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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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“oysters” (40 reviews)
“tasting plate” (21 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 3 days 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 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic sunny winters day in Sydney. What better to do than eat seafood by the water. Martini cocktail to start with then the $98pp seafood degustation. Rock oysters, kingfish, salmon and tuna to start with. Next course blue swimmer crab lasagne, seared scallops and lobster...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought this would be small tasting plates. This was 5 courses and a champagne so we left feeling very satisfied. At $120 for two of us a great deal, at the normal price we would never have afforded this.

Thank nichos2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch overlooking the marina. Totally enjoyable, we had Lunch of whole pan-fried sole, tasting plate of tuna sashimi, house smoked salmon to die for and fresh anchovies, served with a side of crispy steamed greens. Great service,extensive wine menu. Not a cheap restaurant...More

Thank ChrisStid
Laura S, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are very please you enjoyed your lunch with us here at Manta Restaurant and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Laura Smith Reservations Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Manta and well reviewed and rightly so. Very good menu, something for every palate and interesting - some unexpected delights on top of what you'd expect. We had the trout and yellowtail. Really enjoyed it. The wine menu is incredible. Great choice here. Really has...More

Thank Tim B
Laura S, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Tim. I am so pleased to hear you had a excellent dinner with us here at Manta Restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Regards Laura Smith Reservations Manager

Reviewed June 15, 2017 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
Laura S, Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jeff So pleased to hear of your corporate dinner being a success. Thank you for the feed back from your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back to Manta at any time Kind regards Laura Smith Reservations Manager

Reviewed June 14, 2017

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 May 30, 2017

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 May 29, 2017

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

1  Thank traveller2332
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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
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, 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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