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The Bistro at Manly Pavilion

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West Esplanade Manly Cove, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9949 2255
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Great location with spectacular views. Let down by average food, especially for the price, and patchy service (great waitron but poor front desk manager). Potential still to be realised and won’t return in the short term.

2 Thank Guy W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

When I booked I asked for a window table for six. When we arrived we had an inside table miles from the window. The rude young man managing that night told us that since we could see the window from our table we had a window table!! So we chose to sit at a table outside despite it being a... More 

4 Thank Lyndsay B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

What a gem, love this place, we are so lucky to have this beautiful restaurant back in the hands of great restaurateurs. There is no better view from a Manly restaurant and couldn't think of a better place to spend a lazy Sunday. Staff very friendly and relaxed. The Kingfish special is truely amazing, a shared dish which was made... More 

Thank Anne J
Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is up market with a premium view over the Wharf, just next too the sea life centre. Service is slick and the food is good.

Thank Davidlowe46
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Manly needs another good restaurant so with high hopes my foodie friend and I headed for a Friday lunch. View is fantastic and new fit out looks clean so why the designers needed to add faux succulents mini pot plants and cheap paper napkins on every table is beyond me. My main gripe was the quality of the antipasto platter.... More 

2 Thank nellie52
Bronx, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Place was recommended by NY chef. Reservations were made ahead of time but we forgot to mention we were going specially for the red snapper. We arrived for dinner with a group of six. Although we were disappointed in not being able to get our main dish, the staff service made up for it. Food was fine but nothing to... More 

Thank Mónica M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We had soggy deep-fried calamari and dried up snapper. Sourdough fried in something oily. No vegetables or breads were offered. For $100 per head it was very disappointing. I could say it was cafe food at restaurant prices but frankly Sydney cafes are a lot better than this.

1 Thank Geoff D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We came here for a ladies lunch today. The weather was cold and windy but it was still a fantastic experience. The restaurant is beautifully fitted out with wonderful views back to Sydney so you can watch the ferries and boats coming and going. The service was great. The staff friendly and efficient but not over the top. The food... More 

Thank Anne B
Manly, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We had a wonderful lunch at this stunning new restaurant. The view is breathtaking - you could be anywhere on the Mediterranean. The service was wonderful (our waiter Blake was great) as too the food.

Thank Jstaunto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

By chance we arrived about 3pm. Bringing 2 friends from interstate I could not have asked for anything better. The food, wine , service and view were spectacular . We sat on the balcony grazing over a fabulous antipasto plate and sipped our wine and champagne . The staff were wonderful and gracefully moved us to another table as our... More 

Thank Sue B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 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>  > Manly
  • Neighborhood: Manly
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9949 2255

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Manly

Neighborhood Profile
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a great way to experience Sydney Harbor Bay and the Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.
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