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“Good position and excellent dinner”
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Manta Restaurant
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Ranked #106 of 5,833 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $54
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: City East
Description: Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Manta Restaurant and Bar, located on Woolloomooloo Wharf, has firmly cemented itself as one of Sydney's iconic restaurants. Manta is able to provide guests with a unique dining experience. The incredible view, warm atmosphere, high standard of service and fresh seasonal menu ensures that your experience at Manta is truly memorable. Manta offers a plethora of seasonal seafood dishes sourced directly from Australian and New Zealand waters. Manta is also fast becoming known for its incredible cuts of grass or grainfed beef which are sourced from only the best Australian farmers. Our classically trained head chef, Daniel Hughes, moved to Sydney after a meteoric rise to success in Adelaide. With a heart-felt love of food, Daniel's dishes are instantly recognised and loved for their natural simplicity. Full time sommelier, Lyndon Stenning, has a wealth of experience and has worked in some of the world's finest restaurants. Lyndon is an awarded and acclaimed master of food and wine matching. Manta's wine list includes a selection of current and aged wines; from well-known favourites to more obscure boutique choices. Manta Restaurant and Bar aims to reflect its incredible setting: natural, fresh and inspiring. We hope to welcome you soon.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good position and excellent dinner”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Following the British Lions we ended up in Sydney to see the crushing final test. My post is not about rugby so on to dinner. Beautiful setting on the water side. The food was excellent - very well presented and very fresh. The fish courses were execptionally tasty. The staff were excellent and answered questions ... just exactly is a "yabbie" and provided great service. We liked the dinner so much we returned for a second visit.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank robertsfc
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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

I had been to this place around 5 years ago and we all loved it back then. This time, I had family visiting again, so we decided to go to this great place with the stunning and unique views over Sydney CBD.
How could this place change so much culinarily speaking over these years? We were a party of 5 and none of us were satissfied, given also the stiff prices in the restaurant. The entrees were so small, you could hardly see them. The mains were all right - just that. And service was not in line with such an establishment.
Overall disappointed, also for my guests, because we wanted to show them a great restaurant in Sydney. We could have just gone next door - other good restaurants to choose at Woollomooloo Wharf.
Result - we definitely won't go back to Manta. For me, a place that lives from a good past reputation, but doesn't keep up with today's expectations!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank xavitos
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Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere but service could be polished a bit”
Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Place awesome. Not enough waiters when dined there. Long wait on food. If not in a hurry not a bad spot on a sunny day.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Ballistic888
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Queensland, Australia
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329 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Top Class”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Situated on the Wooloomooloo Wharf Manta is in a very classy area. The rich and Famous love this strip of up market food establishments. We tried both Steak and Fish and both were perfect. The only compliant was the portion size of that nights fish special Flathead was very small. This was a surprise given the
cost $40 Steak $50 + If you are worried about cost then don't go there but if this is no problem then a great spot with tons of atmosphere. Expect to pay $100 per head with wine

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Walter J
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food, great wine list.”
Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Staff were exceptionally helpful. Especially our Scotish waiter.

Oysters were fresh. A deep wine list and a steak that has to be in my top 5 of all time.

Would go back I a heartbeat.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank d4rkly
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