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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (39 reviews)
“tasting plate” (20 reviews)
“crab lasagne” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated our business network here with 19 people and had a great time. The food was great, portion size excellent and my choice of main surprised me. I'll definitely be back for more.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful location for a casual seafood lunch. The oysters were stunningly fresh (we shared a mix of Pambula, Lemon Tree Passage & Coffin Bay). The white anchovies on crouton were fabulous. As was the pan-fried kingfish. Service was attentive but not too obvious. It's not...More

Thank connery007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot to catch up with close friends for my mates 30th birthday. Food service was excellent and the food itself was also good. We had a set menu as we had a large group and there were no complaints from anyone. Great to bird...More

1  Thank Arthur S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great harbour front restaurant with tons of fresh fish options. Staff was attentive, but not overwhelming. We loved everything we tried.

1  Thank traveller2332
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was attentive but not over the top. Every course was exceptional, with the seafood lasagne with a crab bisque a stand out. The wine list was interesting, something for all tastes and pockets. Beautiful seafood, expertly prepared and presented.

Thank Jacqui H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been lucky enough to experience lots of Sydney's best restaurants and this one, in my opinion, is the very best of them. The location on Woolloomooloo Bay Wharf, for a start, is outstanding. It was our anniversary and we ate outside on a...More

1  Thank JJWriting
Reviewed May 15, 2017

We arrived for a Mothers Day lunch & it was superb.I was seated with my back to the view inside but that made no difference it was all about the food.Good service & great atmosphere with a great choice of wines & cocktails.The food was...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Greeted by a young waiter who showed up to our table, then forgotten until a senior waiter realised we didn't have a menu. Ordered from the Raw/Cured and share plates menu. Food everything you could expect, thouroughly enjoyed the eating experience. Senior waiter embarrassed with...More

Thank peterm_brooks
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

We had an fantastic meal at Manta. Highly recommend the Alaskan crab taglierini and the roasted whole flounder. Also try the premium wine by the glass for something special!

Thank MikeyfromOz
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Took Mum here for dinner hoping to spoil her with an abundance of fresh seafood. Mission accomplished! Kicked off with lovely fresh oysters from Merimbula. Excellent start. Followed by grilled prawns and scallops. Momentum building. Finished off with fantastic fish dishes. Job done. Night was...More

1  Thank sydglm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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