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Seafood, Australian, Pacific Rim
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SE 1 39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
02 9977 0707
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Loches, France
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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176 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Garfish was so good when I went with my wife and daughter that we went back the next night and it was just as good. Wood fired Moreton Bay Bugs, Kingfish sashimi and fantastic crisp fried zucchini flowers were highlights. IKt's not cheap, especially the wine list but is worth every penny. Great location near the harbour.

Thank David F
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Entrees were pricey, however quite tasty Staff were a bit intrusive at times, they leant over us to get to glasses & dishes & were a bit abrupt when placing meals on the table. The zucchini flowers were very tasty but over priced. The swordfish was cooked to perfection & very tasty. Desserts are overpriced & not very original.

Thank bunnies4eva
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are regulars at Garfish and the food never disappoints. Always lovely fresh seafood. Also great to have the BYO option.

Thank Rod O
Newcastle, Australia
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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anniversary Trip lunch so the bride and I caught the ferry to Manly and sauntered the 100m to Garfish. Great view over the harbour beach and the ferry Wharf. The friendly staff had us seated with drinks in a jif and we're happy to explain some menu items. Settled on the seafood platter and were able to split the service... More 

Thank Dave B
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here twice for lunch on our very short visit. Nice ferry link from circular quay. Fish lovers paradise.

Thank RAP6
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of dining here on Father's Day this year. From the word go the staff were friendly and professional. It was really busy yet the meals came out quickly and everything was cooked to perfection. We had the seafood platter and hats off to the chefs!! 10/10. Would recommend a visit to anybody

Thank Nathan S
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best in Sydney! Give it a try you won't regret it. Nice job to all the team! If you want to spend quality time with good food and your family this is the place to be.

Thank mitchelhelen101568

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $146
Seafood, Australian, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
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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