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Garfish

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SE 1 39 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9977 0707
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Garfish is seafood done right. Not pretentious, just well-cooked, delicious food that leaves you wanting more. It's definitely popular with the locals. While Garfish doesn't boast some of the views that other restaurants around Manly can claim man of the tables have views of the water and the food more than makes up for it if you don't get one!... More 

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Thank Loaf80
Beacon Hill
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Garfish never fails. I have come here with friends, dates and family. Everytime has been enjoyable. The food is fresh and the service is great! They have such a great range of seafood. I love the oysters here! I will come back to Garfish time and time again!

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Thank gd228
Gympie Region, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a good selection of gluten free dishes. The "Snapper Pie" was recommended and my husband said it lived up to it being the signature dish. My fish meal came already salted. I use a lot of salt, but it was too salty even for me and spoilt the fish. Great service and wine list. Would go back any... More 

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Thank Emily21092002
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to celebrate the family birthdays at Garfish Manly and it didn't disappoint. The food was excellent and the location is lovely. I recommend the spiced swordfish with the Asian salad, it was delicious. The kids' meals are reasonably priced.

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Thank Joanne C
Garfish_Restaurants, Public Relations Manager at Garfish, responded to this review

Joanne, very glad you enjoyed your visit! The swordfish is good huh! More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing, I love Garfish and without a doubt is one of my favourite destinations on the northern beaches. A sophisticated yet simple menu of high quality ingredeints and perfect execution. I love the new outdoor seating space creates a little space in which the dinning is less formal. Great for a drink and a light snack . Love it!!

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Thank rookiechef69
Garfish_Restaurants, Public Relations Manager at Garfish, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, glad you like the new bar too! More 

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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can be noisy so ask for a quieter spot if on business. Bar style tables for tapas if you are not doing a sit down or long function. Right next to the ferry. Not cheap - about $30-35 for a main, but good food.

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Thank RobynCK
Garfish_Restaurants, Public Relations Manager at Garfish, responded to this review

Hi there Robyn, Thanks for your feedback, new bar area is turning out to be popular! More 

Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived around noon for our day visit of this fabulous northern suburb of Sydney and had lunch at Garfish. My wife and I both had the Prix Fix; she had an excellent and spicey calamari starter followed by a very tasty red curry whereas I had the wonderfully prepared salmon and the desert chocolate with ice cream. My son... More 

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Thank Frank B
Garfish_Restaurants, Public Relations Manager at Garfish, responded to this review

Hi Frank, glad you enjoyed the prix fix lunch option. Thanks for the feedback! More 

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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food. Liked the steamed mussels and braised beef cheeks. Thoughts get the snapper pie, while a classic for the venue, was a little bland and wouldn't order it again.

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Thank David S
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good location near the Wharf. Try to get a window table. Set menu offers a reasonable choice especially the fish dishes. Service can be a little haphazard even when the restaurant is not particularly busy. A la carte is a bit pricey and not good value for money. There are better restaurants in Manly but this is worth a visit.

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Thank WWWtraveller101
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Garfish for a business dinner on a Monday night. The waitstaff were friendly and helpful, though there didn't seem to be enough of them on this busy Monday night. The seafood chowder pie was very tasty, the restaurant was lively, good atmosphere, I'd definitely visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $146
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 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: +61 2 9977 0707
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?