shared starter, a main and a desert each- it was worth it. Beautiful location!

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1 Thank Lisa K
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best dining experiences in Sydney. Manta has an adorable patio overlooking harbor view. The ambiance is very lively , excellent for friends gatherings and couples all the same. The waiters are quite welcoming and helpful in choosing the best from the menu. I highly recommend inquiring about the day's special of the day.

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Albury, Australia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After booking at least a month ago, we were surprised to be seated inside at the back of a dark and gloomy room. Not a great start, but my friends and I were still looking forward to a good night in a quality restaurant. As many of the reviews say the food, though expensive and I think, overpriced, was good.... More 

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MantaReservations, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, thank you for your review. We are saddened to hear of your recent experience at Manta Restaurant and would like to discuss this further. We ask you to kindly contact us on manager@mantarestaurant.com.au with your personal contact details so our management team can discuss this with you further. Kind Regards Reservations Manta Restaurant More 

Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very very disappointed in the greeting and service received at Manta. I booked a couple of months ago and when we arrived we were shown a table at the back. The staff were patronising and dismissive. We found that the staff had no idea how to serve, forgot who ordered which meal, would lean across us to collect plates, rarely... More 

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MantaReservations, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, thank you for your review. We are saddened to hear of your recent experience at Manta Restaurant and would like to discuss this further. We ask you to kindly contact us on manager@mantarestaurant.com.au with your personal contact details so our management team can discuss this with you further. Kind Regards Reservations Manta Restaurant More 

Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another great afternoon at Manta. Great food, service, drinks and with the ambience! This is one of the best restaurants precincts in Sydney.

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Thank John B
MantaReservations, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review

So very pleased to hear of your experience at Manta Restaurant, thank you for the wonderful feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Manta Restaurant. More 

Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place : great service, nice location, fine food. Last time, I enjoyed grilled baby octopus, it was tasty and really well-seasoned. A good place to find amazing flavours. I'd like to go more often but it's pricey so I keep it for special celebrations !

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Perth, Australia
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is becoming one of my go-to restaurants when I visit Sydney. I had oysters for starters which were very good. My partner had live prawns from their tank steamed for main which were also very good. I had the baby octopus which was very tasty. Service was attentive and the view from where we sat was great.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend the tasting menu: great value and a beautiful selection of options . We were treated to oysters, raw tasting plate, scallops, crab lasagne, salmon, steak and truffle fries and a delicious pavlova. Wine selection and cocktail list are extensive. The service is flawless . The crab lasagne was the only disappointing dish - it was bland with very little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$54
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Saturday
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
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.

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