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SE 1 39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
02 9977 0707
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food and great location, but what made the evening was the attentiveness, patience and professionalism of the waiting staff - well done all of you!

Thank jamesclaxton
Zurich, Switzerland
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472 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For a Tuesday lunchtime Garfish was busy - half the guests looked to be over 60 and taking advantage of the set menu which is good value. 3 courses and wine for $40. Set lunch menu looked good until I discovered that my choices weren't as I imagined.. - the salt and pepper squid was deep fried and from the... More 

Thank Swisswifey
Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The title speaks for itself! The location was awesome with harbour views. We started of with entree, the scallops and pork belly was amazing. The service was excellent as was the cocktail. For main I had the chicken but all the others looked equally as good when they came out. Would definitely recommend this place and hopefully will be back!

Thank Emily D
Noosa, Australia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After researching restaurants at Manly, we booked an early Saturday dinner. We took the ferry across from Circular Quay which was great - takes 1/2 hour and costs under $20 for two). By the time we got there (about 5:30pm) the place was pumping. Plenty of people enjoying sundowners on the terrace and at the bar and dinner patrons arriving.... More 

Thank Christine S
Alice Springs, Australia
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location near the wharf and near the Corso for shopping. The outlook was matched by the food and service and was first class. This was the second time we visited and it matched the first which indicates consistency.

Thank Michael T
Munich, Germany
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292 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here a number of times always for lunch and have never been disappointed. Specialises in fresh, seasonal and local seafood with changes as availability dictates. Cooked in batter, grilled or wood fired we have yet to have something that was not perfectly cooked. Presentation and service always good as are the varied garnishes available. Never had their steak but... More 

Thank grwpl
Sydney, Australia
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51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Garfish is a consistently good seafood restaurant and has the added bonus of Harbour views to get you in the mood. We had their fixed price lunch which included a glass of house wine (of course we ended up having two!) entrées were excellent with a duck liver pate creamy and light. There was some order confusion with our main... More 

Thank Louise B
Loches, France
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here. Jill and I were with our niece and Kiwi husband who have lived in this area for 9 years, and Garfish's is a favourite of theirs. It was busy and bustling. The service was very good. The food was excellent. We had oysters to start - lovely. There's a good range of fish dishes,... More 

Thank Roger_Poet
Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Garfish is in a great spot not far from the ferry terminal and I'm sure the view is wonderful during the day, but we were here for dinner. It is a popular destination and as expected it was very crowded. That is really the only negative of Garfish. The tables are packed in very tightly so everyone is close and... More 

Thank bradnjayne
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favourite place for dinner in Manly. They have a great range of seafood dishes available (inc the best seasonal options). BYO also available for wine. Recommend booking as they are normally quite busy.

Thank HelsBelsMelb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $146
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: SE 1 39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly
  • Phone Number: 02 9977 0707
Located opposite the ferry terminal in Manly, our focus is on serving the freshest fish available at a reasonable price for the ultimate seafood dining experience. We have daily blackboard specials as well as a great seasonal menu.

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