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The Bistro at Manly Pavilion

Italian, Mediterranean, Australian
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West Esplanade Manly Cove, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Manly, Australia
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was a little hesitant when my friend told me she'd booked dinner for 4 at The Bistro, as other friends had tried it in the first weeks and said the food was average. Also, I was worried that the food would be "wedding food" like they serve up at Miramare gardens. BUT any preconceptions I had were completely squashed.... More 

Thank Lisa C
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The position and décor of this restaurant is as good/better than most places in Manly. Service was attentive but the food was extremely disappointing. Tempura flathead ($31) was floured, pan fried, very dry and served with barely warm chips, four slices of raw radish and some cucumber skin. It was more like left over fish that had been reheated. The... More 

Thank kabbear
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was larger inside than it seemed, very well appointed and with fantastic views across the water: pretty sure this place will make a killing as the evenings get lighter. The food was delicious, I would highly recommend the salmon which was cooked to perfection. Service was faultless and our waiter even acquiesced to our slightly cheeky off-the-menu dessert... More 

Thank Jenny W
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do yourself a favour and go here for a lunch or dinner. I went for dinner for a birthday and it was nothing less than equal to any hatted restaurant I have been to. The views even though it was at night and yes winter were still pretty with the ferries coming in to Manly and lights twinkling everywhere. I... More 

Thank bensonstreet
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We understand this has only been re-opened for 3 weeks but it tastes as good as it looks. To die for views of Manly harbour and the heads not to mention the food. We ordered the burger $24 which came with fries and the veggie Gluten Free pumpkin spinach and beans $26 for lunch YUM all generous serves and service... More 

Thank 909lynnr
Sydney, Australia
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At last, the new operators have begun with the Bistro on the top floor and balcony area. After several visits I'd rate it as excellent for a just-open venue which reflects the background of the operators whose significant property in Terry Hills we know as good quality. Because the old listing is under the same name I'm not sure if... More 

Thank BKP-Sydney
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

First time back since re-opened. Starters were great. Baby calamari exceptional. Beef cheeks and veal florentine were wonderful. Nice ambiance and great staff.

Thank GMay2014
Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

So after quite a few years the Manly Pavilion has re-opened. An iconic building with an unhelpful council (so we understand from Manly residents - not the operators) The views toward Manly are outstanding and the restaurant has retained many of the previous features but with some nice touches The menu is interesting without being over the top. Prices are... More 

Thank Andrew S
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131 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Started badly- only sittings offered were 6.30 - 8.30, or 8.30 till finish. Hurried away from work early to meet the 6.30 booking, stressed but on time, only to discover only about 1/3 tables were occupied. By 7.30 restaurant was still half empty. I don't like being dictated to about when I can eat, especially when there is no need.... More 

Thank Walacia205
Odawara, Japan
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164 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Pavilion was a great location and very nice food in a stylish setting (although small portion sizes in the tasting menu and priced at the high end). Sadly, though, this review is just to report that the restaurant is closed as of late May this year.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Esplanade Manly Cove, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly
  • Phone Number: 61299492255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?